External monitor for MacBook Pro retina 13” Mid 2014

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Emile1, Mar 31, 2018.

  1. Emile1 macrumors newbie

    Mar 31, 2018
    I have a macbook pro retina 13” late 2014 and want to buy an external monitor for graphic design usage, please can anyone confirm a compatible monitor specification for my Mac and also confirm the best connection cable I can buy to connect the two for faster - better result. I have searched around but most of what I read isn’t clear and I just need the answer in plain English, specific to my Mac model.
    Many, many thanks in advance!
  2. Cristim74 macrumors member


    Aug 27, 2016
    Bucharest, Romania
    There is no specific monitor needed for your Mac.
    Almost any monitor with a HDMI or DP port should work.
  3. Fishrrman macrumors P6


    Feb 20, 2009
    The preferred connection method is to buy a Minidisplayport (Mac end) to displayport (display end) connector. It gets plugged into the thunderbolt2 port on the MacBook. (The thunderbolt port -IS- the "minidisplayport" as well -- same port)

    The alternative method is to use an HDMI (or is it miniHDMI?) cable (Mac end) to HDMI (display end).

    Regarding displays, a good place to start looking is on this page:
    Comprehensive List of S-IPS/H-IPS/e-IPS and other IPS Based LCD Monitors

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