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Old Jan 20, 2005, 10:21 PM   #1
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Mac mini Video Out and Monitor

Am I the only one who has noticed that you CAN'T use both the video out and a DVI or VGA monitor at the same time? I believe that this is a big drawback (for myself) to the Mac mini, other might love this, but I wish they would have included a Mini VGA or Mini DVI port. What do you all think?
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Old Jan 20, 2005, 11:46 PM   #2
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no, you are not the only one who has noticed this. it's kinda unfortunate that you can't use both, but i don't think it's that big of a deal. the sort of customer these things are targeted towards would not usually be the kind that would use two monitors (or have two monitors just sitting there unused - remember, you are supposed to use remnants from your old computer...). also, i guess it would slightly increase the size of the whole computer, and there really seems to be something magical about the size. or something.
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Probably that it is not part of the intended market. Why would Apple give away the store for the needs of the few. One of the first lessons of project management is 80-20 rule. In this case the Mac mini is focused on 80% of users needs at this price level.
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