Monitor for new macbook 12 - maximum resolution from adapter?

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

  1. Gaprofitt macrumors regular

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    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

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  3. KNPaige macrumors newbie

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    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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