Connecting to an older non Apple monitor

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by tehprince, Oct 15, 2008.

  1. tehprince macrumors newbie

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    Pardon my ignorance on this issue, but I'm looking into purchasing a MB to use for both work and personal use.

    At work I would be hooking the MB up to a two year old 19" Samsung monitor, is it true that out of the box the new MB can't do this? Do I need to buy some sort of an adapter? If so, which one, I've heard of a $30 and $100 adapter.

    Any help would be most appreciated.
     
  2. dougnewman macrumors 6502

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    You will need an adapter.

    What adapter you'll need depends on what kind of port is on the display.
     
  3. fk51785 macrumors regular

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    Mini Displayport to DVI Adapter if your monitor has DVI output.
    Mini Displayport to VGA Adapter if you monitor has VGA output.
    Both are $29. I bought mine along with my macbook.
     

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