Dell u2713h

grandM

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Can the mac mini i7 fluently drive a dell u2713h? Lots of multitasking, also 1080p movie viewing. A friend (hardware geek) said bandwith or so could pose probs.

Also like to connect logitech z4 speakers, logitech c910 webcam, logitech mouse t620. In doubt please tell so.
 

Celerondon

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Yep!

Type "2713" into the Search Forums box at the upper left corner of the screen to get plenty of good information about using this monitor with a Mac mini. After executing the search I clicked on the Mac mini specific results to yield information related to your question.

The information that I just found suggests that you can use one at max resolution but that a second u2713h display would be limited. I am not sure what your HW geek friend meant about bandwidth. An i7 mini should not break a sweat even when you multitask and view 1080p movies at the same time. Does your system have some other limitations? Which i7 model do you have?
 

blanka

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It is a marvellous display for the Mini, better than a TB one, yet for your purpose I would get the simpler and cheaper brother the U2713HM.
U2713HM: sRGB, 24p support (for movies)
U2713H: AdobeRGB/sRGB switchable with 3D lut (for graphic pro's). 30 bit colour under Windows.
Both: 2560*1440 IPS, pivot/tilt/height adjustment, 3yr warranty, matte screen, mini DP for perfect Mac connection (no bandwidth problems).

The U2713H allows you to connect a second TB display (original Apple only) as daisy-chain display for a maximum of 2x2560x1440(+1x1920x1200 display on a 2011 Radeon Mini)!

And the power needed to drive all this GPU wise, is totally not a problem either. The first Mac Pro's drove 2x30 inch 2560x1600 displays on a lousy 7300GT by Nividia. That GPU is like 1/10th the power of a HD4000.
 

Miat

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It is a marvellous display for the Mini, better than a TB one, yet for your purpose I would get the simpler and cheaper brother the U2713HM.
I would be careful about getting the HM version. It often has excessive backlight bleed (and I am not talking about a little bit here and there, but really obvious big chunks of the screen).

I tried the HM first, and couldn't stand it. After a few days I rang Dell and swapped for the H version, which has no bleed problems, and I have no regrets about spending the extra money, worth every penny.
 

grandM

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It is a marvellous display for the Mini, better than a TB one, yet for your purpose I would get the simpler and cheaper brother the U2713HM.
U2713HM: sRGB, 24p support (for movies)
U2713H: AdobeRGB/sRGB switchable with 3D lut (for graphic pro's). 30 bit colour under Windows.
Both: 2560*1440 IPS, pivot/tilt/height adjustment, 3yr warranty, matte screen, mini DP for perfect Mac connection (no bandwidth problems).

The U2713H allows you to connect a second TB display (original Apple only) as daisy-chain display for a maximum of 2x2560x1440(+1x1920x1200 display on a 2011 Radeon Mini)!

And the power needed to drive all this GPU wise, is totally not a problem either. The first Mac Pro's drove 2x30 inch 2560x1600 displays on a lousy 7300GT by Nividia. That GPU is like 1/10th the power of a HD4000.
do you have a u2731h hooked up to a mini? Because I just read on the forum the intel hd4000 has probs with a dell u2414h. it's not the u2713h, but got me worried.
 

grandM

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I have a mac mini and a Dell U2414H.

The Intell 4000 runs it just fine; for anyone reading this, you need to force RGB.

This is a bug that just won't die!

(Not you, the software bug...) :p
How do you force rgb?
 

grandM

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Well I haven't bought the mini yet
but I must admit I'm scared that apple will do all it can to **** it up again
did read that the good soul on the link had reposted a new version
buying the mini would be the most economical option but I don't like the idea apple doesn't support third party screens any longer. I called apple today. They said they don't support anything but apple...

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Unfortunately, the mac sees the Dell as a TV. Therefore, it is incorrectly sending a composite signal to the monitor.

What we need to do is force RGB. The solution may be found in this blog here: http://www.ireckon.net/2013/03/force...ternal-monitor

Note: I recommend you use the universal fix that works for all monitors.

Essentially, what you will be doing is running a ruby script in Terminal and then placing the newly created folder in/System/Library/Displays/Overrides, thus overriding the EDID of the monitor. (Don’t worry, it’s easier then it sounds, )

When you go to “About this Mac” /System Report/System Displays you will see RGB now being correctly sent to the monitor.

Hope this helps.
Well I haven't bought the mini yet
but I must admit I'm scared that apple will do all it can to **** it up again
did read that the good soul on the link had reposted a new version
buying the mini would be the most economical option but I don't like the idea apple doesn't support third party screens any longer. I called apple today. They said they don't support anything but apple...