Can Mini support dual monitors?...

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by freeny, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. freeny macrumors 68020

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    Is there any way to hook up two monitors to a mini?
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    You can make 2 monitors appear as one to the Mini with a Matrox DualHead2Go...
     
  3. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Just note that that the mini does not support dual link.
     
  4. fhall1 macrumors 68040

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    Do a search for "USB dual monitor video" and you should get some hits....there are a couple solutions out there that allow a second (or more) monitors on OS X via USB ports. Far from ideal right now...low pixel and/or color resolution, slow refresh, etc problems that are supposedly being worked.

    I'd love the "new" Mac mini to be dual monitor capable
     
  5. ADent macrumors 6502a

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    Mini supports up to 1900x1200 - typical 24" monitor or any thing that accepts 1080P.

    If you use the Dual Head you are still stuck with 1900x1200 - so two monitors half that resolution would work, but not two 20" monitors running at their native resoltuion.

    There are a couple of USB solutions, but they are a bit slow and may not support stuff like video playback. Good for pallettes and such though.
     

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