1. foaf's Avatar
    Hi, anyone actually connected a Surface Pro to an iMac to enable the iMac to act as a monitor?

    I know the Mac supports target mode to connect mac to mac, but not sure if it will recognise a windows device in the same way. My guess is no.

    Also, the 29 inch iMac input if Thunderbolt, so not even sure it's possible to get a mini DisplayPort to Thunderbolt cable (or if Thunderbolt is backwards compatible in this scenario).

    Any info would be appreciated, even if it's to tell me I'm wasting my time.
    09-26-2013 09:56 AM
  2. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    It looks like TDM is only supported with devices that use Apple's proprietary ports and connectors. Target Display Mode: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
    09-27-2013 07:21 PM
  3. foaf's Avatar
    Thanks Laura. Shame, i was hoping for a good use of my housemates iMac
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    09-28-2013 12:50 AM
  4. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Thanks Laura. Shame, i was hoping for a good use of my housemates iMac
    Sent from my Lumia 920 using Board Express
    You're welcome. That's too bad you don't have a desktop PC with a large monitor.
    09-28-2013 12:54 AM
  5. Jack Bower's Avatar
    Foaf - You may have found a solution already but just in case...

    You only need a 8$ cable !
    More specifically: Mini Display Port to Mini Display Port

    You may want to watch this video


    Best,
    JB
    11-02-2013 12:19 PM
  6. Allan Pedersen1's Avatar
    funny..
    i did try connect with using 2 minidisplay to hdmi adapters and one hdmi cable... i did not work... :-/
    with my imac27" mid 2011 and surface pro 2
    01-31-2014 11:00 AM

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