Windows laptop to eGPU to iMac

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Windows laptop to eGPU to iMac

PostTue Mar 30, 2021 6:42 pm

Random question. I'm not sure if this will work since the model iMac that I have does not support Target Display Mode, but figured I'd throw it out there to see if anyone else has found a viable workaround…

Does anyone know if this setup would work to use my 2017 iMac (personal computer) as a monitor for my HP EliteBook (work laptop)?

HP laptop > DisplayPort > DP to HDMI adapter > HDMI > Blackmagic eGPU > Thunderbolt 3 > iMac

And if the answer is "no," does anyone know a way to use this iMac as a monitor for this laptop that doesn't involve Basecamp or remote desktop software (i.e. I want to be able to plug in and accomplish this, if possible)?


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Re: Windows laptop to eGPU to iMac

PostWed Mar 31, 2021 4:07 am

Apple canceled that possibility in recent iMacs.
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