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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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Hellhammer

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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.
 

lympero

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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.
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"
 

Hellhammer

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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.

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.
 

lympero

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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.
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.
 

pshifrin

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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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