4K monitor at 2880 x1800?

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  1. MCAsan macrumors 601

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    I would like to move from my ATD to a higher resolution monitor, like a Dell 2715Q. Is there a 4K monitor that can use the rMBP max resolution of 2880x1800 in the short term. Depending on the specs, I would get a new rMBP in 2016 and do 4k via a single cable.

    Anyone tried this combo or have any ideas if it will work as a decent transition from an ATD which is running 2560x1440.
     
  2. MattZani macrumors 68030

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    Your rMBP can run 4k, I'm confused why you're putting a limit on yourself?
     
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    You are correct. I was asleep. I could use one mDP/Thunderbolt cable to a Dell UP2414 and run it in 4K or enable HiDPI and do Retina 4K.
     
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  5. MCAsan thread starter macrumors 601

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    The reason I was drawn to that model was the AdobeRGB gamut. The wife and are photographers and it would be nice to have the wider gamut monitors for editing.

    While the price of the UP2715K puts it out of reach, I wonder if you can connect a single DP cable running 1.2 to a single port of that monitor and run 4K or 4K Retina. The thought being that we would do 5K to it with newer MacBooks whenever we get those. But I guess we need to see what the new Skylake MacBooks look like next year. Will DP ports all be abandoned for a few USB-C ports running DP 1.3 and Thunderbolt 3? I wonder how fast it will be before the monitor makers move to USC-C ports to replace Display Ports for high bandwidth that HDMI can not do.
     
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  7. campyguy macrumors 68030

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    OP, I'm in a few threaded conversations with other members who are almost killing themselves with frustration with that particular display - the UP2414Q is junk, and get over the specs. Seriously, just Google "Dell UP2414 problems". If you buy one, "I told you so". You can PM me and I'll pass on at least one of the members I've interacted with on problems with the UP2414Q.

    As to the P2715Q, it's a decent display. I have two of them on my desk right now. Give up on pricing - there are so many "deals" on that display from day to day it's rediculous - I bought both of mine for $450, shipped, but I was patient. Also, Dell has discounts for certain members of groups - military, credit unions, AARP, employees of certain companies - and also check "slickdeals.net".

    If you don't need a display "today", Black Friday is coming up, there's lots of "back to school" sales, and there's a major "show" going on in Germany right now. Also, Dell is one of the least Mac-friendly companies out there. It's a bit more money but I'm going to buy two more BenQ BL2711U displays for my office next week (we have two now) and pawn off my two P2715Q displays on one of my employees; the new BenQ is sweet...

    Oh, and one more thing, don't buy a UP2414Q. :D
     
  8. MattZani macrumors 68030

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  9. campyguy macrumors 68030

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    ^^^ This, and we also have two of these in our office. Best US$2k we have spent this year on hardware.
     

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