Mac Mini Dual Screen Help!

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by vvebster, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. vvebster macrumors regular

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    Hey guys, I have 2008 Mac Mini with only 1 DVI like the picture below. Now my questions is, can I use this so I can use 2 monitors. I also have the DVI to VGA adapter and if there's any other way for me to get dual screen please let me know.

    Thanks! :D

    *Not my picture*
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  2. dcoulson macrumors member

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    Assuming you want two independent displays, you can't use that adapter - It will mirror one display onto the other.

    On the older Mini your options are to use a Matrox DualHead2Go, which creates a single large display out of two monitors, or you can use a DisplayLink USB->Video adapter which will give you a totally independent second display. The USB adapter isn't appropriate for video, but it works for web browsers and office apps.
     
  3. mcb001982 macrumors regular

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    You're going to need a USB video card, I was using one for a bit on the same style mini you have but what you're going to find is that the performance is really lack luster. If you're browsing websites or just need a little more space to view/edit docs you're fine but for video or gaming it sucks.
     
  4. vvebster thread starter macrumors regular

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    Oh nice, if you don't mind, can you post the link where I can buy it? I'm only going to use it for itunes, mail and web browsing. I'll be doing my photo editing on my main monitor. Thanks! :)
     
  5. dcoulson macrumors member

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