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New iMacs supports second display with extended desktop


I missed this earlier, but I just noticed that the new iMac lets you use a second display in extended desktop mode, rather than just mirror image. This is huge. The iMac is now a serious desktop computer and no longer a lightweight geared toward the "average" consumer. Call me crazy, but I'm far more excited by this than I am about the MacBook Pro.

The iMac sports an mini-DVI output port with support for DVI, VGA, S-video, and composite video connections via an adapter (not included) and supports digital resolutions up to 1920 x 1200 and analog resolutions up to 2045 x 1536. One of the reasons I never bothered getting an iMac G5 is that I currently have over 40-inches of screen real estate on my desk and I couldn't imagine giving that up. Now I don't have to. Yay!

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