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What is the highest resolution monitor I can drive via the mini HDMI ouput of my Surface Pro 3?

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Currently, I have a 1920 x 1080 monitor attached to my Surface Pro 3 via it's mini HDMI output port. I use an adapter cable that converts the mini port to a regular HDMI jack.

Can I drive a higher resolution monitor than the one I'm using now? If so, how high can I go?

Thanks.
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See here  https://www.microsoft.com/surface/en-nz/support/music-photos-and-video/connect-surface-to-a-tv-display-or-projector?os=windows-10&=undefined

You can go up to 4096 x 2160 with a 24 Hz refresh rate.

Higher refresh rates will give you smaller resolutions such as 30 Hz refresh rate for 3840 x 2160

But read the link
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by:Lee W, MVP
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To be clear, you DO NOT have HDMI - it's DisplayPort.
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by:Dr. Klahn
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You can drive as high a resolution as your display driver will let you set.  So check the display driver settings, which will give you the limit right there.
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Thanks. It looks like the trick is to get the right cable (mini display port)
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