Dell UP2715k 27" 5k monitor - Mac compatible

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  1. Raddock macrumors member

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    This monitor popped up on Dell's page for ordering. It was announced some time ago, but looks like it's available now.

    According to the specs, they list the Mac as being supported. It has dual 1.2 display port to support 5k, and comes with two mini-display port to display port adapters for the Mac to drive it at 5k.

    I'm guessing it treats the monitor like two displays? Wonder how that will work in Yosemite now that dragging from one window to another, makes half the window transparent. Hopefully there will be a software update from Apple that makes it so this doesn't happen with the display.
     
  2. edanuff macrumors 6502

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    This user manual for the monitor is online:

    UP2715K User Manual

    It is actually entirely possible that if OSX supports DisplayID 1.3*, which apparently it likely does since that's where MST is specified, that this might be plug-and-play once you plug the two cable in.

    *note: DisplayID 1.3, not DisplayPort 1.3
     
  3. Gav Mack macrumors 68020

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    I want one but not at that price, I will wait for the prices to fall and knowing Dell they will within 3-6 months.

    Looking forward to seeing one in the flesh as I'm a Dell monitor fan...
     
  4. ToroidalZeus macrumors 68020

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    I'd prefer a 32" 4K monitor at native resolution.
     
  5. RoastingPig macrumors 68000

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    native 5k on a 27 inch is comical. I enabled it on a 27inch retina imac at the store. It's Impossible to do anything at that resolution
     
  6. DiegoFrancisco macrumors member

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    How do you enable it?
     
  7. RoastingPig macrumors 68000

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    system preferences-displays-hold option and click on scaled.

    holding option shows the hidden resolutions
     
  8. Jim-H macrumors member

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    I'll take that 5K in a native version if someone is willing to make one. About a 50 incher would be about right. At 14.7MP that would add a lot of screen real estate to my 8.7MP triple monitor setup and take up less desk space.
     
  9. Gav Mack macrumors 68020

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    I'm wondering if it's as laughably tiny as when entering the Windows product key during a bootcamp install on a MBP 15 Retina. I have to get the magnifying glass out to make sure it's correct :D
     
  10. ToroidalZeus macrumors 68020

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    5k would be good at 37" or 40" MAX
     
  11. northernmunky macrumors 6502a

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    '"The world’s first Ultra HD 5K monitor"
    ...apart from the iMac 5k!
     
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    The iMac 5K is most certainly not a monitor. I am quite certain of that.
     
  13. Jim-H macrumors member

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    That would be too small for me. 4x current 27" TB display would put it at 54". Same pixel density, just larger screen.
     
  14. northernmunky macrumors 6502a

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    Apart from the monitor part

    Its a monitor with a computer in it, and a computer with a monitor in it. So it also has a monitor in it. Which is 5k.
     
  15. ToroidalZeus macrumors 68020

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    I'd prefer both an increase in size and ppi.
     
  16. VirtualRain macrumors 603

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    Yeah, I tried that as well. It's tiny. However it looked incredibly sharp at any HiDPI setting I tried including 3200x1800 which I found usable, and of course, best for retina at 2650x1440 was stunning.

    I've ordered a pair of Dell's new 27" 4K displays, but I think I'll replace them with 5K one day... when I have a computer that can drive two (not sure if nMP can) and the price is sub-$1000 each. Right now, 5K is just a bit too bleeding edge.

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    Yeah, I'm not sure that means much, as LG claimed the same thing for their new 31" 4K2K display and it was a gong show on the Mac. On the other hand, Dell support has explicitly made numerous points in the past of not testing or supporting their displays on the Mac so maybe this is a step in the right direction.
     
  17. EdDuPlessis macrumors 6502

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    Clicked on it and saw the price. 12 bit color goshhh
     
  18. Raddock thread starter macrumors member

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    I don't think the intention is for people to run it at a 1:1 native resolution. But to run it at a 2:1 Retina resolution 2560x1440. It would be the same resolution as the current 27" Apple Thunderbolt display, but in retina mode.
     
  19. redspear macrumors newbie

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    Just received mine...
    Plug & Play with macbook pro 15 retina (2014) and it's 5K@60hz!!!! Awsome!
     

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