Is this time to buy 4K monitor?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by hajime, Jul 24, 2016.

  1. hajime macrumors 68030

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    I am using 17" MBP 2010 which is not compatible with 4K monitor. I have been waiting for the upcoming MBP before I buy a new monitor. However, it is still not available. What suggestion do you have?
     
  2. kohlson macrumors 6502a

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    Like all things technology, it will get less expensive over time. Barring unstated circumstances, you would do better to wait until you have a computer that can drive a 4K monitor before buying one. Unless, of course, you just want to buy something.
     
  3. MRrainer macrumors 6502a

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    Wait some more, if you can.
    At some point, Apple will have 5k display capability throughout their entire lineup. Maybe even a suitable TB-display.
    Then is the time to buy and you sit back and relax while you wait for 8k displays.
    4k is really just a stepping-stone.
     
  4. hajime thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Do you think it will happen this year? After watching a new 65" 4K TV at home for a few days, I found the image quality of a HD TV (bought at the same time) poor.
     
  5. TheGenerous macrumors 6502a

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    Hajimeます I'm currently waiting for 4K IPS displays to lower their prices. I'm interested in IPS for photography and typography work. Also I prefer the most pixel dense monitors, so I won't be getting a 30-something-inch display. I'll be getting one of these brands; LG, Samsung, AOC, Dell. Right now, I'm alright having retina display only on the iPad Air. I'll wait.
     

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