MacBook 2016 external display

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  1. Frizers macrumors regular

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    hi all

    I'm looking for an external display to plug into my MacBook (2016) and was going to go for acer's new USBC 25 inch display but it's been two months and is still not available and no one there knows when it will be!

    I could get an HDMI adapted and go for a normal HDMI display but I've read that and HDMI MacBook connection is only at 30hz and not 60. Does this mean that the picture would be hard on my eyes? I've got a 1080p to screen which I used with my old MacBook but I barely used it for typing documents etc due to eye strain and I've read that this is probably the reason and so I don't want to drop a loa do flash on something that strains my eyes.

    Does anyone have any suggestions?

    Thanks!
     
  2. Hellhammer Moderator

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    30Hz is only related to 4K displays as the MB's interface lacks bandwidth for 4K at 60Hz. Anything below that will run at 60Hz. Eye strain is more related to the resolution and brightness settings, so the 1080p monitor you have should be fine as long as you configure it properly for your eyes.
     
  3. Frizers thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hi Thanks for your reply. I see so a display at 2560x1440 like https://www.amazon.co.uk/AOC-Q2577P...UTF8&qid=1463417449&sr=8-6&keywords=2560x1440 would run no problem? I have tried changing settings on my current 1080p 24" monitor but the text is still hard on the eye as text appears very blocky and often on a white background seems to have a white kind of light coming from behind it. Looks quite odd and isn't comfortable. Do you think a monitor like this with an HDMI converter would be okay then?

    Cheers!
     
  4. Hellhammer Moderator

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    Yes, 2560x1440 will work at 60Hz so with an HDMI adapter it will be good.
     
  5. in Cider macrumors member

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    It should run at 60Hz, but be advised, I have to run 3440x1440 at 50Hz on my 2015 rMB.
     

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