Originally Posted by messyp
Thanks! I realise that this is not a mac forum but seems to be a few people posting about getting a CrossOver working with one. As mentioned i have searched the forum and nobody has answered my query about it working at full resolution.
The dp to dual link dvi cable's are $99 not $5 as they need to be 'active'. For this reason i want to save money by getting the Gold version but only if I am sure it works at full resolution!
It makes more sense for mac owners to get the 2720MDP Gold over the regular version because of displayport but only if it works!
@messyp - I wish I would have gotten the 2720MDP Gold over the 27QD. I've been struggling to get this to work, and still haven't. I've been through 4 different mini displayport to dual link DVI adapters, but none seem to work. The apple one works best, but still not completely. The monitor powers on for a few seconds, then shuts off, then tries again, continuously, but just never stays on. I'm pulling my hair out trying to get this to work. It DOES work via bootcamp, which is really weird, so there is something going on with Mac OS X (drivers?) that isn't allowing me to get this to work.
Anyways, I think you should be fine with the MDP edition. You're going to have to shell out $100 anyway for the adapter, so it's a wash, but you'll probably have better results. I wish I would have done that, or possibly the Auria from MC, or waited for Monoprice to get theirs in stock.