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If you think rocking a 27-inch iMac with a 30-inch monitor is cool -- and we did prior to Tuesday -- how about a pair of 30-inch displays? That’s exactly the kind of feats of strength the new iMac is capable of, thanks to dual Thunderbolt ports.
Engadget is reporting that the new 27-inch iMac that Apple unveiled today is capable of driving not only its own display but also two external 30-inch displays as well. But be forewarned -- it may be too much screen for mere mortals to handle.
Newly christened editor Tim Stevens decided to take the new 27-inch iMac for a crazy ride, jacking in a pair of 30-inch Dell displays (by way of dual-link DVI adaptors necessary to convert to Mini DisplayPort), creating a three-screen display packing an awesome 11,878,400 pixels. Before you decide this feat isn’t impressive enough for you, just remember this is an all-in-one Mac we’re talking about -- not a much more costly Mac Pro packing multiple graphics cards.
“The iMac's 27-inch, 2,560 x 1,440, LED-backlit IPS panel is definitely a highlight, but flanked by another two monsters the combination is, honestly, a little overwhelming,” Stevens confesses. “We tried working this way but only made it about 30 minutes before retreating to smaller fields of view.”
Those dual Thunderbolt ports aren’t the only impressive thing about the new 27-inch iMac -- you’ll also get your choice of either a Magic Trackpad or a Magic Mouse with your online order, and a 256GB SSD can also be yours for the extra cash (that option is also available with the 21.5-inch model).
If you happen to have a couple of extra 30-inch displays handy or simply want to dream about having enough desk space to harness all that power, hit up the embedded video to see it in action.
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(Image and video courtesy of Engadget)