Budget mini-DP/TB1 to dual link DVI adapter?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by imrazor, Mar 26, 2018.

  1. imrazor macrumors member

    imrazor

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    I just upgraded my monitor to a used Dell 30" Ultrasharp that runs at 1600p. The thing looks gorgeous when connected to my PC. However, as it is rather old, it only has a dual-link DVI connector.

    I want to hook this thing up to my 13" 2012 Retina MBP. Apple wants US$100 for a mini-DisplayPort to dual link DVI adapter, which sounds like crazy money to me. Does anyone know of a reasonably priced alternative?

    This is the one: https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MB571LL/A/mini-displayport-to-dual-link-dvi-adapter
     
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  3. imrazor thread starter macrumors member

    imrazor

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    Sorry, I had forgotten about that post.

    I'm used to negative reviews on the Apple store, but all the one star reviews on Amazon surprised me. Are these adapters (Apple or 3rd party) really that trouble prone?

    Sigh. I may have to downgrade to a 24" Planar monitor I had decommissioned. It has an HDMI input, which I know will work reliably with this Macbook.
     

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