updated 09:35 am EST, Fri January 2, 2009
Mac mini Dual Display Leak
Apple's Mac mini will receive its first multi-monitor support with an update that may come as early as Macworld, an alleged leak from AppleInsider claims. The site points to anonymous sources who say the system will have jacks for both Mini DisplayPort and Mini DVI, letting users hook up both the company's newer Cinema Displays as well as legacy screens. A setup of this sort would prevent using dual Apple screens but theoretically lets users have an extended desktop that has been available on all other Intel-based Macs.
The system won't, however, include the black plastic trim that has shown up in other Macs, the report suggests.
News of the design change just comes as Apple has itself unintentionally confirmed the use of an NVIDIA chipset for the small aluminum system, which will give it faster 3D and support for newer video features than with current Intel graphics.
The desktop is also rumored to have a choice of dual hard drives and should receive its first performance update since a quiet revision in August 2007, when it was updated to use an older generation Core 2 Duo processor.