Register FAQ / Rules Forum Spy Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read
Go Back   MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Buying Tips and Advice

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old Nov 13, 2012, 05:33 PM   #1
decksnap
macrumors 68030
 
decksnap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
New system for user with two displays

Doing upgrades at the office and I need a new system for a designer with two existing DVI ACDs. Apple has left me in a weird spot. Don't really need the display in the iMac, DO need a disk drive, Don't think I need a Mac Pro especially since they're so dated the value doesn't seem there, DO like the Firewire in the Mini... then there's the refurbs. Just not sure which way to go with this. With enough RAM, I think any of the modern machines will be sufficient power-wise. Just trying to make the smart move value-wise. Displays could probably be repurposed if the iMac ends up being the best value. Kind of annoying though.

Is there a clean solution for running two DVI displays out of a Mac Mini?
__________________
My cat's breath smells like catfood.
decksnap is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 13, 2012, 05:57 PM   #2
phoenixsan
macrumors 65816
 
phoenixsan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Maybe....

this link helps you:

https://discussions.apple.com/thread...art=0&tstart=0

But that info is for a mac mini 2011 edition, and maybe you have to search some refurb or a deal somewhere

__________________
Mac Pro 2012 3.06 Westmere version, 12 Core 64 GB RAM, 4 TB , iPhone 5 (black), Moto G 8 GB (black)
phoenixsan is offline   0 Reply With Quote
Old Nov 13, 2012, 07:10 PM   #3
decksnap
Thread Starter
macrumors 68030
 
decksnap's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Thank you, that looks like it might be the way to go.

Further detail on port capabilities on the 2012 mini here:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5539
__________________
My cat's breath smells like catfood.
decksnap is offline   0 Reply With Quote

Reply
MacRumors Forums > Apple Hardware > Buying Tips and Advice

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New System User & Virtual Box dc40 OS X 2 Mar 3, 2014 10:17 PM
Aperture user Building a Mac MINI System help me design a4est42 Mac mini 7 Feb 13, 2014 04:50 PM
Displays in System Prefs. Won't open will0407 OS X 2 Sep 15, 2013 11:11 AM
rMBP 15" always displays 2880 x 1800 in system profiler duffer6 MacBook Pro 6 Mar 21, 2013 04:56 PM
this computer will restart to a secure safari-only system for the guest user rhett7660 Mac Basics and Help 10 Oct 25, 2012 09:27 AM

Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:24 PM.

Mac Rumors | Mac | iPhone | iPhone Game Reviews | iPhone Apps

Mobile Version | Fixed | Fluid | Fluid HD
Copyright 2002-2013, MacRumors.com, LLC