I was considering purchasing a new Mac Mini as a way of upgrading my 2007 iMac. If this is not possible, I'll probably just purchase a new iMac. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

  • Are you hoping to use the iMac as a monitor for the mini? – dwightk Mar 28 '14 at 12:48
  • Yes, along with the mouse, keyboard and CD drive. – Ninork Mar 28 '14 at 12:59

You won't be abble to use the iMac as a screen.

The Target Display Mode is only supported by iMacs since the late 2009 models.

  • Thank you. Looks like I'll need to purchase another iMac. – Ninork Mar 28 '14 at 13:06
  • Then mark the question as answered by ticking the checkmark on the left of my answer :) – Matthieu Riegler Mar 30 '14 at 11:30

You cannot use the IMac as a direct screen but you can use Remote Desktop to access other machines e.g. the new Mac Mini.

Remote Desktop will be a slower screen and I think does not remote audio.

  • Thanks, I'm satisfied now that a new iMac will be my best option. – Ninork Mar 28 '14 at 13:18
  • That was my decision in the same case – user151019 Mar 28 '14 at 13:21

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