External Monitor Resolution

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by tarra3, Dec 12, 2011.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    I am trying to use my Mid 2011 13-inch MBA at work with my external monitor but it's not pumping out the resolution I was expecting. I have a 27 inch Dell monitor that has a native resolution of 2560 x 1440, same as the Apple Thunderbolt Display. I hooked it up using a Thunderbolt to DVI adapter and the most it will pump out is 1920 x 1080. While it's still usable it's not the monitors native resolution so everything looks fuzzy.

    Is there any way for my MBA to pump out 2560 x 1440 or am I stuck at 1080p?
     
  2. macrumors 68000

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  3. macrumors 68040

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    Which display do you have from Dell? I'm guessing it's the U2711, as that's the only one I found with the stated resolution.

    If that's the case, your best bet is to purchase a mini-DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable from a site like monoprice.

    Less than $10 shipped and much better/cheaper than the MDP-DL-DVI adapter from Apple.
     

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