5 Replies Latest reply: Sep 2, 2013 10:09 PM by taklha
Angela Cropper Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

Hi  Can I use a Macbook air with a 27 inch hi res Dell monitor using a Dual link DVI connector? Well I know that there is a problem because it doesn't work at more than 1800*1200 screen resolution. It is supposed to work up to 2700. ANy ideas - what am I doing wrong? Thanks

  • 1. Re: macbook air 2010 monitor resolution
    LousyFool Level 4 Level 4 (2,640 points)

    Angela Cropper wrote:

     

    Hi  Can I use a Macbook air with a 27 inch hi res Dell monitor using a Dual link DVI connector? Well I know that there is a problem because it doesn't work at more than 1800*1200 screen resolution. It is supposed to work up to 2700. ANy ideas - what am I doing wrong? Thanks

    It depends on the MBA model. Which one do you have? The older ones support only up to 1900x1200, indeed, while newer ones go up to 2560x1600.

  • 2. Re: macbook air 2010 monitor resolution
    LousyFool Level 4 Level 4 (2,640 points)

    Ooops, I'm just reading the thread title again... "2010"... sorry. Yup, that should do up to 2560x1600.

     

    What cables/adapters are you using, where did you get them from?

  • 3. Re: macbook air 2010 monitor resolution
    Angela Cropper Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)

    Hi thanks

     

    I'm using a Mini DisplayPort to Dual-Link DVI adaptor (Apple) - it has a USB connection as well presumably to power the Dual link div thingy - that connects then connects to the ....

     

    Hey I just solved the problem (with the help of your question) ... I bought an apple dual link dvi adaptor but I connected it with an older dvi cable (that came with my older Dell 21 inch monitor ... Changed it over to the new "Dell Dual link dvi cable which I connected to the Mac adaptor ... And it works!! Full 2560x1440 res in all its beauty !! Thank you. Angela

  • 4. Re: macbook air 2010 monitor resolution
    LousyFool Level 4 Level 4 (2,640 points)

    Good. Results are what matters.

  • 5. Re: macbook air 2010 monitor resolution
    taklha Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    i bought one dell monitor which is 24 inch..but when i connect it with my HDMI cable. it only display 720p resolution on it..it can't display with full HD 1080p...i call dell service center. they told me to download a driver..i dont know where to  download it..so. can anyone help me?