hooking up a laptop pc to 30" cinema screen

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by davelee49, May 20, 2008.

  1. davelee49 macrumors newbie

    May 20, 2008
    I am new to macs and have only just bought the mac pro with 30" cinema display. I love the mac and all the software that I have on it but I am an Autocad user and want to use my laptop with Autocad installed but pipe it through to the 30" mac screen. Now I know I wont be able to run it at the full optimum HD resolution that the mac screen is capable of but I would be happy to just make use of the big screen by hooking up a cable from my HP laptop to the Mac screen. My laptop is an HD pc.
    Is there any way this can be be done please?
  2. merl1n macrumors 65816


    Mar 30, 2008
    New Jersey, USA
    If your HP has a DVI port, you can connect the Cinema Display directly to it. If it doesn't (like its an old HP), you would need a VGA -> DVI adapter.

    Another alternative...purchase VMWare Fusion or Parallels and install Windows on a Virtual Machine. Then install Autocad on the Windows VM and run it on your Mac.

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