P2715Q Monitor with MBP 16

vjicecool

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Hey folks

Any one using Dell P2715Q Monitor with 2016 MBP?
I am interested in buying it and would like to know whether we can get 4k output to the Monitor.
Documentation says yes, but i am not sure which port i need to use on the Monitor and which cable is needed.

Please help
 

xWhiplash

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I do not have that monitor, but use DisplayPort if you can. Get a USB-C to DisplayPort cable and you will be all set. I got mine from Amazon and it was a CableMatters cable. Looks like they are not available anymore. But this one looks good:

https://www.amazon.com/Plugable-DisplayPort-1-8m-Chromebook-Thunderbolt/dp/B01EXKDRAC/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1492447782&sr=8-3&keywords=usb-c+to+displayport

EDIT: In case it comes back in stock, I have the following cable: https://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matters-DisplayPort-Thunderbolt-Compatible/dp/B01J6DWK6I/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1492448077&sr=8-3&keywords=cable+matters+usb+c+to+displayport+cable

It works fine. I have one 3 foot and one 6 foot cable for a dual monitor hookup.
 
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tryrtryrtryrt

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@vjicecool, I own. It works.

I also own these 2 cables. Both work at 4K@60Hz
https://www.startech.com/uk/AV/usb-c-video-adapters/displayport-over-usb-c-to-displayport-adapter~CDP2DPMM6B
https://plugable.com/products/usbc-dp/

These 2 will likely also work.
http://www.j5create.com/our-products/usb-type-c-adapter/jca141.html
https://store.google.com/product/usb_type_c_to_displayport_cable

(You need only one of these 4. :) I'm giving all the options I know because some of them are out of stock.)

If you need to connect display to 2 devices, remember it has one DP and one miniDP port. So plan which you'd use for which device. (I have iMac and MBP'16 so I use miniDP - miniDP and USB-C - DP cables respectively.)
 
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vjicecool

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Thanks for the answer folks, i have one question for you guys.

When i set the resolution to 4k on mac , i see the text beign too small and windows are small too
anyway to address this issue?
 

tryrtryrtryrt

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Thanks for the answer folks, i have one question for you guys.

When i set the resolution to 4k on mac , i see the text beign too small and windows are small too
anyway to address this issue?
I believe you're not fully understanding what you set.
Do you mean this? And you choose the rightmost (and it says "equivalent to 3840x2160")?
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Even if you choose the leftmost (and it will say something like "equivalent to 1280x760") macOS will still send 3840x2160@60 to the display but it will look like a 1280x760 to you but much more clear and sharp. You can check this by entering in the display's OSD menu and going to information - you'll see 3840x2160@60 resolution there.

This is similar to changing system font size in Windows.
 
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