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
- Mar 9, 2011
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
- Jun 19, 2011
Will this adapter support 1024X768 resolution via an HDMI converter?
- Asked by Jonathan G from Edina
- Apr 8, 2014
Is the "/b" version (MB570Z/B) a DVI-I adapter, or is it sill a DVI-D adapter?
- Asked by Stefano T from Fiume Veneto
- May 9, 2014
how do I hook up my macbook air to my TV?
- Asked by David R from Santa Fe
- Dec 12, 2010
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
- Apr 13, 2011
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
- Mar 27, 2012
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
- Aug 20, 2012
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
- Jan 26, 2014
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
- Apr 25, 2014