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fiat
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 12:20 am    Post subject: Apple 27" display Reply with quote

Hi, I am considering to add a new Apple 27" display to make my early 09 mini become a dual display system (old display is NEC 21"). I know the Apple 27" comes with a miniDisplay port cable which can directly connect to mini's miniDisplay port, but will my mini support Apple 27" display's highest resolution (2560x1440)? Does it have a DVI connector? Thanks for help.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 25, 2011 7:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you will have trouble driving the two monitors together but it can be done. I personally would not do it unless most of the work is print.
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 26, 2011 12:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

philiparcario wrote:
you will have trouble driving the two monitors together...

How so? Please describe detail trouble. If it's really hard to setup, I may still get one to replace my old one and use it in mono-display mode. But still have doubt my mini would support the display's highest resolution. Can anyone clarify this?

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I personally would not do it unless most of the work is print.

Why "print"?

By the way, anyone had experience using Apple's 27" (or 30") display with mac mini? in single display mode or dual mode. Please share.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im running the 27" cinema monitor now, I can't see a reason to use another monitor here with this, its HUGE!
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steve,

I know it's huge and nice (just got one last week). Even better that I have hooked it with my old display to my mini as a dual-display in extension mode. Remember your old small display had to stack multi-windows over to run multi-app at the same time? Now you got 27" and maybe you can have 3, 4 windows open on it as a single layer and it's enough. But for me, I need more and it's quite nice that I can have my old display open 2 more windows so I don't have windows hidden under top ones and not bothered by keeping switching them for viewing/working.

Any way, I have successfully set up the dual display system and used them quite well (only unresolved issue: the second display does not have dock and you can't run same app on both displays at different or same time unless you don't mind to drag windows around). Both displays have been running their native (highest) resolutions without problem. No adapter needed (for early 09 mini).
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ha ha, thats sick....maybe 2 27" monitors now...UH OH! you got me thinking now! DOH!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 15, 2011 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Steve Adams wrote:
Ha ha, thats sick....maybe 2 27" monitors now...UH OH! you got me thinking now! DOH!


I don't know which mini you have, but quite sure you can't use two cinema 27" without an adapter (or even you just can't w/wo adapter). Good luck.
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