Monitor for new macbook 12 - maximum resolution from adapter?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Gaprofitt, May 23, 2015.

  1. Gaprofitt macrumors 6502

    Jul 30, 2009
    Hey All,

    Looking at monitor options for my new macbook. I would prefer something large, 27-30 inch. Can I go from the USB Multi port adapter HDMI to an HDMI to DVI adapter to get higher resolution than 1920x1080? If so what would you recommend? I'm not a gamer, is 4k at 30z horrible? Will DVI even do that resolution. Any recommendations appreciated.
  2. mikeray macrumors regular

    Jan 17, 2006
    Brooklyn, NY
  3. KNPaige macrumors newbie

    May 22, 2015
    HDMI supports much higher than 1920x1080; you could easily drive 2560x1440 or even 4K displays, but I don't think HDMI currently supports above 30hz on 4K. To get that you'd need DisplayPort/MiniDP.

    As for what you need, 4K is just fine for web browsing, light productivity, and even movies/streaming. I don't know how good the Core M 's integrated graphics are at handling 4K but if it can handle 2304x1440, I'd wager it can deal with 4K.

    Don't limit yourself to 4K. There are plenty of great 1920x1080/2560x1440 monitors out there that won't break the bank. If you don't see price as an object, get a good monitor with an IPS display and color reproduction - your eyes will thank you for it.

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