How long is the cable and am I tied to using the one that comes supplied?

I want to have the monitor on my desk buy the laptop will be housed in a unit to the side. The cable-run will be about 3-4m. For USB, I guess I can use an active extension cable but not sure if this is possible for the display port.

QA Apple 27-inch LED Cinema Display

QA Apple 27-inch LED Cinema Display

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3 Answers from the Community

  • Best Answer:

    Yes you are tied to using the cable that comes with it. The cable looks to be about 2.5-3ft long

  • Yes, however, Belkin and others make mini display port and USB extension cables, so your placement of the display and your computer need not be limited by the relatively short built-in cables.

  • Not very long at all... You pretty much need to have your laptop within 2-3 feet of the monitor. It's a bit aggravating.