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I want to start development on Mac, and from what I read around, everyone suggests the current Mac Mini. So my question is, does the hardware support dual monitors out of the box?

If not, what should I purchase to get a dual monitor setup working?

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Yes, I too am a developer using a mid-2011 Mac Mini (with AMD Radeon GPU) connected to two Samsung displays

  • one display connected using HDMI cable which comes with the Mac Mini, and
  • another display connected using an Apple DisplayPort to VGA cable which I
    had to buy separately.
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Thanks a lot for the info! –  Chan Nov 23 '11 at 19:43

http://www.apple.com/macmini/specs.html

Extended desktop and video mirroring: Simultaneously supports up to 1920 by 1200 pixels on a DVI or VGA display; up to 2560 by 1600 pixels on a dual-link DVI display using Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter (sold separately)

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Yes - search for the term "two displays" at the marketing page for the Mac Mini.

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