Ok, so my mom went way overboard and bought me the really nice 24" cinema display for christmas. I also have a 1st gen MBP (17" 2.16ghz 2gig ram, etc). Anyways I knew the display was mini displayport specific, but I would figure (like any sane consumer) that there was an adapter to take the new monitor and connect it to an older, non MDP based computer. WRONG. Apple sells these adapters that will let the new MBP's/macbooks/airs connect to older based monitors, but not the new monitor to older computers. Are there any options I have right now, or am I up the creek without a paddle?