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I have a 13 MBP - with a mini-display port. Bought the laptop from a friend. Do I have to get a mini-display port cable or can I just go with a thunderbolt cable (better prepared for the future)? Do they even sell mini-display cable's anymore? Thoughts?

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mdp cable's are about 1/30th the price of a thunderbolt cable. I'd skip the thunderbolt cable, until you need it, maybe 3rd party cables will be available.. and thus reasonably priced.

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I have a 13 MBP - with a mini-display port. Bought the laptop from a friend. Do I have to get a mini-display port cable or can I just go with a thunderbolt cable (better prepared for the future)? Do they even sell mini-display cable's anymore? Thoughts?

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If you're looking to connect your MBP to an external monitor…yes…as "Dysfunction" recommended…just get a mini-display port adapter. They only cost under $7.00 bucks at (here's the DVI version):

Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter

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