Every Mac with a Mini DisplayPort allows you to connect an external display or projector using an adapter. You can use an external display as your main workspace or to extend your desktop, or you can work in mirrored mode with a projector so you can view what your audience sees.
Use the Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter to connect an advanced digital monitor, such as the 20- or 23-inch Apple Cinema Display, that includes a DVI connector. Review the documentation or check with the manufacturer of your monitor to make sure you're choosing the right adapter.
- Mini DisplayPort
- Compatible with Mac computers with Mini DisplayPort and Thunderbolt ports
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where is the mini display port on my MacBook Pro
- Asked by William M
If you have a newer Macbook Pro, the mini display port is actually the Thunderbolt port. You can plu If you have a newer Macbook Pro, the mini display port is actually the Thunderbolt port. You can plug any mini display port connector into the Thunderbolt port. …
- Answered by Jason S from Waverley
Does this adapter support 2560x1440 ??? (Why is this so hard to figure out. Can someone from Apple print what is supported on the box.)
- Asked by John B from Santa Clarita
No, this adapter does not support monitors over 1920. For 2560x1440, you'll need to get the Dual-lin No, this adapter does not support monitors over 1920. For 2560x1440, you'll need to get the Dual-link DVI to Mini DisplayPort adapter ($99). …
- Answered by Daniel S from Morristown
how can i hook up my mac book pro to my tv
- Asked by Lj R
I found through Apple support that Macbooks made before 2010 do not support sound using the hdmi min I found through Apple support that Macbooks made before 2010 do not support sound using the hdmi mini port adapter. You must use a vga cable to the headphone jack in addition to the mini hdmi adapter to hear sound through your media center. This solution does work for us. …
- Answered by Eileene T from Honeoye Falls
how do I hook up my macbook air to my TV?
- Asked by David R from Santa Fe
IF your MBA is a late 2010 (ie. Latest) model, the Mini DisplayPort will carry audio as well as vide IF your MBA is a late 2010 (ie. Latest) model, the Mini DisplayPort will carry audio as well as video. So - IF your TV has a HDMI port, you would be better off buying a Moshi Mini DP to HDMI adapter, so the audio can play through the TV. …
- Answered by Fraser A
Can I use the Thunderbolt Display as the only display without having to connect the magSafe to my Macbook Air?
- Asked by Yago F from Scottsdale
Don't worry about this at all. Keep that port plugged in. OSX has an ingenius feature that stops the Don't worry about this at all. Keep that port plugged in. OSX has an ingenius feature that stops the laptop from drawing power once the battery is full. There is no need therefor to unplug your magsafe port. …
- Answered by Shantanu J from Sunnyvale
Is this adapter the correct one to connect a new MB Pro Retina to the 20-inch Apple Cinema Display, or do I need the dual link DVI adapter?
- Asked by Ian M from Elora
I was interested in this question because I have a 20" Apple Cinema Display (DVI) model A1081 connec I was interested in this question because I have a 20" Apple Cinema Display (DVI) model A1081 connected as an external monitor to my MacBookPro3,1 and was considering what would happen when I upgrade to a Retina MacBookPro model. The connector on the A1081 20" Apple Cinema Display is a Male DVI-D (Single Link) so this adapter would be the correct choice. The dual link DVI adapter would work, because it is mechanically equivalent, however it would be overkill in terms of cost and functionality. Note: I have not actually done this yet, I have simply reviewed the specifications and done some other research. Look up "DVI" on Wikipedia and you can see drawings of the connectors. …
- Answered by Bruce T from Long Valley