macbook to thunderbolt question

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by nwindservices, Nov 16, 2012.

  1. nwindservices macrumors newbie

    Nov 16, 2012
    Hi. Brand new here. I'm about ready to by my first Macbook. Thinking about a refurb early 2010 17" Macbook Pro , 2.8 with an i7. Anyway, I just want to make sure I can hook it up to a Thunderbolt Display if I buy one. If so, what cable do I need. Sorry for the noob question. Just learning. Thanks.
  2. switon macrumors 6502a

    Sep 10, 2012
    RE: TB Display...


    I'm pretty sure you won't have a problem connecting the 2010 MBP to an external TB Display, as the TB and MiniDisplay Port plugs are the same as far as the video/audio are concerned. But you should realize that a 2010 MBP does not have a Thunderbolt port, it has a MiniDisplay port -- so no daisy-chaining and no super fast data communications.

  3. nwindservices thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 16, 2012
    Thanks for the reply. After posting this, I did some more research, and you are correct. I did discover that I can use a Apple LED Cinema Display (27" flat panel) without any problems, using the MiniDisplay port. So that's fine with me. Thanks again!
  4. MCAsan macrumors 601


    Jul 9, 2012

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