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I would like to know what is the highest external monitor resolution my MacBook Pro 13 inch, Mid 2010 can support?

Also, what connection am I looking at? Mini DisplayPort to what? HDMI?

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"Also, what connection am I looking at? Mini DisplayPort to what? HDMI?" What do you mean? – Daniel Beck Feb 7 '14 at 21:08
    
What connection is preferable & supported? I understand VGA, DVI and HDMI. – Sam Leach Feb 7 '14 at 21:11
    
Right, see my answer. DP is of course preferred, no need for adapters there. – Daniel Beck Feb 7 '14 at 21:11
    
@DanielBeck, I've updated my question to ask for recommendations. Do you have any? – Sam Leach Feb 7 '14 at 21:13
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Note, the answer to all your questions can actually be found on the page linked in the question. – zeel Feb 7 '14 at 21:31
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Regarding the highest external monitor resolution:

Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 2560 by 1600 pixels on an external display

Output to external monitor is via Mini DisplayPort, so your screen ideally has a DisplayPort input. For other inputs, you can use adapters, but you might not get the highest resolution.

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Dual display and video mirroring: Simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and up to 2560 by 1600 pixels on an external display, both at millions of colors

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