Compatible monitors for 09 Mac Mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by integral, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. integral macrumors newbie

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    I want to go cheap for a monitor but I want to know what monitors are compatible with the 10.5x operating system on the new Mini. So what have users actually tried that work?
     
  2. Richard8655 macrumors 6502

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    Acer x233hbid, 23", 1920x1080, full 1080p, $159. Works great with new Mac Mini.
     
  3. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    I haven't had a DVI or VGA monitor that I couldn't get working on an Intel-based Mac. I currently use Samsung and Dell monitors but have connected to Acer and Westinghouse low-end displays at the office or client locations with no difficulties.

    Cheers,
     
  4. integral thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Mac Mini Monitors

    Thanks so much. Your answer makes me a lot more comfortable trying newer monitors like the Samsung 23" 2343BW

    Regards,
    Integral
     
  5. MH01 macrumors G4

    MH01

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    Any monitor you find will work fine. Yo.u are going to need a Adapter for a VGA/DVI

    Depending what size you get will determine the max resolution. You can even run a 30" if you get the adapter.
     
  6. beatmonkeytwo macrumors regular

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    I have got a Acer P223WD 22" hooked up to my new 09 mac mini through dvi. The picture as brilliant after a small amount of calibration. Just plugs straight in with the cables supplied. :D:D:D
     
  7. Richard8655 macrumors 6502

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    Looks like the Acer P223WD is for the British market. Nice looking silver frame matching the Mini. 1680x1050 with no HDMI input, however.
     
  8. panzer06 macrumors 68030

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    Not that it matters on a Mac! :(

    Cheers,
     
  9. Richard8655 macrumors 6502

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    Exactly. What was Apple thinking?
     
  10. panzer06 macrumors 68030

    panzer06

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    Milk a few extra $$$ from us diehard Mac fans before coming out with HDMI capable systems 6-12 months from now so we've had time to save money, sell our existing Macs and buy new HDMI-equipped versions of our toys.

    Until then, my 1080p 16" Vaio with Bluray and HDMI out will have to suffice.

    Cheers,
     

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