Older Mini + Dell U2412M

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by steve2112, Aug 31, 2011.

  1. steve2112 macrumors 68040

    steve2112

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    I have a 2009 Mini (2.26/Nvidia 9400M) and I'm currently using a Dell 2209WA monitor. I was thinking of upgrading to the new Dell U2412M monitor. Is anyone using this combination? I know there were some issues with the U2210 monitor discussed around here, but I haven't seen anything on this model.
     
  2. ng7apoc macrumors member

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    I've been using my 2011 base model Mini with my U2412M, connected with a DisplayPort to MiniDisplayPort cable for six days now and in that time I've yet to notice any issues, and certainly not those mentioned in the thread with the U2210 :)

    One thing to keep in mind is it (sadly) has a lack of aspect ratio control or pixel mapping so while its not an issue with OS X/Windows or even a 360 which allows certain 16:10 resolutions to be selected but if you attach anything thats 16:9 only like a PS3 or Blu Ray player it will stretch the output :( not an issue for me as I only use it with my Mac(s) but worth keeping in mind.

    I realise its not the same model Mini but since you have no other replies you may find this somewhat helpful
     
  3. steve2112 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Cool, thanks for the info! Hopefully, it will work on the 9400M as well as it does for the 320M in your Mini. How is the quality on that monitor? I know I love my 2009WA.
     
  4. Outrigger macrumors 68000

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    Just got this monitor last week and I'm using HDMI to DVI and I must say the color reproduction is wonderful. I'm not using it as a pro photo editing tool but for average consumer use, can't really beat the price.
     
  5. DarwinOSX macrumors 65816

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    Dells Ultrasharp quality these days is very hit and miss and we all know what their customer service is like. I would recommend an HP ZR24w instead. This monitor falls under HP's business line so you get very good customer service if you need it.
     
  6. Outrigger macrumors 68000

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    The Ultrasharp also falls under the business line which is how I got it. 3 year warranty plus onsite repair. HP is good too but the style is from a decade ago.
     

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