Early 2011 macbook pro and dell u2410 monitor

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by mattrsa, Jun 27, 2012.

  1. mattrsa macrumors member

    Feb 20, 2008
    Hi Guys

    Just bought this monitor and wondering what is the best method/connection to connect this to my early 2011 MBP.

    The monitor has vga, dvi and hdmi connections.

    Thanks in advance
  2. MagicBoy macrumors 68040


    May 28, 2006
    Manchester, UK

    HDMI is just a restricted set of DVI resolutions plus sound. VGA is analogue so the picture will be less crisp than DVI.
  3. jakeby macrumors newbie

    Nov 22, 2011
    You have 2 options. Both require an adapter.

    1, If your monitor has a digital DVI connection, (DVI-D not DVI-A), you could buy the Mini Displayport to DVI connector from apple, and buy a suitable DVI-D cable to connect.

    2, You could buy the Mini Displayport to HDMI connector, and buy a suitable HDMI cable to connect to your monitor. This option will only allow you to run to a max resolution of 1080p however. The DVI has a much higher res output.

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