P2715Q Monitor with MBP 16

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by vjicecool, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. vjicecool macrumors 6502

    Jul 16, 2010
    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
  2. xWhiplash, Apr 17, 2017
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2017

    xWhiplash macrumors 68000

    Oct 21, 2009
    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:


    EDIT: In case it comes back in stock, I have the following cable: https://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matter...ords=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.
  3. tryrtryrtryrt, Apr 18, 2017
    Last edited: Apr 18, 2017

    tryrtryrtryrt Suspended

    Sep 10, 2016
    @vjicecool, I own. It works.

    I also own these 2 cables. Both work at 4K@60Hz

    These 2 will likely also work.

    (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.)
  4. vjicecool thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 16, 2010
    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?
  5. tryrtryrtryrt, Apr 22, 2017
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2017

    tryrtryrtryrt Suspended

    Sep 10, 2016
    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")?
    Снимок экрана 2017-04-22 в 18.24.06.png

    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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