You can use any external monitor with a MDP, DVI or HDMI input and with the appropriate adapter even a VGA input.
You can use any keyboard and mouse connecting via USB, though if you use some keyboard/mouse with special keys/button, you might not get to use them, if no Mac OS X drivers exist.
I have an acer 27" LED which connects to PC through VGA port . I don't know about other outputs you mentioned . I will like to use apple mouse and keyboard .
At what price I can get a refurbished Mac mini capable of running Lion ..?
Btw, is that 27" LED display a TV or a real computer display with 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution?
I just ask, as VGA is an analog video interface and while capable of such resolution, a digital interface like DisplayPort is better suited.
That is a computer display . Since most PCs use VGA port I didn't look for other inputs . Is there a Mac mini under 400$..? for my needs
I am looking to buy a Mac mini . I will look for a refurbished one (which could run Mac OS X Lion ) . Do I need some special Monitor to plug into Mac mini what about keyboard and mouse etc ..?
i bought 8gb of ram for $40no only under 500 with real apple support.
this mini is out of stock, click this link over and over and over plus get the refurb me notice service. if you get one of these buy this ram
total cost is 510 or so and you will have snow leopard. you need to buy lion from the app store for 30.
to get under 400 you need an ebay seller. I will put a few links up in a min. ;
this may be okay
this is a better model but the seller is new
this is also decent. your price point of 400 is very hard to find any that I would use.
Thanks for the info, I know that wasn't aimed at me but I'm buying my first Mac Mini tomorrow.Hello,
bought my first Mac Mini on boxing day and it's probably the best computer I've owned so far. You can use any monitor that has a DVI input or HDMI. You could get a DVI to VGA converter but in this day in age I would recommend DVI or HDMI, and better yet the new Thunderbolt display (albeit it's a bit expensive right now).
You can use any existing mouse and keyboard. If you go the wireless route I would recommend bluetooth wireless mouse and keyboard since the Mac Mini has built in bluetooth.
I currently have our Mac Mini hooked up to our Sony Bravia television and it works great. As other people suggested I would get at least 4 gig of ram, and if you can afford it, an SSD hard drive. You'll see the best real world performance increase with the faster hard drive upgrade.
Thanks for the info, I know that wasn't aimed at me but I'm buying my first Mac Mini tomorrow.
How many bluetooth devices can you connect wirelessly to the Mac Mini at once?
I don't know what the theoretical limit is but I've had keyboard, mouse, trackpad, and headset connected all at once without issues. At the same time I had several inactive devices in the system (file transfer, different keyboard, different mouse etc). Bluetooth is not very high bandwidth so you'd likely run into performance issues before you ran out of connections.
Thanks, as long as I can connect an Apple magic mouse, keyboard and trackpad I'll be OK.I've had my Keyboard / trackpad and a old nokia connected, apple say the bluetooth spec say 7 but 3 -4 devices is a practical limit. It can depend on the data throughput of the devices
Do you have a link in where I can download a free trial of Photoshop CS5.5 for OSX? I cannot find the link from Adobes website. (I think it's cheaper to buy the retail version, plus I think you get more with the retailer version (by retail I mean not from Mac App store - the Adobe d/l should be the same as the boxed version)
Riverrun is correct. For more details:Do I need any anti virus on the Mac?
OK thanks for the infoRiverrun is correct. For more details:
You don't need any 3rd party antivirus app to keep your Mac malware-free. Macs are not immune to malware, but no true viruses exist in the wild that can run on Mac OS X, and there never have been any since it was released 10 years ago. You cannot infect your Mac simply by visiting a website, unzipping a file, opening an email attachment or clicking on a web link. The only malware in the wild that can affect Mac OS X is a handful of trojans, which cannot infect your Mac unless you actively install them, and they can be easily avoided with some basic education, common sense and care in what software you install. Also, Mac OS X Snow Leopard and Lion have anti-malware protection built in, further reducing the need for 3rd party antivirus apps.
You can't get a Mac virus, period, since none exist. If you download and install pirated apps, you could be installing a trojan, so don't steal software and you'll be fine. Read the link I posted to understand the difference between a virus, trojan, worm, etc.OK thanks for the info
Can you get viruses by download torrents a Mac?