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Dell U3011 and Mac Mini

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Alan Green Level 2 Level 2 (265 points)
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Nov 13, 2012 11:41 AM

I need to purchase a back-up Mac whilst my poorly MBP goes into get repaired.

 

I have a Dell U3011 running at 2560x1600 resolution via the DisplayPort.

 

I know the Mac Mini is capable of running at that resolution but via what output? From my understanding you get a HDMI to DVI Adapter so could I then run the full 2560x1600 resolution via that Adapter then going to the DVI input of the monitor or will the HDMI output on the Mac Mini only run at 1920x1200?

 

Would really appreciate some quick advice on this as I need to get one really quickly!

  • aramjam Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 28, 2012 12:27 AM (in response to Alan Green)

    thunderbolt in MBPs do not seem to behave well with Dell ultrasharp series. http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/peripherals/f/3529/p/19458525/201488 89.aspx

     

    I have a U3011, and my MBP retina 15inch
    (10.8.2) only sends YPbPr space to the display via miniDP to DP cable instead of RGB. For all professional purposes this is useless. Nobody from Apple or Dell is willing fix this.

     

    U3011 only uses HDMI 1.3, so you won't get the full resolution. I also have used a mini-DP to dual-DVI adaptor. It gets RGB from MBP, the text is all garbled for anything above 1600x1000 .

     

    I am at my wits end.

  • aramjam Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 28, 2012 2:15 AM (in response to Alan Green)

    Alan - Can you check the color (RGB/YPrPb) settings from the OSD menu? Are you running 10.8.2?  In system information, can you see if the display is being treated as television (look under graphics/display).?

  • antonis.meimaroglou Calculating status...
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    Jan 23, 2013 11:14 AM (in response to Alan Green)

    Hello and happy new year

     

    I own a Dell 3007WFP and a Dell U2711.

    I'm planning to buy a new MacMini. Do you think will be imposible

    to run both at the same time with 2560x1440 resolution?

     

    Or it would be much better to buy a MacPro... is they finalyyyyy present a new model....

     

    Yours

  • antonis.meimaroglou Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 23, 2013 12:13 PM (in response to Alan Green)

    That neans it's better to buy an iMac27, connect only one dell30 and sell the second U2711...

    ... or just wait for the new MacPro (but there are no infos about Apple's future plans)

     

    thanks a lot

  • RyanLucier Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 30, 2013 5:20 PM (in response to aramjam)

    Hey, check out this thread if you have a u3011 and are having issues with YPbPr rather than RGB on your macbook pro

     

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4760032?tstart=0

     

    cheers

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