2 external displays with the late 2012 iMac 21.5"?


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I'm considering getting a 2012 21.5 iMac. The one with 2 Thunderbolt connections. I have a second (non Apple) 1080p DVI display and a Wacom Cintiq 12WX.

Is it possible to connect both a the same time? Does the iMac & software support a 2 external display configuration with each screen being independent (not mirrored).



Some information here about Mini DisplayPort (and Thunderbolt), and display support:

You have two Thunderbolt ports.
So, it follows that you can connect two Thunderbolt (TB) displays.
Amazingly enough - you can connect displays with Mini DisplayPort connectors, as TB uses DisplayPort for video connections. The TB and Mini DisplayPort connectors are physically interchangeable, at least when connected to TB ports.
If you are using chained devices on TB, non-TB displays MUST be the last device on the chain (or the only device)
You have two TB ports, so you should be able to connect two non-TB displays, one on each port.

Additional free advice - ask Wacom tech support about this.
And/or ask the free tech support folks at OWC (macsales.com), who should also be able to supply you with an answer.
My best advice - find a way to try before you buy, particularly with the Cintiq.

Finally, looking forward, multiple display support in the upcoming 10.9 (Mavericks) purports to add much more support for use of external displays - http://www.apple.com/osx/preview/#multiple-displays