rMB Support for Wide Screen Monitor

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  1. jeme macrumors regular

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    Will the new macbook retina support a 21:9 super wide screen monitor with the standard Digital USB C adapter w/HDMI? Does anyone know.
     
  2. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    Depends on the resolution. If 3440x1440 I don't think the HDMI 1.4 port has enough bandwidth for 60Hz, but 30Hz shouldn't be a problem.
     
  3. jeme thread starter macrumors regular

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    It is 2560 x 1080 resolution. I am worried about the HDMI digital adapter supporting the resolution. Thanks
     
  4. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - That should be perfectly fine. The adapter and the MacBook can do up to 3840x2160 at 30Hz. And I've seen at least one member on here running 2560x1440 at 60Hz.

    Although, if you don't mind me saying, if you're looking to purchase a 2560x1080 display, I'd really advise against it. A 16:9 2560x1440 would give you more screen real estate.
     
  5. fatefulwhisper macrumors regular

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    I'm successfully able to output via HDMI->DVI (using Apple's HDMI multiport Adapter) to my DELL 27" U2713HM @ 2560x1440 with zero issues. I've been doing so for the last 3 1/2 weeks now.

    I can do HDMI->HDMI, but the highest resolution I can get w/ my DELL monitor is 1080p. Again, no issues.
     
  6. jeme thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have heard that, right now I am using a Dell 1080p monitor. It looks just OK - but it was cheap too $175
     
  7. jeme thread starter macrumors regular

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    Ok I was about to pull the trigger on a Dell U2515H (25 inch 2560 x 1440) monitor, however I am confused as I am reading that a Macbook Retina will not support 1440 via HDMI or that the monitor will not support 1440 via HDMI.

    Is anyone using this combination with a straight HDMI connection? I am confused. OK thanks in advance for your help.
     
  8. JTToft macrumors 68040

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    - The MacBook supports 3840x2160 via HDMI. Hence it also supports 1440p via HDMI.

    User 'ctyrider' confirmed the MacBook works well with the U2515H (which I also own but use with a different machine; it's a fantastic monitor).
     
  9. mplex macrumors newbie

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    Does anyone know what the maximum resolution supported at 60hz is? I was thinking about getting one of these 21:9 1440p displays as well, but can't find the max resolution supported at 60hz. I'm also considering running a 4k monitor with black bars as a solution because I want 60hz on the biggest possible monitor. Any details or experience would be appreciated.
     

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