12 inch powerbook's vga port

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by hugemullens, Feb 26, 2003.

  1. hugemullens macrumors 6502a

    hugemullens

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    I was thinking about buying a powerbook, either a 15(when the update comes) or a 12. I really like the extra screen space of the 15 but the portabillity of the 12. So i was thinking about getting a 12 and using my 17 inch display with it when i used it on the desk. I seen apples website and the have a dvi to adc adaptor. I know the new 12's have vga. Is there a way to hook the 12 inch powerbooks up to an ADC port via a vga port? Can i just go vga-->dvi adapter, then dvi-->adc?
    Anyinput would be welcomed. Thanks
     
  2. alex_ant macrumors 68020

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    Yup, that's exactly what you'd do. You won't get the digital image quality, though. (And no subpixel font rendering)
     
  3. macphoria macrumors 6502a

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    Sounds like a lot of hassle to go from VGA to DVI to ADC. I wonder why they didn't include DVI output on 12 inch PowerBook. Other PowerBooks have one. Is it a cost issue? Or perhaps hardware issue (size of the hardware, etc)?
     

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