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cornerexit

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1. I'm about to order the M1 Mini with 16gb of RAM to replace my quad core 2012 model. I want to be able to run latest OS. My existing monitors are dual Dell 1080p monitors for my mini. Main question is will the M1 Mini support (2) 4k panels, one 27" and one 24" in 4k? I would be using the HDMI port on the back of the M1 for the 24" monitor, and the USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter via HDMI for the 27". Before I order the M1 and new 4k displays I'd like to know if everything will work.

2. My work laptop is a current 16" MBP.
My MBP is driving one of my existing 1080p panels via the same AV multiport adapter and I'm wondering also if the MBP will support a new 4k 24" display/panel? I use three monitors. 1 for the MBP and 2 for the mini.

I don't want to go ordering 3 new screens if this will not work. TIAFAR.
 

Fishrrman

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Feb 20, 2009
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I realize you're "chomping at the bit", but my advice is...

... Whoa.
Order the m1 Mini and get it set up and running with the displays you have now.

In the meantime, do a thorough investigation of 4k replacement displays. It's not like you don't have something to look at right now.

27" or 24" should make NO difference in whether 4k is "supported".
The right cable/connection scheme is of more importance.

Here's a list that might be of some use to you:
IPS Monitor List: Best AHVA, PLS & IPS LCD Displays
 

cornerexit

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Nah, not chomping, just trying to figure this out. I’ve got a month before my new mini gets here. I really want a 27” or 32” main display and two 24” displays for the setup. A lot of mixed information out there as far as blurred text on this and that. What works and what doesn’t. I have the Apple adapter coming and there is mixed information with it also, DP vs. HDMI, etc. Hopefully we get this figured out as I know a lot of M1 mini buyers will be doing the same, upgrading their displays to 4k panels.
 

4sallypat

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Sep 16, 2016
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1. I'm about to order the M1 Mini with 16gb of RAM to replace my quad core 2012 model. I want to be able to run latest OS. My existing monitors are dual Dell 1080p monitors for my mini. Main question is will the M1 Mini support (2) 4k panels, one 27" and one 24" in 4k? I would be using the HDMI port on the back of the M1 for the 24" monitor, and the USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter via HDMI for the 27". Before I order the M1 and new 4k displays I'd like to know if everything will work.

2. My work laptop is a current 16" MBP.
My MBP is driving one of my existing 1080p panels via the same AV multiport adapter and I'm wondering also if the MBP will support a new 4k 24" display/panel? I use three monitors. 1 for the MBP and 2 for the mini.

I don't want to go ordering 3 new screens if this will not work. TIAFAR.
Similar situation here. 2012 Mini and 2019 16" MBP user....

I am coming from a 2012 Mini i7 quad core BTO that ran hot and noisy (fan).

M1 Mini base has just been great and beats the pants off the i7 without the heat and without the fan spinning up.

Using 2 older displays: Apple 27" TB display w/ TB3-TB2 adapter and 27" ASUS direct via HDMI.

Looking to keep the old 27" Apple 1080 display for my web use and classically matches my M1 Mini underneath.

But I am looking for an affordable 27" 4K display for the HDMI port, is there a "black Friday" special that you would recommend ??

Trying to keep the price low - anyone have a recommendation for 27" 4K display ??

My current setup:
IMG_6576.jpg
 

cornerexit

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But I am looking for an affordable 27" 4K display for the HDMI port, is there a "black Friday" special that you would recommend ??

Trying to keep the price low - anyone have a recommendation for 27" 4K display ??

I have looked and there is no Black Friday deals on 4k monitors that I could find, at least not for anything “affordable”. I have been looking at this:

...but there is no information out there on how it works with the M1 Mini.

For 24” Non-HDR, https://www.bestbuy.com/site/lg-24-...mi-display-port-black/6051021.p?skuId=6051021

I am ready to buy a pair of both of these. 1 24” and 27” for my work laptop (MBP 16”) and 1 24” and 27” for the M1 mini. But until we get some concrete info, from somewhere, anywhere, not buying anything. My mini won’t be here until the end of December so a month to sort it out.
 

4sallypat

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Sep 16, 2016
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I have looked and there is no Black Friday deals on 4k monitors that I could find, at least not for anything “affordable”. I have been looking at this:

...but there is no information out there on how it works with the M1 Mini.
....
The LG only has HDMI inputs which means it has no USB-3/TB3 ports..
I found this one on Best Buy:
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/samsun...t-hdmi-dark-gray-blue/6386391.p?skuId=6386391

The 28" Samsung has both HDMI & DP inputs so the question is will the TB3 ports adapt to DP ???
 

cornerexit

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The LG only has HDMI inputs which means it has no USB-3/TB3 ports..
I found this one on Best Buy:
https://www.bestbuy.com/site/samsun...t-hdmi-dark-gray-blue/6386391.p?skuId=6386391

The 28" Samsung has both HDMI & DP inputs so the question is will the TB3 ports adapt to DP ???

The LG’s I posted above have display ports. If you look up the model numbers on LG’s site, and view the back, both models have display ports. What version, no clue, but the ports are there. All I am going for is 4k resolution, nothing more. I know the mini will do 1 5k and 1 4k, but most I’m going for is dual 4k. Either way, nobody is dealing on them right now and only LG makes the 24” size which I need for figment issues. I’m definitely looking to get duals for each of my machines.
 

nicnic77

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Nov 18, 2007
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I’ve been round the houses with this. Dual monitors, can’t have 2 x LG 5K’s because there’s only one TB port. Don’t got for 27” 4K because it’s not 220ppi. 1440p will be sharper than 4K because it’s non-retina etc etc...

After filtering all of this, I went for 2 27” 4K’s:


Perfectly sharp. Tested on a MM i7. M1 arrived on Wednesday, can’t imagine they won’t work on that.
 

nicnic77

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Nov 18, 2007
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Dell U2720Q. Best 27 inch 4K monitor I know.
They look good, although...


Note: Due to numerous complaints of compatibility issues and Dell's unwillingness to offer support to those affected, all Dell monitors have been removed from our list of recommendations for the time being and until the situation is resolved. At this time, we don't test for compatibility; if you run into any issues using a monitor when connected to a Mac Mini, please let us know in the discussions.
 

pldelisle

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May 4, 2020
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They look good, although...


Note: Due to numerous complaints of compatibility issues and Dell's unwillingness to offer support to those affected, all Dell monitors have been removed from our list of recommendations for the time being and until the situation is resolved. At this time, we don't test for compatibility; if you run into any issues using a monitor when connected to a Mac Mini, please let us know in the discussions.
Lol. They made a review of the u2720q https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/dell/ultrasharp-u2720q

It’s not a gaming monitor at all, but offers very good color reproduction and ergonomics.
 

nicnic77

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Nov 18, 2007
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