Monitor triple play
Posted 15 August 2008 - 06:06 AM
I'd be interested in seeing a review of the USB-based video card solution that's available (sorry, can't remember the name of it).
Posted 15 August 2008 - 07:24 AM
Posted 15 August 2008 - 07:32 AM
The idea behind a 3-display setup is to get the desktop realestate area.... meaning taking advantage of the native resolution of each monitor to maximize the viewing area. Given that the maximum ability of the Mac Mini comes nowhere close to supporting 3 x 24" monitors (1920 x 1200) what Roman must have done was to reduce a total resolution of 5760 x 3600 to the size of a 1920 x 1200 while paying over $300 for the privilege to distort all the images by blowing them out of proportion.
If you're in such a predicament that needs 3 displays, 1st you shouldn’t be on a Mac mini, second you would be better off connecting your computer to your LCD TV, third, what the heck are you doing with VGA?
If you have 3x15" monitors laying around and want to use them, by all means go pluck down > $300 to connect them all or you can simply buy a 24" Samsung monitor for $45 more and donate the screens to a school. Your call!
Posted 15 August 2008 - 09:51 AM
Anyways, I think that it's a disadvantage to have 3 displays all equalling one desktop, there should be a software/device that makes multiple desktops, like in windows. The icons appear only once, but the dock and menu bar would be duplicated, or it should just be the desktop in one screen, and a bland screen, otherwise the dock would get all messed up between screens, as well as the wallpaper.