External Display with Retina-Like Resolution

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by irock101, Jun 28, 2015.

  1. irock101 macrumors 6502


    Jul 26, 2011

    I am currently using a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014) and a Samsung U28D590 UHD monitor which is only able to display 4k resolution at 30Hz and that is unusable for me.

    Is there any kind of 24 - 27" external screen out there with a thunderbolt port that has the same type of display colours / contrast like my MacBook?

    Looking at the MacBook screen and the external Samsung one is like day and night.

    Any recommendations? I don't want to buy another Apple Thunderbolt Display, so any other brand is welcome.
  2. zhenya macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2005
    Try the Dell P2715q. Excellent match for high-resolution displays like the rMBP and night and day difference from that Samsung.
  3. irock101 thread starter macrumors 6502


    Jul 26, 2011
    Thanks but Dell is the only brand I can hardly get at this part of the world (Thailand). Any other idea?
    Was thinking about EIZO screens?
  4. Gator Bob macrumors regular

    Aug 3, 2011
    Final OSX 10.10.4 display menu shows my Dell UP2414Q running at 60 Hz. Previous OS 10.10.X only delivered 30 Hz.
  5. Gator Bob macrumors regular

    Aug 3, 2011
    After I installed the final OSX 10.10.4, my 2012 and 2014 MacBook Pros both drive my Dell UP2414Q at 60 Hz. Previously both were limited to 30 Hz. Connected with mini-displayport cable that comes in the box with the Dell UP 2414Q display.
  6. rkuo macrumors 6502a

    Sep 25, 2010
    Wait your 2012 Macbook Pro Retina is driving a 4k monitor at 60 Hz? Are you sure? Everything I've read suggests that those don't have the bandwidth out necessary to do 4k at 60Hz.
  7. Gator Bob, Jul 4, 2015
    Last edited: Jul 4, 2015

    Gator Bob macrumors regular

    Aug 3, 2011
    Coped from About this Mac:
    DELL UP2414Q:
    Resolution: 1920 x 1080 @ 60Hz (1080p)

    I checked again and and you are right. My 2012 drives UP2014Q at the above. Before 10.10.4 it maxed at 30 Hz.

    With 10.10.4 my 2014 still drives the UP 2014Q up to 3008 x 1692 @ 30 Hz -- hard to read text.

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