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new 2012 27" iMac/external monitor


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I'm wondering if it will be possible to connect the (available in) January 2013 27" iMac to an external monitor with a vga input?
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The new 27" iMac has two Thunderbolt ports. With the correct adapter and cable it should be possible to attach a VGA monitor to it.
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Hi:

I'm wondering if it will be possible to connect the (available in) January 2013 27" iMac to an external monitor with a vga input?
As "chscag" mentioned…the 27" iMacs have Thunderbolt ports. "Mini DisplayPort" adapters are compatible with Thunderbolt ports…so what you would need to use with a new 27" iMac in order to use a VGA based external monitor is a "Mini DisplayPort to VGA" adapter…or this:

Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter - Apple Store (U.S.)

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