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Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by elec999, Apr 6, 2007.
Is there any way to get dual displays on a mac mini.
Search. It's been asked a lot.
Short answer: it's possible by buying something like the Matrox DualHead2Go. But that's expensive and not ideal, since your Mac will see both screens as one screen (menu bar will span both screens, dialog boxes and windows will pop up straddling both screens, etc). It's often more cost effective, if you consider how much it will be to get the Matrox thing and another monitor, to sell your Mini and buy an iMac instead. Then you can connect your existing monitor to the iMac, and it will be a true dual-display rather than a ghetto setup where two monitors are really only one display.
If your in the market for a new computer, I would get an iMac and run a dual display that way. Running dual monitors with a Mac mini would be alot of money. It's possible, but not really worth while.
You're probably better off just buying a large widescreen display. The human eye naturally prefers something with an aspect ratio of .625 or 16:9, and two 4:3 displays most likely won't achieve that.