Connect Apple 27" LED to Alienware M14x

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

  1. steverusson macrumors newbie

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    Feb 11, 2013
    #1
    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.

    Cheers!

    Steve :)
     
  2. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2009
    #2
    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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