New mini - can you connect to VGA monitor?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by wolfpackfan, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. wolfpackfan macrumors 68000

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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?
     
  2. alvse macrumors regular

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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.
     
  3. btbrossard macrumors 6502a

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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?
     
  4. wolfpackfan thread starter macrumors 68000

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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.
     
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  6. JG271 macrumors 6502a

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    Couldn't you just use the included HDMI-DVI adaptor then get a cheap DVI-VGA adaptor on the end?
     
  7. Fozziebear40 macrumors regular

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    I would imagine that wouldn't work. I bet the DVI is just digital. The VGA wouldn't be passed thru' or else they wouldn't have needed to make a specific VGA adapter.
     

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