Two displays on new mac mini

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by zamwi, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. zamwi
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    I'm about to pull the trigger on the new mac mini as my primary desktop computer, but was wondering if I can connect two displays (via the mini display to vga adapter and the hdmi adpater).

    Will that work?
     
  2. Hellhammer
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    Yes, of course you can. That's the reason of dual outputs ;)
     
  3. Giuly
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    But you can only connect 2 monitors of the same kind if they have DVI-inputs.
    There is no HDMI-2-VGA adapter - at least without expensive signal converting.
     
  4. indg
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    yes you can have 2 displays according to your setup:
    vga display: use mini-dp to vga adapter
    hdmi display: use hdmi port

    if you need dvi, then either an hdmi-to-dvi or minidp-to-dvi adapter will work.
     
  5. DannySmurf
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    Also, the new machines come with an hdmi to dvi adapter in the box.
     
  6. Tiga
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    The two VGA monitors I currently have will not readily plug into the new mini, unlike the earlier version without the HDMI. The only way I can figure to do this is to run a USB external video card to VGA monitor #1 and the DVI-to-VGA for monitor # 2. Looks like Apple is betting on larger displays vs 2 monitors and a shift to connecting TVs. Makes sense, but it would be nice for them to say something when they make that kind of change. Best I can tell from their literature they have said nada. And it sure stumped the tech at the Apple store.
     
  7. Sean Dempsey
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    Saying a Mac Mini won't work with a VGA is like asking for a USB to parallel/serial port adapter.
     

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