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CatKingK
Feb 2, 2011, 04:04 PM
Hi,

I recently connect my MBA to Dell U2711 by a mini display port to DVI-D adaptor in order to have more working space for editing photo on Aperture 3. I find the color on my MBA is quite a lot different than in the Dell U2711. Do I have to do something on the MBA or Dell U2711 so that both display can have almost same color.

Another question is how high resolution I can get to connect to a 27" or 30" external monitor because the highest I could get was somewhat 1960x1200 (I forget the exact number)

Thanks for your expert advice



rw3
Feb 2, 2011, 04:44 PM
Use a Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable and you'll get the full 2560x1440 resolution....

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10246&cs_id=1024606&p_id=6006&seq=1&format=2

CatKingK
Feb 2, 2011, 08:24 PM
Use a Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable and you'll get the full 2560x1440 resolution....

http://www.monoprice.com/products/product.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10246&cs_id=1024606&p_id=6006&seq=1&format=2

Thanks rws.

Do you know whow to make the color of the two displays to be same color as much as possible.

ja12ke
Feb 2, 2011, 11:06 PM
Thanks rws.

Do you know whow to make the color of the two displays to be same color as much as possible.

I have the same setup. Remember the U2711 is a wide gamut display. You need to calibrate it. I bought the spyder 3 express just for the puck and downloaded ColorEyes Display Pro trial to calibrate the displays, including my MBA.

yoose
Feb 3, 2011, 12:58 AM
i think you will find it hard to make it match exactly, i dont think the mba has an IPS screen that the dell has. Also, the dell comes pre-calibrated from the factory and the mba does not. your best bet would to do what ja12ke suggests and get a hardware calibrator to get it as close as possible.

CatKingK
Feb 3, 2011, 05:26 AM
Thanks guys, I have an i1Display 2 and will do the calibration to see how it will go.