How does a 2009 MBP screen compare to New iMac?

Started Jun 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
Jacques Cornell
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Re: iMac for glossy, mini + NEC for matte
In reply to Basalite, Jul 5, 2013

Basalite wrote:

Jacques Cornell wrote:

Basalite wrote:

Tom_N wrote:

Basalite wrote:

Tom_N wrote:

Greg Eddinger wrote:
Can the Mac mini run dual monitors?

Yes - one large one, off the Thunderbolt port; plus one 24" one, off the HDMI port.

The size of the display on the HDMI port is irrelevant. It can power any display size to 1920x1080 resolution.

Large monitors have higher resolution than that. (The good ones do, anyway.) 27" monitors typically have 2560 x 1440 pixels; 30" monitors, 2560 x 1600.

What does that have to do with what I wrote?

You wrote that the size of the display on the HDMI port is irrelevant. If the HDMI port cannot support 2560x1440 or 2560x1600, then the size of the display on the HDMI is relevant. HDMI will not support 30" and high-rez 27" displays. That is what Tom was clarifying.

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Read more carefully what I wrote.

You second statement about resolution is accurate. Your first statement about size is inaccurate or at least misleading. One might be able to drive a 30" display at 1080p, but very few people would want to.

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