Two displays on new mac mini

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

  1. zamwi macrumors newbie

    Feb 14, 2007
    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 Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    Yes, of course you can. That's the reason of dual outputs ;)
  3. Giuly macrumors 68040


    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 macrumors 6502

    Feb 7, 2007
    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 macrumors 6502a

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

    Aug 8, 2010
    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 macrumors 68000

    Sean Dempsey

    Aug 7, 2006
    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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