Monitor HP ZR24w compatible wiht Mac Mini? Help please

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by audio fan, Feb 18, 2012.

  1. audio fan macrumors newbie

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    Hello friends I am new here among you.
    Please do help me with a very important question.

    I have an HP monitor ZR24w and I have the idea of ​​buying a Mac Mini.
    Buy it which incorporates the grafic card Radeon HD 6630M but doubt if my monitor is in will be supported by the Mac Mini.

    You have to know that the monitor is 1920x1200 native resolution and I think this resolution does not take into account Apple.
    http://www.tftcentral.co.uk/reviews/hp_zr24w.htm

    Can you help me to know for sure if you can combine my monitor with Mac Mini?
    I use google translate sorry I do not know English.

    Thank you very much!
     
  2. Riverrun macrumors regular

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    I'm using the HP ZR22w with the i7 2.7 and it's the best monitor I've ever had. I shouldn't think that 2" will make a difference.
     
  3. audio fan thread starter macrumors newbie

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  5. marioman38 macrumors 6502a

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    What he said.
     
  6. Cmd-the-World macrumors regular

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    Connect it via the Thunderbolt port using the given Mini-Display to DVI adapter. All you need to buy is a DVI to DVI cable. The Mini is capable of powering that resolution, my Mini (same as the one you are thinking of buying) is currently powering a 2560x1440 monitor.
     
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    audio fan thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you very much for your replies so fast!

    It is also possible with the basic version with HD 3000 Graphics Intel?

    I would put 8GB of RAM.
    So I have a good savings!!!

    Lord Cmd-the-World would like to ask me please.
    There are a lot of noise when watching movies?
    Generates much heat?
    I am very concerned noise and heat, the Mac Mini will be placed above the desk.

    Thank you very much!!!
     
  8. Cmd-the-World macrumors regular

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    Yes you can connect that monitor with the basic Mini.

    8GB would definitely help speed up your system.

    I wish I was a Lord :p.

    I don't watch a lot of videos but when I do I don't hear the Mini. Just to make it clear I don't usually hear the Mini when I work on it.
    It depends as well from where are you going to watch the videos YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, Stored on the Mini?

    If you watch from a Flash intensive site it might be the case were CPU would need to work a lot more thus generating a lot of heat. With an increase in heat the fan would need to operate at a faster speed which you can hear.

    The basic Mac Mini runs cooler than the one with the Graphics card, as it has less components, and thus the fan would speed up much later.

    But in general I don't hear the Mini at all and stays cool ~ 56ºC. Only in rare occasions when I do processor intensive tasks (~80% each core) do I hear the fan of the Mini and the Mini heats up to ~ 80ºC.

    But for general computer use you wouldn't need to worry about heat and noise. But if you plan to place it in an audio recording studio I would not recommend the Mini (because in general you would use processor intensive tasks)
     
  9. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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  10. donklaus macrumors member

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    I'm running the ZR24w and the Apple Thunderbolt display at the same time

    I'm running the ZR24w and the Apple Thunderbolt display on my 2011 mini server -- the HP monitor on the HDMI port using the included adapter -- and it works perfectly. No stutter, no compatibility issues. HP monitor was my photo-editing display until I got the Apple Cinema Display for Christmas. I use it when I want lower resolution and therefore "bigger" images.

    By the way, my mini server as the Intel HD 3000 graphic card and 8 gigs of RAM.

    In other words, you're good with the HP monitor -- and it looks good too.
     
  11. djc6 macrumors 6502

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    I'm also using the HP ZR24w on my mid-2011 mac mini. In fact, I chose it for its compatibility with the mac mini - its 8-bit display doesn't suffer from the dithering problems described in this thread:

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1022386

    I'm using it via the included HDMI->DVI adapter that came with the mac mini. Its a beautiful display!
     
  12. elliotn macrumors regular

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    Mine's a bit blotchy.
     

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