2012 Mac mini and QNIX QX2710 Evolution II 27" LED Monitor

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by MacPC, Nov 22, 2013.

  1. MacPC, Nov 22, 2013
    Last edited: Nov 22, 2013

    MacPC macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    I have never ever have so much trouble connecting a monitor to a Mac before.

    I was so excited when I go this monitor today.
    QNIX QX2710 Evolution II 27" LED Monitor

    But when I hook in up to the mini, I simply couldn't get it to work. This mini has two video out ports--thunderbolt and HDMI, the monitor has only one input port--DVI D (dual-link) I tried it on the thunderbolt port using the Apple Apple to HDMI cable with a DVI D adaptor, that didn't work. Then I tried it on the HDMI port using a HDMI cable with the DVI D adaptor, it didn't work either. :(

    As far as I know, the mini does support 2560x1440 video, am I wrong? At the point I have no idea what the issue is. Is it the mini? Is it because this monitor supports only Windows? Or is it the cable?
     
  2. mrhick01 macrumors 6502

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    Sounds like you need a dual-link DVI cable, otherwise the best that you can do is 1920 x 1200.
     
  3. COrocket macrumors 6502

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    Basically, the highest resolution you can get out of the HDMI port on the mini is 1920x1200. The included adapter will only drive a single link DVI display.

    The only way to get dual link DVI out of a mini is to use this adapter http://www.amazon.com/Apple-MB571Z-DisplayPort-Dual-Link-Adapter/dp/B001IF252C You can find Monoprice brand adapters for a little cheaper. Then use a regular dual link DVI cable.
     
  4. MacPC thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hi thanks all for the replies.

    I spent an additional $100.00 on an Apple Thunderbolt/mini display to DVI-D (dual Link) adaptor, and it works! :)

    BTW, this little unknown Korean brand is amazing, it looks GREAT! :)
     

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