I have a late 2011 MBP 17" 8GB RAM, 2.5 GHz i7, Intel HD Graphics 3000 512 MB. I need an external monitor right now. I plan to buy the next generation MBP once they come out, top shelf version and upgrade the RAM. I need to know if I can use a 4k monitor in the interim. I am looking at this: http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-28-In...ywords=samsung+4k&tag=9to5g-20&qid=1402589543 In the future, I know I will be able to enjoy full super-HD. In the meantime, until I buy the new MBP, I need a monitor that works reasonably well. I do not need 4k resolution now, I just need a working external monitor. So I'm willing to change resolution, deal with some lag in the meantime. I want to order this online, and want to know for sure if it will work with my laptop. Stuff I've read online is tech jargon or specific issues I'm not fully grasping. Some articles are about forcing older machines to support 4k. I don't want to do that. I want: 1. to order a 4k monitor NOW, that I will use in the meantime at sub-optimum resolution. But it NEEDS to work. 2. Use the same monitor later in the year after I buy a new top of the line MBP, and make use of the full HD resolution capability. I'd be willing to consider other monitors, but I want a good quality for less than $1000. I am a self employed designer, so I need to make a decision soon. Can anyone help me out here? Thanks.