Best Method for connecting MacBook Pro to Dell U2711 LCD?

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  1. birdie

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    Ok I've just bought a new Dell U2711 this morning, taking advantage of the 30% off, to replace my Dell 2407... will be a nice upgrade...

    Now the U2711 has DisplayPort connectivity so I'm wondering what the best method for connecting my MacBook Pro to new screen will be... I'm currently using a Apple MiniDP to DVI convertor to connect to my 2407, so I'm wondering if I stick with DVI or if DP will offer any benefits (I guess smaller cable would be nice...) I'm guessing I would have to get a miniDP to DP cable too...

    Also wondering if I can use the Single DVI connection and still get the max res 2560x1440?
     
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    Single DVI maxes at 1920x1200.
    Using a miniDP-DP cable ought to be the best.
     
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    Any suggestions where the best/cheapest place to get one from?
     
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    Just about anywhere these days.

    I've bought a few from CX Computers (google)
     
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