Mac Mini Headless with iPad Pro - HDMI Emulator with 2732x2048

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by LERsince1991, Jan 3, 2016.

  1. LERsince1991 macrumors 65816

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    Hi,

    I am trying to setup my iPad Pro with my Mac Mini, either acting as a screen itself, or as a Remote Desktop.

    Firstly apps like Duet & air display 3 make the iPad the monitor itself, the problem with this is when the iPad is not connected, the Mac mini could think it's headless and thus not use its GPU.

    The second approach is using a Remote Desktop app to log in, with this perhaps it is not as responsive, but also I would need a HDMI EDID Emulator which supports the pros resolution of 2732x2048.

    Which approach is best?
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...tiveASIN=B00FLZXGJ6&linkCode=as2&tag=bgsco-20
     
  3. LERsince1991 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Thanks but are there problems with this:

    If using iPad as monitor: wouldn't the mini see two monitors connected and therefore I'd have one invisible screen where Windows can disappear into? When iPad is disconnected this would be fine.

    If using remote screen app: this would have to match the iPad pros resolution of 2732x2048
     
  4. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    Ok resolution wise you can get a 4K version of that adaptor.

    As for the screen thing, it depends how you set it. You could set it to mirror or as an additional desktop.
     
  5. adam9c1 macrumors 65816

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    Look into Parallels app.
    Software as service.
     

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