possible to use my mbp with a dell 3007fpw

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  1. jetjaguar macrumors 68030

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    i have a 30 inch dell monitor and was wondering if it is possible to
    connect my mbp to it ?? and if so what exactly would i need to do it ?
     
  2. RHatton macrumors regular

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    Yes. You need to buy the required adapter to connect to the right port on your monitor. I am assuming your monitor has DVI on it. You need to buy the Mini Display Port to DVI adapter from either the Apple Store or another reseller. The adapter converts Apple's Mini Display Port to the DVI cable that should've come with your monitor.
     
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    i believe it has dual link dvi ..
    damn that cable is expensive lol .. plus the reviews for it are kinda horrible:confused:
     
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    I know :( But unless your monitor has other inputs as well, that is the only one which works
     
  6. jetjaguar thread starter macrumors 68030

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    dunno if its worth it to do now .. i would need a keyboard and mouse .. so expensive .. maybe i can just edit on this 17 inch screen and rough it out till next year when i get my mac pro:(
     
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    Remember that you need that same cable for Mac Pro as well... Unless you get a new monitor
     
  8. jetjaguar thread starter macrumors 68030

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    yea i know .. i will definitely be picking up a new monitor .. possibly downsizing to 2 x 24s or maybe 1 x 30 if apple every updates it
    this dell monitor is a few years old but it serves it purpose and i dont think i could use anything smaller .. but im really tired of my pc
    and never turn it on anymore so the monitor doesnt get much use
     
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    See if monoprice has the cable, if they do it will be WAY less than anything Apple has.
     

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