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

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

  1. R2FX macrumors member

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    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?

    Thanks!
     
  2. R2FX thread starter macrumors member

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  3. Samuelsan2001 macrumors 603

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    It'll do it in a TV


    Doesn't look like it...

    https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT202856
     
  4. dagamer34 macrumors 65816

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

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