12" Powerbook 867 able to hook up 20" display w/ DVI connection?

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  1. paco taco mike macrumors member

    paco taco mike

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    i really want a apple cinema display 20" LCD. Problem is i only have a vga output on my 867 12" powerbook. Would this work:
    http://www.lindy.com/us/productfolder/04/41223/index.php

    is the only way to hook it up by buying a 289 dollar convertor?

    please any help, i really don't want to have to spend extra money, the display is already a load!

    -mike
     
  2. shane-o-mac macrumors regular

    shane-o-mac

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    I Feel Your Pain

    I am afraid you in a tough position. The device you linked will only transfer an analog signal which will not work with any apple digital displays. The only option if you want an apple LCD is a converter like this one: http://www.gefen.com/kvm/product.jsp?prod_id=1310

    However if you do not want to shell out that kind of cash for an apple display and converter I recomend a samsung 193p dispaly. I know aesthetics are really important this monitor is not only beautiful but has a dvi and analog connection and will save you some major cash.....check it out: http://www.anandtech.com/showdoc.html?i=2024

    good luck....!
     
  3. spaceballl macrumors 68030

    spaceballl

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    For high res LCDs VGA to DVI converters aren't guaranteed to work. I have a DVI 1600x1024 SGI flat panel, and through a VGA interface, the resolution doesn't scale that high. Through DVI i get native res.
    kevin
     
  4. j_maddison macrumors 6502a

    j_maddison

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    I might be wrong, but I thought the new displays didnt require any adaptors. I have a 12" Rev A powerbook to, and i'm sure you'll be fine.

    if you need additional info try apples own discussion page http://discussions.info.apple.com/

    Jay
     
  5. spaceballl macrumors 68030

    spaceballl

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    By new adaptors, you mean that they are DVI. Apple is done with their old proprietary standard called ADC. But the Rev A 12" PBs have a VGA out. VGA is the older analog standard.
    -kevin
     
  6. amoildani macrumors member

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    wont the 1024 resolution look bad on that monitor?
     

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