Mac Mini not compatible with Thunderbolt monitors for audio/video/peripherals?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Sean Dempsey, Jan 24, 2012.

  1. Sean Dempsey macrumors 68000

    Sean Dempsey

    Aug 7, 2006
    If I have a thunderbolt monitor with everything plugged in to it (keyboard, mouse, ethernet, USB), will the Mac Mini only require the 1 thunderbolt connection and power? Will it use the displays speakers/camera/mic?

    Essentially, can I use a mac mini with only the power cable, and the thunderbolt cable??
  2. george-brooks macrumors 6502a


    Oct 31, 2011
    Brooklyn, NY
    That is exactly why the thunderbolt display exists (as opposed to just the LED Cinema Display). As long as the mac itself has a thunderbolt port, one plug and you're good to go! Thunderbolt sends video, audio and data so all ports, camera and speakers on the monitor should function properly with just the one cable.

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