Dell 24" 4K with Macbook Pro Retina

Chevelle

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Sep 9, 2010
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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?
 

JeffiJers

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Sep 12, 2012
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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.
 

melburstein

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Jul 3, 2012
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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.
Just wondering. My rMBP does not have display port 1.2, but it has HDMI. Will that work?
 

bravenewmac

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May 19, 2010
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will connecting a 4k display suck down my gpu preofrmance (rmbp 13") in contrast to lets say a thunderbolt display?
 

JeffiJers

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yes...


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

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.

What will I lose at 30Hz / fps? :confused:

Its a slow refresh rate.
 

bravenewmac

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May 19, 2010
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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.
yes so it would decrease my computer preformance ?
 
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