New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Apple Desktops Discussion of Apple's desktop machines including Mac Pro, iMac, Power Mac, and mini

can mac mini handle 2 ultra res monitors


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
tombruton87

 
Member Since: Dec 22, 2012
Posts: 3
tombruton87 is on a distinguished road

tombruton87 is offline
I am thinking about getting a mac mini in my home studio, rather than a high end pc or mac pro. This is due to space being limited. I want to use it with dual monitors but am concerned it might not be able to handle both monitors.

the monitors are dell u3011 they have a resolution of 2560 x 1600 resolution.

it would be the latest gen mac mini with an i7 and 16 gigs of ram. they have the Intel HD Graphics 4000 chip in them.

how well do you think it will handle these I have the latest gen macbook pro 13 and find this abit slow compared to other PC's I have guess its partly due to a bloated OS tho
QUOTE Thanks
pendlewitch

 
Member Since: Sep 10, 2011
Location: Nelson,UK
Posts: 1,743
pendlewitch is a glorious beacon of lightpendlewitch is a glorious beacon of lightpendlewitch is a glorious beacon of lightpendlewitch is a glorious beacon of lightpendlewitch is a glorious beacon of lightpendlewitch is a glorious beacon of light
Mac Specs: iMac 27" Mid 2010, 3.2GHz Intel Core i3,4GB 1333 MHz DDR3, ATI Radeon HD5670 512MB, Yosemite 10.10.1

pendlewitch is offline
Hi and welcome,
I believe that the HD4000 will support up to 3 independent displays according to the specs however it may only support one at 2560 x 1600 (Display Port) with the other two limited to 1920x1200.

iMac 27-inch Mid 2010 (wow....that old...eeeks!), WD My Book 1TB Firewire,WD My Passport Air 500GB, Magic Mouse,Magic Trackpad,
iPhone 5C, iPod Nano 4GB 3rd Gen, ATV2.
MOTM October 2012. These days normally happy with an occasional grumble.
QUOTE Thanks
tombruton87

 
Member Since: Dec 22, 2012
Posts: 3
tombruton87 is on a distinguished road

tombruton87 is offline
I just want to run 2 monitors but both at 2560 x 1600
QUOTE Thanks
pendlewitch

 
Member Since: Sep 10, 2011
Location: Nelson,UK
Posts: 1,743
pendlewitch is a glorious beacon of lightpendlewitch is a glorious beacon of lightpendlewitch is a glorious beacon of lightpendlewitch is a glorious beacon of lightpendlewitch is a glorious beacon of lightpendlewitch is a glorious beacon of light
Mac Specs: iMac 27" Mid 2010, 3.2GHz Intel Core i3,4GB 1333 MHz DDR3, ATI Radeon HD5670 512MB, Yosemite 10.10.1

pendlewitch is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by tombruton87 View Post
I just want to run 2 monitors but both at 2560 x 1600
All the research and reviews I've seen so far indicate that you are limited to one at 2560x1600. It's nothing to do with the Mac.

iMac 27-inch Mid 2010 (wow....that old...eeeks!), WD My Book 1TB Firewire,WD My Passport Air 500GB, Magic Mouse,Magic Trackpad,
iPhone 5C, iPod Nano 4GB 3rd Gen, ATV2.
MOTM October 2012. These days normally happy with an occasional grumble.
QUOTE Thanks
tombruton87

 
Member Since: Dec 22, 2012
Posts: 3
tombruton87 is on a distinguished road

tombruton87 is offline
thats a shame would be very useful to have something with such small form factor that can do 2 decent res monitors.

will probs have to buils a mini itx system and wack a gtx 680
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« iMac memory config | How to access USB hard drive connected to router »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Mac Mini - 1 VGA port, 2 monitors? toMACsh Apple Desktops 2 04-15-2012 08:59 AM
Poll to all Mac Mini owners, does it wake up easily or set up to never sleep? tamaras82 Apple Desktops 8 03-27-2012 06:40 AM
Very odd and annoying Mac Mini firewire error unlokia Apple Desktops 3 05-01-2007 03:57 PM
Mac Users Get More ISP Choices schweb Apple Rumors and Reports 1 03-06-2003 11:57 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:17 AM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?