VGA & DVI Cables

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  1. Wyat macrumors newbie

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    I've recently been given a nice Samsung monitor. I'm planning on using it as a dual monitor system while plugged into my late 2012 15" MacBook Pro.

    I've heard to use only a DVI converter? Do I need both? Is DVI better than VGA? Let me know!
     
  2. Dalton63841, Jun 30, 2013
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    What is the converter for? Connecting to the laptop, or connecting to the monitor?

    Does the monitor use DVI or VGA? Yes DVI is significantly better than VGA. It is the nearly forgotten red headed step brother of the HDMI cable. If the monitor uses VGA only though, a converter isn't going to help.

    If the monitor uses VGA, you will need a miniDP to VGA adapter. If the monitor uses DVI you will need a miniDP to DVI adapter.
     
  3. Wyat thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Connecting the laptop to the monitor. And on the monitor there is a VGA and a DVI port.
     
  4. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816

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    Definitely go for the miniDP to DVI connection. It is A LOT better than VGA.
     

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