Need a way to get dual monitors for my mini

Discussion in 'Apple Products' started by elvis1, Apr 26, 2018.

  1. elvis1

    elvis1 n00bie

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    Hi guys, after getting a :
    to which I have purchased 16 gb I am planning to have 2 monitors at the same type.
    In latin america Apple stuff is quite rare so I finally got a chance to get some low end stuff ( yes I hope to be able to plunge some SSD's ) but at the time being I need some sort of device I can send as soon as possible AKA amazon ( since my borther does not know how much time he will be asked to remain on east coast).

    I had already spent quite a bit ( for my hardware spendings in an OS I have never ever used ) and would like to have something that .. just works. Any ideas ?

    BTW one of the monitor is old and just has vga and the other one has vga and dvi

    Feedback is very welcomed :)
     
  2. Archer1212

    Archer1212 SomecallmeTim's Bitch

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    If I remember right that system has Mini-DisplayPort and HDMI for the output on that.
    I would find an HDMI to DVI adapter and a Mini-DP to VGA adapter.
     
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  3. AltTabbins

    AltTabbins Muh Feelz Got [H]urt Right in the Pussy

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    I’d honestly look at new monitors as an option. Anything that just has vga probably isn’t even worth using anymore. Even 24” dell 1080p IPS panels are going for less than $150.
     
  4. elvis1

    elvis1 n00bie

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    Sadly I would consider such option ( of getting a more suitable display) but as mentioned a couple of mins ago I live in argentina and the US is extremely cheap compared to how they f us.
    I am now making use of a Thunderbolt adapter and works but the image is not precisely neat.
    Ill go and check my reading glasses since I am having a hard time spotting special characters in xcode with this setup
    A friend of mine is trying to find me a suitable connector to make the secondary display work .
    The mini, ram upgrade, swift course, getting proper furniture for my computer and a couple of ssds is Def not something I can afford altogether.
     
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  5. UnknownSouljer

    UnknownSouljer [H]ardness Supreme

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    If it has Thunderbolt, then you can simply use a Display Port to whatever port you need adapter. If VGA, then that. But as has been mentioned, display quality will suffer.
    Using fully digital displays will help you out a lot if you care about quality. I know you can't do it yet, but when you can finally get around to it, it will help a lot.

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    EDIT: Ideally you'll want to move to 2x displays that use Displayport, if you want to use the most up-to-date technology that will last you far longer than buying a DVi or VGA display.
     
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