4K IPS monitors known to work well with Macbook pro?

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  1. Chris Sutton macrumors newbie

    Chris Sutton

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    Hello,
    Are there certain 4K monitor models that are known to work well with a Macbook Pro retina (with AMD Radeon R9 M370X) ??

    The screen of the Macbook Pro retina is great in itself but for design work I need a bigger screen I can connect it to probably 50% of the time.

    I would have thought that Apple would have a 4K screen by now but it seems not.

    Has anyone recently bought a 4K (3840 x 2160) monitor that they can recommend ??

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    Slightly different question; Apple's literature claim that the MBP retina (with above video card and OSX Yosemite) will work with a 5K monitor with dual connectors, however someone said it will stutter. Which is correct ?

    Thanks
     
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Myself, I use a Sharp PN-K322B without any problems. The best part is that the 10-point multitouch screen works with OS X well.
     
  3. zhenya macrumors 603

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  4. Chris Sutton thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi, do you mind if I ask what type of connector you use and from which port on the MBP retina to which port on the monitor ? ....and do you get full 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution ?
     
  5. Chris Sutton thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Hi, (as the previous responder) do you mind if I ask what type of connector you use and from which port on the MBP retina to which port on the monitor ? ....and do you get full 4K (3840 x 2160) resolution ?
    Thanks
     
  6. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    mDP 1.2. And yes, I got full 4K @ 60Hz on a 15" rMBP.
     
  7. Chris Sutton thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I checked the prices online and the lowest price for that monitor here is about £4300 ! More than twice the cost of the MBP retina which in my opinion for a monitor is crazy.
     
  8. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    It's not just a monitor - it's got a 10 point multitouch display.
     
  9. zhenya macrumors 603

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    Mini displayport to displayport. On the most recent 15" rMBP with integrated graphics, plugging it in just worked.
     

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