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Can I Plug a Mini DisplayPort Monitor into a Thunderbolt Port?

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Q: Someone told me I can plug a regular Mini DisplayPort computer monitor into a Thunderbolt port on my Mac and it will work. Is this true?

A: It is true! The Mini DisplayPort format uses the same connector type as Thunderbolt, and there is support for one monitor or a Mini DisplayPort-to-HDMI or –VGA adapter when connected directly to the Mac’s Thunderbolt port or to a Thunderbolt peripheral that is NOT a monitor and that has a pass-through Thunderbolt port.

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