Probably... I can't figure it either, and I had to purchase this little piece of adapter for 25$+taxes too...
Of course, it'd be much more handy if you posted a link to an actual product -- 'cause I can't find a single cable that fits the bill from Mini-DVI to anything on this site.
Actually, the MacBook doesn't come with a mini-DVI to DVI adapter, although the MacBook Pro does include a DVI to VGA adapter.IIRC, the MacBook includes the mini-DVI to DVI adapter
mid-range macbook comes with an "accessories kit" and the mini-DVI option vanishesActually, the MacBook doesn't come with a mini-DVI to DVI adapter, although the MacBook Pro does include a DVI to VGA adapter.
Well many MacBook purchasers are students (myself included) and I can almost bet the they'll need to use it a few times to do a presentation with a project. Now $25 may not be a lot of money (especially when compared with tuition fees), but it's a pain in the gut to have to find one quickly when you have to do a presentation that weighs in at 20% of your mark.Most people probably don't use it with an external monitor.
Fair enough... I'll buy that. Knowing Apple, I can see them choosing to use the small port because it "looks pretty". It is mostly irrelevant, since the port is on the back anyway, but I get it.To be fair, if I had to guess I'd suggest that this is one of these cases where aesthetics override practical design. A big DVI port is an ugly thing on a system that is designed as much for its looks as its functionality (if not moreso).
Where do you see this on the website?mid-range macbook comes with an "accessories kit" and the mini-DVI option vanishes
It was in the cart, but the 2.0 Ghz shows it buried inside. My bad.Where do you see this on the website?
Actually, you may have hit it... the iMac logic board is also small, so it could be to save space on the logic board. It's not the size of the iMac's case that's the problem, but probably the logic board.With the MacBook, I'm sure the mini-DVI connector is used to save space, on the logic board and on the outside of the case. As for the iMac, I have no idea, except what has already been floated.