DVI Cable?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by T-Stex, Jan 31, 2006.

  1. T-Stex macrumors 6502

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    Hey guys, does anyone know if the new macs will come with a DVI cable to attach to an external monitor, or just the adapter? Or will a Dell monitor come with a DVI cable? I'm just wondering if I need to buy one for my new monitor. Thanks.
     
  2. Laser47 macrumors 6502a

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    I do not have the new imac or a dell lcd but most likely the imac will only come with the adapter or none at all. Every mac that used the mini display connector did not come with a cable because apple thinks that you will be using their monitor which already has a cable. And to see if your dell monitor has a dvi cable just go to dell.com and look for the model. It should have a whats included column.
     
  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    No computer ships with monitor cables.

    Monitors ship with 1 or 2 cables, depending on how cheap the manufacturer is. Check the specs on the specific monitor. My 20" and 24" Dell monitors came with DVI cables.
     
  4. arcsbite Guest

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    the intel iMacs come without any cables.

    I figured this was fine as I was using my cable that came with my ibook to attach my old G5 iMac to my external monitor...

    ...then found out the intel mac has a different port...now I need to buy another cable.
     
  5. T-Stex thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks guys. It sounds like the Dell monitor will come with the DVI cable. I'll find out on thursday, and take it from there.
     
  6. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

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    Both your TiBook and your MacBook Pro have DVI output.

    You'll simply connect the DVI cable from the Dell display to your portables (unless Dell doesn't include a DVI cable instead opting for a VGA cable).

    You'd only need an adapter, if you had an iMac Core Duo, or a Powerbook 12-inch like me. In that case, you need the mini-DVI to DVI adapter, which is actually included for free, with 12-inch Powerbooks.
     
  7. slb macrumors 6502

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    Yep, you specifically need a Mini-DVI to DVI adapter.
     
  8. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

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    The original poster doesn't. They have TiBook 15 and a MacBook 15 coming. Those both have the full-size DVI connectors, so they only need to take the DVI cable from the display and plug it into their machine (unless I'm missing something which is always possible). :)
     
  9. iEdd macrumors 68000

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    It kinda sucks that apple hasn't included the mini-dvi cables with any computer since the powerbook ""Update"", as they cost apple only a few bucks... Especially seeing as I expected one with my iMac looking at the "iMac, what's inside the box?" thing on apple's site, which pictured the cable, but didn't list it in package contents (which I realised after double-checking). Ah well.
     
  10. powerbook911 macrumors 68040

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    The 12-inch Powerbook still receives the mini-DVI cable. It along with the Core Duo iMac are the *only* machines that can utilize the mini DVI to DVI output.

    You really can't blame them for not including it with the Core Duo iMac, since it has a display and the ability to output is a secondary bonus feature. If the purchaser needs the capability, it is there.

    The Mac Book Pro doesn't need any adapter (for DVI at least). It has a full DVI connector.
     
  11. mongoos150 macrumors 6502a

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    It would be nice if it included connectivity cables...my LaCie external drive included a 6 pin - 6 pin firewire cable, a 6 pin - 4 pin firewire cable, a usb cable, a miniusb-full usb cable...it was very nice. I picked up the miniDVI-VGA cable to connect the new iMac to my Dell flatpanel, only $17.10 (student discount) but it'd been nice if Apple had included it.
     

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