Mac Pro and 27" Cinema Display?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by -BigMac-, Apr 22, 2011.

  1. -BigMac- Suspended

    -BigMac-

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    Hi guys,
    The ACD 27" has 3 cables. a USB cable, displayport and also a magsafe.
    So this might be a stupid questionnnn...
    but once the ACD is plugged into the MacPro.. does the magsafe just hang there for no reason?

    I know theyre primarily designed for the MacBook Pros.. but people who have iMacs and MacPros are left with an ugly hanging cable?

    Must look pretty ugly.. its not like Apple at all..
     
  2. Floris macrumors 68020

    Floris

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    from apple.com:

    MagSafe connector.
    The LED Cinema Display includes a MagSafe connector that powers and charges your MacBook, MacBook Pro, or MacBook Air. The connector sits on your desk, ready and waiting. No need to unwind the cord to the power adapter that came with your notebook. Leave it exactly where it is, in your bag.

    There's nothing to charge in the MacPro server.
     
  3. peskaa macrumors 68020

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    Yes, it just dangles there. The breakout is quite a long way down the cable though, so it's usually behind the Mac Pro rather out in sight.
     
  4. jnc macrumors 68020

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    I think Apple hope sooner or later you'll crumble and buy a MacBook just so you can finally use it :D
     
  5. -BigMac- thread starter Suspended

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    haha yes i think so too :D

    Thanks for all your replies :)
     
  6. chrismacguy macrumors 68000

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    Having got this exact setup it does have a use, and that is you can just stretch the MagSafe so that if you leave your MacBook on top of the computer you can use that as a charger (I use it so I dont have to ferret about for my MacBook Airs charger). But the cable isnt long enough to leave the MagSafe on the desk unless you have the Mac Pro on the desk (which is a shame).
     

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