The Mac Mini Now Supports Dual Monitors
The Mac Mini is now capable of running dual monitors. This, to me, is huge. It’s a machine that comes in a decent price that developers are used to, while allowing us to keep our dignity and use our own monitors.
A few months ago, I bought a triplehead2go, and I ran 3 20 inch monitors. Then I got greedy, and decided to step it up to 2 26" screens (the LG W2600 to be exact). Unfortunately, the triplehead2go doesn’t support 2 monitors running at 1920x1200, and my MacBook pro certainly didn’t have dual video cards. The latest round of Mac Minis support dual monitors just fine.
AirPort Extreme (802.11n)5 Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR (Enhanced Data Rate) Gigabit Ethernet port One FireWire 800 port (up to 800 Mbps) Five USB 2.0 ports (up to 480 Mbps) Mini DisplayPort video out Mini-DVI video out Combined optical digital audio input/audio line in Combined optical digital audio output/headphone out
Extended desktop and video mirroring: Simultaneously supports up to 1920 by 1200 pixels on a DVI or VGA display; up to 2560 by 1600 pixels on a dual-link DVI display using Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter (sold separately)
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