Mini & Daisy Chaining Monitors?

Daniel97

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Mar 6, 2011
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I have a 2011 Mac Mini.

I need to set up my new office and would like to daisy chain 2 monitors.

My budget for monitors is £200. They dont have to be the fanciest on the market but 2 nice IPS LED monitors would be nice.

Im based in the UK so need UK stores.

Found this for £110

http://www.amazon.co.uk/LG-IPS225V-...2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1327326814&sr=1-2

My question is ..

A) Any recommendations for an IPS monitor no more expensive than £110?
2) How do i daisy chain them so i can have 2 on display?

Thanks!
 

ray648

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Jan 10, 2008
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daisychaining is a thunderbolt thing. Just plug one of those monitors into the hdmi, and the other into the thunderbolt port via a mini display port to hdmi adapter. No need to daisy chain on the mini as it has two display outs.
 

Daniel97

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Mar 6, 2011
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Oh okay that easy!?

Which one becomes the primary monitor with the dock and toolbars etc then?

Can you recommend any monitors?
 

Daniel97

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Mar 6, 2011
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Perfect! Thanks!

Both will display equal resolution despite different ports?
 

paulrbeers

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Dec 17, 2009
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Perfect! Thanks!

Both will display equal resolution despite different ports?
Yes. It is what I do with my current 2011 Base Mini. just make sure to pick up a cheap thunderbolt/mini-displayport to HDMI adapter.

I use some LG 2375's, but I think they have been replaced (LED IPS 23" displays). No idea what they go for over there, but here they were running about $200 which I think is what their newer versions are going for.

Edit: Just to point out, HDMI can only do upto 1920 x 1200 or more realistically 1920 x 1080 (as most screens are now 16:9).
 

Lennyvalentin

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Apr 25, 2011
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daisychaining is a thunderbolt thing.
Displayport also has daisychain support in later revisions; however I'm not sure what revision Macs support, and you would need support for it in your monitor also.

Simply having two monitor outputs (like with the Mac mini) is of course much simpler. :)
 
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