Monitor adapter/cable for TB to DP

Discussion in 'Mac mini' started by WrrN, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

    WrrN

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    I've been on a MBP for the last 6 years and am trying to catch up on display technology. I am totally confused after researching this for the last 30 minutes.

    My intent: Attached this monitor (http://www.necdisplay.com/p/desktop-monitors/pa241w-bk-sv) to a 2012 Mac Mini.

    My understanding is that I need a cable (or adapter) that runs from the Thunderbolt on the Mini to the DisplayPort on the NEC.
    Do I need to purchase a special cable for this, or an adapter, or what?
    Is there a recommended brand to buy?
    :confused:
     
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  3. WrrN, Nov 26, 2012
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  4. macrumors regular

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    Yes. You don't need an adapter that is Thunderbolt-compatible if you're only using the DisplayPort part. I'm using a Mini DisplayPort adapter that can do DisplayPort, DVI, and HDMI on my Macbook Air.
     

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