Surface Pro2 Works Apple 27 Cinema Display

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  1. mmoran27

    mmoran27 Member

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    The original surface pro did not work. New one works.
    Haven't used it though just hooked up to see if display comes on.
     
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    That's good to know, although there is a section on the forum just for letting people know what devices work with a Surface :) maybe this post will get moved there... I really want to see Microsoft bringing out their own beautiful display we could extend to, but I don't think that's likely.
     
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    Hooked up the Surface Pro 2 to my Apple LED Cinema display (non-thunderbolt). The "recommended" resolution is 2560x1440.

    Works but the icons are really grainy. With Outlook 2013 open the whole application interface is not really sharp. Not at all what I was expecting. Perhaps its a driver issue?

    I double checked the resolution with the MacBook Air using the same LED Cinema display; a LOT sharper.
     
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    Doesn't work with the thunderbolt model :(
     
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    No. It is because Windows applies different DPI on each display, and scales like a picture, the content of the program that is on a display not matching the DPI setting of the primary display.

    To fix this problem, set both displays to the same DPI level, or better yet, 100% DPI, which will also make non-high-DPI aware software look sharp as well.
    Right-click on the desktop, and select "Screen resolution", then on "Make text and other items larger or smaller", and slide the bar to right most (smaller), which is 100% DPI.
    Hit Apply and restart your system.
     

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