Dell 49 Inch Monitor hook up

AirronC

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I have a 2013 MacBook Pro 15 inch Retina. I'm considering the new Dell 49 inch curved monitor for photo/video editing. Does anyone know what the best connection from my MacBook to the Monitor will be? I only have a display port (no USB-C) on side of my MacBook.
Would it be a display port to HDMI cable to get the full resolution of my MacBook to display?
There is also a display port on the Dell Monitor but it looks different (larger) than the display port on my MacBook.
The Dell customer service was no help!
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Painter2002

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I have a 2013 MacBook Pro 15 inch Retina. I'm considering the new Dell 49 inch curved monitor for photo/video editing. Does anyone know what the best connection from my MacBook to the Monitor will be? I only have a display port (no USB-C) on side of my MacBook.
Would it be a display port to HDMI cable to get the full resolution of my MacBook to display?
There is also a display port on the Dell Monitor but it looks different (larger) than the display port on my MacBook.
The Dell customer service was no help!
Thanks!
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What resolution is the monitor? Ideally DisplayPort would be the best way to connect the monitor to the MacBook Pro, but if this is a high-resolution monitor you may have trouble driving that large of a monitor at high res with your machine.

It sounds like you’ll need a mini-DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable to connect to the monitor with your MBP.
 

AirronC

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What resolution is the monitor? Ideally DisplayPort would be the best way to connect the monitor to the MacBook Pro, but if this is a high-resolution monitor you may have trouble driving that large of a monitor at high res with your machine.

It sounds like you’ll need a mini-DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable to connect to the monitor with your MBP.
[doublepost=1552785366][/doublepost]The monitor is 5120 x 1440
 

Painter2002

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The monitor is 5120 x 1440
I would definitely use a mini-DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable, as that seems to cause the least number of issues on MacBook/monitor setups.

You should be able to drive that monitor, especially if you have a discrete graphics card on your 15” MBP, however I don’t know how well it’ll perform.
 

AirronC

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I would definitely use a mini-DisplayPort to DisplayPort cable, as that seems to cause the least number of issues on MacBook/monitor setups.

You should be able to drive that monitor, especially if you have a discrete graphics card on your 15” MBP, however I don’t know how well it’ll perform.
Discrete graphics card??
 

pshufd

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It's not clear to me that you could drive it at full native resolution. I guess you'd need to find someone that has this setup.

Graphics and Video Support

  • Intel HD Graphics 4000
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 650M with 1GB of GDDR5 memory and automatic graphics switching
  • 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, at millions of colors

    https://support.apple.com/kb/sp669?locale=en_US
 
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Fishrrman

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A little off-topic, but are you SURE that you want a curved display for photo/video editing?

I've read comments from others that "the curviness" becomes a problem, particularly with photos...
 
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Csanko

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A little off-topic, but are you SURE that you want a curved display for photo/video editing?

I've read comments from others that "the curviness" becomes a problem, particularly with photos...
In my opinion the curved doesn't affect my work negatively. I only have a 35 inch curved ultrawide, however it works perfectly so far.