connecting Dell U2415 to rMBP

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by ekinnyc, Dec 16, 2014.

  1. ekinnyc macrumors member

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    couldnt find a straight answer while searching so throwing this out there

    just picked up a U2415 (awesome deal on tigerdirect if anyone is interested :D). the connector specs are listed as

    Connectivity
    2 HDMI(MHL) connector
    1 Mini DisplayPort
    1 DisplayPort (version 1.2)
    1 DisplayPort out (MST)

    what would be the best way to connect to my rMBP? looks like it comes with a DP to mini-DP cable in the box - can i just use that and call it a day, or am i better off using HDMI?

    i ultimately want to get a TB dock like the Elgato2 or the Belkin Thunderbolt2, so my guess is the DP cable will apply there as well?
     
  2. qcmacmini macrumors 6502

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    The DP to miniDP cable will work fine out of the box.
     
  3. xbpr macrumors member

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  4. ekinnyc thread starter macrumors member

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    it was $299 but there is $20 off if you check out using the Visa Checkout process, and another $20 rebate for any order over $100 (ends tomorrow i think), so effectively after shipping to NYC, it came out to $271 :cool:
     
  5. xbpr macrumors member

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  6. pscl macrumors 6502

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    hey guys

    i just ordered 2 of them...

    how did u connected the display? does the included cable work with the thunderbolt ports on the macbook?

    what about daisy-chaining? did u tried that?

    i just want to know if i must order a DisplayPort to Thunderbolt Cable?!

    greetings
     
  7. qcmacmini macrumors 6502

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    My reply, the second post in this thread, applies to you also. Thunderbolt = Mini DisplayPort in terms of connector, but you can't daisy chain as it won't support DisplayPort 1.2.
     
  8. pscl macrumors 6502

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    Thank you!
     

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