15' Mabook Pro Retina (Mid 2012) with Dell 24' 4K monitor simulating "Retina"?

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  1. glas0203, Jan 14, 2014
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    glas0203 macrumors member

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  3. raptor402 macrumors 6502

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    Possibly. However, you'll most likely have to use a third-party software to set the scaling to 200% in order to get a retina display.

    Also, since the mid-2012 MBP's Thunderbolt 1 only has a DP 1.1, it'll be limited to 24Hz. But that won't be an issue because OS X limits 4k to 24Hz irrespective of the connecting bus.

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  4. glas0203 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you for the detailed information! That makes sense now.
     
  5. raptor402 macrumors 6502

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    If you do eventually purchase the monitor, do let the forum know how it went.

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  6. glas0203 thread starter macrumors member

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    Will Do!
     
  7. laimike macrumors newbie

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    hi, I just received my dell up2414q, and I hooked up with my 2012 RMBP. My screen is like a two separated panels with different color and brightness. I'm not sure is this the manufacture flaw or the driver issue? It do support 3480x2160 resolution at 30 hertz, but the text and UI are too small to read. I think I will return it.
    here is the link:https://www.dropbox.com/s/ihydw6ym6es2dsq/IMG_37771.jpg
     
  8. Plateglass macrumors newbie

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    Eh, no.

    http://forums.macrumors.com/showthread.php?t=1568657

    This is what you do. You can get HiDPI on any monitor. 2560x1440 27" inch monitors are already "retina" though, since you sit about 30 inch away form them anyway. So thinking of buying a 4k 24" screen for that effect is mostly waste of money. Unless you sit eye-bleedingly close to your monitor, which you shouldn't.
     

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