Best external display for 13" rMBP

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  1. deany, Oct 15, 2015
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  2. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    That is only a 1080p resolution so nowhere near that of the 4K retina iMac.
     
  3. deany thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Thanks Samuel

    This one is 4K but 'matte'

    Dell P2415Q 23.8-Inch Ultra HD 4K LCD Monitor (2M:1, 300 cd/m2, 3840 x 2160, 8ms, DP/Mini DP/HDMI (MHL)/USB) - Black https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00R420WNM/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_b5iiwbSDTVRF4

    Do most apple users prefer 'gloss'? with anti refective coating, I think I do.
     
  4. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Which year do you have for your macbook? Anything older than late 2013 won't run 4K and to be honest it hasn't had the best reports @ 4K 60Hz until this years model with the IRIS 6200 graphics.
     
  5. deany, Oct 20, 2015
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    Hi Samuelsan

    thanks for your reply

    its a 2015 MacBook Pro 13" 8 GB RAM 512 SSD

    Intel Iris Graphics 6100 1536 MB

    cheers

    ps

    is the IRIS 6200 needed for the 15''?
     
  6. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    Sorry mate meant 6100, should be fine on that.

    As for monitors I don't use one myself so I can't suggest anything, do your research and trawl amazon you'll probably get a good deal there.
     
  7. Trahearne macrumors 6502

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    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202856

    You need Mini DisplayPort (or Thunderbolt) for the connection though. The in-built HDMI port doesn't support 4K displays at 60 Hz.
     

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