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Connecting Haswell Retina MBP 15" to 3007WFP and 3008wfp

Discussion in 'Apple Desktop Hardware/Software' started by mr sti, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. mr sti

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    I have a 15" retina haswell MBP and I would like to connect it to my dual monitor set up and not use the inbuilt LCD.

    What's the best way to do this? I saw that there is a display port to dual link DVI cable, but that would only be useful for one monitor and its expensive!

    Any other methods?
     
  2. Renza

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    only way is to get a mini-dp to dual link DVI cable as your monitors don't support displayport.

    The apple ones are expensive, but there are alternatives out there, but aren't much cheaper.
     
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    mr sti

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    Thanks Renza. Might have to do some cost analysis to see if it's worth buying the adaptors or selling the monitors and upgrading.
     
  4. Renza

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    haha the latest 30" dells will cost way more!
     
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    mr sti

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    That's true, but they are for work, so it's only a small amount extra to upgrade, providing dell does another 30% off sale ;) .
     
  6. Renza

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    Since the new rMBP has Thunderbolt 2 that supports DP1.2, you may be able to daisychain two U3014's together using the DP out port on one of them, meaning you'd only need to connect one cable for both monitors!
     
  7. Azrael

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    Cant you do DP>HDMI on monitor 1 and then native HDMI to the second? Thats what i was led to believe by a "Genius" the other day (of course he conveniently couldnt demonstrate it)
     
  8. [KEi]SoVeReIgN

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    He/She was right that's possible, but you're limited to 1920x1200 through HDMI. Need to use something else for OP's higher res monitors.
     
  9. ~Coxy

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    Am I missing something when you say that TB -> DL-DVI would only work for one monitor?

    The MBPR has 2x TB ports so if you buy 2x adaptors then you can drive 2x 30" monitors.

    Of course you still have to weigh up whether buying the adaptors is cost effective compared to selling the old screens and buying new ones with DP inputs.
     
  10. plasticbastard

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    From apple.com.au/macbookpro specs page:

    Both Thunderbolt/DP outputs will drive a display resolution up to 2560 by 1600 pixels.
     
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  11. [KEi]SoVeReIgN

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    Cool I stand corrected - This must have been updated in the latest models, I could have sworn the previous gen couldn't do it.
     
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    how about a matrox dualhead thingy. Using that for my MBPr.
     

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