Confused about which output to use for LG 4K UltraFine

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  1. HiFiGuy528 macrumors 68000

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    I think the 4K display is not compatible with older macs with thunderbolt 2 ports. It only works with macs with USB-C (i.e. MacBook 2015, 2016) or Thunderbolt 3 ports (like the latest macbook pros)

    the 5k is compatible with older machines, with adapters, but not at full 5K resolution.
     
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    Really? That's stupid. Come on Apple....

    The details on this display is fuzzy and confusing.
     
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    Well, I think Apple chose to support the retina macbook also, which only has USB-C.
     
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    Thank you! I do plan to use the LG display with my 2016 12" MacBook. Was hoping I could have it do double duties with my 2013 MBP.
     

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