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thunderbolt for connecting monitors.

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KabirMalik Calculating status...
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Feb 5, 2013 7:13 AM

I have a macbook pro 13 (mid 2012) with thunderbolt port, what cable do i need to connect a monitor?

are thunderbolt and minidisplay two diffrent things?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • BobTheFisherman Level 6 Level 6 (10,570 points)
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    Feb 5, 2013 7:31 AM (in response to KabirMalik)

    Hard to say what you need since you have not told us what input ports your monitor has.

     

    But in general, Thunderbolt and MinidisplayPort are the same thing with respect to external monitors. You need a minidisplayPort to whatever your monitor has for an input port.

     

    Or, if your comuter and monitor have HDMI ports you don't need an adapter you just need an HDMI cable.

     

    But until you tell us what ports you have we are just guessing.

  • Niel Level 10 Level 10 (234,630 points)
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    Feb 5, 2013 7:54 AM (in response to KabirMalik)

    You can use either a Mini DisplayPort or a Thunderbolt cable unless you're connecting the computer to another Thunderbolt device.

     

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