mac mini 1.42 and 23" acd

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  1. midnitevulture macrumors newbie

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    is this a good idea? Without question I'm going to buy a 23", but my budget is around $2500 so i'll either get a cheap pc with decent components or the iMac mini.

    Although I would MUCH rather have a mac than a pc, I'll be forced to buy a pc if the mini can't handle the 23. Right now my thinking is that I'll get a pc over a mac before i'll settle for a smaller screen, as screens last longer than computers.

    That is, unless someone can convince me that the mini can handle the 23..... ;)
     
  2. mauly macrumors 6502

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    you sound like you don't want to be convinced - just get a pc!!!!
     
  3. mackaikai macrumors newbie

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    Mac mini provides a DVI connector so you can take advantage of the clarity a pure digital signal provides on LCDs with a digital interface, such as a 20-inch or 23-inch Apple Cinema Display. These state of the art monitors provide the crispest, clearest display for any purpose. Of course, you can use Mac mini with almost any display with a DVI connector, or use the VGA adapter to connect a CRT or LCD monitor that uses analog signal. The optional Composite/S-Video Video adapter lets you use a TV for graphical output.

    directly from apple.com
     
  4. betsbillabong macrumors regular

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    No, I think he's trying to figure out whether the graphics card will support the 23". It's a 32MB 9200, right? Quick answer: call Apple, to be sure.
     
  5. betsbillabong macrumors regular

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  6. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    From Apple itself:

    Edit: D'oh! Started to reply, went away, was beaten to it by mackaikai. Slightly different quote, but same general source.
     
  7. Mechcozmo macrumors 603

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    It will work.

    And if it doesn't, ship it to me. :p
     
  8. midnitevulture thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I'm sorry, I think I phrased my question incorrectly. I had already read that the mini "supports" the 23" acd, but my question is different.

    Here's my new and improved question:

    I know probably nobody has experience with such a configuration yet, but based on people's experiences with similar computers (g4's, ati 9200's), do you think the mini will be able to operate very well with such a big screen?

    I'll use it to watch DVD's, play some old-school UT, surf the internet, store and edit photos, music and low-res videos, use MS Office, etc. I usually have a lot of things going on at once, but I'm also ready to sacrifice speed for lower cost.

    Thanks for the advice.
     

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