Macbook pro and apple display?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by ahendri5, Oct 18, 2011.

  1. ahendri5 macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys,

    I am looking into a display to run with my MBP. I am tired of staring at the smaller laptop screen for hours on end when I am doing my coding and different school work. I would love to get the new led apple display but they are just to expensive for a broke college kid. I have seen on ebay the lcd displays are going for a much more reasonable price. my question is, is it compatible with my mbp mid 2010 model. i want to be able to close the lid on my mbp and work solely on my display i don't know if i can do that with the lcd model. any help would be great thanks guys
     
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  3. ahendri5 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ok because the lcd displays are using the dvi port and the mid 2010 mbp has a mini display adapter?
     
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    Looking at those links, normally displays have VGA or DVI, nowadays even HDMI as input, and your MacBook Pro has a "MiniDisplayPort", thus you need the appropriate adapter.
     
  5. ahendri5 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I have an adapter to go to from dvi to mini display. what connector does the old lcd monitor have dvi or mini display? I was just wondering if the old apple lcd monitor was compatible with mine (backwards compatible i guess). i guess i can use anything with a dvi or mini display port on my mbp. i just can't go any newer than the mini display i.e the new thunderbolt is not compatible.
     
  6. simsaladimbamba, Oct 18, 2011
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    The Apple Cinema Display uses DVI, the Apple LED Cinema Display uses MiniDisplayPort.
     
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  9. ahendri5 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I would if I had an extra grand laying around... thats what i really want
     
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    sssssaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaawwwwwwweeeeeeeet!
     
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    It's a nice life.
     

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  12. randomrazr macrumors 65816

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    u could try the 24inch refurbisged cinema display its 599

    i have a white samsung 22" LED 1080p high def TV. its nice
     

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