4 Replies Latest reply: Aug 13, 2014 1:12 AM by lllaass
skaterboy253285 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have a mac mini and have a extra monitor to the one I have. I want to run both monitor at the same time. Is this possible and if it is, is there a special cable I need?

 

Thanks

 

Skater

  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10 (166,510 points)

    it depends upon what model Mini you have.

    How to identify Mac mini models

  • C F McBlob Level 4 Level 4 (2,865 points)

    workstation2.jpg

    Late 2012 with dual monitors.
    Left is MiniDisplay (T-Bolt) to VGA
    Right is HDMI-DVI

    As lllaass says though, it depends on your model.

  • Frank O Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Yes, with at least a late 2012 (intel 2.3ghz Intel Core 17). I have just begun to run two Dell U2413 Premier Color (24") monitors, which according to Datacolor Spyder 4 elite calibration (version 4.5.8) give me 100 percent (out of the box Aug 2014) and 96 percent (out of the box Nov 2013) Adobe RGB color space. These monitors use DVI, so I use the supplied HDMI-DVI connector that came in the box with the Mac mini and a separately purchased Thunderbolt-DVI connector. No problems so far but I worry about cooling (ambient room temperature is 29 celsius) and have put an external fan under the Mac mini.

  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10 (166,510 points)

    Frank O did you notice that the post is over 8 months old? Most posters never mark their post as complete and yo did not provide an new information

    Frank O wrote:

     

    Yes, with at least a late 2012 (intel 2.3ghz Intel Core 17). I have just begun to run two Dell U2413 Premier Color (24") monitors, which according to Datacolor Spyder 4 elite calibration (version 4.5.8) give me 100 percent (out of the box Aug 2014) and 96 percent (out of the box Nov 2013) Adobe RGB color space. These monitors use DVI, so I use the supplied HDMI-DVI connector that came in the box with the Mac mini and a separately purchased Thunderbolt-DVI connector. No problems so far but I worry about cooling (ambient room temperature is 29 celsius) and have put an external fan under the Mac mini.