Early 2011 macbook pro and dell u2410 monitor

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

  1. mattrsa macrumors member

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    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

    MagicBoy

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    DVI.

    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

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    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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