2012 Mac Mini Thunderbolt Display and 27" monitor

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

  1. cinetic macrumors newbie

    Nov 10, 2008
    Seattle, WA
    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

    Dec 17, 2009
    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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