the 2011 MBP 13" works good with external displays ?

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  1. giladavni macrumors member

    giladavni

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    I orded the LG W2486l screen.

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    will it work good with my MacBook Pro ? I have the new one - 13" with i7 and 2.7GHz.
    is the thunderbolt have any effect about connecting the screen and the MacBook ?

    and what cable will give me the best quality ? MDP To DVI ?

    Thanks.
     
  2. xxBURT0Nxx macrumors 68020

    xxBURT0Nxx

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    it will work just fine....

    looks like the monitor has a DVI-D, and 2 HDMI so you can get mDP > HDMI or DVI
     
  3. giladavni thread starter macrumors member

    giladavni

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    first of all - thanks ! secoend :
    with one of them will give me the BEST quality ?
     
  4. discounteggroll macrumors 6502

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    you will see no difference in either HDMI or DVI. HDMI=DVI with the option to run audio through the same connection (if both display/source support it)
     
  5. xxBURT0Nxx macrumors 68020

    xxBURT0Nxx

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    they are both the same

    -edit- beat me.... what he said :D

    fyi, hdmi using hdmi is not going to run audio to your monitor from your macbook pro.
     
  6. giladavni thread starter macrumors member

    giladavni

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    so, if i bought this : http://bit.ly/mBsXMv it will work fine ?
    and this thunderbolt thing not going to disturb ?


    didn't get it. maby because English is not my main language... :rolleyes:
     
  7. xxBURT0Nxx macrumors 68020

    xxBURT0Nxx

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    why would thunderbolt mess it up?

    Yes, that will work fine...
    so will this:
    http://www.monoprice.com/products/p...=10428&cs_id=1042802&p_id=5106&seq=1&format=2
    or this:
    http://www.monoprice.com/products/p...=10428&cs_id=1042802&p_id=5311&seq=1&format=2
    and they are much cheaper.

    RE the second part of the post:

    discounteggroll said hdmi is the same as dvi it just also includes audio (which is correct). I was saying buying a mDP>HDMI adapter VS buying an mDP>DVI adapter is not going to give you audio through your HDMI cable, you would have to buy a connector like this:
    http://www.monoprice.com/products/p...=10428&cs_id=1042802&p_id=5969&seq=1&format=2
    or this:
    http://www.monoprice.com/products/p...=10428&cs_id=1042802&p_id=6331&seq=1&format=2
    to get audio and video over HDMI. (This isn't really relevant for you because your monitor doesn't have built in speakers anyways, this is more for people looking to hook their mbp up to their tv and want audio through their hdmi cable)

    Hopefully that clarifies it for you :D
     
  8. giladavni thread starter macrumors member

    giladavni

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    thank you VERY MUCH !
     

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