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New 21.5" iMac's support another display with an adapter?

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I see the new 21.5" iMacs have the new Thunderbolt port, but can I get one of Apple's Mini-Display port to DVI adaptors and hook up a second monitor to the iMac?

I'm struggling between a MacBook Air & an iMac for my next purchase, this might just be the deal breaker, I understand you can do this with the MBA, correct?
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Of course. Thunderbolt is backwards compatible with virtually any port and device that you can imagine.

Mini DisplayPort, DVI, VGA, HDMI, DisplayPort, USB, FireWire, Ethernet (even!)

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Can it run two external monitors?
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Can it run two external monitors?

A 21.5" iMac? Sure. Daisy-chain a Thunderbolt monitor and another of any kind or use a third-party splitter.

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A 21.5" iMac? Sure. Daisy-chain a Thunderbolt monitor and another of any kind or use a third-party splitter.

Uh oh! It sounds like it's time to upgrade my 2010 21.5" iMac. I run with one external monitor now, but would really like to have a third one.
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Uh oh! It sounds like it's time to upgrade my 2010 21.5" iMac. I run with one external monitor now, but would really like to have a third one.

You can use a splitter with that, too.

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You can use a splitter with that, too.

Can you point me to one?
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Can you point me to one?

Matrox' DualHead2Go is the only one I know, but it's apparently fairly good.

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