Best options for running an external 4k monitor?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by joshmv, Feb 13, 2015.

  1. joshmv macrumors member

    joshmv

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    Right now I have an early 2013 macbook pro with an external 24" monitor. Unfortunately this model won't do external 4k. For that I'll need to upgrade to at least the late 2013 model.

    I'm hoping to run at 60hz, with a monitor size 24" or bigger, and have the monitor cost $800 or less. I'll probably just get a late 2013 model unless I find a reason to go late 2014.

    If you have experience running an external 4k display on a macbook pro, what was the best combination you found while keeping cost in mind?

    Any help is appreciated!
     
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    Only 15" rMBPs from late-2013 and later can do 4K @ 60 Hz.

    I've got a late-2013 15" (2.6/16/1TB/750M), and it handles my Sharp PN-K322B at 3840x2160, 60Hz pretty well, with retina scaling applied.
     
  3. nateofmelb macrumors regular

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    I've got an rMBP 2.3/16/512 750M with the Samsung U28D590D 28"

    I picked the screen up for around AU $780 pushes 4L at 60hertz
     
  4. joshmv thread starter macrumors member

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    So does any 4k screen work, or is there something specific I should be looking for? Apple has a page about external 4k monitors, but it only lists a few compatible monitors they obviously aren't the only monitors that work.
     
  5. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    You have to look for a 4K monitor that supports 60 Hz.
     

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