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Aksta
Nov 18, 2011, 04:04 AM
I was planning on getting a monitor to connect to my macbook air 13. I am currently looking at a dell u2711 or a hazro hz27wd. Whihc cable would i need to make full use of the resolution offered by these screens? Also where can i get these at a reasonable price in the uk.

No silly posts like check google or search old threads as i have already tried.



simsaladimbamba
Nov 18, 2011, 04:07 AM
MDP to DVI adapter, if the MBA has a Mini DisplayPort (since 2008 or so).

Most common video interfaces on external computer displays and TVs

Common video interfaces on Macs and the appropriate adapters to connect to other display devices

OllyW
Nov 18, 2011, 04:08 AM
It all depends on the connection on the monitor you are going to buy.

Apple (http://store.apple.com/uk/browse/home/shop_mac/mac_accessories/displays) sell adaptors for Mini DisplayPort to VGA and DVI.

Aksta
Nov 18, 2011, 04:22 AM
reading the links above i am making out that i need a mini display port to dual link dvi adaptor. is this correct?

simsaladimbamba
Nov 18, 2011, 04:25 AM
reading the links above i am making out that i need a mini display port to dual link dvi adaptor. is this correct?

I guess, if the 27" Dell display has a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixel and offers no MDP input.

Now that I looked at the display's specifications, I see, that it also has a DisplayPort input, thus: http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=mdp%20to%20dp%20cable&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8#hl=en&tbm=shop&sa=X&ei=DDPGTrmdLYvWsgazm42eBw&ved=0CH8QBSgA&q=mdp+to+displayport+cable&spell=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=aed4f6f1c0fc3fdf&biw=1629&bih=922

Aksta
Nov 18, 2011, 04:32 AM
I guess, if the 27" Dell display has a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixel and offers no MDP input.

Now that I looked at the display's specifications, I see, that it also has a DisplayPort input, thus: http://www.google.co.uk/search?q=mdp%20to%20dp%20cable&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8#hl=en&tbm=shop&sa=X&ei=DDPGTrmdLYvWsgazm42eBw&ved=0CH8QBSgA&q=mdp+to+displayport+cable&spell=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.,cf.osb&fp=aed4f6f1c0fc3fdf&biw=1629&bih=922

Thanks! this is a lot cheaper than a dual link dvi and will make my buying decision easier as the dell will work out about the same price as the hazro.

deepakvrao
Nov 18, 2011, 05:03 AM
Monoprice.com has inexpensive cables and adapters

jdechko
Nov 18, 2011, 01:19 PM
If you go with the Dell, and you're in the US, definitely check out monoprice.com. Here's the link to the cable you will need. (http://www.monoprice.com/products/subdepartment.asp?c_id=102&cp_id=10246&cs_id=1024606)

Internationally, shipping might increase the cost substantially, so check for the same cable from local vendors.