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Old Nov 23, 2012, 01:34 PM   #1
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Smile 27" cinema display with minidisplay + macmini 2012 possible?

Hello. First post here! I have order a mac mini i7 2012 and need a display. I have find a refurb cinema display 27" without thunderbolt. I understand that i need a adapter to fit. Is that possible. Need a fast answer plzz))
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 01:44 PM   #2
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No adapter would be necessary. Straight from Apple's site:
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And because Thunderbolt is based on DisplayPort technology, the video standard for high-resolution displays, any Mini DisplayPort display plugs right into the Thunderbolt port.
Since your display has mini DisplayPort, you can plug it directly into the Mini's Thunderbolt port.
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 01:46 PM   #3
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No adapter would be necessary. Straight from Apple's site:


Since your display has mini DisplayPort, you can plug it directly into the Mini's Thunderbolt port.
Ahaha epic fail. Thats nice. I hope that display is worth extra money. I. Workning with photo alot. Thanks for fast help!
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 01:47 PM   #4
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YES: 27" cinema display with minidisplay + macmini 2012 possible?

the refurb Apple 27" cinema display should work directly as the Mac mini 2012 Thunderbolt port still is backwards compatible with miniDisplayPort - which is the only input available to the 27" ACD. You will not need any adapter to fit as the 27" ACD comes with its single miniDisplayPort cable hardwired. I use a 27" ACD and it is a great display - but very expensive new. It has a great digital audio amplifier and speakers, I like the combination very much! Good luck!

(Here in Europe the 27" ACD is selling for around 1000 euros list price, but I have seen occasional discounts down to 888 euros, new. I've never seen it refurb here. I get the feeling that maybe we'll see a refresh of Apple 27" displays in 2013 with USB3 hubs etcetera - but the 27" ACD might well disappear leaving only the 27" Thunderbolt Display)
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Old Nov 23, 2012, 01:50 PM   #5
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the refurb Apple 27" cinema display should work directly as the Mac mini 2012 Thunderbolt port still is backwards compatible with miniDisplayPort - which is the only input available to the 27" ACD. You will not need any adapter to fit as the 27" ACD comes with its single miniDisplayPort cable hardwired. I use a 27" ACD and it is a great display - but very expensive new. It has a great digital audio amplifier and speakers, I like the combination very much! Good luck!

(Here in Europe the 27" ACD is selling for around 1000 euros list price, but I have seen occasional discounts down to 888 euros, new. I've never seen it refurb here. I get the feeling that maybe we'll see a refresh of Apple 27" displays in 2013 with USB3 hubs etcetera - but the 27" ACD might well disappear leaving only the 27" Thunderbolt Display)
I hope its worth it. I. Will pay 500eur for 1.5 year old 27"
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