Connect Apple 27" LED to Alienware M14x

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by steverusson, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. steverusson macrumors newbie

    Feb 11, 2013
    Hi Guys,

    I'm thinking of buying an Alienware M14x to run Star Trek Online.

    I have an Apple LED Cinema Display 27" Flat screen and was wondering if I can connect the two?

    The screen has one cable that runs to my macbook that is split into a MiniDisplay Port, Magsafe clip (to power your macbook) and a USB 2.0. As I understand it, the MiniDisplay Port provides the picture and the sound is picked up via the USB.

    As the screen is designed to be used with a MacBook, how would I connect it to the Alienware laptop? The Alienware has a HDMI 1.4 Audio and Video Output.

    Which adaptor would I use to connect the Alienware to the screen to ensure that the I get a good picture and the sound running through the screen?

    A huge thank you for your time. I'd appreciate any guidance and maybe even a link to the kit I need. I'm super dumb at computers so please reply as if you are talking to a dummy.


    Steve :)
  2. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

    Dec 17, 2009
    According to the specs, the M14x has a mini displayport.....

    So there's your answer.

    Ports, Slots & Chassis

    External Chassis Connections
    (1x) RJ-45 Gigabit Ethernet
    (2x) SuperSpeed USB 3.0 Ports
    (1x) Hi-Speed USB 2.0 Port with PowerShare Technology
    (1x) Mini-Display Port
    (1x) HDMI 1.4 Audio and Video Output
    (1x) VGA Port
    (1x) 9-in-1 Media Card Reader
    (2x) Audio Out 1/8" Ports
    (1x) Audio In / Microphone 1/8" Port (retaskable for 5.1 audio)
    (1x) Security Lock port

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