12" powerbook and VGA out

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by mrjamin, Feb 22, 2004.

  1. mrjamin macrumors 65816

    mrjamin

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    Ok, i've just ordered a 12" PowerBook (with all the trimmings) from the online uk apple store, and am a little confused about the video out stuff.

    I know it has a miniDVI, but does it come with a miniDVI to VGA dongle of some description? My iBook (for sale - PM me for info) has the video out thing and comes with a VGA dongle for it so i'm assuming (hoping) that the powerbook will too. Otherwise i assume I have to get that $20 thingy to do the job?

    I bought the powerbook so i can finally stop using my PC as my main machine, and run a dual display with my 17" TFT (no ADC connector unfortunately). Using a PC was costing me so much money in time as I have to reformat it MONTHLY!! After 4 weeks, EVERYTHING about XP just slows down significatly, its not even triggered by anything specific; my cd read speed drops, network speed seems to halve, boot times double, harddisks taking ages to do anything - you name it. Its my work machine so i only have about 5 or 6 apps installed too!
     
  2. hob macrumors 68020

    hob

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    the iBook certainly comes with a video->standard monitor conector so you can get mirroring straight away!!

    With regards your XP problem (i know you're not asking!) why don't you try Norton Ghost - Make an image of XP with all the apps installed, and every 4 weeks, restore from the image - leave all your docs and mp3's etc. on another partition!

    (Sorry - 15 years of windows usage!! (from age 2 :p))

    Hob
     
  3. tiktokfx macrumors regular

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    Yeah, the 12" PB comes with 2 video adapters: Mini DVI -> DVI, and Mini DVI -> VGA. The one it doesn't come with is Mini DVI -> Video (RCA, S-Video)
     
  4. johnnyjibbs macrumors 68030

    johnnyjibbs

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    Yes the new 12" PowerBook comes with a mini-DVI to DVI adaptor (for DVI screens) and a mini-DVI to VGA adaptor (for VGA screens) out of the box. You have to shell out $20 for the mini-DVI to Video adaptor to make it work with your TV though.

    Good luck with the new machine. You made a good choice ;)
     
  5. mrjamin thread starter macrumors 65816

    mrjamin

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    sweet, good news - thanks!

    Am not fussed about the miniDVI-SVideo/RCA at all.

    Can't wait until it arrives. I've ordered the extra RAM from elsewhere, and bought a retail boxed aiport extreme card so i can fit it myself - build time is 1-2 days! due to ship on tuesday so should be here on wednesday or thursday.

    Rock and/or Roll baby

    MrJ
     

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