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Qnix QX2710 Evolution II compatibility with apple mac mini

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Hello all, this might be a duplicate question but i looked for 2 days straight and couldnt find an answer anywhere...

i just bought an apple mac mini (latest model i7 processor) and it has an intel hd graphics 4000 GPU... does anyone know if it will be compatible with the Qnix QX2710 or any other 2560x1440 IPS panel for that matter? (yamakasi, crossover, shimian, etc...)

i found many conflicting answers some saying it will work and others saying it wont but no actual proofs... i am ready to buy the monitor and i would hate to have a regular 1080p monitor as i need the extra pixels for my workspace layout...

thanks in advance
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Originally Posted by RedZee View Post

Hello all, this might be a duplicate question but i looked for 2 days straight and couldnt find an answer anywhere...

i just bought an apple mac mini (latest model i7 processor) and it has an intel hd graphics 4000 GPU... does anyone know if it will be compatible with the Qnix QX2710 or any other 2560x1440 IPS panel for that matter? (yamakasi, crossover, shimian, etc...)

i found many conflicting answers some saying it will work and others saying it wont but no actual proofs... i am ready to buy the monitor and i would hate to have a regular 1080p monitor as i need the extra pixels for my workspace layout...

thanks in advance

I am 99% sure it wont work with HD4000
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Originally Posted by taiko View Post

I am 99% sure it wont work with HD4000
I am 100% sure it will work with an HD4000.

However, with a Mac Mini, you'd need either a DL-DVI version (don't think there's an Ivy Bridge version with DL-DVI), or a finicky DP-> DL-DVI adapter, or a 1440p monitor that has native DisplayPort connectivity.
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Originally Posted by kevinsbane View Post

I am 100% sure it will work with an HD4000.

However, with a Mac Mini, you'd need either a DL-DVI version (don't think there's an Ivy Bridge version with DL-DVI), or a finicky DP-> DL-DVI adapter, or a 1440p monitor that has native DisplayPort connectivity.

so will it work with apple's mini DP (Thunderbolt) to DL-dvi adapter?? biggrin.gif
post #5 of 9
from what ive read as long as its a DL-dvi adapter (has a usb and dp to dvi)
some say some of the DL-dvi adapters are finicky but the panels themselves use the same panel as apple uses for the cinema displays and the imacs and those are compatible with the Mac mini
so it has to work with the mac when you get a working adaptor
post #6 of 9
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thanks for the feedback smile.gif ill take the risk and buy the screen and the adapter and then post if it works or not...
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Originally Posted by RedZee View Post

thanks for the feedback smile.gif ill take the risk and buy the screen and the adapter and then post if it works or not...
I highly suggest you get a monitor that has native DisplayPort support if you can.
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@RedZee... hey, just curious if you ever had a chance to try that monitor with the Mac Mini?

I already have a Thunderbolt Display, and I was considering this as a secondary display. They're on sale today for $300!

For anyone else interested in the deal: http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=221203079356&afsrc=1
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Originally Posted by earcandy View Post

@RedZee... hey, just curious if you ever had a chance to try that monitor with the Mac Mini?

I already have a Thunderbolt Display, and I was considering this as a secondary display. They're on sale today for $300!

For anyone else interested in the deal: http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=221203079356&afsrc=1

I highly suggest you do not buy this specific monitor if you want to use it with a Mac Mini, DVI-only monitors are notorious for being only DVI only. That means a simple adapter will not work.
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