How to Connect a MacBook Pro to a Projector
MacBook Pro computers represent Apple's line of laptops geared toward the professional market. MacBook Pros have higher-end hardware and features as compared to the lower-priced MacBook series. The hardware includes more memory, faster CPUs and larger screens. MacBook Pro computers have a mini DisplayPort connector for external display connections. DisplayPort is similar to HDMI in that it carries both high-definition video and audio over a single cable. You can connect a MacBook Pro to a projector to display the MacBook Pro's screen in a large format.
Things You'll Need
- Mini DisplayPort adapter
Connect one end of an HDMI cable to the HDMI input of the projector and power on the projector.
Connect the other end of the HDMI cable to a Mini DisplayPort-to-HDMI adapter.
Connect the Mini DisplayPort adapter to the Mini DisplayPort connector on the MacBook Pro. The connection to the projector is detected automatically.
Click the "System Preferences" icon in the Dock.
Click "Display" to make changes to the display settings for the projector if necessary. For example, the projector display can be independent, or it can mirror the MacBook Pro display.