2560x1600 on External 30" Monitor?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by WilPhoto, Oct 28, 2015.

  1. WilPhoto macrumors newbie

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    We just added a new 2015 MacBook Pro 13" to our studio and I'd like to set it up to use a 30" monitor (we have the HP z30i monitor) and run the monitor's native resolution which is 2560x1600...

    What adapter should I use to do this? I've read that I need a MiniDisplay Port to Dvi adapter, which is only about $10 or $30 from Apple... but I've also read that I need a "Dual link DVI" to DVI adapter, which is much more expensive with bad reviews.

    Which adapter will work for my needs?

    Thanks!
     
  2. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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  3. WilPhoto thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, I will go with the Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable.
     
  4. austinpike macrumors 6502

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  5. WilPhoto thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for the links. I see that those (linked) cables just support Displayport 1.1 signals and not 1.2 signals. Perhaps it's better to go with a cable that supports 1.2?
     
  6. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Unless you are running a 4K screen it won't matter but you may want to go 1.2 to have cables for when you upgrade monitors.
     
  7. Potatochobit macrumors regular

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    if you ever upgrade your monitor in the future
    be sure to get one with thunderbolt2
    LG makes them
     

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