Two displays on new mac mini

zamwi

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Feb 14, 2007
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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?
 

indg

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Feb 7, 2007
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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.
 

DannySmurf

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Jul 7, 2005
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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.
Also, the new machines come with an hdmi to dvi adapter in the box.
 

Tiga

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Aug 8, 2010
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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.
 

Sean Dempsey

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Aug 7, 2006
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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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