Originally Posted by giantdhk
This entire comment is completely wrong. On my laptop (Lenovo Y560), I have a VGA cable running the full 2560x1440 resolution of the monitor and a simple HDMI Female to DVI-D Male Video Adaptor ( http://www.amazon.com/Importer520-Plated-Female-DVI-D-Adaptor/dp/B0035B4LJM
) which is only capable of outputting the display at 1920x1080 resolution. The Monitor comes with a dvi-d cable so you do not need to "buy a high quality cord" unless you want a longer cord. In which case, you can purchase the cheapest dvi-d cable you can find and it will work just fine (I have done just that with a $5 10ft cable from Amazon).
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Huh, this article seems to say you are wrong
And as for me.saying you should buy a high quality DVI-D cord, please go read some reviews of cheap DVI-D (dual link) cords. Thankfully I did, so I avoided buying a "fake". Even on new egg they are questionable!
But yes, I forgot there is an included cord, that will work. Its too bad mono price doesn't say "what's in the box" on their site.
Edit : In fact, I just used an HDMI to DVI-D (dual link) cord from my laptop....Yeah, 1080p Is the highest it will go.
Here, lets try VGA.
Okay...this is 1440p....but it looks GAWD AWFUL. The screen is flickering and all the color/clarity looks off.
Sir, if this is what you use, please save your eyes and get a desktop with a graphics card.
I'm turning this off, my head hurts....
Now you see, the problem here is that a monitor at this resolution will need to transfer quite a bit of data between itself and the PC. That is why the VGA won't work, it can't transfer nearly enough data in time. That is why DVI-D is 9 more gold-plated data transfer bridges (as compared to DVI).Edited by TehOnlyMITTENS - 6/27/13 at 5:56pm