Non Apple monitor on MBP 13 inch?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by red42, Jul 23, 2009.

  1. red42 macrumors regular

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    Sorry newbie question here, would a non apple monitor work with the Macbook pro 13?

    Any recommendations? Thanks
     
  2. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    Yes it would work, you just need a Mini-Displayport to VGA, DVI, or HDMI adapter.
     
  3. red42 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hi friends, does this adapter come with the Macbook pro?
     
  4. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    You just need a mini-Display port to VGA adapter, or mini-display port to DVI adapter, which run about $30 from Apple.

    If you're asking, I assume you don't need the $1000 color accurate LCD's, so just about any monitor will do. I got a westinghouse from Best Buy a few years ago for $120 that works just dandy.
     
  5. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    No, you have to buy it from Apple or monoprice.com
     
  6. Hrududu macrumors 68020

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    Wow, do new Apple computers come with anything anymore?? Seems like just yesterday a new MacBook Pro came with both the Apple Remote and a DVI to VGA adapter. Its probably only a matter of time before we start having to buy the power supply separately.
     
  7. MacMini2009 macrumors 68000

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    Only Mac Minis come with a Mini-DVI to DVI-D adapter. Next, we will have to pay for Apple Stickers!
     
  8. xDeathReaperx macrumors regular

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    Lol

    You guy's are funny. I actually could imagine that though. "at the end of each commercial, "Battery Sold Seperatly"
    LOL
     
  9. skrutzen macrumors regular

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    The adapters are $9.75 at monoprice. I got two there. One DVI and one HDMI.
     
  10. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Or better yet, AC cord sold separately. :p
     

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