27'' Cinema display with early 2008 MBP

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  1. MIKE666 macrumors regular

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    Hi,

    ive recently decided that instead of an imac ill get this monitor when it comes out.

    after googling a bit i cant seem to find what i will need to connect this to my early 2008 MBP.

    i did find an Atlona AT-DP 200 DVI to Mini Displayport adapter, but that cant handle the resolution of this new one.

    i also found this:
    http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB571Z/A?fnode=MTY1NDA5OQ&mco=MTA4MzU1ODY

    but im pretty sure that wont work as it looks like its to connect mdp MBP to Dual link dvi monitor.

    so anyone have a solution?

    thanks in advance
     
  2. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

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    You would need DVI TO MDP, not the other way around. It doesn't work that way.
     
  3. MIKE666 thread starter macrumors regular

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    yeah i though so, but for the 27'' wouldnt i need dual link dvi to mdp as im sure dvi cant do 2560*1440?

    if so anyone know of such a product?

    EDIT: Never mind, just found one for £187 there is no chance im paying that ill just get a 23 cinema display off ebay.

    for anyone whos interested the device i found is the atlona dp400
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Just get a Dell U2711; same monitor as the Apple one, except you get more inputs and it's a matte display.
     
  5. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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    Dell U2711 is a nice monitor. It doesn't offer LED backlighting, the integrated iSight and mike, and power supply, but then it offers a very nice port selection. It will be interesting to hear the audio capability of the new ACD, as it offers what sounds like a nice speaker system with a subwoofer. I'm very much leaning towards the 27" ACD.
     
  6. Sneakz macrumors 65816

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    27" ACD will have no better audio than a 27" iMac. Which isn't to say its bad, but $50 speakers easily can beat them.
     
  7. alphaod macrumors Core

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    LED backlighting is proported to be the culprit behind the yellow screens. Yes you are missing the iSight and the mic, but I've never used my iSight, so I can't comment on that. I mainly suggested an alternative since the 27" ACD does require some bit of extra hardware for pre-Late 2008 MacBook Pro machines.
     

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