Dell 43 Ultra HD 4k Monitor P4317Q with Macbook Pro 2016/2017 ?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by soamz, Jun 18, 2017.

  1. soamz macrumors 6502a

    Jun 20, 2010
    Orissa, India
    has anyone used Dell 43 Ultra HD 4k Monitor P4317Q with Macbook Pro 2016 or 2017 ?

    if yes, can I get some feedback ?

    Im using LG 34 inch Ultrawide with my Macbook pro 2013 right now, and its CPU is red most of the time, and I have to unplug thunderbold always.
    its really frustrating, as it wastes a lot of time.

    So, Im looking to buy the new macbook pro 2017 with this monitor for the best experience, as I work on final cut pro most of the times and cannot afford to go back and forth with pluggin unplugging.
  2. rodwarren macrumors newbie

    Aug 7, 2017
    I just bought one and tried it with both my iMac and MacBook Pro (both new systems running Sierra 10.12.6) and... FAIL. It is blurry and for sure will cause eye strain. It's going back to Dell. Dell does not make Mac drivers for this monitor (and I think for any of their other monitors for that matter). Their tech agent said that 'plug & play' is the only option when connecting to a Mac. The Dell software to arrange the monitor into a 4-in-1 works only with Windows and is not downloadable for Mac. I"m sure the resolution would be very clear when connected to a Windows system with the drivers from Dell, but for Mac, does not work unfortunately. It is a 4K monitor but will only provide a max of 2K with with a Mac system (verified with both my iMac & MacBook Pro). A few more calls to Apple and to Dell tech support confirmed I'm out of luck. Calling the Dell return line.. :(
    >>>> Anyone reading this post, if you are aware of large sized monitors that have Mac drivers I would appreciate a reply.

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