How does a 2009 MBP screen compare to New iMac?

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Re: iMac for glossy, mini + NEC for matte
In reply to Jacques Cornell, 9 months ago

Jacques Cornell wrote:

Basalite wrote:

Jacques Cornell wrote:

Basalite wrote:

Jacques Cornell wrote:

Basalite wrote:

Tom_N wrote:

Basalite wrote:

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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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"No matter where you go, there you are."

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.

No, it is as accurate as can be because it is a fact. What someone "would want to" do is another matter.

Might I ask, then, what you meant when you said size was "irrelevant"? If I had a 30" display, I would consider the HDMI 1080p limitation highly relevant, i.e. important to know and factor into my decision making process.

Once again, I simply stated what resolution the HDMI output supports. Display size is irrelevant to what resolution the HDMI supports. Your "decision making process," or anyone else's, on what you consider a suitable display size is irrelevant to what resolution the HDMI supports.

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