12 inch powerbook's vga port

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

  1. hugemullens macrumors 6502a


    Dec 15, 2002
    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


    Feb 5, 2002
    All up in your bidness
    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


    Nov 29, 2002
    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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