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TripleHead2Go Advice with iMac

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Hi,

 

I currently have an iMac with bootcamp running windows (to run FSX) along with a Dell 21.5" monitor either side. They are hooked up by DisplayPort cables and work brilliantly as 3 monitors with my iMac.

 

DELL - IMAC -DELL

 

However, as I'm sure most of you are aware FSX VC doesn't work very well with 3 monitors and the whole undocking is a nightmare. So everyone suggests either DualHead2Go or TripleHead2Go adapters to make it ONE large display/resolution.

 

My question is: Do I need a DualHead2Go or a TripleHead2Go as there will only be TWO external monitors as the 3rd will actually be the iMac itself?

 

On a normal windows desktop this would be simple: a TripleHead2Go as there would be 3 external monitors. However with an iMac being an 'all-in-one' in regards to monitors I am a little confused.

 

Any help would be much appreciated.

 

Thanks, Sam :-)

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I know that you are using DisplayPort cables to connect to the iMac but how? I thought the iMac only had one mini DisplayPort unless your using a newer iMac that has two Thunderbolts?

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I know that you are using DisplayPort cables to connect to the iMac but how? I thought the iMac only had one mini DisplayPort unless your using a newer iMac that has two Thunderbolts?

 

Hey, thanks for replying,

 

Yeah mine is less than 12 months old and has two thunderbolt ports (like shown here):

 

specs_ports.jpg

 

I hope this helps :-)

 

Sam

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Well your question is a very good one. I can't seem to wrap my head around it. Looking at the product specifications, Matrox does not make a Dual unit with DisplayPort/Thunderbolt connections in and out. So I think in regards to connectivity, you'll have to go with the Triple DP Edition which has one input DisplayPort and three DisplayPort outputs.

 

But I must stress that this is pretty much a trial and error setup you'll be doing. If you do purchase the product, be sure you purchase it from someone that has a decent return policy if it does not work out for you.

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