Macbook External Monitor Help

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  1. gilbert1020 macrumors regular

    gilbert1020

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    I have the unibody macbook 2.4 ghz
    and I was wondering what kind of cable I would need to
    hook it up to this monitor I am planning to buy. I would appreciate your help is it the mini dvi, or mini vga, or mini display port? Thanks.
     
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  3. rtheb macrumors 6502

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    Since the monitor you are buying has both Digital (DVI-D) with HDCP and standard analog VGA inputs use the Digital DVI input.

    And save some $$$ by buying the cable from Monoprice
     
  4. gilbert1020 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for the link , is there a difference in picture quality between VGA and DVI?
     
  5. rtheb macrumors 6502

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    DVI uses Digital information while VGA is the older Analog technology we used with CRT's.

    You probably wouldn't recognize any difference unless you are very cognizant of display technology, but as the monitor you are looking at is an LCD you want to use digital input.

    BTW the best monitor out in the wild right now is the Dell UltraSharp 2209WA which, with the ever reoccurring discounts and coupons, is just a few dollars more than your monitor and has a technologically superior panel.
     
  6. surflordca macrumors 6502a

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    VGA is old tech so you might as well go for the new tech
     

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