NEC 30 inch with MBP and DVI adapter

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Guy Mancuso, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. Guy Mancuso macrumors 6502a

    Mar 28, 2009
    I have a ACD 30 inch connected via the DVI adapter to new mini display plug . Going to buy a NEC MultiSync 3090W-BK-SV 30" Widescreen LCD Display with Color Calibrator but want to see if it is working okay using this Apple adapter okay before i sell my ACD and buy the NEC.

    or do I need a different adapter from a third party. Any help here would be very much appreciated
  2. gullaa macrumors member


    Mar 1, 2008
  3. cderalow macrumors 6502



    you should be able to use your current adapter and the appropriate cable between the adapter and screen for dual link dvi full res (2560x1600)

    this adapter would only drive his new display (and his current ACD) at a maximum 1920x1200

    or effectively half of the screen's maximum resolution.
  4. highscheme macrumors regular

    Jun 10, 2009
  5. Guy Mancuso thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 28, 2009
    Thanks folks that helped. Still deciding but I really want this display , just a matter of funds and if a new MBP comes out as well.
  6. kasakka macrumors 68000

    Oct 25, 2008
    The NEC has a Displayport connector I think. You could get a mini-DP to Displayport cable for it. It works great with my Dell 3008WFP, but since you already have the overpriced dual link DVI adapter, it should work too.
  7. Mstrschld macrumors newbie

    Mar 7, 2011
    2560x1600 from mini-displayport output

    I bought a new Ultrasharp 30" U3100 monitor to go with my Mac Mini and the only way I could get the full resolution to blossom was by using a mini displayport to displayport adaptor. The mini displayport to dvi or hdmi adaptors or anything else that came with the monitor definitely did not get there. Dell tech advisors, including a tech supervisor, told me that the type of cable I used wasn't significant.

    Does anybody know whether this adaptor will also export 2560x1600 with a MBP?
  8. DarwinOSX macrumors 65816

    Nov 3, 2009
  9. Guy Mancuso thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Mar 28, 2009
    You need a dual link adapter for sure. Needs power with a USB

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