2 Replies Latest reply: Dec 3, 2012 12:38 AM by Muz
Muz Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)

I want to purchase a Mac mini with a fusion drive and use my old 24' iMac as the monitor.


I realize that I can connect the two and mirror the screens but what problems may I face?

Is this a practical solution to updating my computer, by buying a highend Mac mini?


Any thoughts will be appreciated.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2)
  • The Heftster Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)

    This is possible on newer iMacs - unfortunately I don't think the 2007 models support this. I have one of those myself and it certainly won't work on mine.


    A quick search on Google seems to indicate only models from 2009+ have this option anybody agree?


    Of course you could consider linking them with a network cable via Ethernet or FireWire, then use Screen Sharing - buuuut if you want to enjoy graphics and video at full quality you'll be disappointed.  

  • Muz Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)

    Thanks for that. I have searched on Google and it seems you are right. Only newer iMacs can serve as monitors.

    Seems like a waste to me. Maybe buy a Apple TV and use it as a second television.