PC Monitor on MBP question?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by lucasblue, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. lucasblue macrumors newbie

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    Hey MR, I finally made the crossover from PC to Mac when I purchased the MBP with yesterday's update. For the last 4 years I've been using a Sony Vaio which has help up pretty well for a 4 y/o PC laptop. I also have an external Dell flatscreen monitor which I've used for photo editing etc...

    I know that the MBP has a different external moniter input from PC. My question to you is, are there any converters so I can use my Dell monitor on my MBP? Or am I hopeless and should just goto eBay? Thanks
     
  2. scotty91 macrumors newbie

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    You should just be able to connect it out of the box. My MBP (From last year) has the DVI port like they all do, but also came with a VGA adaptor. I use a "PC" monitor with no problems :)
     
  3. AliensAreFuzzy macrumors 68000

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    Well, the MBP has a DVI-I connection and comes (or at least did when I bought mine) with a DVI to VGA adapter. So the Dell monitor should have one or both of those two inputs.
     
  4. Fuchal macrumors 68020

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    Your LCD probably also has a DVI input, which would provide higher quality than the VGA you are using now.
     
  5. lucasblue thread starter macrumors newbie

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    cool, thanks guys i'll let you know how it goes when it arrives next week.
     
  6. squeeks macrumors 68040

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    and from the unboxing pictures ive seen it looks like apple does still include the DVI-VGA adapter
     
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