Connecting a 2009 MBP and a 2008 Black MacBook to Samsung monitor

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by hexonxonx, May 23, 2011.

  1. hexonxonx macrumors 601

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    I bought a Samsung LED monitor this morning and surprisingly, probably to keep the price low, it only came with a VGA cable. That's fine for now because my MacBook Bookendz dock has the VGA connector built in besides the DVI connector.

    My question is about a DVI extension cable. Do I need dual or single link? It needs to work with the 2009 MBP and the 2008 black MacBook.

    Thanks
     
  2. Panch0 macrumors 6502a

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    IF VGA works, then Single link DVI will be more than sufficient. Dual link is only required for extremely high resolution displays like the 30" ACD.
     
  3. hexonxonx thread starter macrumors 601

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    I have a 24" monitor if that matters.
     

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