HiDPI mod + uMBP 15" 2012 -> 4K monitor?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by R2FX, Mar 17, 2015.

  1. R2FX macrumors member

    Mar 25, 2010
    I've been trying to find an answer to rather peculiar question but with no luck. If it was discussed somewhere already, please don't throw feces and stones...a link would be enough :)

    I have a unibody MBP 15" from 2012 with maxed specs (CPU, RAM and matte hi-res LCD). Having Geekbench score of around 12200 I don't have any problem with the system when it comes to process loads of photos or handle editing in Capture 1 and Photoshop. The only thing that bothers me is the missing retina screen. I always have secondary display, but it's showing its age and I've been thinking to replace it.
    The options I'm looking at is either 'regular' 30" or 4K 30" and I would like to ask experts here if there is a chance to use 4K monitor with my system (max resolution would be only 2560 by 1600 pixels), at 1920 by 1200 but in a HiDPI mode and so 'simulating' Retina?

  2. R2FX thread starter macrumors member

    Mar 25, 2010
  3. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 604

    Oct 24, 2013
    It'll do it in a TV

    Doesn't look like it...

  4. dagamer34 macrumors 65816


    May 1, 2007
    Houston, TX
    You can use a 4K monitor, but only at 30Hz. It'll look great, but feel choppy.

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