2007 MBP monitor help

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  1. Jfos77, Dec 19, 2013
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2013

    Jfos77 macrumors newbie

    Nov 25, 2013
    Long story short,

    Im looking for a new monitor for my early 2007 MBP, something in the 27 inch range, costing less than $1000.

    I think i can get up to 2560 by 1600 on an external monitor per apples website,

    Is this true? and what cable do i use?

    i have been looking for answers on the forums and it looks like dvi is only good for 1920x1200?

    How would i connect my early 2007 mbp to get the max resolution on an external display as i do not have mini display port, display port, or tb port.

    There are some monitors I'm looking at Just need help and advice.

    Dell U2713hm

    Dell U2913wm

    Viewsonic WP2770

    thanks in advance.



    I found i have this card

    NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 128MB of GDDR3 SDRAM and dual-link DVI

    so if i use a dual link dvi i can get up to 2560 by 1600 resolution?
  2. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    You may have seen the figure of 1920 x 1200 as a max DVI, which may be correct.
    However, your MBPro has native output for Dual-link DVI, which extends the resolution over DVI up to 2560 x 1600 but requires a display that supports that.

    All of the displays that you list use that, and simply need the cable that comes with the display - no problem! A quick Google finds:
    The Viewsonic VP-2770 comes with the DVI cable that you need, it just plugs in to your DVI connector on your MBPro, no adapter needed!

    Either of the Dells that you listed also come with the DVI cable that you need. Also, no adapter needed.
    (My opinion, I don't care for the U2913wm, because of the super-duper wide image, but that's just me… )
  3. Jfos77 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 25, 2013

    Thank you DeltaMac

    I was worried about buying a monitor and not being able to use the max resolution.

    Does any one else have opinions on these monitors, or are there any others i should look into?

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