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    Monitor for Mac Mini and other questions
    My five year old iMac is taking too long to restart and goes to a black screen during the process. I think I need to replace it before it refuses to boot.

    Sinche no new iMac was announced I may get a Mac Mini. What is a good 21 inch screen to get with the new Mini? I assume I could use my current wired trackball and/or trackpad and my current wireless keyboard with it?

    It looks like the specs make it as good as the iMac. All thoughts welcomed!

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    Any 21" monitor will work. And yes all of your current accessories will work. Dell makes some good monitors. Now sure why you are sticking with a 21" screen, but you'd want at least 2k resolution, if not higher.
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    ...Ashwin


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    Monitor for Mac Mini and other questions
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    Actually the specs on the new Mini are even better than the 2017 5K iMac (except for the graphics card which is integrated). The new Mini has 4 Thunderbolt 3/USB-C ports, 2 USB-A ports, and an HDMI port. Also includes a headphone jack and ethernet connection. I second what Ashwin stated above. Buy a nice monitor to go along with it, not a cheap 21.5" model. Dell and LG both make very nice monitors and as long as you don't go for the top of the line models, you should be able to stay under $400.

    Here's what Ramon Loyola of Macworld says about the new Mini:

    The $799 model comes with a 128GB drive, but if that isn't enough, Apple offers upgrades all the way up to 2TB if you're willing to pay. The SSDs are PCI-e cards and Apple doesn't consider them user-upgradeable. So, if you prefer to house your storage inside the computer instead of attaching an external drive, you might consider shelling out more money for an upgrade.

    The $799 Mac mini comes standard with 8GB of 2666MHz DDR4 memory, installed as a pair of 4GB SO-DIMMs. The mini supports a maximum of 64GB, and you can upgrade the memory later, but Apple doesn't consider the Mac mini to be user-configurable, and it recommends that memory upgrades be performed by a certified Apple service provider.

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