Originally Posted by whatever61
Bought Dell UltraSharp U2713HM, trying to connect to my laptop and use it with the max. resolution, which is 2560 x 1440.
Problem is that I don't have DVI nor DisplayPort in my laptop.
HDMI supports max. 1920x1080 and with the regular VGA I managed to achieve 2048 x something (don't remember already =) ).
My question is simple, if I will buy HDMI => DVI or DVI => HDMI adapter will I be able to get the 2560 x 1440 resolution?
I mean I will connect the HDMI part to my laptop and the DVI to the monitor (or should I do the other way around?)
My video card supports the resolution.
My laptop has GeForce 620M with HD4000.
If yes, then any adapter will do?
P.S. - I tried to add custom resolutions, but it didn't work.
The above No answer is correct. To expand:
HDMI won't work for higher than 1080p even with adapter. The issue is 99% of all HDMI connectors aren't 1.4, *no* TVs are HDMI 1.4, and there aren't any monitors on the market with 1.4 HDMI, it's pretty ridiculous. Basically HDMI = 1080p period end of story, nothing you can do.
You need to use displayport, but I suspect your model doesn't have a DP.
There are some ultrabooks that *only* have HDMI out and I've talked to a few friends in this same situation - they cannot get higher than 1080p no matter what. This is pretty much inexcusable because it allows only the macbooks and very few ultrabooks capable of higher than 1080p. (because they have displayport/thunderbolt out)
Luckily, most 2013 model ultrabooks will have displayport instead of the crap HDMI - If you're still able to return your ultrabook, look for one with displayport. Macbooks also work if you're into that stuff.