Can 2011 Macbook Pros output 4K?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Hydro150, Nov 24, 2013.

  1. Hydro150 macrumors newbie

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    I have a 17 inch 2011 macbook pro that I'd like to run with a Seiki 4k tv/monitor. Does anyone have this setup? Or know if it would work?

    I see people running their retinas, minis, and pros, but haven't heard anyone using the older macbook models.
     
  2. Tankmaze macrumors 68000

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    It would run maximum resolution 2560 x 1600
    So it wont use full resolution of that 4k tv.
     
  3. raptor402 macrumors 6502

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    Your 2011 MBP has a Thunderbolt port, which has a Display Port 1.1a built in. You should be able to use a miniDP to HDMI 1.4 adapter for a 4k@24Hz resolution. I'm not sure about this, but it should work in theory.

    Regards
    Raptor
     
  4. Wuiffi macrumors 6502a

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    I think it limited to WQXGA. And everymac says: "The maximum resolution supported on an external display is 2560x1600" too.
     

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