Dell 24" 4K with Macbook Pro Retina

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  1. Chevelle macrumors regular

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    I've been looking into monitors and it's getting confusing. I'm ordering a new macbook pro retina. I want a monitor to hook it up to when at home. Was thinking Apple Thunderbolt, but I want an update.

    Is it worth getting a 4k monitor? Can I even take advantage of it using a mbp retina? I get confused by the different resolutions and how they pair up together. Basically, will I get a sharper image connecting my mbp retina up to it while web browsing, reading, watching movies/shows, and gaming?
     
  2. JeffiJers macrumors 6502a

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    If your computer has display port 1.2 it will support 4k resolution.

    4k resolution has sharper images and more area then less resolutions.

    Decide what you need in a computer and choose your components.
     
  3. melburstein macrumors regular

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    Just wondering. My rMBP does not have display port 1.2, but it has HDMI. Will that work?
     
  4. maplingstorie macrumors 6502

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    yes but only at 30Hz / fps
     
  5. bravenewmac macrumors member

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    will connecting a 4k display suck down my gpu preofrmance (rmbp 13") in contrast to lets say a thunderbolt display?
     
  6. melburstein macrumors regular

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    What will I lose at 30Hz / fps? :confused:
     
  7. JeffiJers macrumors 6502a

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    yes...



    Simple math.... 27" 1440P is what.. 2560x1440? = 3,686,400 pixels.

    4k display is what? (i don't know i don't care) 4000 x 2000 = 8,000,000 pixels.

    4k display is double a thunderbolt display.


    Its a slow refresh rate.
     
  8. bravenewmac macrumors member

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    yes so it would decrease my computer preformance ?
     
  9. ohbrilliance macrumors 6502a

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  10. maplingstorie macrumors 6502

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    smoothness in terms of GUIs. (ex. Mission Control, Safari scrolling) I wouldn't call it jittery but not as smooth as what you're experiencing with your rMBP
     

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