2nd monitor at 2560x1600

Discussion in 'iMac' started by sjordan, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. sjordan macrumors member

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    Hey Guys,

    I own a 2009 Imac I7. I am wanting to get a Dell u3011 which is 2560x1600. Will I be able to use this monitor at full resolution as my main monitor? I have no problem dropping the resolution of the Imac Display, I just want to make sure I can use the Dell 30inch at its full resolution.
     
  2. talmy macrumors 601

    talmy

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    Short answer -- yes.

    You can make any external monitor the primary display and the internal will be secondary. The monitor resolutions can be set independently, and the 2560x1600 resolution is supported by the DisplayPort connector (you would need a mini to full-size displayport adapter).
     
  3. sjordan thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks. Where can I get this adapter, I looked on Apple's site and did not find a Mini to Display port adapter
     
  4. alust2013 macrumors 601

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    Check monoprice.com for a minidisplayport to displayport cable.
     
  5. chrono1081 macrumors 604

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    +1 dirt cheap and excellent. I bought two, one for each of my monitors.
     

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