Monitor for the mac mini

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  1. nyprospect macrumors 6502

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    Hi guys.Well im a pc user and i think im going to buy the mini mac.first becuase the thing is so :p damn cute.I have a sony monitor with dvi 1" but it wont match the mini.thats a big thing for me.Any one know a good monitor i can get to match the mini.i can sell this monitor and purchase one that matches it.thanks.
     
  2. Lz0 macrumors regular

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    Adaptor

    I'm not sure what a "dvi 1" is but my Mac (and I assume the new Mini Mac) will come with an adaptor for older style monitors. If not one must be available.
     
  3. ravenvii macrumors 604

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    While getting a new monitor just because it matches a computer is a tiny bit silly, the ones that best matches the mini is probably the Apple LCDs.

    But those are expensive. Next in line is probably the Samsung LCDs. They're awesome, I have one. Yet next in line are the Dell LCDs. Yeah, I said Dell. Those LCDs are surprisingly nice, especially the 2005FWP...
     
  4. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Or, of course, you could get a $100-$150 CRT and use the included VGA adapter.
     
  5. nyprospect thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Sorry i meant a dvi 17" monitor.Sure its silly but i like to match the cpu with the montor.
     
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  7. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Actually, the mini is DVI natively, and needs an adapter to do VGA. So you're cool. Use your current monitor. Paint it white.
     
  8. nyprospect thread starter macrumors 6502

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    LOL paint it white.Ok i guess its a stupid question :rolleyes: but asthetics is apples biggest plus.
     
  9. sorryiwasdreami macrumors 6502a

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    If you've got the money, I'd look for an older apple Studio display. That will match very, very nicely, but of course be a little more expensive than run-of-the mill crt's.

    Other than that, use your old monitor.
     
  10. nyprospect thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I saw the apple displays.maybe ill sell this one an add another hundred towards the monitor. or maybe one of those apple crts.the bubble crt
     
  11. Rod Rod macrumors 68020

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    The bubble CRT won't work, even with a DVI-ADC adapter.

    Sony has some nice LCD monitors (SDM-HS line) with white frames (they also came in black and dark gray). They have VGA inputs.

    [​IMG]
     
  12. liketom macrumors 601

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    i have one of them , but make sure you go for the 17" cos the 15" will only do 1024 x 768 think i see them for £249 for the 17" VGA only though
     
  13. solaris macrumors 6502a

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    I say that both the 20" and the 23" Apple Cinema Displays is a perfect match! :D
     
  14. N10248 macrumors 6502a

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    ive got one of them too, they match the mac mini well with a glossy front and back and a silvery edging

    pic of mine HERE

    i plan to get a mini and may buy another of these monitors
     
  15. Rod Rod macrumors 68020

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    Very nice! I'm thinking of buying one. It would go together with the Mac mini I'm buying for my dad.
     
  16. nyprospect thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I have a simliar sony lcd.It has the surround sound built in(which i dont utilize)maybe ill get that sony monitor.thanks for the help guys.
     
  17. davidwes macrumors regular

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    can I use my tv instead?

    Hello,
    I don't have a moniter already, but can I use my tv? What would I need to buy in order to do that?
    Thanks,
    David
     
  18. baby duck monge macrumors 68000

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    it all depends on how much money you are looking to spend, really. i just got a samsung 172x, myself, and i have to say that it is quite possibly one of the most gorgeous monitors i have ever seen. certainly couldn't hurt to give it a look - i think it should match the new mini pretty well.
     
  19. nyprospect thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yep Baby duck is right.thats what i was looking at.it looks like the current apple cinema displays only cheaper.
     
  20. Macmaniac macrumors 68040

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    Yes you can use it on a TV.
    Televise Your Visions
    You can use any TV with Mac mini as a display. Some newer HDTV models already sport a DVI connection, but you’ll need the optional S-Video/ Composite Video adapter to use Mac mini with regular TVs.
     
  21. midnitevulture macrumors newbie

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    How well would it work to have a 23" acd hooked up to the 1.42 mac mini? I know the apple site says that the mini supports 1920x1200, but will it be all bogged down?
     
  22. nyprospect thread starter macrumors 6502

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    It should work but why by a 23" for a mini.those monitors are better off hooked up to a g5 with a powerful video card.Although if you have it then use it.Im trying to save some money by keeping my old monitor or hooking it up to my tv.
     
  23. Rod Rod macrumors 68020

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    Keeping your old monitor seems to be the better way to go... using your TV might hurt your eyes before too long because of fuzzy text.
     
  24. davidwes macrumors regular

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    fuzzy text?

    i am seriously thinking about getting this computer and using it with my tv because I don't have a monitor. You think using a tv would be a bad thing? What happens to the text on a computer screen? If you do I would be better off getting the emac, because a mac mini with a screen would be more money then the emac.
    David
     
  25. fistful macrumors 6502a

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    depends on the type of tv you have, is it HD? I've spanned onto my 27 "crt tv from my powerbook and the font is illegible.

    someone else could probably help you with the specifics.
     

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