Why are mini to full size display port cables hard to find?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by bniu, Aug 1, 2015.

  1. bniu macrumors 6502a

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    wanted to plug my rMBP to a Samsung 4K UHD screen they had a full size display port via my mac's mDP connection. So I went looking for a cable that goes from mDP to DP and went to Best Buy, Apple, radio shack and couldn't find any. That's really odd to me that these cables are non-existent in stores? Why is that?

    You would think that with all the mDP macs out there and displays with DP out there that there'd be a need for such a cable?
     
  2. marzer macrumors 65816

    marzer

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    With HDMI becoming so ubiquitous, the display port (esp. The miniDP) is something of a specialty item. Most desktop computers (non-Apple that is) still use DVI, if not HDMI. You probably will only find such a cable on the Internet.

    https://www.google.com/#q=mini+to+displayport+cable

    I prefer and recommend Monoprice, quality cables at a good price:

    http://www.monoprice.com/Category?c_id=102&cp_id=10246&cs_id=1024606
     

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