MacBook and dell 2515h

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  1. lympero, May 29, 2016
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    lympero macrumors 6502a

    lympero

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    Is there any way to connect the new MacBook 12" with my dell 2515h with mini display port in order to support full resolution of the monitor? 2560x1440?
     
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    Is the MacBook the 15" late 2011 MBP in your signature? If so, all you should need is a mini DisplayPort cable because your MBP can support up to 2560x1600 resolution in an external display.
     
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    Sorry my bad. I'm considering buying the new MacBook 12" but i need to connect it with my Dell monitor when i'm home, so i'm referring to the new MacBook 12"
     
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    In that case, all you need is the Apple USB-C Digital AV adapter.
     
  5. lympero thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    This is hdmi only and the majority of monitors (including mine) provide only 1920x1080 for hdmi connections and 2560x1600 for mini display port/ DisplayPort connections.
    That's why I'm asking if I can connect it to the mini display port of my monitor.
     
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    Your monitor is capable of 2560x1440 over HDMI (link) and so is the adapter I linked. You could use a simple USB-C to mDP adapter as well, but the problem is you lose the ability to charge the MacBook as it only has one USB-C port, hence the Apple adapter is your best option.
     
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    Tbh I don't think MacBook is capable of providing 2560x1440 60hz with this adapter. It clearly says 1080p 60hz , uhd 30hz. I still can't understand why not including a mini display port in their adapter.
     
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    My 2016 Macbook DOES do 1440p @ 60hz over HDMI with the official apple adaptor. I've connected it to a Dell P2416D and it works.
     
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