I have the following hardware and I'm a little lost on knowing what cables I need to purchase:
- iMac 27-inch, Late 2013
- Thunderbolt Display (not sure which model exactly, or how to check?)
- Macbook Pro 13-inch, 2020, four Thunderbolt 3 ports (work laptop)
- Macbook Air 13-inch, Mid 2013, has one Thunderbolt port (personal laptop)
Currently, I use the iMac for work linked to the Thunderbolt Display (two screens). The work laptop is kind of secondary currently. For personal use, I just use the Macbook Air.
What I would like is to be able to hook up EITHER my Macbook Air (for personal use) OR my Macbook Pro (for work use) and use the laptops as the main 'hubs', linked to two large displays for both from the iMac and the Thunderbolt Display, so that I can transport my stuff easily to/from the office if I need to (where I can hook into another display at work). I don't need the laptop screen to be visible but the main aim is to have two large displays linked to either laptop I need to use.
Is this possible with my Macbook Air and 2 large displays? Is this possible with my Macbook Pro and 2 large displays?
Currently, I have the following cables (excluding the power supplies):
- To link the Thunderbolt to the iMac, I have a cable that comes out of the display and splits into two: a Thunderbolt connector and a MagSafe 2 connector. I use this with the iMac currently.
- I also have a Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter which I can use to link the Pro to the Thunderbolt Display. Could I get something that would allow me to link the iMac to it too?
- What additional cables do I need to purchase?
- Can I chain the Thunderbolt Display to the iMac to the Macbook Air, or is it not possible to have two screens with the Air as it only has one Thunderbolt port?
Thank you so much for help in advance!