LG 43UD79 and 2015 15” MacBook Pro

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  1. cakebytheocean macrumors regular

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    I have a 2015 15” MacBook Pro with the dGPU and I’m looking at getting this monitor but want to make sure I can get the 4K resolution.

    I’ve heard there’s some constraints around using HDMI to get the 4K @ 60

    Will it will be possible to get the 4K @ 60 with the Thunderbolt 2 to display port?

    Thanks
     
  2. booksbooks macrumors 6502a

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    Just read a review of a person with a MBP. Said it's only putting out 3 W from the USB C port, so won't really charge it. You sure you want this?
     
  3. cakebytheocean thread starter macrumors regular

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    I have a 2015 mbps so no usb c anyway. Unless you’re talking about future proofing in which case you’re right.

    Any recommendations for a monitor?

    I was also thinking about putting in extra money and just getting a 5K iMac
     
  4. booksbooks macrumors 6502a

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    Dude I've been looking. I mean, at this point it's the LG Ultrafine 5K or bust. Nothing out there that has the high PPI to get a good experience with software.

    Sure, you can get a bigger flat panel TV that's 4K, but they have nowhere near the PPI that the Ultrafine has.

    I literally want to get a kickstarter going for a suite of computer monitors that are 8k with 300+ PPI. Have really minimal designs with a built-in swing arm.

    All monitors pretty much suck.
     
  5. cakebytheocean thread starter macrumors regular

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    This is pretty much what I’m finding the more and more research I do.

    I’m now leaning towards just getting a 27 inch 5K iMac mostly for the screen. Definitely over kill but meh. Wish it was bigger.
     
  6. booksbooks macrumors 6502a

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    I wish the iMac was bigger too. I'm thinking of the iMac as well, but I want something I can connect an xBox to as well, and since I have a MacBook Pro... the road is leading me to the Ultrafine.
     

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