White MB - External Monitor - DVI-D or VGA?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Mr. Monsieur, Dec 9, 2008.

  1. Mr. Monsieur macrumors 6502

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    Hey folks!

    I've searched the Apple site and I've searched these forums, but haven't found a conclusive answer to a simple question:

    I want to buy this monitor to use with my White MacBook (early 2008 - 2GHz):

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16824236027

    The monitor offers both VGA and a DVI-D ports. I'm assuming that it makes more sense to connect using DVI-D than VGA? Which would mean, I'm assuming that I should buy this:

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/M9321G/B?fnode=MTY1NDA3Ng&mco=MjE2MDE4Nw

    rather than this:

    http://store.apple.com/us/product/M9320G/A?fnode=MTY1NDA3Ng&mco=MjE0ODQzNQ

    ?

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Lornholio macrumors newbie

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    My Dell monitor has both connections but only VGA allows contrast adjustment, which is essential to me as a photographer when calibrating my screen. I used DVI at first before discovering this. The picture quality is identical.
     
  3. Phatpat macrumors 6502a

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    I have both adapters, I carry a VGA around for presentations and use a DVI with my monitor at home. VGA works fine, but DVI definitely seems crisper, for whatever reason. I would say get the DVI.
     

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