Can the mini run the new 21:9 monitors?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by EasyRider, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. EasyRider, Nov 19, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 21, 2012

    macrumors regular


    Mar 28, 2008
    Dell has just release it's new super wide display, a 21:9 aspect monitor. It's 29inch, 2560 x 1080 resolution, 5ms response time, and white LED backlight

    Retail is $699 but already seen it at 10% off

    Does the mini support this resolution?

    As connectivity, it features:
    -> 4x USB 3.0 hub
    -> VGA
    -> DVI
    -> 1x Display port IN
    -> 1x Display port OUT
    -> 1x mini Display Port IN
    -> 1x HDMI

    No way to edit title? Sorry for typo
  2. macrumors member

    Oct 8, 2011
  3. macrumors 65816


    Jun 18, 2012
    It definitely should.

    Nice screen btw. I like its connectivity. My ACD just has 3 USB2.0 ports and meh… :rolleyes: Thank god I'm in love with the rest of it. :)
  4. macrumors 6502

    Nov 9, 2012
  5. macrumors regular

    Mar 14, 2011
    You likely wouldn't be able to run it straight HDMI, but DVI or DisplayPort should be doable.
  6. macrumors member

    Nov 1, 2012
    "Super wide" display? My Dell is 2560 x 1440. They just cut off the bottom of the screen. "Super short" is more like it.
  7. macrumors 65816

    Jul 7, 2008
    I'd never buy that. As someone already mentioned, they just took a 30" inch and cut the bottom off of it.
  8. macrumors member

    Nov 1, 2012
    I have a 27-inch Dell that displays 2560 x 1440, the U2713HM.

    Although it might be nicer to have a 30-inch version, so the text on the screen wouldn't be quite as tiny. I like having all the pixels, but reading the text can be tiring.
  9. macrumors 65816

    Dec 2, 2010
    My Dell is 2560x1600, so they cut the bottom of that one and sold it as a brand new product. Then they cut the bottom of yours and sell it as a brand new product again.
    Damn those people think of some crazy s***


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  10. macrumors member

    Nov 1, 2012
    I think yours was changed because it's a nonstandard aspect ratio. 2560 x 1440 is a 16:9 image, which is standard for video and video games and other stuff now. Yours is an 8:5 ratio, which is a little weird. But it's an even 4 megapixels, so that might be how they came up with it.
  11. macrumors regular


    Mar 26, 2004
  12. macrumors 6502a

    Jan 23, 2010
    San Diego, CA USA
    Think of it as two 1280x1080 monitors shoved into one. Nice and wide to be able to put 3 documents side-by-side. Great for a work environment or maybe at home with people that like lots of things opened at once. Not really the best for watching movies, gaming, etc. This is the multi-taskers dream monitor. :) It would be crazy in Portrait orientation, but I doubt the stand supports that.
  13. thread starter macrumors regular


    Mar 28, 2008
    What about one on top of the other?? :) That would be fun!


    Thanks! Did not know that!

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