30 Inch Apple Cinema Diplay and MID 2010 17 Inch MacBook Pro

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by 818468, May 14, 2015.

  1. 818468 Suspended

    May 31, 2013
    Any successful experience using the 30" Apple Cinema Display with a MID-2010 17" MacBook Pro?

    The user manual: https://support.apple.com/kb/SP581?locale=en_US&viewlocale=en_US

    It reads: "Dual-link DVI output using Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter supports 30-inch Apple Cinema HD Display (optional)"

    What is "Optional"?

    Please let me know if anyone has had the success with it!

  2. MRrainer macrumors 65816

    Aug 8, 2008
    Zurich, Switzerland
    Can the MBP do 2560x1600?
    Does it have a Mini-DP port?
    (Too lazy to check MacTracker)

    Then said adapter should work.

    Various reviews suggest to get an adapter with 1.03 firmware.
  3. MagicBoy macrumors 68040


    May 28, 2006
    Manchester, UK
    Optional as in it's not included with your MacBook.

    It works with the correct Apple active adapter (MB571Z/A), which is about £80 over here.

    The standard Apple and 3rd party Mini-DP to DVI adaptors are single link therefore restricted to 1920x1200 resolution.

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