MBP to External Monitor

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by boba7523, Oct 5, 2011.

  1. boba7523 macrumors regular

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    Hi guys, I just bought a Macbook Pro, and would like to know what kind of connector I need to connect to my VGA external monitor. Also, after connecting, will I have the option of outputting the display to only the external monitor and not both?
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    You need a minidisplay port to vga connector. You can run your machine in clamshell mode so that the output only shows up on the external monitor.
     
  3. boba7523 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Mini display port is smaller than mini dvi right? Mine is a mid 2010 model MBP
     
  4. dusk007 macrumors 68040

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    2010 is mini Displayport.
    The mini-DVI is a lot older not much different in size but still a bit smaller and just different.
     

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