Displaying Macbook on External Screen?

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  1. InfernoUk macrumors 6502

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    Hi guys

    I have a 27" 2560x1440 screen and want to use my macbook on that.

    I was wondering what the best setup is for my to me able to use my macbook closed as a desktop style and have the external display as my main display?

    I used to use a display port to hdmi but it always didnt get the right resolutions

    Whats my best solution for this? monitor has regular size display port, hdmi and dvi.

    Thanks!
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    Depending on what MBP you have, you either use the MDP port with an MDP to DisplayPort cable or you use a dual link DVI cable.

    HDMI does not seem to offer such high resolutions as it seems.
     
  3. glenthompson macrumors 68000

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    I use a stand to hold my MBP vertically so it frees up desk space and then connect it to an ACD with a MDP to DVI adapter. Works quite well. I use a wired keyboard because I like having a numeric pad but the wireless also works fine.
     
  4. InfernoUk thread starter macrumors 6502

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    mines the first that had thunderbolt of that helps!

    my issue was always the resolution was screwed up
     
  5. simsaladimbamba

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    Then you use a MDP to DisplayPort cable.

     
  6. InfernoUk thread starter macrumors 6502

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  8. InfernoUk thread starter macrumors 6502

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    thanks for your help!
     
  9. xxcysxx macrumors 6502

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    buy a couple, just in case you might end up with a few bad ones, you wouldn't be discourage. I used them myself and it does indeed stream 2450x1440 with audio. I got the cheap Auria monitor from micro center and it work fine with my fifteen inch retina, the hdmi, however, was not!
     

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