4 Replies Latest reply: Dec 17, 2012 7:02 AM by Richard Wallstein
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I am confused about which cable to use to connect my mid-2012 MB Air (13 in) to a Dell U2713HM monitor. It seems that a Mini DisplayPort to DP adaptor cable will not work as the cable does not support the 2560 x 1440 resolution of the display (according to Cable Matters who sell such a cable on amazon.co.uk). So Mini DP to Dual-Link DVI seemed to be the solution. But as I read about Dual-Link DVI it seems that DVI does not support audio. HDMI similarly to DP does not support the high resolution of the monitor though it does support audio. What is the solution for connecting a Dell UltraSharp 27 in. monitor (which uses the same IPS panel as the Thunderbolt display and has a USB 3.0 hub and is much less expensive and has a 3 yr panel replacement guarantee included in the price)? Thank you.



MacBook Air, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), Mid-2012, 2 GHz i7, 8GB, 512 SSD