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Aug 7, 2003, 11:30 AM
Is there any way to use the 12" PB to the Cinema displays through an VGA adaptor port?

Aug 7, 2003, 11:57 AM
Someone out there does make a VGA to ADC converter box. I forget the name, but I'm sure a quick search of the forums would find it for you.

It's quite expensive as I recall, $300 or so? Something up there.

Aug 7, 2003, 11:59 AM

Aug 7, 2003, 12:18 PM
Ughh.. no. Apple makes a DVI to ADC adapter (http://www.apple.com/displays/adapter.html) and it's $99. Still a little expensive, but better.


Aug 7, 2003, 12:21 PM
12" Powerbook only has VGA out, NO DVI output...

Aug 7, 2003, 12:23 PM
Maybe I'll just hold out for the new 15" PB so I can use it with the display.

Aug 10, 2003, 11:29 PM
Gefen makes the VGA to DVI adapter. Check it out @ http://www.gefen.com/index.jsp

But it is close to $300... probably just better to buy a 15 inch PB.

Aug 11, 2003, 01:23 AM
its gonna cost you about 300 dollars, i would just get yourself a formac monitor, it will work natively and it still looks appealing to the eye with its similarities to the apple display.


Aug 11, 2003, 01:47 AM
Here's the URL for the Gefen VGA to ADC Conversion Box...

Link to Gefen Website (http://www.gefen.com/kvm/product.jsp?prod_id=1301)

You can order directly from their site, or from any of the major Mac mail order places. If you already have a nice Cinema Display, then it may be worth it, but the quality isn't as good as using a DVI to ADC adapter. However, I have used this and it works well.

If you don't yet have a PowerBook, you may want the 15" or wait for the 12" to get a DVI port (who knows when that might happen?). If you don't have the monitor either, then you can always get a flat panel screen with both VGA and DVI inputs. That way you can still get the 12", which as you know is a sweet computer!