New mini - can you connect to VGA monitor?

wolfpackfan

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Probably a dumb question. I have an older mini that I can connect to a regular VGA monitor but from looking at the new mini it looks like the video output is only HDMI. Can this be connected to an old VGA monitor?
 

alvse

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Nov 30, 2008
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I believe Thunderbolt (mini-display port) to VGA adapter still works. On the Apple online store, it's still called Mini Display Port to VGA adapter.
 

btbrossard

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Oct 25, 2008
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The Thunderbolt port can be used with mini display port adapters, so a mini display port to VGA adapter from Apple should work fine. However, if in the future you want to connect a Thunderbolt product, you'll already be using the Thunderbolt port.

I'm sure hubs will be available, probably at a decent cost for a while.

How attached are you to your VGA monitor?
 

wolfpackfan

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I will be buying a new monitor for this mini, but I was hoping to keep the price low. I don't play games or even watch video on it, so screen size, etc. is not real important to me. I just want to make sure whatever I get will work with the mini at the lowest cost.
 

Daud

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JG271

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Couldn't you just use the included HDMI-DVI adaptor then get a cheap DVI-VGA adaptor on the end?
 
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