Mini-Displayport to Dual DVI adaptor not available for 4-5 weeks?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by strikeinsilence, Oct 14, 2008.

  1. strikeinsilence macrumors 6502

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    What a pain. I was about to click buy on the new MBP, but the adaptor I need to hook up my 30" ACD firstly costs $99 (!!!) and won't ship for 4-5 weeks. Ah!
     
  2. KingYaba macrumors 68040

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    Apple should have stuck with the full-sized DVI port.
     
  3. Anaxarxes macrumors regular

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    I belive DP is a good way to go, but include one Dual Link DVI-I to miniDP adapter with every Macbook and one DVI-I to miniDP with every Macbook

    99USD? Seriously?
     
  4. strikeinsilence thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Agreed, if they included it woudn't be a big deal, but $99 extra seems like a lot to get the same functionality as the MBP I have today. The 4-5 weeks doesn't help either.
     
  5. randfee2 macrumors regular

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    yeah, this totally sucks. Apple's goodwill to adopt future technologies early is great and I love them for it, but cmon, with this thing I can't use any of the displays or projectors around out of the box, wtf!!! They should have included it for a year or so until Display Ports are further spread... jesus!

    this sucks.... but what can we do, we're gonna buy it anyways... :( already ordered... screw them for that though! 99$, 99€, everything is outrageous!
     
  6. burningrave101 macrumors 6502

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    Well that's pretty ignorant on Apple's part. The new MBP's don't include any display adapters at all? That's just one more reason not to upgrade if you have to pay $99 and wait 4-5 weeks just to hook up your external LCD to your new MBP.
     
  7. strikeinsilence thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah, I'll most likely be dumping my current MBP and picking up the next Mac Pro. I need the power for my work. It'll be nice to be able to watch 1080i video too.
     
  8. teme macrumors 6502

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    Some questions about this, if someone knows better...

    * Does the Dual-Link DVI Adapter work with smaller than 30" displays also? For example, when I'm not using it with 30" display, can I use it to convert Mini DisplayPort to normal DVI port and then connect VGA projector using DVI to VGA adapter?

    * Why the Dual-Link DVI Adapter includes USB connection? 30" display has few USB ports, and at first I thought that the USB connection is needed for those. However, also smaller displays from Apple include USB ports, and they use normal DVI adapter which doesn't include additional USB connection.
     

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