External Monitor for Mid 2012 RMBP

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Aragorn234, Aug 31, 2014.

  1. Aragorn234 macrumors member

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    #1
    I have a Mid 2012 RMBP (First Generation Retina).
    I am looking to get a new external monitor to replace my existing 24 inch Samsung LCD Display.

    I am looking at either
    ASUS PB278Q (27 inch 2560x1440)
    OR
    Planar PXL2790MW (27 inch 2560x1440)
    (not sure I can find this display)

    My question is simple.
    Will my Mid 2012 RMBP with is Nvidia 650M GPU be able to run this monitor?
     
  2. MCAsan macrumors 601

    MCAsan

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    #2
    My 2012 rMBP ran my 27" Thunderbolt screen just fine. What problem do you think there may be with the Asus or Planar monitors?

    Why not get a Thunderbolt display and have a docking station for recharging your rMBP?
     
  3. Aragorn234 thread starter macrumors member

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    Melbourne, Australia
    #3
    Thanks for the reply MCAsan.
    Was just concerned that the GPU power required to run the Retina display and a high resolution external display may exceed the power provided by the inbuilt GPU.

    I also read to run 2560x1440 you had to use either HDMI or Display Port. I know the RMBP has HDMI, but will the mini display port run the resolution.

    I would love to get a Thunderbolt display however that is not in my budget to purchase.
    ASUS - $569.00
    Apple - $1200.00
     

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