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Can I use my MacBook Pro as a second monitor for my 27" iMac?

Asked: Apr 17 2015 | 10:02 am EDT 2242 Views 3 Answers View Best Answer

I have a 27" iMac with retina display, and a 13" MacBook Pro. Was wondering if I could connect the MacBook Pro to the iMac when I'm at home to use it as a second monitor?

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Apr 17 2015 | 2:05 pm EDT Bartman27

Yes. Look at Avatron Software on the internet and App Store. AirDisplay is the name of the App. The App's allow you to use one of your Mac screens (or iPad, iPhone, even a PC) as a second monitor. If you want to use 1 keyboard , mouse and trackpad to control both screens then check out ShareMouse.

I reviewed both online and on YouTube before I purchased them. I haven't had any problems.

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Apr 17 2015 | 10:17 am EDT Bigeric23

I believe the only way to do this is with third-party software.
Apr 17 2015 | 12:20 pm EDT warcraftWidow

You can probably do it the other way around with the iMac a second screen for the MBP.