2011 Mac mini connected to a 23-inch Apple Cinema HD Display (2004)

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by amac4me, Aug 11, 2011.

  1. amac4me macrumors 65816


    Apr 26, 2005
    I have an old 23-inch Apple Cinema HD Display that I purchased in 2004. Yeah, it's a bit old!

    I'm weighing the purchase of a new 2011 Mac mini and want to know if anyone can report back on the interoperability of this display with any of the new 2011 models over DVI. According to the display's specs, it has a 1920 x 1200 optimum resolution. Looking at the Mac mini specs, I see that via the HDMI port with support, it offers up to 1920 x 1200 resolution.

    What will the mini send over to the aforementioned display via the Apple Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter?

  2. indg macrumors 6502

    Feb 7, 2007
    no reason why it wouldn't. i use a dell 1920x1200 display and it works fine with both mini-displayport-to-dvi and hdmi-to-dvi. you'll need to buy an adapter or cable if you want mdp-to-dvi as the mini only comes with an hdmi-to-dvi adapter. i use an mdp-to-dvi cable.
  3. elektrobug macrumors member

    Apr 20, 2009
    Works fine for me on a 2011 2.5ghz mini and a 23 DVI Cinema HD. I actually prefer this monitor as its the last of the matt non-glossy monitors. Will not upgrade it until apple comes out with a matt option on their displays.
  4. amac4me thread starter macrumors 65816


    Apr 26, 2005
    Yes I agree, this is a great monitor as I too prefer using a matte screen.

    Thanks for the feedback indg and elektrobug.
  5. sascha h-k macrumors 6502

    sascha h-k

    Apr 26, 2004
    vienna / austria
    for the cinema-display you need also the dvi-adc adapter from apple; this works with hdmi-dvi and/or thunderbolt(minidisplay)-dvi adapter ..

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