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PraisiX-windows
Jul 21, 2011, 09:31 AM
Ehm, I am about to order the MBA, but I'm thinking, since the cables that you can buy as accesories for the mac are only vga to mdP how on earth do I connect my computer to my school's projectors?

I don't suppose the vga to mdP will "fit" into the TB connector?

Any insight is appreciated.



Muncher
Jul 21, 2011, 09:33 AM
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Thunderbolt is backwards compatible with the mini displayport, so go ahead.

PraisiX-windows
Jul 21, 2011, 09:39 AM
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Thunderbolt is backwards compatible with the mini displayport, so go ahead.

Really? I thought the TB port was somewhat big and the mdP connector was very very small, didn't know that, thanks!

simsaladimbamba
Jul 21, 2011, 09:49 AM
from http://www.apple.com/thunderbolt/

And because Thunderbolt is based on DisplayPort technology, the video standard for high-resolution displays, any Mini DisplayPort display plugs right into the Thunderbolt port. To connect a DisplayPort, DVI, HDMI, or VGA display, just use an existing adapter.

Mini DisplayPort
http://www.roughlydrafted.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/10/200810201137.jpg

Thunderbolt port
http://www.ivanexpert.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/thunderbolt-port-mac.jpg

mac jones
Jul 21, 2011, 10:02 AM
That's right it's backward compatible.

If it wasn't, it would be sort of a total disaster wouldn't it? :D