Late 2008-macbook pro Display

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by photography1234, Jan 8, 2009.

  1. photography1234 macrumors newbie

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    Hi i am pretty new to mac laptops. I heard from a fellow student in college that on the old mac book pro you can just hook up an external display and you can go between both the laptops screen and the external display. My question is with the new Late 2008-macbook pro with the new mini display port is that still possible.
     
  2. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

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    Yes, you'll just have to buy the appropriate miniDVI to whatever adapter.
     
  3. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Yes, the new MacBook Pros are capable of powering an external monitor (even a 30" if you wanted). All you need to do is get a $30 adapter :)
     
  4. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Or $100 adapter and 1 USB port if you are using a 30" display.
     
  5. Mercellus macrumors regular

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    Yes, you can accomplish this with a Mini DisplayPort to DVI adapter.
     

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