How do I connect a 2010 13" MBP to external monitor?

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  1. hydralisks

    hydralisks Notebook Consultant

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    No DVI or VGA o_O?

    Do I need an adapter? If so, what is it called?

    Thanks!
     
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    MiniDisplayPort to DisplayPort or HDMI or DVI.
     
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    it uses Mini-DP ... which is a mini version of DisplayPort.

    Since most monitors don't have DP, you can get adapters all over the place... to go to VGA or DVI or HDMI...

    so basically you need to look for Mini Displayport or Mini DP to VGA, or DVI, or HDMI
     
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    Ah, got it... sorry I'm clueless about cable types

    but after some research it seems like VGA is the most common on LCDs, followed by DVI and then HDMI.

    I'm planning on buying a new LCD and it seems like most new LCDs offer all 3 connection possibilities. Is it a clear choice for me to buy the Mini-DP -> HDMI cable then? It seems like that adapter is the cheapest of the 3 and I also get to enjoy the benefits of high def?
     
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    Not too many computer monitors have HDMI. Stick with DVI.
     
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    What is the benefit of DVI over VGA? Looks like more monitors have the VGA option
     
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    DVI is digital and is higher quality signal.
     
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