Resolved connecting mba to Dell U2713H

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  1. Liad, Oct 23, 2013
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    Liad macrumors newbie

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    Hi,

    I own a macbook Air (13", late 2010) and interested in connecting it to a Dell U2713H monitor.

    1. Does the mba supports the monitor's full resolution: 2560 x 1440?
    2. what's the best way (that supports that resolution) to connect the monitor to the mba? mDP to mDP? mDP to Dual-link DVI?


    Thanks!
     
  2. Miltz macrumors 6502

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    I have a MBA 2013 with the Dell 2713. It's amazing. Get a thunderbolt to display port cable. That's all you need.
     
  3. Liad thread starter macrumors newbie

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    That's a 2010 MBA...no thunderbolt here...:(

    I want to be sure that I can really use this monitor before buying it...
     
  4. Miltz macrumors 6502

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    Ummm... Yes you do. This is straight from apple's website. Thunderbolt/display port is the same thing.

    Graphics and video support

    Mini DisplayPort

    Pure digital video output

    DVI output using Mini DisplayPort to DVI Adapter (sold separately)
    VGA output using Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter (sold separately)
    Dual-link DVI output using Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter (sold separately)
    HDMI output using a third-party Mini DisplayPort to HDMI adapter (sold separately)

    NVIDIA GeForce 320M graphics processor with 256MB of DDR3 SDRAM shared with main memory3

    Dual display and video mirroring: Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 2560 by 1600 pixels on an external display, both at millions of colors
     
  5. phairphan macrumors 6502a

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    1) Yes, it supports that resolution.
    2) Definitely mDP to mDP. Saves you the cost ($99) and headache (not 100% reliable and uses one of your two USB ports) of the mDP/Dual-link DVI adaptor.
     
  6. Liad thread starter macrumors newbie

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  7. DavidBeav macrumors newbie

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    Love my Dell 2713HM

    Adding one more thumbs-up to the mix: Just unboxed Dell U2713HM , connected it to 2014 11-inch MBA with MiniDisplayPort to DisplayPort cable, plugged right in, works perfectly, looks awesome.

    Thanks to this thread especially @phairphan for helping me make the choice.

    PS: BestBuy.com is selling this monitor for $599 (vs $849 on Dell.com)
     
  8. motrek macrumors 68020

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    This is nice too and goes on sale at some places for $330:

    http://www.amazon.com/Acer-K272HUL-bmiidp-27-inch-Widescreen/dp/B00JB6HCIC
     
  9. grandM macrumors 6502a

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    the dell has a dP to mdP in the box...
    I used it to connect my mac mini to that particular screen [you can use the thunderbolt output as mdP]
     
  10. phairphan macrumors 6502a

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    Glad to help. Hope you're enjoying your monitor!
     

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