Newbie Displayport adapter purchase question

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  1. macstatic macrumors 6502a

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    I've just received a 19" display and I'm trying to figure out how to attach it to my 13" MBP (mid-2012).
    The display (1280x1024 native resolution) has DVI-A, DVI-D and D-sub connectors (I believe the latter is the analog "VGA" standard if I'm not mistaken).

    I've never used Thunderbolt before, but according to the (rather limited) documentation I need to buy a Displayport-DVI adapter for my setup (which are both digital I believe, so I won't get any signal loss as I would in a digital/analog conversion process).

    Apple's offering is quite costly, and I assume there's plenty of similar devices to choose from on eBay, Amazon or whatever. Does it make any difference which adapter to get?
     
  2. comptr macrumors 65816

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    Not really, this one should work just fine: https://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matter...055500&sr=8-2&keywords=minidisplayport+to+dvi or this one: https://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matter...port to dvi&qid=1497055500&ref_=sr_1_1&sr=8-1
     
  3. macstatic thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks.
    So there aren't different variations or such an adapter: all I need to look for is a "Mini Displayport to DVI adapter"?
     
  4. comptr macrumors 65816

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    Yup, just make sure to read the amazon reviews before buying.
     

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