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Old 07-21-2007, 07:59 AM   #21
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She'd have to bring her computer along, but that'd give Mr. E something to do. ;-)
But of course! Jack is eager to meet Mr E, in fact.

   
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Marlene will probably throttle me for spilling the beans, but Mr. E's quite an engaging, personable guy. Mr. E probably tries to keep Marlene hidden away from interlopers and would be ticked off if he heard me say that they're BOTH a lot of fun to hang out with.

And if you're ever in DC, get them to take you to the "Sisters" (a spendid Vietnamese restaurant).

   
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Old 07-21-2007, 10:01 AM   #23
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Marlene will probably throttle me for spilling the beans, but Mr. E's quite an engaging, personable guy. Mr. E probably tries to keep Marlene hidden away from interlopers and would be ticked off if he heard me say that they're BOTH a lot of fun to hang out with.
Oh, I believe that! We did see the wedding video, after all!

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And if you're ever in DC, get them to take you to the "Sisters" (a spendid Vietnamese restaurant).
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Old 07-21-2007, 08:44 PM   #24
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But that is very likely the first generation that does. Probably began with the Intel Macs.
It started (for Apple laptops) with the Aluminum series and later iBooks. They've had two flavors of mini-dvi connectors on them for quite a while. The desktops have had DVI support for much longer than that. That said, the first implementations of DVI on Apple desktops was limited to DVI-D (consult wikipedia for a comprehensive DVI summary, btw) and then, for a while with (one of their favorite past times) a funky Apple only connector.

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My HP laptop (and lots of others I've looked at) has (have) DVI-A connectivity (which is just re-packaged analog video) via it's optional docking station. My laptop isn't new any more (it's the last of the single core Intels). I've seen the same functionality on laptops from Dell and others.

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There's this:

http://www.macconnection.com/ProductDetail?Sku=7661901

If your standards are less stringent I think you'll find the Apple panels to be very nice (if priced at the top of their competitive range).

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Looks like my Thinkpad's (R60) dock has DVI too. The dock's pretty nice even if the docs leave something to be desired. ;-)

   
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Old 07-22-2007, 10:37 AM   #28
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Yeah. It actually seems to be a pretty common feature (assuming the laptop has an optional dock). That said, it's essentially just the same old #-VGA signal running out a DVI-A connector; not digital and thus no meaningful change in quality. A digital only DVI monitor -- like a Gen1 Cimena Display -- will go "what the heck is that?" when you plug in the cable. Apple's laptops (and Minis and...), on the other hand, are pushing DVI-D out their standard (but not often seen) Mini-DVI port. <sarcasm>Yet another one of those cases where Apple is forever behind PC vendors. I think it started with that clearly inferior disk technology called SCSI or their use of that crappy Motorola 68000 processor. ...or maybe that Woz video sub system. Not wait, that can't count as it predates that (always pushing the bubble) PC.</sarcasm>

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