Dell 8k 32" Monitor - finally a worthy upgrade over a 30" ACD?

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    https://www.cnet.com/products/dell-ultrasharp-up3218k/preview/

    It looks great although I'd rather it be a little larger - like 36-40" so that the PPI is about 220 still. I just need to hope my ageing 30" ACD lasts another year or two until prices for these things comes down somewhat! As far as I know though, this is the first display that has a higher resolution and is a larger size than 2560x1600 monitors. It's only taken like a decade!
     
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    Yeah but the cost will come down over time. The Apple 30" ACD was originally $3299 but ended up being $1799 with equally good Dell versions being like $1000. $2k for this kind of monitor in ~2 years time is possible.
     
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    I was being snarky, forgot to use the /s tag… Cheers. It is a nice display…
     
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    Does anyone know if the current MBPs are capable of driving this at all?

    I'm guessing it doesn't since from spec it seems to max out with 3 4k displays while 8k requires 4 of them?
     
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    I think no mac with thunderbolt 1/2/3 supports this monitor @ 8k 60hz. It requires displayport 1.4 to 8k 60hz.

    maybe in the near future, with the addition of egpu support in the next macos
     

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