Is this the correct adapter?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by USB123, Dec 14, 2012.

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    I'm about to buy the base Mac mini and currently have a Philips 15" monitor with VGA connection. Is it this adapter I need to connect the mini to the monitor?: http://store.apple.com/ie/product/MB572Z/B/mini-displayport-to-vga-adapter?fnode=51
    I assume the Mini DisplayPort is compatible with the Thunderbolt connection on the back of the mini?

    Sorry for the question, I just need to know if this the correct one!
     
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    charlieegan3

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    While that is cheaper always read the reviews on non apple accessories - that one only has five reviews...

    Most are OK, but there are some really sour ones out there - you've been warned.

    I always buy Apple kit - think it's worth it in the long run.
     
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    I agree, thanks for the above advice, I'll get the official Apple adapter, its just for piece of mind and they are of much better quality. I will be using my old Logitech mouse though, very comfy and easy to use! Got the Apple wired keyboard at my local Premium reseller, very sleek!
     
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    +1 for the apple wired kbd, it's a the best keyboard for it's price out there. Come to think of it I have a logitech mouse too! I get through mice quite quicky and so just have a cheap one :)
     
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    They do make great mice! Looking forward to the mini, my first Mac and also the last Mac I properly used was an eMac back in 2007!
     
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    My first mac was an iBook g4 in 2005, back in primary school - ohh the memories!

    I'm sure you'll love the mini.
     
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    The first Mac I used was the Bondi Blue iMac G3 in 1998! Our school had a licence with Apple to use them. We also had a good few old Macintosh 128K's, my teacher tried to sell them to me for €50 as they were no longer using them! Looking back, I should have got one, might have got a vintage price for it now!
     

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