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    Lightbulb Two is better than One

    I was thinkin, I just decided to put a mac mini in my element, and I was wondering if there is a way to run a dual display off of the mini? because i'd far rather have two touchscreen monitors than one...



    aaaaaand I don't want to split the DVI/VGA signal, but rather have seperate programs on either screen, thanx

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    Not that I'm aware of. You'd need a different video card and that won't fit in the Mini.
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    there are usb video cards, but I don't know if there are mac drivers...

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    these guys are about to release one http://www.trittontechnologies.com/
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    external usb video doen't support 3d & is the equivlent of a low memory video card... ok for simple displays, play lists & maybe nav.. but no motion video or stuff like that...

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    Here something that might interest you:
    http://www.123macmini.com/news/story/437.html

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    btw the product listed above is well worth the money.
    anyways, you may be able to use two monitors but you wont be able to use two touchscreen controllers. with the DualHead2Go, the computer still only recognizes one monitor so therefor cannot use two touchscreens. I've tested it already on windows and an ibook (with dual monitor patch).

    In order to use two touchscreens you'd have to go with the USB solution
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    Are you 100% positive of this Matrox DualHead2Go??
    sorry to be a dick ,, but I've tested the Tritton USB solution and found it to be slow and like Turbocad said only good for GPS and web and stuff like that ; no video dvd...
    I'm thinking of purchasing it for a 7" and a plasma tv ,,, so I probably wouldnt need the 2nd touchscreen; but I'd like to know that it does support the one monitor?! If I need two touchscreens I know that the USB Tritton does support it for sure.
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    I have the dualhead2go and it works great. I use it for a 3 display setup off my laptop. Its speed is exclusively dependant on how fast your video card can render a screen twice as wide as normal. It only has problems with fullscreen direct3d apps since its still only 1 display to windows, I never tried it with a mac.

    At least on windows, the generic touchscreen driver used for everything has the ability to work on a split display. This should allow you to use two touchscreens with it.
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    HMM... Can you use a 800x600 (2) resolution I assume?? It doesnt say so on the website or any of the literature.
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