MBA and Dell 30" U3011 monitor possible? Any problems?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by karidus, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. karidus macrumors newbie

    Jan 8, 2011
    I just got a 2nd gen 13" Macbook Air. According to spec it should be able to drive 2560x1600 pixels on external monitor.

    Would I be able to drive Dell U3011 30" monitor, which also supports 2560x1600 by just using a miniDisplayPort to DisplayPort converter?

    I am trying to avoid using Apple's Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI Adapter cause it has terrible reviews.

    Anybody running MBA+U3011? How's the setup working out for you?
  2. Hellhammer Moderator


    Staff Member

    Dec 10, 2008
    If the monitor has DisplayPort, then all you need is mDP to DP adapter and it should work.
  3. karidus thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 8, 2011
    It does:
    2 High Definition Multimedia Interface (HDMI)
    2 Digital Visual Interface connectors (DVI-D) with HDCP
    1 DisplayPort (DP)
    1 Video Graphics Array (VGA)

    But I'd like to be 100% sure. I read about all these people having to use Dual DVI converter. Any MBA+U3011 users?

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