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    MiniDisplay to VGA Question!

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    MiniDisplay to VGA Question!
    I was looking into buying a larger monitor for my college dorm so that when I'm not on the go I can work on school work, gaming, watching movies etc. Using the MiniDisplay to VGA can my 2010 macbook pro output 1920 x 1080?

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    MiniDisplay to VGA Question!
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    Don't use the VGA input on a monitor if that monitor has a DVI connector. And as far as I know, all new monitors being sold have a DVI connector.

    So to answer your question: Buy an adapter for your MBP (MiniDisplay to DVI). And yes, it will go to 1920 x 1080.

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    MiniDisplay to VGA Question!

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    I already have the VGA adapter and dont want to buy the other. The monitor I am interested in has a VGA port.

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    MiniDisplay to VGA Question!
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    That's fine then. Use the VGA input if it works to your satisfaction. BTW, an adapter for DVI is not expensive - you don't have to purchase it from Apple, and it will give you the best picture and resolution.

    $10.55 at monoprice.com.

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    MiniDisplay to VGA Question!
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    It's time to chunk that old VGA cable or add it to your cable drawer collection and move into the 21st century.

    With the link provided there by chscag you can get the mdp to DVI cable for the same or less than a VGA cable.
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