Mac mini + dual 30" displays

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  1. J273 macrumors regular

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    Anyone know if this is possible with the mini having dual display ports ...will it allow me to connect dual 30" monitors running at 2560 x1600 ?

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  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    You'll only be able to use one dual link output with the Mini-DisplayPort.

    Your mileage may vary on if the dang thing will work.
     
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    Yes. One Mini DisplayPort to dual-link DVI adapter is needed.
     
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    Oh, yep. Mini DVI only does 1920x1200.
     
  6. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    That is correct. The Mini-DVI port will output to a single DVI link.

    Under VGA it should support 2048 x 1536 though.
     
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  8. Rizvi1 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm a little confused. Was this solved? My cousin wants to get a mac mini (trying to figure out if he should get a current generation or previous generation). He'd like a two monitor set up, would that be possible with the purchase of an adapter?
     
  9. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    What are the resolutions of the monitors?
     
  10. rkdiddy macrumors 65816

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    Sorry to hijack the thread, but I do have a question.

    I have (2) Dell 2209wa monitors with a native resolution of 1680x1050 - will a Mini be able to support these?

    <crossing fingers>
     
  11. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Yes.
     
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    Considering the above suggestion there's two video ports on the new Mac mini; one with the capabilities of supporting 2560 x 1600 and the other 1920x1200, in theory it would work. However, whether or not you'd wanna pay extra for the adapters, is another question entirely.
     
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    Perfect. Thanks. :D

    I have a MDP to DVI (bought with my MBP) and it is my understanding the Mini comes with a DP to DVI - so I think I'm pretty good.

    Now I just need to get Google Checkout to release my funds/payouts and I will have the money to purchase. :rolleyes:
     
  14. Rizvi1 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm probably going to suggest my cousin get two of the 24" Dell monitors that I have (2408wfp). I think it's 1920x1200. Is that right?
     
  15. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Those two monitors will be fine.

    Dual 1920 x 1200 displays is going to be the best for the price. Apple's Dual Link adapter for the Mini-DisplayPort has been hit and miss. Not to mention it's expensive.
     
  16. Rizvi1 macrumors 6502a

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    what accessory would I need to allow this (haven't decided yet if cousin should get current Mac Mini or previous generation Mac Mini)
     
  17. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    The Mac mini comes with a Mini-DVI to DVI adapter already in the box.

    An additional (~$29) Mini-DisplayPort to DVI adapter will be needed. Of course you could have just read that on the Mac mini's specifications page.
     
  18. Rizvi1 macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks, I'll look to letting my cousin know about grabbing that accessory so that he can use two monitors w/ his mac mini. Maybe one day I'll add another monitor for use w/ my own 1.83ghz C2D mac mini. I am currently using a dell 2408wfp.
     
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    You might check Monoprice for that adapter first, they're like $10.00, but I haven't tested it yet. Mine's on order. :)
     
  20. Rizvi1 macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks decrepit. Maybe I'll wait and see how it works for you
     
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    I haven't ordered the Mac yet, but I know somebody with one for me to test on. I will just have to get creative to get in there, as it's a customer's system. :)

    I'm trying to hold out until Snow Leopard to buy the new Mini. But I might break down and do it early.
     
  22. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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    Monoprice has turned a new leaf lately offering even Apple's Mini adapters under their own name.

    Here's the Mini-DisplayPort to DVI one. It's a good deal.
     
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    That's the one I ordered. Have you used it?
     

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