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Old Dec 14, 2012, 04:49 PM   #1
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Is this the correct adapter?

I'm about to buy the base Mac mini and currently have a Philips 15" monitor with VGA connection. Is it this adapter I need to connect the mini to the monitor?: http://store.apple.com/ie/product/MB...apter?fnode=51
I assume the Mini DisplayPort is compatible with the Thunderbolt connection on the back of the mini?

Sorry for the question, I just need to know if this the correct one!
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 05:04 PM   #2
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Yes that will do the job. You could however get a cheaper version such as this one
http://www.amazon.co.uk/DisplayPort-...5525884&sr=8-3

I bought the tb to dvi adapter for about 5 and it works perfectly.
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Yes that will do the job. You could however get a cheaper version such as this one
http://www.amazon.co.uk/DisplayPort-...5525884&sr=8-3

I bought the tb to dvi adapter for about 5 and it works perfectly.
While that is cheaper always read the reviews on non apple accessories - that one only has five reviews...

Most are OK, but there are some really sour ones out there - you've been warned.

I always buy Apple kit - think it's worth it in the long run.
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Old Dec 14, 2012, 05:32 PM   #4
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While that is cheaper always read the reviews on non apple accessories - that one only has five reviews...

Most are OK, but there are some really sour ones out there - you've been warned.

I always buy Apple kit - think it's worth it in the long run.
I agree, thanks for the above advice, I'll get the official Apple adapter, its just for piece of mind and they are of much better quality. I will be using my old Logitech mouse though, very comfy and easy to use! Got the Apple wired keyboard at my local Premium reseller, very sleek!
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I agree, thanks for the above advice, I'll get the official Apple adapter, its just for piece of mind and they are of much better quality. I will be using my old Logitech mouse though, very comfy and easy to use! Got the Apple wired keyboard at my local Premium reseller, very sleek!
+1 for the apple wired kbd, it's a the best keyboard for it's price out there. Come to think of it I have a logitech mouse too! I get through mice quite quicky and so just have a cheap one
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+1 for the apple wired kbd, it's a the best keyboard for it's price out there. Come to think of it I have a logitech mouse too! I get through mice quite quicky and so just have a cheap one
They do make great mice! Looking forward to the mini, my first Mac and also the last Mac I properly used was an eMac back in 2007!
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They do make great mice! Looking forward to the mini, my first Mac and also the last Mac I properly used was an eMac back in 2007!
My first mac was an iBook g4 in 2005, back in primary school - ohh the memories!

I'm sure you'll love the mini.
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My first mac was an iBook g4 in 2005, back in primary school - ohh the memories!

I'm sure you'll love the mini.
The first Mac I used was the Bondi Blue iMac G3 in 1998! Our school had a licence with Apple to use them. We also had a good few old Macintosh 128K's, my teacher tried to sell them to me for €50 as they were no longer using them! Looking back, I should have got one, might have got a vintage price for it now!
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