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

    Mar 21, 2010
    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


    Nov 14, 2009
    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.


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


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