Originally posted on Gigaom:

“I’m an iMac.”

“And I’m a ChromeBook.”

“What do you say we hook up?”

It’s not a big secret that iMacs(s aapl) are a great desktop investment. Not only are they powerful all-in-one Macs with beautiful integrated displays, but since 2009, they can be used as monitors for other devices. (Hint: Command + F2 enables and disables Target Display Mode on the iMac)

My late-2009 model, 27-inch iMac has a bi-directional Mini DisplayPort jack in the back, so connecting another computer is a snap with the right cable. Newer iMacs use two way Thunderbolt cables not Mini DisplayPort wires. But can my iMac from Cupertino work with the lowly new kid on the block from Mountain View: A browser-based Google ChromeBook(s goog)?

Indeed it can and this setup is already boosting my productivity. The best part? The 6-foot DisplayPort Male to Mini DisplayPort Male cable only cost me $6.57 on…

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