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Just received my Mac Mini and I'm trying to figure out what cable I need to connect to my VGA monitor.

The monitor only has a VGA connection and in the Mac Mini manual that was in the box, it says that I would need a Mini DisplayPort to VGA adaptor. But as far as I can see my Mac Mini does not have a Mini DisplayPort?

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The Thunderbolt standard is a superset of DisplayPort – your Thunderbolt connector is a Mini DisplayPort connector.

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And on a subjective note, you really should buy a newer monitor. Pretty much anything these days that isn't for some super-specialized purpose has at least ONE digital input on it. –  Shinrai Mar 5 '12 at 22:36
    
@slhck - Thanks for the picture, I was actually looking for a decent one but I got pulled away from my desk for a bit. :) –  Shinrai Mar 5 '12 at 23:12
    
@slhck Just to understand correct, the picture shows the Mini DisplayPort, right? –  Muleskinner Mar 6 '12 at 10:46
    
@Muleskinner Exactly. It looks the same as a Thunderbolt port! –  slhck Mar 6 '12 at 10:50
    
@slhck thanks, only visual difference is the label (thunderbolt having a thunder icon) –  Muleskinner Mar 6 '12 at 11:49

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