What adapter do I need to connect a DVI monitor to my MacBook Thunderbolt port?

Posted on 2011-10-12
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Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I have a new MacBook and noticed that there is only a Thunderbolt port for use with external monitors.  Is there a thunderbolt to DVI adapter I can use to hook up my DVI monitor to my MacBook?

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theruck earned 1000 total points
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http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB570Z/A you need this or any cheaper version of it

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by:OAC Technology
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So a mini display port adapter will plug into the Thunderbolt port?

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artisancomputer_msm earned 1000 total points
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Yes Mini Displayport is a function of the Thunderbolt port.  I have an Early 2011 Macbook Pro 17" with the thunderbolt port and I use a mini display port adaptor to DVI made by the cheap best buy store brand to connect my apple 20 inch display with DVI.  I also purchased one of the mini-display port to HDMI cables from Amazon as soon as I heard they were being banned. That works perfectly as well, although there is no sound that comes out of the thunderbolt port to HDMI, which is a shame.

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