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Mac and external displays

mac and thunderbolt/mini displayPort to HDMI

My MBA has been hooked up to a 27” Samsung monitor at the office. After running into a sleep-wake issue I decided to switch connections to using HDMI to see if that resolved things.

I bought a minidisplayPort to HDMI cable from Apple and plugged it in. It came up … in 1080p. With no option to select the display’s native resolution (2560 x 1440)