As part of the newly refreshed MacBook that quietly slipped onto Apple’s website today, the new model offers both audio and video through the DisplayPort output.
Apple released the information via a support note today.
DisplayPort is the Apple preferred method for outputting video from the MacBook to external display devices. Using the port, users can connect the Macbook to an external monitor, data projector or TV using DVI, VGA or HDMI.
Apple does not provide the cables but the Griffin video display converter is available from the Apple webstore for $US39.95.
Apple warns that any DisplayPort adapter used must be VESA-compliant in order to gain full HDMI (audio and video) capabilities.
Apple refreshed the MacBook earlier today with new Nvidia GeForce 320M graphics chip and a faster 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor. The notebook also gained a larger 63-watt-hour (63Wh) Lithium-ion battery capable of lasting up to ten hours.