New Apple 27" Cinema Display not work on PCs?

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  1. WiiDSmoker macrumors 65816

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    I noticed it only has a DisplayPort, but couldnt I do a DVI out from my PC to a DVI/DP converter cable to plug into the monitor?

    Has anyone done this?
     
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  3. Hellhammer Moderator

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    You can do that but the biggest issue is the price of those adapters. Here is one but IMO 200 bucks for a small box is too much. You could get Dell U2711 and save some $
     
  4. Ashok0 macrumors regular

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    I have a PC and I bought the DELL monitor thinking it was an Apple display + DVI port. Wrong. The DELL U2711 and U3011 have a VERY aggressive antiglare coating that makes the whole panel "sparkle".

    I immediately returned it and bought an Apple LED Cinema Display 27" + Atlona AT-DP400 DVI to mDP converter. The ACD27" has a much more vivid and vibrant image than the DELL. The Atlona adapter is a little bit pricey but imho its worth it considering the quality of the display!
     

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