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2018 mac Mini with 2 touchscreens. Current thinking?

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2018 mac Mini with 2 touchscreens. Current thinking?

PostSun Feb 28, 2021 11:26 am

I appreciate that this topic has been touched on before, but that may be a while ago now.

I need to get another Mac for a new HW Advanced setup but I cannot afford to buy a further MacPro. I'm therefore considering getting a 2018 Mac Mini with 32gB RAM.

I think what I'm looking for is reassurance that the Mac Mini will run happily with HW5 using a pair of portrait touchscreens and touchbase drivers? Also, any recommendations for 22" touchscreens in this configuration?

I'm assuming that once configured, the Mac will boot with the touchscreens operational and that they do not need any setting up for subsequent sessions.

Thanks for any thoughts.
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Re: 2018 mac Mini with 2 touchscreens. Current thinking?

PostSun Feb 28, 2021 11:39 am

The mini will work fine. I use touch-base drivers with two screens. Never had a problem.

Mine has 64G and runs Catalina. The touch screen USB interfaces run through a single powered hub that also connects my console's midi interfaces.
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Re: 2018 mac Mini with 2 touchscreens. Current thinking?

PostSun Feb 28, 2021 7:22 pm

Hi there...

I bought a Mac MINI 2018 refurbished, from B & H Photo. Ordered it with
a SSD of only 128, and 16 GB Ram. I use it with a 2 TB external portable
Crucial SSD for the samples, and added 64GB ram from OWC.
The system runs fine. I too need to add touch screens. Ideas?

Thanks,
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Re: 2018 mac Mini with 2 touchscreens. Current thinking?

PostMon Mar 01, 2021 11:44 am

Thanks for the reassurance on this. I don't have any great knowledge of touchscreen models but believe the best driver options are from touchbase. I've used one of their drivers with a MacbookPro and HW for concert work and it seems fine. I need to found out about options for larger ones for the new system.
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