Thinking of buying the new 27" ACD, but will it work with a PC and DVI?

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  1. acribb macrumors regular

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    Just as the topic says-

    Thinking of buying the new 27" ACD, but will it work with a PC and DVI?

    I'd like to be able to use it with my Macbook Pro when needed but I would also like to be able to use it with my PC which currently has a NVIDIA GeForce 9100 with a DVI connector.

    Is this possible?
     
  2. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    No, I do not believe that it is possible. You'll need an adapter.
     
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    Don't believe so, unless you can find a male DVI -> female miniDisplayPort connector, which I have never seen.
     
  5. acribb thread starter macrumors regular

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    I haven't found a way to connect this either....

    Too bad apple didn't include DVI input on this bad boy.

    Seems like they would sell more monitors this way....
     
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  7. iBookG4user macrumors 604

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    Plus it is only single-link DVI so you won't be able to use it at the full resolution that the monitor is capable of.
     
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    But wait.....

    From the new iMac description in tech specs-

    "27-inch models also support input from external DisplayPort sources (adapters sold separately)"

    Does this mean that I could connect my PC via a DVI to mini-display port cable?

    How do you switch video input on the iMac?
     
  10. justaregularjoe macrumors 6502

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    Yes.

    By unplugging the cable from your MBP and plugging it into the female DisplayPort connector. (Which is looking like it will be a pain to find.)

    Don't worry; I am in the same boat. Minus the money to be on such a glorious monitor.
     
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