How are people's experiences with the 2015/2016 rMB's with 1440p/4K monitors?

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by kevinkyoo, May 4, 2016.

  1. kevinkyoo macrumors 6502a


    Feb 5, 2016
    Thinking of snagging a 2016 rMB, but I'm planning on using a non-Apple monitor with it as well. Preferably 4K. How are people's experiences? Any noticeable lag or slowdown compared to a MBA/MBP/PC?
  2. Precursor macrumors 6502a


    Sep 29, 2015
    I read people getting 60Hz @ 3440x1440 with Dell U3415W 34" Curved monitor, though it does not have USB-C to charge the RMB
    and 30Hz @ 3840x2160 with LG 27UD88 27" monitor, but this one has USB-C so the monitor charges while connected and you can use the monitor as a giant dock (one cable to rule them all)

    Also check out Viewsonic XG3401, a 34" 3440x1440 curved IPS gaming monitor gaming monitor with USB-C (also matches space gray I think).

    I personally would go with either LG 27UD88 or wait for more monitors to come out with USB-C like 27UD88. I believe A 4k monitor with USB-C is a little more future-proof.
  3. moosington macrumors member


    Mar 16, 2016
    San Antonio, TX
    To add to Precursor, Monoprice is releasing a 34" curved ultrawide @ 3440x1440 75hz that has USBC monitor + charging for $500 in the next month or two. Supposed to be same panels as LG but we'll see. If I end up with a MB (or MBP with USBC in the next refresh) that would be a killer combo.
  4. Admiral macrumors regular


    Mar 14, 2015
    I use an LG ultrawide with my 2015 retina MacBook now and have also used a Dell (in our office there is always new equipment coming in). 60Hz no problem for me, although I did read other people's reports that the choice of HDMI cable may affect the outcome. Reading about a Monoprice curved ultrawide at US$500 makes me a little sad at having bought a year ago, but it's great news for anyone who's thinking of getting a 3440x1440 monitor now.

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