Can Mac Mini run 2 Thunderbolt displays and a TV?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by bryceds, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. bryceds macrumors newbie

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    I am looking into a new mac mini and am wondering if it can run 2 thunderbolt displays with a TV through the HDMI at the same time. I know the graphics card isn't super powerful... Anyone have experience with this?
     
  2. ActionableMango macrumors G3

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    It depends on which Mini you have. A lot of Minis only support a single Thunderbolt display.

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5219?viewlocale=en_US#dispnum
     
  3. blanka macrumors 68000

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  4. bryceds, Dec 7, 2012
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    bryceds thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    If by "no other" you mean no other 2011, because all the 2012's can as well.
     
  7. bryceds, Dec 8, 2012
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    bryceds thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Have the 2012 MM on order. Trying to figure out what it can do.

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    Have you confirmed that 3 screens can be run on the 2012?
     
  8. WilliamG macrumors G3

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    Hate to be "that" guy, but the 2012 mini has trouble running just ONE display. :D
     
  9. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    Yes the HD4000 graphics can power 3 displays. With that said there are some problems with the hdmi port on the 2012 that is being rectified by intel/apple.
     
  10. martkt10 macrumors newbie

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    May i ask what is wrong with the hdmi port as im looking to get a new mac mini

    thanks
     
  11. Rocketman macrumors 603

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    I think this may be a $1300 solution:

    http://www.sonnettech.com/product/xmacminiserver.html

    http://www.sonnettech.com/product/xmacminiserver.html?tab=3

    Rocketman
     
  12. benwiggy macrumors 68020

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    The Mini can certainly run two displays, but I'm not sure about three.
    According to Everymac, it supports dual displays only:

    This model simultaneously supports 1920x1200 on an HDMI or a DVI display (using the included HDMI-to-DVI adapter) and 2560x1600 on a Thunderbolt or Mini DisplayPort display or even a VGA display (with an optional Mini DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter, which is compatible with the Thunderbolt port).

    I have two monitors, and it works fine (with none of the reported issues). But three might be pushing it.
     

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