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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 12:06 am    Post subject: Question about LCD displays. Reply with quote

This is NOT in the Mac mini accessories section because I'm asking about displays that, most likely, cannot be driven by the current mini's. Smile

As many of you know, I am currently working in Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. I will likely be here till spring 2008...so I am projecting out quite a bit in regards to my next computer equipment purchases.

When I return, I plan to splurge a bit with my home computing setup. I DEFINITELY want a nice dual screen configuration. I had originally thought that a dual 1920x1200 setup would be nice (perhaps a 24" iMac coupled with a Dell 24" LCD sporting the same resolution). However, I stare at two Dell laptops every day with 1920x1200 resolution and it simply isn't enough desktop real estate...especially if I AM spending the money to spoil myself.

Unfortunately, that makes my only other option a Mac Pro with dual 30". (well, maybe not THAT unfortunate) I don't THINK the 24" will drive a 30" ACD, will it? (if so, that would be another option...although I'd much rather have a more symetrical dual screen setup). Smile

I'm mostly just thinking out loud...but your input would be much appreciated! I DO have the luxury of another year of new Apple (and other display vendor) products to critic and ponder over, so that is nice.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 12:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can't seem to find any information on the 24" iMac being able to power a 30" ACD. You could have the iMac (24") with a 23" ACD. But with all the problems with the 23 incher, I wouldn't really take that option into consideration.

What's the price range you want to stay under?
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 1:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I can't seem to find any information on the 24" iMac being able to power a 30" ACD. You could have the iMac (24") with a 23" ACD. But with all the problems with the 23 incher, I wouldn't really take that option into consideration.

The 24" iMac's can not power the 30" ACD's (or any other displays requiring dual-link). I knew that but had forgotten. Smile

TyPod wrote:
What's the price range you want to stay under?

Well, based on the fact that I am considering a Mac Pro and two 30" ACD's, I don't really HAVE a price limit. Smile Although, I'm not really wanting to spend TOO unwisely.

I think that even though I'd like a bit more desktop real estate, if I had to buy right now, I'd settle for a 24" iMac and 24" Dell display (dual 1920x1200 displays). I'm fine with the price of the 30" ACD's, but the premium on the Mac Pro's when I really don't need/want quad (or eventually oct) processors is way too much.

Not totally ruling the Mac Pro out...it's just that I'd have a hard time justifying it. (even considering the fact that I am doing this solely to spoil myself)
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can run a dual monitor set-up on the Mac Mini:
http://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/gxm/products/dh2go/home.php

Unfortunately, the individual monitors can only be up to 1280x1024 each.
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 21, 2007 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gesiwuj wrote:
You can run a dual monitor set-up on the Mac Mini:
http://www.matrox.com/graphics/en/gxm/products/dh2go/home.php

Unfortunately, the individual monitors can only be up to 1280x1024 each.

I love the mini to death...however, it's a bit meager for the spoiling I plan on doing for myself! Smile
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