HP Display help

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by mgs4, Oct 1, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

    mgs4

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    Hi all,

    I recently bought an HP2311x 23inch LED monitor and i'm planning to hook up my macbook air to it. The monitor has hdmi, vga and dvi. I would be extremely grateful if somebody were to tell me which connection would be more suitable, and which specific cables i'd need.

    Thanks a lot in advance,

    MGS4 (Ralph)
     
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    eric/

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    DVI imo. No need for the expensive HDMI cable since you won't be running sound to the monitor.
     
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    iApple Mania

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    You need "Mini Display Port to HDMI" adapter and "HDMI to HDMI" cable.

    PS,
    "mini display port" plug in at "thunderbolt port"
     

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  4. macrumors 6502a

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    Hi Ralph,

    Honestly, it does not matter whether you decide to go with HDMI or DVI; they both are digital connections and both are equivalent. Honestly, I would go with whichever one is cheaper for you. With most monitors, a DVI cable is usually included (its the cable with the broad white connectors), and so going with DVI will probably save you a little money. You will need the DVI cable as well as a mini display port to DVI adapter. Monoprice is a great source for cheap and great quality cables. The Mini Display Port/Thunderbolt to DVI adapter only costs 6.65 at Monprice:

    http://www.monoprice.com/products/p...=10428&cs_id=1042802&p_id=5106&seq=1&format=2

    Compare this with the $29 that Apple charges for what is essentially the same adapter.

    Cheers!
     
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    mgs4

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    Thanks guys, and Aboo, i only just realized the monitor came with a dvi cable lol, so i'll just buy the mini display port to dvi and it should work fine. i never even realized the thunderbolt port and MDP cable worked together :rolleyes:
    cheersx
     
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    eric/

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  7. macrumors 603

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    Just a thought... If you go with a minidisplayport to HDMI adapter you can use it both with the monitor and also with an HDTV.

    Good HDMI cables are cheap at monoprice.com
     

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