New MBP + Old Apple LED Cinema Display

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  1. jordii macrumors regular

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    Based on current rumors, will it be possible to connect up the new MBP to my 24" Apple LED Cinema Display (which uses Mini DisplayPort)?

    Also, will I be able to power MBP via the monitor's MagSafe connector (as it currently powers my MBA)?
     
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    Good question. I have two Thunderbolt displays - plan to get the new rMBP....hmm this could be bad.
     
  3. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    It will, since it's a MiniDisplay port. I'm envious of you, given I always wanted a 24" Apple LED Cinema, but they were eliminated quickly.
     
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    Not to thread jack - what about Thunderbolt display - same? I just know my wife rMB cant use Thunderbolt Display...so figured its not compatible with USB C
     
  5. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    For MacBooks (Pros as well), any Mac that carries a MiniDisplay Port (and has the appropiate CPU/chipset) is able to drive Thunderbolt based display. Actually, a MacBook Pro can daisy chain up to 3 displays if I'm not mistaken.

    That's why a new MBP with a MiniDisplay Port will driove that 24" Apple LED Cinema.
     
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    I thought the rumors about the new rMBP don't include a MiniDisplay port?
     
  7. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Apple would likely include a USB-C to MiniDisplay Port... if that happened. Anyways, those are rumors.
     
  8. jordii thread starter macrumors regular

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    I've really enjoyed the monitor, and it was a good price, too!
     
  9. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

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    Display port will go over the tb3/USBc ports with no worries at all you'll need an adapter or a new cable but it's just a display with the same inputs as other displays it will be fine.
     

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