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Video DisplayPort standard ups its game with faster data speed and 16K display support

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A Thunderbolt 3 cable is also a USB4 cable.
DisplayPort Alt Mode 2.0 brings a number of faster capabilities to USB4.
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The Video Electronics Standards Association announced Wednesday the release of version 2.0 of the DisplayPort Alternate Mode standard that will support future compatible products with video data speeds up to 80 Gigabits per second and 16K displays up to 60Hz refresh rate.

The interface standard, which is part of USB-C connectors on Apple’s current Mac product line, is primarily used to connect a video source to a device like a flat-screen display, but can also carry audio, USB, and other forms of data.

Skinny iMac Now Comes With Built-In VESA Mount

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My 27-inch iMac hangs on my wall, freeing up desk-space and terrifying me that it will fall off as I sleep and crush me in my bed. To get it up there I had to hit up Amazon and order the VESA wall mount, plus an adapter to replace the iMac’s huge foot with a VESA-compatible set of holes.

The result is very sturdy, and very neat. But there’s one problem: where the hell do I put that giant (and heavy) aluminum foot? If I were buying new iMac, I could just order a version without the stand, and instead equipped with a built-in VESA mount.

The New 2012 iMac May Be Thin And Sexy, But It’s Not Mountable

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VESA is the standard for display panel mounting, and Apple’s desktop displays have supported it for years. Unfortunately, the completely redesigned and ultra thin 2012 iMac can’t be legitimately mounted, according to a comment from Apple given to MacTrast.

“The new iMac is not VESA mount compatible at this time,” an Apple representative said. “We appreciate your feedback on this feature and will take it into consideration.”

Apple’s own VESA mount adapter kit actually notes incompatibility with the 2012 iMac. The $40 adapter does work with 2009-2011 iMac models and Apple’s Cinema/Thunderbolt displays.

Source: MacTrast

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