6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 13, 2012 10:00 PM by JonyBGoode
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Hello All!!

 

I currently have a PC that is using a 27" Acer monitor. (It's not the best monitor in the world but it suits me just fine. ) Here are the specs:

 

27" Widescreen LCD display

1920 x 1080 HD resolution

12,000,000:1 contrast ratio

white LED backlight

1080p support with HDCP

2ms response time

2 x HDMI®

VGA

http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/model/ET.HS3HP.001

 

The monitor has two HDMI inputs but I am only using one. I want to buy the $799 (actually it's on sale for $739) Mac Mini from Best Buy and connect it to the second HDMI input on my monitor.

 

Here is the Mac Mini I want to get:

 

Apple® - Mac mini / Intel® Core™ i5 Processor / 4GB Memory / 500GB Hard Drive

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Apple%26%23174%3B---Mac-mini-/-Intel%26%23174%3B-Cor e%26%23153%3B-i5-Processor-/-4GB-Memory-/-500GB-Hard-Drive/2658129.p?skuId=26581 29&productCategoryId=pcmcat268200050003&id=1218343208945

 

I noticed that the Mini has an HDMI output. Can I plug my monitor straight into the Mac Mini's HDMI output and use it? Will it look crappy with such a low quality display (I am not that picky so "crappy" to you is probably good to me. ). If so, what monitor do you recommend (I can't afford the Apple monitor)?

 

Thanks!

 

M