Thunderbolt to VGA

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by jakesaunders27, Aug 22, 2012.

  1. jakesaunders27 macrumors 6502a

    jakesaunders27

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    Hi
    I have just bought a MacBook Air and need to be able to connect it to a VGA display but it seems there is no such adaptor does anyone know if you can get one?

    Cheers guys
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    You can use a Mini DisplayPort to VGA adapter.

     
  3. jakesaunders27 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    thanks so much so MDP is the same as thunderbolt?
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

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    No, but Thunderbolt is based on MDP.
    To learn more about Thunderbolt (TB) and its compatibility with Mini DisplayPort (MDP):
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  5. jakesaunders27 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ok cheers
     
  6. willgreene99 macrumors regular

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    A couple of options for future expansion would be a thunderbolt hub.

    One with the video port is the Matrox® DS1 (http://www.matrox.com/docking_station/en/ds1/press/)

    As for the others, I am looking at one of these:

    Belkin Thunderbolt Express Dock (http://www.belkin.com/thunderbolt/)

    LaCie eSATA Hub (http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?id=10574#a3)

    At least this way, you can daisy chain more devices, but if your needs will only be the external video, then the single cable is probably the best route.
     
  7. jakesaunders27 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Hi
    Thanks for your replies, I have actually discovered that my dad has a MiniDisplay Port to VGA adaptor for his MBP so I tried it and works perfectly thanks for all your help

    Jake
     

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