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Old Jan 5, 2013, 09:23 AM   #1
nemesiswar
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Screens for Mac mini

Iam about to buy a high-end mac mini (Not server) and is looking for screens to it and have found this one http://www.amazon.com/Dell-UltraShar.../dp/B0039648BO
I would like to use 2 of them and my question is can the graphics card run 2 of them and can i expect any complications?
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 09:59 AM   #2
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I have a U2711 monitor (connected to my PC) and have tried plugging my rMBP laptop into it. I have experience with the U2711.

Theoretically, the graphics card could drive the two U2711 monitors, but in practice I'm not sure how. One monitor you either need:

1. Mini-DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable.
or
2. Mini-DisplayPort to dual-link DVI adapter plus dual-link DVI cable.

That should be able to drive the full resolution of the display.

But the second monitor, that's where you could have trouble. I tried plugging in an HDMI cable from the HDMI port of the laptop to the monitor HDMI port. That only got me 1920x1080 resolution, not full native resolution. I did some research online but couldn't determine if that was the fault of my cable or if the monitor only presents itself as a 1920x1080 monitor over HDMI. I did not read any comments that said someone with a U2711 got a resolution over 1080p with HDMI, so I'm not sure if it's even possible.

Assuming it's an issue with the monitor and HDMI, then the other alternative is an HDMI-to-dual link DVI adapter from the Mac. I'm not sure if those exist or not. Then you'd have dual-link DVI into the monitor which can drive the full resolution.
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Old Jan 5, 2013, 02:45 PM   #3
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Thanks for the answer that was the information i was looking for

But i have to inspect how to solve the cables then somehow.

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http://store.apple.com/us/question/a...DUKXC2KH7JPYKT

Shouldnt it be as easy as this?
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