Micro-Dvi in next MacBook?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by beppo, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. beppo macrumors member

    Jan 7, 2008
    I noticed on Apple's website that the Mini and Macro-Dvi ports put out the same screen resolution. Would in make sense to see a smaller port on the next MacBook?
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
  3. laxmax613 macrumors member

    Apr 28, 2008
    they could make a micro-dvi to display-port connector, right?
  4. Matek macrumors 6502a

    Jun 6, 2007
    1) I doubt they will go that way, since the MacBook will probably keep the Ethernet port which is bigger than Mini-DVI. The only possible reason I see would be the unification of converters, but still, abandoning MiniDVI would piss off people who currently own a lot of converters.

    2) Micro-DVI to DisplayPort seems like a bad solution. Since nobody else uses Micro/Mini-DVI, the only reason Apple has for using them is smaller dimensions. DisplayPort is small enough and should support the same features, so why not include something that's bound to become a widely-used standard rather than something that forces the user into buying an expensive converter?
  5. tuc macrumors 6502

    Aug 25, 2003
    If by "macro-Dvi" you mean the full-size DVI connector, then I don't think
    you'll be seeing it on future MacBooks, though I guess it is a possibility.

    If you mean "micro-DVI" then I dunno. Currently the MacBookPro has DVI,
    the MacBook has mini-DVI, and the MacBookAir has micro-DVI. There's
    nothing wrong with the size of mini-DVI on the MacBook, but it might
    make sense for Apple to standardize on fewer laptop display connectors.

    I'm somewhat unimpressed with mini-DVI's ability to stay plugged in. If
    micro-DVI is better in this regard—I have no idea if it is—then I'd say sure,
    go with micro-DVI instead.

    DisplayPort has a nice locking connector and is royalty-free, but it is physically
    wider than mini-DVI or micro-DVI and we need another laptop display connector
    like a moose needs a hat rack.

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