Dell 2515 dual monitors on a MBPr 13

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  1. rma206 macrumors newbie

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    Hi guys as the post title suggests, would it be possible for me to run two of these monitors via the display port in a non mirror mode (clamshell) and get the full resolution on each monitor?

    Btw late 2014 model 13" i5 2.8 16gb ram.
     
  2. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    Yes, that should work. You would need to plug each into its own displayport port.
     
  3. rma206 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks freyqq. Will this allow me to run both monitors at 1440?
     
  4. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    You may want to be a bit careful with the 2515 since it's a 2560x1440 monitor in a smaller-than-usual size.

    At the native 2560x1440 resolution, text and other UI elements are going to be pretty small. You might be able to compensate for that with a custom HiDPI mode using a third party app, but you may want to do some research on that first.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1568657
     
  5. rma206 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks stetrain. I have two 27" monitors attached at the moment which have 1080p resolution. Im considering upgrading these and the Dell looked like a decent option. Do you think this is the best option to go for or would you recommend a different size or resolution? Sorry for the questions but just migrated to Mac!
     
  6. Freyqq macrumors 68040

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    Yes, if both are plugged in via mini-dp.

    "Dual display and video mirroring: Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 2560 by 1600 pixels on up to two external displays, both at millions of colors" https://www.apple.com/macbook-pro/specs-retina/
     
  7. Stetrain macrumors 68040

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    Do you like the text and interface size on your current monitors? Or would you like something with higher resolution and smaller/sharper text?


    You could look at 27" 2560x1440 displays, which is the same size and resolution that Apple uses for their Thunderbolt display and the 27" iMac.

    Another interesting option might be this 34" widescreen display, which is basically a wider version of a 27" 2560x1440 display with more horizontal pixels:

    http://www.amazon.com/LG-34UM95-Ecran-3440-1440/dp/B00HG7EB64

    Both of those options will have smaller text than your 27" 1080p displays, but not as small as the 25" 2560x1440 display.
     

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