Dual Monitors (again)

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by sioannou, Aug 4, 2011.

  1. sioannou macrumors member

    sioannou

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    #1
    I was waiting for the refresh of minis, and now i am ready again to pull the trigger ! (once again in a few months :D). I've already own a MBP 15" base which does more than i need. However, I am the kind of user who needs two computers to work with. So, I am looking to replace my pc desktop with one of those minis as I am used to have a computer in house always powered on for everyday stuff like web surfing, downloading staff watching movies and doing some work on it (xcode,eclipse). I am looking towards the base mini, however it's important for me to work with a dual monitor setup. My current monitors Samsung SyncMaster 943BW 19inch served me well over these years and I'd like to keep them at least for a while more. I don't really care about HD so the 1440 x 1900 resolution is enough for me. Both monitors have DVI as well as the classic VGA inputs, so I'd just wanted to confirm that it will be possible to connect these two monitors to the mini. If this is possible how I will get two DVI outputs from the mini? What I will need? (i don't want mirroring the monitors i want to extend my desktop to the two monitors).

    Please I'd appreciate it if anyone could help me and confirm that the mini could have two dvi outputs (I don't know if there is a hdmi to dvi adapter, i know for sure that there is a mini port to dvi ).

    Thanks again

    Sotiris
     
  2. FrankHahn macrumors 6502a

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    1. An HDMI-to-DVI adapter comes with any Mac Mini.
    2. If an mDP-to-DVI adapter also works with the TB port on a Mini, you then have the second DVI output. If not, then you have to wait for a TB-to-DVI adapter.

    If the back-compatibility is well observed, an mDP-to-DVI adapter should work with the TB port.
     
  3. sioannou thread starter macrumors member

    sioannou

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    #3
    Thanks for yours reply. Could anyone confirm this please? :)
     
  4. 4ndrw macrumors newbie

    4ndrw

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    #4
    I use miniDisplayport -> DVI, miniDisplayPort -> VGA and miniDisplayPort -> HDMI adapters on my 2011 thunderbolt macbook pro with no issues :)
     

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