My Dell 4K monitor will be useless with the new tbMBP?

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  1. ozziegn, Jan 18, 2017
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    ozziegn macrumors 6502a

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    I'm thinking about getting a 13" tbMBP to upgrade from my current 2015 13" MBP. I've been using it with my Dell P2715Q monitor. I run it via mini display port @ 4K resolution and it works great. Some people have told me the new 13" tbMBP won't have the ability to run my monitor via mini display port. I was hoping there was some sort of an adaptor that goes from UBS-C to mDP but it isn't looking too good.

    Can anyone comment on this?

    I just found the cable below and according to one of the reviews, the tbMBP will run an external display port input monitor at 4K? This stuff is confusing...

    https://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matter...coding=UTF8&psc=1&refRID=JX5EBSJ5ZAJ9D2HAFNXX
     
  2. pshifrin macrumors 6502

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    Some people are 100% wrong.

    I have the new 13 inch MacBook Pro and it works perfectly fine, at 60hz, using a cheap USB-C to display port cable I bought off Amazon with my Dell 4K screen. I have the p2415q, identical to yours except, 24 instead of 27 inches.
     
  3. estabya macrumors 6502

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    The only problems I have seen is from people who are trying to use the Thunderbolt 3 to 2 adapter as a Mini DP adapter. That won't work, but like psgifrin said, you can pick up a direct cable for cheap.
     
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  5. poorcody macrumors 6502a

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    I'm thinking of buying a Dell P2415Q for my 15" tbMBP -- for those of you that have it, do you have any issues with the monitor not waking from sleep? I read this seemed to be a common problem in various reviews, but wasn't sure if it had gotten fixed over time... ? Thanks!
     
  6. faxe macrumors newbie

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    just get the right adapter everything will work.

    i use this one without any issue on my 4k with 60hz looks like it is not available in the states, but anyway i am sure there are a lot more adapters in the us than here in germany.

    https://www.amazon.de/gp/product/B01EPU7R4M/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

     
  7. ozziegn thread starter macrumors 6502a

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  8. pshifrin macrumors 6502

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    Mine has been ROCK SOLID with a $20 USB-C to Display port cable from Amazon.
     
  9. Cougarcat macrumors 604

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    No issues with my 13" and P2415Q.

    The biggest issue was quality control--I had to go through a few models before I got one without lines (!) on the screen. Doesn't seem to be a common issue, so I probably just got unlucky. But Dell support was fantastic. They send you a new one without having to first receive the old one.
     

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