Connecting Apple 27" Cinema Display to a PC laptop

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by lykkegaard, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. lykkegaard macrumors newbie

    Feb 18, 2014

    I would like to know if it is somehow possible to connect a Apple 27" Cinema Display to a PC laptop?

    I know that there are two different versions of the Apple 27" monitor - one called "Apple LED something" and then the Apple Thunderbolt, but what is the difference?

    Maybe it is possible to get a Thunderbolt to HDMI converter of some sort?

    Please let me know if any of you knows or have experience with this. Not even Apple themselves can give me a clear answer.

  2. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

    Dec 17, 2009

    The Thunderbolt display will not work with any PC. It requires a thunderbolt port. You can use the Apple Cinema Display, but you will need to have a displayport or mini-displayport. You can not use a displayport to HDMI adapter. Those only work it going from a displayport/mini-displayport on your PC TO an HDMI monitor, you can't go FROM and HDMI port TO a displayport monitor.

    If all you have is HDMI, then go get something other than an Apple branded monitor.

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