Acer B276HUL w/ Early 2013 rMBP

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Cergman, Mar 10, 2015.

  1. Cergman macrumors 6502a


    Jan 1, 2013
    my tesla
    I've been keeping my eye out for a 1440p monitor as I'd love the extra screen real-estate, and saw this one at Costco (Amazon) for a decent price. My question is whether or not it will work running 1440p @60hz from just the HDMI port on my computer. I would rather not go the MiniDP to DP since the monitor is on the right side of my Macbook, but if that's the only way it'll work then I guess I don't have another option. Thanks!

    BTW it's a 15" model with a NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M 1024 MB card.
  2. larrysing1963 macrumors regular

    Aug 16, 2014
    From everything I could find, the answer is NO to 2560x1440 through the HDMI port. In this case, the monitor itself (B276HUL) will not provide full resolution over the HDMI input - only on DP input.

    Some other manufacturers do this also - the Dell U2713HM also limits HDMI port to 1080p.

    I think with this adapter and the right monitor, one which will support 1440p on the HDMI input, you can get what you want:
  3. paulrbeers macrumors 68040

    Dec 17, 2009
    Per Everymac (which seems to be about the best resource for ACTUAL abilities vs what Apple will sometimes state)...

    *This model supports a simultaneous maximum resolution up to 2560x1600 on two external displays via Thunderbolt. Alternately, it can support a single display up to 2560x1600 via Thunderbolt and a single display up to 1920x1200 via HDMI. Although it can theoretically power all three external displays, as confirmed by a helpful reader, it runs too hot with three displays connected.

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