2012 Mac Mini Thunderbolt Display and 27" monitor

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by cinetic, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. cinetic macrumors newbie

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    Seattle, WA
    #1
    I know this has been asked ad nauseum, but I am still uncertain if I can have both the Thunderbolt Display and a 27" monitor with a resolution of 2560x1440 connected to the 2012 Mac Mini somehow?

    If not, this will be the deal breaker for me and the Mini. :/
     
  2. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    Dec 17, 2009
    #2
    Yes. You plug the TBD into the Mini and then if you don't use another TBD, then you need to add another Thunder bolt device (such as a hard drive) between the TBD and the Displayport Monitor.

    So examples:

    Mini -> TBD 1 -> TBD2

    Mini -> TBD 1 -> Thunderbolt hard drive* -> Non-TBD Display**

    * The Thunderbolt device has to have two ports obviously

    ** Best to use a monitor with Displayport or Minidisplayport. I would not recommend dual link DVI.
     

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