What tested monitors will work with 2012 minis?

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by Monicab, Jun 11, 2014.

  1. Monicab macrumors newbie

    Nov 1, 2012
    Hi guys,
    Is there a list of monitors models cheap and expensive that were tested, that will for sure work with Mini without giving too much trouble?

    i don't know if there is such a list..but just thought I'd ask...
  2. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

    Dec 17, 2009
    There is no need for such a list. Virtually all monitors are fine. The only issue might be if you use HDMI to HDMI, the Mini might treat te monitor as a TV instead of a monitor (thus adding overscan). Otherwise there is absolutely no reason for a list.

    I'm sure many will pop in this thread with "My XXXX works great!" These comments will be unnecessary, but none the less will occur. #facepalm
  3. phositadc macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2012
    This man speaks the truth.
  4. Kentuckienne macrumors regular


    Sep 19, 2013
    I just connected an old monitor to "new" 2012 i7 mini using HDMI. How do I know if the Mini thinks it's a TV, or fix said problem?
  5. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

    Dec 17, 2009
    It'll appear as fuzzy text and/or part of the screen will appear like it is outside of the visible screen. Worst case, you end up having to use an HDMI to DVI cable to "correct" the issue.
  6. g.t. rags macrumors 6502

    Nov 25, 2010
    Long Island
    every once in a while my mini would do this with my 42inch lg tv that i use as a monitor.... when i upgraded to mavericks it nipped it in the bud
  7. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
  8. laudern macrumors 6502a

    Jan 5, 2011
    I have an lg monitor connected and it works great!
  9. slenpree macrumors 6502a


    Apr 13, 2010
    By the way it's the TV that does the overscan (the mac mini will send 1920x1080 just as if it's a monitor). The mac mini might use the 709-A HDTV colour space if it detects a TV though, this can be changed in the display preferences, just select sRGB 2.1 if it's a calibrated screen, otherwise select the one called "Color LCD".
  10. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    One set of displays that are known to not work are Apple's older ADC Studio Displays with an ADC to DVI adapter. They simply aren't recognized by the Mini. A shame because those old 20" and 23" displays are still fairly nice.
  11. macdragonfl macrumors 6502a


    Jan 11, 2006
    Ft. Lauderdale,Fl
    Asus PB278Q my choice

    Tried a few this is the best for the price, 2560 x 1440 like 27 inch iMac, must use display port to mini display port cable to get that resolution.
  12. con19m31 macrumors newbie

    May 20, 2014
  13. fastlanephil macrumors 65816


    Nov 17, 2007
    I just got the Dell U3014 30" and it works great with my 2012 Mac Mini. I had to get the Apple $99 display adaptor but I got the Dell on sale for $900 so it was about the same cost as an Apple 27".

    My 27" iMac sits next to it and they both look great but the Dell is a little easier on my eyes for DAW work.
  14. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

    Dec 17, 2009


    * double facepalm*

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