Mac mini on 24" 1920 x 1080??

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by shoulin333, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. shoulin333 macrumors 6502a

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    Hey guys well i plan on buying a current gen Mac Mini when the new ones come out at MWSF (that is if they do). I just wanted to know how is video playback / smoothness on a 24" display with the GMA 950?

    I at one times hooked up my Black Macbook i had to the monitor and it seemed to be noticeably "laggy" when dragging windows and such. Is the current Mini the same way? If so i guess i will be better off waiting for a (Nvdia 9400m ?) Mac mini that might come at MWSF.

    Can't wait to hear back, (crosses fingers)
     
  2. ADent macrumors 6502a

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    The current MacMini is basically an older Macbook.
     
  3. TrapOx macrumors 6502

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    Wait anyways. The Current mini is 2 generations old and very overpriced.
     
  4. fhall1 macrumors 68030

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    I run my Mini to a Soyo 24" at 1920 x 1200 and it seems fine, not "laggy" when dragging windows at all
     
  5. minicrazy592 macrumors member

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    my Mini is running a 26" at 1360x768 with out any problems. The lag my be due to your refresh rate? Mines at 60 w/o any issues.
     
  6. twstokes macrumors newbie

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    Depends on what you're doing

    My Mini is currently driving a 24" monitor at 1920x1200 and I can tell it struggles at times with this resolution.

    I don't notice any sort of major lag when dragging windows or anything of that matter. I do, however, notice that it can struggle with Expose (depending on how many windows are open, of course) and Spaces (depending on what's going on in each Space). At times when I've had a lot going on and I invoked Spaces, I noticed a lot of frames being dropped resulting in a not-so-smooth transition.

    If the next Minis come with the NVIDIA CPU / GPU combo like the current Macbooks, it will be able to handle this resolution extremely well and everything should be very smooth.
     
  7. noodle654 macrumors 68020

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    Now, they say that it can handle it, but it may not run well.
     
  8. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Let me guess... bought two years ago on Black Friday? Built-in speakers? Model number: DYLM24D6?
     
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  10. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Just don't expect it to run all 1080p movies without any hiccups.
     
  11. Cave Man macrumors 604

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    Unless, of course, they are MPEG-4 and using Plex. :)
     
  12. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    At this point in time, being so close to MacWorld '09, I would wait until the new Mac Mini is released and buy it instead of the current revision. I have nothing against the current Mac Mini, but the new one with its (hopefully) upgraded video card would be more ideal for your use in my opinion. :)
     

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