Connecting 2010 13" macbook pro to external display

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by killaray, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. killaray macrumors newbie

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    so I just got my Acer h233h monitor and am wondering how I can connect the MBP to it? It only has a mini display port? Seems kind of ridiculous that apple would create a port only macs use? Or is there another way I can do this? I'd rather not pay 30 dollars for a Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter. Also can I buy this at a store like target or something? because I'd like to get my monitor working tonight.
    Thanks.
     
  2. ziggyonice macrumors 68020

    ziggyonice

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    Mini DisplayPort is not a port Apple created — it's used in a lot of different devices, including Macs.

    Since your external display isn't nice enough to use Mini DisplayPort, the only alternative is to get a Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter.
     
  3. killaray thread starter macrumors newbie

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    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mini_DisplayPort
    You're hot
     
  4. Jason Beck macrumors 68000

    Jason Beck

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    Monoprice
    Amazon
    Ebay

    All have the adaptors, generic versions that work just as good, for around 5-10 bucks *shipped*. I got mine off Ebay for 9.99 shipped.
     
  5. Jason Beck macrumors 68000

    Jason Beck

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    By the way, nice choice on the monitor. I have it too. : ) You can hook up your xbox at the same time as your Macbook. Sometimes I use it with my macbook closed and sometimes with it open.. like when I am doing design work.
     

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