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Dell XPS13 + Dell U3417W 34" monitor (3440x1440 px) - how to connect?

Hi everyone,

I have a new hardware:

  • Dell XPS13 (9360) with Thunderbolt 3
  • Dell U3417W 34" monitor  (3440x1440 px)

I have prepared everything on my table because I had no idea that new Dell only has Thunderbolt 3 and no mini display port. I was kind of surprised (in a bad way) that I will need another reduction.

The problem is that I can only input display port, mini display port and HDMI into the new Dell U3417W monitor. I am not sure how much resolution I can squeeze from HDMI, so what is left are those display ports. 

Should I buy USB-C -> Display port cable like for e.g. Startech USB Type-C to Displayport cable, 1m (CDP2DPMM1MB) which could possibly do the job? Or perhaps even some Thunderbolt 3 cable?

I need to have 3440x1440 px @ 60 Hz where some of those cables support only @30 Hz and they do not explicitly state that 3440x1440px resolution is supported.

I would rather avoid those bugged Dell docking stations where the whole internet (e.g. Amazon) is snowed by users complaints.

Thanks in advance for any help!

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