Mini display port on new mbp

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by askywalker, May 24, 2010.

  1. askywalker macrumors regular

    Aug 18, 2007
    I just ordered a new 15" mbp, and a 24" Dell ultrasharp with display port. I am a bit confused about the cables I need. The Dell monitor arrived with some interesting looking cables that look like they might be displayport - but the mbp looks much smaller (mini). I have searched amazon and apple stores looking for the cable or adapter that I need, but I am not clear. I assume I can get the mini displayport to dvi or HDMI, but that seems silly when my monitor supports displayport ...

    Any suggestions?
  2. Kevlar macrumors 6502

    Apr 5, 2004
    Great White North
    The dell screen will have a full displayport, the Macbook a mini-displayport. If you want a good non-expensive cable look on and you can get a mini-displayport to displayport cable.
  3. askywalker thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 18, 2007
    Monoprice is awesome, but I am in japan and need something quicker. Hoping the apple store or amazon has something...

    It looks like I may have to do a dvi thing - there don't seem to be any mini displayport to full displayport cables that I can find.
  4. askywalker thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 18, 2007
    What cables does the 2010 MBP ship with?

    Does the 2010 MBP ship with any dongles for mini-displayport?

    I have a Santa Rosa 15" MBP - it shipped with dongles for DVI to VGA, and a remote.

    I am thinking that the 2010 MBP's aren't shipping with as many 'frills' - since I heard there are no remotes. I went ahead and found a $30 'generic' mini-displayport to displayport cable from Amazon Japan. Crossing my fingers that it will do the job...

    I will be wanting to connect it to HDMI (our TV), but figure I will wait to get it from an Apple store - as I will want it to support audio and video, which I have heard some cables/converters will not do. Sure would make things easier if Apple would support HDMI!
  5. mingoglia macrumors 6502

    Dec 10, 2009
    Yeah, they don't ship with much. You're lucky you get a power cord with a MBP let a lone a remote or dongle. :D
  6. askywalker thread starter macrumors regular

    Aug 18, 2007
    Just thought I would follow up on my thread, as I ended up finding a very nice cable... Cost me 2150 yen including tax, which works out to about $22.

    I got a displayport cable from Amazon (Japan) and it is working very nicely with my new Dell Ultrasharp 24".

    I know it isn't the 2711 - but I had trouble finding an adapter- but ended up ordering this:

    It is the 'ATS Direct Mini DisplayPort/DisplayPort'. I love it - as it has no dongles, and even seems to do a very smooth job carrying the audio over displayport... The cable is a nice, white Mac looking cable.

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