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Topic: Dual monitors wih new Mac minis (Read 1473 times) previous topic - next topic

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Dual monitors wih new Mac minis
Looks like our hardware is starting to arrive (Woo hoo!!!) and I'm just realizing, can the newest Minis natively support dual monitors? The specs on the Apple Product page say so, but from the image of the ports I only see one HDMI port, and a Thunderbolt. DO we have to get some kind of display-splitter doohickey for a 2nd monitor?

i was planing on using my ancient CRT 20" for the 2nd display, so I'd need a VGA adapter at some point. The Mini doesn't even appear to have a mini-DVI port.
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Re: Dual monitors wih new Mac minis
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it comes with  the HDMI to DVI adapter for one and the second display goes through the thunderbolt port.
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Ahhhhhh, yes! I was reading up & saw that the Thunderbolt accepts MiniDisplayport, but wasn't 100% sure how to get to VGA from there. Thanks!
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Re: Dual monitors wih new Mac minis
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Why was I not informed of this Thunderbolt, of which you speak?    :old:
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Why was I not informed of this Thunderbolt, of which you speak?    :old:


It's been around for awhile now.
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Re: Dual monitors wih new Mac minis
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Does this mean there's a port, but a driver would be downloadable/installable?
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Re: Dual monitors wih new Mac minis
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Probably. Mine at home says no hardware found for Thunderbolt because my iMac does not have a Thunderbolt port. It might automagically install the driver if you plug a Thunderbolt device into it. Have you looked on the back to see if you have a Thunderbolt port?
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Re: Dual monitors wih new Mac minis
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I use one of these USB devices to hook up my third monitor to my iMac

http://plugable.com/products/uga-2k-a/

get the drivers here as the box does not have the latest

http://www.displaylink.com/support/mac_downloads.php

works fine with Lion. Res is not top end but it drives a 22 inch just fine.

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Re: Dual monitors wih new Mac minis
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Probably. Mine at home says no hardware found for Thunderbolt because my iMac does not have a Thunderbolt port. It might automagically install the driver if you plug a Thunderbolt device into it. Have you looked on the back to see if you have a Thunderbolt port?


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Re: Dual monitors wih new Mac minis
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Son is a big Metric Halo fan. Interesting, apropos T'bolt.
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Re: Dual monitors wih new Mac minis
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I use one of these USB devices to hook up my third monitor to my iMac

http://plugable.com/products/uga-2k-a/

get the drivers here as the box does not have the latest

http://www.displaylink.com/support/mac_downloads.php

works fine with Lion. Res is not top end but it drives a 22 inch just fine.


Wow, that's pretty cool, if a little on the pricy side for this place. Thanks!

Side note: Somebody finally went to set up the first Mini today - but they never bothered to get any of the correct cables or adapters. *sigh*

I gave them the links to order from Monoprice, maybe I'll see those by Friday.
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