12" PB & Apple Cinema Displays

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  1. macrumors member

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    Is there any way to use the 12" PB to the Cinema displays through an VGA adaptor port?
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    There is

    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.
     
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    irmongoose

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    Ughh.. no. Apple makes a DVI to ADC adapter and it's $99. Still a little expensive, but better.



    irmongoose
     
  5. macrumors regular

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    Won't work

    12" Powerbook only has VGA out, NO DVI output...
     
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    Maybe I'll just hold out for the new 15" PB so I can use it with the display.
     
  7. macrumors newbie

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    Gefen makes the adapter

    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.
     
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    iJon

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    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.

    iJon
     
  9. macrumors newbie

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    VGA to ADC

    Here's the URL for the Gefen VGA to ADC Conversion Box...

    Link to Gefen Website

    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!
     

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