External monitor for MacBook Pro retina 13” Mid 2014

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  1. Emile1 macrumors newbie

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    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

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

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    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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