2009 mini... Do I have to now buy another display?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by biosci, Jul 20, 2011.

  1. biosci macrumors 6502a

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    Anyway, 2009 MacMini user here and as I have been waiting for an upgrade, I am concerned that there is no mini display port for my 'old' cinema display. They look similar to thunderbolt but I'm guessing it's not compatible (Otherwise they'd call it mini display port 2 or +). So, if I want to upgrade my mini, does it now mean I have to now upgrade both the computer AND my display??

    Thanks,
    Mike
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    No, you can use an MDP to DVI adapter just like before.

    from http://www.apple.com/thunderbolt/
     
  3. biosci thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    That's a relief!! Okay, now I can feel assured ordering an upgrade!

    Thanks for the link!! HEY WAIT A SEC. ON that link, it looks like it can take a mini display port plug!! BONUS Win!

    Mike
     
  4. japtor macrumors regular

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    Yeah the only caveat with using it is that if you have a Thunderbolt device down the line, that one has to be plugged into the computer, then the display into the TB device (cause if the display is plugged in first, the TB device has no port to plug in to).
     

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