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What would I need to connect my MBP and PC to my 1440p monitor?

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October 10, 2013 3:21:45 AM

I have a 2012 13'' MBP that I use for daily use and a PC that I use only for gaming. What's the best way to set this up so I can get 1440p resolution from each computer and audio? Right now, I'm using DVI and an audio cable for my PC and an HDMI cable from my MBP so I can get audio also. Problem is, I can only get 1080p with the HDMI and if I use a different cable, I can no longer get audio from both. I really don't want to have to switch out cables every time I use one or the other, so is there a simple solution? My monitor has HDMI, VGA, DVI, and a display port. My MBP just has a mini-display port. My PC has HDMI, VGA, DVI, and a display port.

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October 10, 2013 3:45:55 AM

If you want to use one cable and get video/sound it has to be display port. You can get a minidp>dp adapter to use your MBP and then a DP cable to connect to the monitor. Make sense? I also have a 2560x1440 monitor and use a minidp to dp adapter then dp into the montor.
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October 10, 2013 4:41:43 AM

wanderer11 said:
If you want to use one cable and get video/sound it has to be display port. You can get a minidp>dp adapter to use your MBP and then a DP cable to connect to the monitor. Make sense? I also have a 2560x1440 monitor and use a minidp to dp adapter then dp into the montor.


Wow, I didn't think a displayport carried audio. That definitely seems like the best solution. Thanks!
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October 10, 2013 5:01:12 AM

You're welcome.
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