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

raptor402

macrumors 6502
Jun 30, 2011
399
2
In this article they have the dell 24 inch 4K monitor paired with a nMP to simulate "retina." Can the 15' Mabook Pro Retina (Mid 2012) do the same?

http://www.macworld.co.uk/news/mac/we-made-24-inch-retina-display-3496603/
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.

Raptor
 

glas0203

macrumors member
Original poster
Oct 24, 2010
53
1
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.

Raptor
Thank you for the detailed information! That makes sense now.
 

laimike

macrumors newbie
Jan 18, 2014
1
0
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
 

Plateglass

macrumors newbie
Dec 26, 2013
9
0
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.
 
Register on MacRumors! This sidebar will go away, and you'll see fewer ads.