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    linking macbook pro + alienware mx17 to 27" cinema screen
    Hi all

    I have the mentioned macbook pro and alienware mx17 and would like to link them both to my 27" cinema screen. The alienware is VGA and the cinema screen has the power, midi, and usb hookup.
    I bought this: Amazon.com: IOGEAR MiniView Extreme Multimedia KVMP Switch with Cables (GCS1734): Electronics
    but now need a converter.

    Is there an easier setup?
    What would I need to convert screen to VGA and still have ports to connect macbookpro?

    Any advice would be very much appreciated!

    Thank you!

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    Which cinema screen do you have exactly?
    Because this list of ports "power, midi, and usb hookup" doesn't sound quite right


    Also, doesn't the mx17 have HDMI out as well as VGA?
    Not been around these parts for a while. Trying to change that . .

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    Hi there,

    Its (actually) 24 inch late 2008 (1920x1200) NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M 512 MB graphics; mini display port, magsafe, and usb outs. MX17 has VGA and HDMI ports..

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    I have the mentioned macbook pro and alienware mx17 and would like to link them both to my 27" cinema screen
    Sorry, bear with me I've missed something.

    Quote Originally Posted by fiors View Post
    Hi there,

    Its (actually) 24 inch late 2008 (1920x1200) NVIDIA GeForce GT 330M 512 MB graphics; mini display port, magsafe, and usb outs.
    This sounds like the description of a 24" iMac?

    So do you have a 27" Cinema Display? (if so, which one exactly?)

    How do you want everything connected?
    Not been around these parts for a while. Trying to change that . .

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    Nope its the LED cinema display at 24". Its got a 1" black frame.

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