As a statistic for the internet, I would like to report that my Apple Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter works just fine. I purchased it from new stock at an Apple store on April 2nd, and am using it with a 2009 Mac Mini base model (+ putty knife upgraded RAM). The monitor is an NEC LCD3090WQXi, running happily at 2560×1600.
Which brings up two main complaints:
I know this is an active adapter, with a full DisplayPort to DVI protocol converter (and high bandwidth DVI for that matter). But why is it $99? That is 1/6th of the value of a new Mini.
And why does the new Mini still ship with the same gargantuan power brick that the original Mini shipped with? Its nearly 1/3rd the size of the computer! I know Apple has worked hard to miniaturize power adapters – every other adapter is much smaller! Even the Time Capsule has a built-in power supply…