Can you run a 1440p monitor on a 2009 MacBook Pro?

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  1. eattherich macrumors 6502

    eattherich

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    Hi, everyone,

    I'm trying to help a friend connect their 13" 2009 MacBook Pro to their external 1440p monitor but I'm not sure which cables to recommend. The monitor has a spare HDMI (but no DVI) so that's what we're looking to use. It also has a DisplayPort but if possible the HDMI will be the one that's used.

    Is it possible to get a mini DisplayPort > HDMI adapter/cable that'll run a monitor at 1440p or are they stuck at 1080p maximum due to the spec of the mini DisplayPort?

    Thanks!
     
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  3. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    Whether it will work over HDMI depends on the monitor.

    The computer is perfectly capable of it.
     
  4. eattherich thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the replies.

    Yeah, sound isn't an issue. Thanks.


    Thanks for the reply. The monitor is an awesome Acer XB271HU gaming monitor.
     
  5. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - You're fine. Though only up to 60 Hz.
     
  6. eattherich thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks. Any chance you can recommend which adapter I could suggest? Each Mini DisplayPort > HDMI adapter I look for on Amazon (Germany) states a maximum of 1080p.
     
  7. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - You're right. Amazon.de is a mess in this case. There's this rather expensive one which will go up to 4K resolutions.
    To be honest, you're better off going with a pure DisplayPort cable.
     
  8. eattherich thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the reply (all of you). I've passed the information on. :)
     

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