13" rMBP + Dell UltraSharp U2410

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by syd430, Mar 15, 2013.

  1. syd430, Mar 15, 2013
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    syd430 Guest

    Which type on connection will allow me to avoid the fuzzy text issues others have been experiencing the retina MBP and Dell UltraSharp monitors? Looking around at the various threads here and elsewhere, I cant seem to find a definite solution to this particular combination (most threads are about the 15" rMBP).

    Will a straight HDMI connection do? Will I need to use DVI/thunderbolt?

    Edit: Specifically with the retina macbook pro and Dell U2410 (1920x1200) or other dell ultrasharp
  2. xShane macrumors 6502a


    Nov 2, 2012
    United States
    If the monitor supports HDMI, then yes.

    Do note however, that depending on the make and model of your HDMI cord, some only support up to certain resolutions (and of course, the monitor itself do too).
  3. syd430 Guest

    It seems like HDMI is a no go based on these threads here:


    Are you speaking from experience? or did you mention HDMI just because the monitor has the necessary port?
  4. pgiguere1 macrumors 68020


    May 28, 2009
    Montreal, Canada
    I have an UtraSharp 2407WFP and the Apple mDP-DVI adapter works fine while I'm having trouble with a HDMI-HDMI cable.

    With HDMI, I just lose connection (all blue screen) for a couple seconds every 5 minutes or so which is just too annoying to be usable. Sometimes the monitor will also display some moving multicolored noise and when that happens it takes a while for it to go back to a normal signal.

    The 2407WFP is part of an older series of UltraSharp monitors though so I don't know if it's reprensentative of newer models.
  5. xShane macrumors 6502a


    Nov 2, 2012
    United States
  6. syd430 Guest

    hmm.. No has a rMBP and Dell ultra sharp with no issues?

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