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m0nkeyb0y

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Sometime in the next month, I'll be replacing my 2013 MBPro at our annual faculty sale (deep discount.) I was REALLY hoping to see either a bump in the Mini's graphics capability OR an iMac redesign. Instead, I'm thinking about waiting another year to buy a desktop and getting a new MB Air. Yeah, it's got some downsides (two ports, etc.) but it's the cheapest option that might work.

However, I'm wondering how well it can drive 2 external 4k monitors (clamshell mode) while scaling. Anyone running that?
 
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frou

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Intel 617 integrated graphics is close to the weakest contemporary graphics available, so you're going to have a bad time with dual 4K and scaling on top of that.
 

zoltep

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Sometime in the next month, I'll be replacing my 2013 MBPro at our annual faculty sale (deep discount.) I was REALLY hoping to see either a bump in the Mini's graphics capability OR an iMac redesign. Instead, I'm thinking about waiting another year to buy a desktop and getting a new MB Air. Yeah, it's got some downsides (two ports, etc.) but it's the cheapest option that might work.

However, I'm wondering how well it can drive 2 external 4k monitors (clamshell mode) while scaling. Anyone running that?

Considering doing the same - are you planning on using a dock or monitor(s) with Power Delivery?
 

m0nkeyb0y

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Considering doing the same - are you planning on using a dock or monitor(s) with Power Delivery?
Haven't decided yet. Right now I'm running 1x32" 4k and a 24" 1920x1080. I'd like another 32" 4k, but it really depends what I have to drive all those pixels. I don't think there's a USB-C powering 32" 4k that's also in my budget, so...
 

Samuelsan2001

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Unless you are planning to run an external gpu then you are really looking at a MacBook Pro for this preferably a 15 inch one.
 
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