I’m about to take the plunge and switch from a mac mini running Snow Leopard to a new mac mini running Lion. There are three screens on a mac mini running Leopard. Word is, two screens are the max available on a Lion mac mini. Are there any possible workarounds from plugable which might allow three screen capacity on a Lion mini, like a splitter of some sort?
Thanks for contacting Plugable with your question. We make a range of USB 2.0 graphics adapters to which you can connect external displays.
Setup is straightforward. You download and install the DisplayLink driver for the adapter (http://plugable.com/drivers/displaylink)); plug the adapter into a USB port on your Mac or into a port on a self-powered USB 2.0 hub connected to your Mac; attach a VGA, DVI, or HDMI monitor; and enjoy the benefits of multiple monitors.
On a Mac you can use up to four Plugable graphics adapters simultaneously.
You can see our product offerings at http://plugable.com/products. Only the USB 2.0 graphics adapters work on the Mac. The adapters you would need is determined by the resolution of your displays. The highest resolution we can support is 2048×1152 / 1920×1200 via the UGA-2K-A (http://plugable.com/products/uga-2k-a)).
Our adapters don’t support Mac displays that require a Thunderbolt connection or dual video inputs.
If you have any additional questions about our products, don’t hesitate to write back. If you make a purchase and need support with setup or troubleshooting advice, contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org. We’re here to help.