Question: How many external monitors do the brand new 24 inch M1 retina iMacs support? (announced/released April/May 2021) Answer: According to Apple, the M1 iMac appears to support ONE external display of up to 6K, Every iMac features two Thunderbolt ports for superfast data transfers, giving customers high-performance options to connect to more devices, including support for up to a* 6K display, like Apple Pro Display XDR […] *emphasis added on “a” (single) display… not plural… Source: Apple.com This is
Here is a current (as of ) list of daisy-chainable DisplayPort LCD monitors: Model number Brand Size, Aspect Ratio, Resolution Price Additional Info VG2249 Recommended 22″ LCD ViewSonic 22″, 16:9, 1920×1080 Check price Easy setup. Excellent choice for small office environments. VG2449 Recommended 24″ 16:9 LCD ViewSonic 24″, 16:9, 1920×1080 Check price Easy setup. Excellent choice for medium sized office environments. ColorPro 24″ VP2468 Excellent choice for photo and video editing, color calibration ViewSonic 24″, 16:9, 1920×1080 Check price U2913WM Dell
Foxit is a very nice PDF reader, however, a few versions back they made a change that is limiting for multiple monitor users. Specifically, PDFs open in separate Foxit tabs rather than their own windows. This can make it tough to compare two documents side-by-side etc. Thankfully, there is an easy fix to allow multiple Foxit PDF windows: File -> Preferences -> Documents -> Check the “Allow Multiple Instances” box -> Click OK That is all there is to it!
While preparing to redo my office, I am planning the “ultimate” LCD monitor setup. Let me clarify that I mean ultimate for my purposes: server management (RDP/SSH/etc.), email, spreadsheets, some image editing, minimal gaming. This is not ultimate in the gaming sense nor is it going to be as wild as some of the setups I have blogged about! UPDATE: 2011.11.01 [end update] Currently I am using a Dell M6500 docked with a dual monitor setup: 30″ Dell 3007WFP – I
Two brief BONUS images: Even though this post is about multimonitor setups, I had to post a multi-computer setup from my buddy John. We built these systems in 2007 and amazingly the fastest of them (the render server) had 19.2GHz of computing power way back then. We actually got the CPUs (engineering samples) from overseas months before they were officially released. Only this year did John finally upgrade to a new machine, his old Hoss was just that fast. 🙂 NOTE: if