Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter
Every Mac with a Mini DisplayPort allows you to connect an external display or projector using an adapter. You can use an external display as your main workspace or to extend your desktop, or you can work in mirrored mode with a projector so you can view what your audience sees.
Use the Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter to connect your Mac to a 30-inch display that includes a DVI connector, such as the 30-inch Apple Cinema Display HD, and enjoy the ultimate widescreen canvas with a resolution of 2560 by 1600 pixels.
Mac OS X v.10.5.6 or later
Compatible with Mac computers with Mini DisplayPort and Thunderbolt ports
Answers from the community
can i connect macbook pro to two monitors
- Asked by greg B from LONDON
- on 27 Jan, 2011
The new MacBook Pro now has video outputs (two mini-DisplayPort and one HDMI), so there is no proble The new MacBook Pro now has video outputs (two mini-DisplayPort and one HDMI), so there is no problem that you can have up to 3 monitor connected to the MacBook Pro. If you want to share two monitors with other systems or Mac, then you need to find Dual-Monitor/ Dual-Head KVM switch. I found ConnectPRO UDD-12A+ or UDD-14A+ KVM switches are both tested with MacBook Pro multi-monitor sharing.
- Answered by Hung W from Walnut
- on 30 Sep, 2014
What cable will connect my new macbook pro to an eizo CG 245W monitor (that will allow 10 bit colour)?
- Asked by renzo M from Glasgow
- on 12 Mar, 2012
How can I use the Mac Mini with two monitors?
- Asked by Gustavo & Ceci R from MIssissauga
- on 16 Oct, 2009
I do not own a mac mini but I have seen this done many times in retail stores that want to show off I do not own a mac mini but I have seen this done many times in retail stores that want to show off the versatility of such a small desktop. The mac mini has two video outputs: a mini-display port and a mini-DVI port. The mini-display port is the same one you find on the current generation macbook, macbook pros (as well as the Mac Pro) and the Mini-DVI is the same as the on the old black/white macbook. I do not know why apple decided to go with two different adapter types but it works just the same as you will need two separate adapters to use two displays anyway. From there, you just buy two "dongles" (display adapters) which hook up to your respective screen input jacks (VGA or DVI) and you're set!
- Answered by Ben S from Golden
- on 27 Oct, 2009
How do I connect macbook or a macbook pro to 2 external monitors?
- Asked by kevin W from powell
- on 26 Nov, 2009
You need another piece of hardware, which falls into one of two major categories: 1) A Matrox Dua You need another piece of hardware, which falls into one of two major categories: 1) A Matrox Dualhead2go is a device that "tricks" your laptop into thinking that the two displays are a single display. Due to this trick, it has some limitations, but provides good graphics performance. The device costs between $100-200. 2) A USB graphics card, such as the EVGA UV Plus+, which run about $60. These devices give you another display without tricking your computer, but do not offer the same level of graphics performance that the Matrox does. These are great for looking at big spreadsheets/documents, but not great for movies or games.
- Answered by John G from Madison
- on 12 Jan, 2010
How do I connect this adapter to MacBook Pro 2017 (USB-C)? Wish to connect to Dual Link NEC 3090 display.
- Asked by Stephen S from Bowmanville
- on 4 Dec, 2017
What's the point of the USB port on this adapter? Is it just an extension to plug things into?
- Asked by Joey C from Odenton
- on 8 Feb, 2016
The 30" Apple Cinema Display has four cables that come out the back 1) Dual-Link DVI, 2) USB 2, 3) F The 30" Apple Cinema Display has four cables that come out the back 1) Dual-Link DVI, 2) USB 2, 3) Firewire 400, and 4) power. I believe the adapter's USB port was put there to allow the adapter to supply power to the 30" ACD two USB ports. So although the adapter is suitable for any Dual-Link DVI monitor, Apple certainly wanted it to work with it's own monitor. Interestingly, the adapter does not have a socket for Firewire 400 so, the Firewire 400 cable from the monitor goes unused and thus the two Firewire 400 ports on the back of the monitor no longer function.
- Answered by Barry B from Placentia
- on 27 Jun, 2016