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

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

  1. Mr. Monsieur macrumors 6502

    Apr 21, 2004
    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):


    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:


    rather than this:



    Thanks in advance!
  2. Lornholio macrumors newbie

    Sep 19, 2008
    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


    Jun 15, 2003
    Cambridge, MA
    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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