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Discussion in 'iMac' started by sejanus, Mar 20, 2009.
can the current mac mini run a 30" external display? it would just be for slideshows.
imagine spending all that money to bore people . . .
As long as the panel's resolution isn't something wacky, it should be fine
Yes, with the advent of DisplayPort, the latest iMacs are now capable of running displays with the typical 30" resolution...all prior iMacs were limited to 1920x1200, which is a 24" or so.
To run a 30" monitor at its native resolution, however, you will need to buy the $100 Dual-link DVI to Mini-DisplayPort adapter from Apple. Depending on how far back people are sitting from this thing, you may be better off just picking up a 30-40" HDTV, which will be cheaper than a 30" monitor and wouldn't need the $100 adapter (just a cheaper one).
Ask about all models of computer in one thread instead of making duplicates, please.
I use my 47" 1080p HDTV with my 2.26Ghz 4GB Mac Mini and it looks great on it for photos or anything else.
it's an apple 30" i.e. 2560x1600
My concern is related, but I'm hoping that, with all the mini-display port > dual-link DVI adapter issues we're hearing about with the MB pros, an iMac will be able to run my 30" Dell without issues. I really doubt it though...
Sceen size isn't important. You're running 1920x1080 and he wants to run 2560x1600
This thread has most of the answers for you:
Hopefully Apple will fix the issue, which everyone seems to be having (mbp, mm etc) soon like they did with the mdp to vga adapter, see here:
I 'd love to know if sejanus has any issues with the Apple Cinema display and this adapter .... can you tell us?
This is a duplicate of what I've just posted in the New Mac Mini 2009 running at 2560x1600 thread:
Been doing some digging on Apple's support website and have found this:
As you can see on the page, it clearly says that it will work with any 30" screen, such as the 30-inch Apple Cinema Display HD. It's doesn't say that it ONLY works with Apple's product.
I am considering a 30-40" HDTV in the future with a macpro. oh gosh. the power and the screen size.
That you can get from a 24" display...
That's great, but the OP is talking about a 30" monitor, which has a much higher resolution than an HDTV. I don't know why you'd want to work on an HDTV...who cares how big it is, the pixel density is going to be so low you'll have to sit 10 feet away from it. A 30" monitor is best for big desktop work.