Mac OS Double Monitor Setup - Help

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by twiggy0, Aug 25, 2012.

  1. twiggy0, Aug 25, 2012
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    twiggy0 macrumors 6502

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  2. simsaladimbamba

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    If it is a Unibody Mac mini, then it has two video outputs, HDMI and Mini DisplayPort.
    The displays have DVI and DisplayPort inputs, thus you need a MDP to DP cable and an HDMI to DVI adapter.
    They can be had via MonoPrice.
     
  3. twiggy0 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Would there be better 1080p 21"-24" monitors to be had for my need?
    I'm just looking for a relatively good color output gamut and good frame rate and what not.

    Going to be mostly doing internet stuff but I take a dab here and there at FCPX and Lightroom (though those would be running from my MBP to my monitors, I'd have to figure out how to do that as well)
     
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    Probably, but not in this price range. As I prefer 16:10 displays, I would have gone with the U2412M, but as they have the same inputs, you would require the same adapters.
    Or you look for an IPS LED LC-display with MDP/DP and HDMI inputs, to have no need for an HDMI to DVI adapter.
     
  5. dolphin842 macrumors 65816

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    The Mac mini comes with an HDMI->DVI adapter in the box, so you don't need to worry about that.

    Before you get the mini though, take a look through this thread, as there are reports of display irregularities on some types of graphics cards with these monitors.
     

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