Value 2560x1600 or 2560x1440 Display for older Thunderbolt connection

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  1. FrontierForever, Nov 10, 2018
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    FrontierForever macrumors newbie


    Nov 10, 2018
    Do these exist? I am looking for a higher resolution display (2560x1600 or 2560x1440) for a late 2012 mac mini. I don't mind buying used/refurbished. What should I be looking for?

    Also, will using a Thunderbolt-to-DVI adaptor downgrade to a lower resolution?
  2. StellarVixen, Nov 10, 2018
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2018

    StellarVixen macrumors 68000


    Mar 1, 2018
    Yes, they are called Apple Cinema Display, and Apple Thunderbolt Display.

    AND, one more thing to note, if you do not want this, you can get Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter. This is how I've been using my 2012 MBP with external display for years, and never had any problem.
  3. FreakinEurekan macrumors 68040


    Sep 8, 2011
    Eureka Springs, Arkansas
    I'm using one of these on a 2012 Mac Mini:

    I recommend that you get a monitor with DisplayPort input. mDP to DVI will knock down to 1920x1080 if it's not "Dual Link DVI", and those adapters can be pricey. Just using DisplayPort directly eliminates that concern.
  4. mikehalloran, Nov 10, 2018
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2018

    mikehalloran macrumors 65816

    Oct 14, 2018
    The Sillie Con Valley
    You can buy a 2560x1440 monitor 27 inch HDMI/Display Port monitor for $199.

    Connectivity - VGA, DVI, HDMI, Display Port...

    Here are a few tips about the monitor:

    1) You really need DisplayPort or DVI cables to run full 1440p. Your VGA and older HDMI connectors won't do it.

    Display Port to Mini Display Port Cable $6.99

    With any monitor, you'll need to find the complete description to see what cables and adapters are included. Others with included extras may actually be a better buy even if the initial cost is a little more.

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