Mini display port to DVI (or how to get a Mac working witg a non-Mac monitor like Dell)

As owner of a life-changing macbook air for over 8 months now, one of the issues I’ve had in the past was connecting to an external monitor.

Back in January, I went searching for a mini-display port to DVI converter but came up empty.

Today, while browsing at the Apple store, I found one.

But as it turns out, they keep them in the back and not on the shelves for the public to see.

And I can’t think if any other reason for this than they don’t want people really knowing that a $200 Dell monitor is a good enough replacement for a $1000 Apple display.