Monitors for mac mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by jortymor, Feb 20, 2010.

  1. jortymor macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2009
    Decided to get a mac mini vs. a 21.5 imac due to all the issues with the yellow tint and screen flicker. Could use some recommendation for monitors and the best type of connection I should look for.
  2. MacHamster68 macrumors 68040


    Sep 17, 2009
    connection dvi or vga as the mini comes with dvi and a dvi to vga ,unless you want to connect it to a tv ,
    but you said monitor so recommending one
    hmm all depends on your budget for the monitor ,and the size of it , no point of recommending a apple cinema display if you dont have the budget for it ..if you know what i mean
  3. jortymor thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2009
    My budget for a monitor is $250, but would it look as good as the imac monitors? The imacs at Best Buy today looked great,but a mini would fit my needs.
  4. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000


    May 22, 2009
    Get a monitor with DVI because the Mac Mini already comes with a Mini-DVI to DVi adapter. The monitors in iMacs are IPS/LED backlit which are arguably the best kind of monitors, but expensive. There are cheaper TN monitors which aren't for professionals, but perfectly fine for the everyday user.

    If you want IPS/LED backlit, get the Apple 24in Cinema Display which is $599 for refrub.

    If you want a TN display, get the HP 2009M. It is only about $140.
  5. jortymor thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2009
    Thanks for the info. I take that you are happy with your setup. I have seen good reviews about a Dell 2309W monitor.
  6. Jason Beck macrumors 68000

    Jason Beck

    Oct 19, 2009
    Cedar City, Utah
    I have the Acer H233H
    It has DVI,Hdmi, and VGA inputs on the back, and comes with all the
    cables for each. The display is probably one of the best I have seen
    aside from Apple's. It's only like 200 bucks depending on where you go.
    Heres a Link.
  7. talkingnewmedia macrumors regular


    Dec 9, 2009
    Here is my set-up, but it won't be very helpful, I'm afraid. As you can see it involves two old 20" Apple Cinema Displays -- but for me this is the perfect set-up.

    Specs: mini, two 20" Cinema Displays, iSight, LaCie DVD burner, LaCie CD burner, 1Tb Western Digital external hard drive, 250 gig LaCie external hard drive, 250 MicroNet external hard drive, Soundsticks, Epson R1800 and RX580 printers, Epson 3200 scanner, iPhone, Earthdesk for desktop, wired keyboard (I prefer one with a number pad) and a Mighty Mouse.

    Some of this stuff is almost ten years old but is in fine condition (which is more than I can say for myself). The bottle of Pinot Grigio is only a couple years old and was not strategically placed, believe it or not -- it is Saturday evening, after all.

  8. jortymor thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 15, 2009

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