MBP Penryn 2.4GHz to ACD 30", what do i need pls?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by erwind, Mar 15, 2008.

  1. erwind macrumors newbie

    Feb 4, 2008

    I'm getting my new MBP 2.4GHz Penryn (15" LCD) this Monday. I've been reading the tech sheet on Apple's website. Said that this MBP is fully supporting Apple Cinema Display 30" LCD.

    The thing is, they say ACD 30" needs a dual-link DVI. what does that means? :confused:
    What do i need to get so that i can connect this MBP using the ACD 30"? Do i need to buy 2 DVI-output cable? Or just get 1, plug it between MBP-ACD, and done? (because i do realize, MBP only has 1 video out port).

  2. Jiddick ExRex macrumors 65816

    Jiddick ExRex

    May 14, 2006
    Roskilde, DK
    Don't worry. Dual link DVI in layman terms is just a DVI-port that supports bigger resolutions and all MBPs are equipped with one. When you buy your 30" ACD you just need to hook the cable that follows in the box to your MBP and you're good to go.
  3. PkennethV macrumors 6502a

    Aug 16, 2006
    You need absolutely nothing. Just plug the display into the MBP:) The MacBook Pro has a dual-link DVI port (it's one physical connection), the MacBook does not.
  4. erwind thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 4, 2008
  5. pionata macrumors 6502

    Oct 12, 2005

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