Mac Mini Thunderbolt or mini displayport

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by LaunchpadBS, May 16, 2012.

  1. LaunchpadBS macrumors 6502a

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    I'm hoping someone can shed some light on this.

    I've googled it with no result.

    I need to know if the Mac mini supports mini displayport, of the ports I can see on the back it only has HDMI and Thunderbolt but in store it come with an optional Mini Displayport to DVI adapter, am I missing something or can the thunderbolt port double as a mini displayport?

    I ask because I'm going to buy the refreshed Mini when it comes out but in the meantime I've been looking to get a new mini displayport to DVI cable for my MBP but it's at quite a premium.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    To learn more about Thunderbolt (TB) and its compatibility with Mini DisplayPort (MDP):
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  3. LaunchpadBS thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks :cool:

    I'm assuming the Mini would be able to run one display from the HDMI and one from the Thunderbolt port too?
     
  4. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

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    Yes I do this with my base model mini every day
     
  5. NutsNGum macrumors 68030

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    How do you find it? Is it slightly choppy in terms of UI?
     
  6. CausticPuppy macrumors 65816

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    No choppiness here.. I have a 2011 mini and I've used two different adapters: HDMI->DVI, and MiniDP->DVI.

    They both perform identically. My monitor is 1920x1200 which is the max for my HDMI output-- if you need to use a resolution higher than that, then you'll need to use the MiniDP->DVI adapter.

    BTW I have the server with the HD3000 graphics, nice and smooth for day-to-day stuff and HD video playback.
     

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