[macvoiceover] Re: monitor on mac mini?

I am using a 19-inch TV/VGA monitor with my Mac mini.  I bought it at Best Buy 
for about $169.  The built-in speakers are pretty good too.
On Jan 9, 2010, at 3:57 PM, Keith Reedy wrote:

> Folks,
> 
> He just needs to get a MacBook.  I have one, its great and the battery only 
> goes in one way, so no problem.
> 
> Keith Reedy
> On Jan 9, 2010, at 3:26 PM, Richie Gardenhire wrote:
> 
>> For the most part, I agree with you, Bryan.  I have been following this 
>> thread and it seems to me Josh is looking for portability and space-saving 
>> solutions to his dilema.  If he can find a monitor that is fairly light and 
>> not so cumbersome to lug around, that would be the ideal solution.  
>> Otherwise, the suggestion of an entry-level Mac Book or 13-inch Mac Book 
>> might be a better alternative.  In addition, he was concerned about 
>> replacing the battery without sighted assistance.  Richie Gardenhire, 
>> Anchorage, Alaska.
>> 
>> 
>> On Jan 9, 2010, at 6:07 AM, Bryan Smart wrote:
>> 
>> I realize that it might be kinda cool looking, and a bit of a space saver 
>> not to attach a monitor to a mini, but maybe the solution for you Mini users 
>> to actually get rid of this problem is for you to get a small monitor. You 
>> don't need anything big. LCD monitors are cheap and small. If money is a 
>> problem, look on a site like Craig's List, and you'll find used 15 inch LCDs 
>> for around $50. If you can afford the DVI adaptor, you can afford that.
>> 
>> Besides, it might be nice to have some kind of monitor, even a little one, 
>> if a sighted user wants to use your computer for a moment, or check out 
>> something visually for you.
>> 
>> I think that, long-term, it would be good if we could have a fix for the 
>> monitor requirement, but, in particular, I'm thinking of people like Josh. 
>> He's a new Mac user, and going off to school with equipment purchased by Voc 
>> Rehab. If you order some adaptor through them, and it doesn't work out, or 
>> if it doesn't work out completely, you're just going to have to try another 
>> adaptor (maybe at your own cost), buy your own monitor, or write to the 
>> lists in frustration that Apple hasn't fixed this problem yet. Would be so 
>> much easier to have them buy you a little monitor to go with your Mini. Who 
>> knows. Someone might want to look at the paper that you're writing before 
>> you print it out. You might have a roommate that wants to borrow your 
>> computer to work on their paper, and would buy you beer in exchange. *smile* 
>> Being able to run without a monitor is nice, but maybe everyone is 
>> struggling a bit too hard with this one when the solution costs $50, takes 
>> up hardly any desk space, and is kinda useful on occasion. The adaptor 
>> approach seems not quite reliable on all models, and seems like an 
>> experiment for the adventurous user. I don't think that it is the best 
>> approach to suggest to new users though.
>> 
>> Bryan
>> 
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: macvoiceover-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
>> [mailto:macvoiceover-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of ashley
>> Sent: Saturday, January 09, 2010 5:31 AM
>> To: macvoiceover@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>> Subject: [macvoiceover] Re: monitor on mac mini?
>> 
>> i'm not using one...
>> 
>> ash
>> 
>> On 9 Jan 2010, at 02:06, Josh wrote:
>> 
>> 
>>      
>>      Hi,
>>      
>>      I really hope it is not necessary to have a monitor hoked into the 
>> latest mac mini. If there's a way not to have a monitor hooked up and have 
>> it still work good that'd be great.
>>      
>>      Josh Kennedy jkenn337@xxxxxxxxx
>>      my blog is at http://jkenn337.klangoblog.net (updated frequently). 
>> Tired of Microsoft Windows and paying thousands for screen-readers? try out 
>> NVDA, get a mac--, nvda--for Windows, or try out and switch to grml, Ubuntu, 
>> Vinux, or knoppix-adriane Linux desktops. Knoppix ubuntu and vinux-cli-max 
>> are the most accessible for beginners. also try vinux-gui and encourage 
>> those at www.cherrypal.com to use windows-xp and nvda knoppix-adriane 
>> Vinux-cli-max or grml so all blind people can have an accessible computer.
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> personal website:
>> www.ashleycox.co.uk
>> 
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