Monoprice 27" monitors?

SuperMatt

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Anybody have one of the monoprice 27" monitors? I've heard they are supposed to compare favorably to the Apple Thunderbolt Display, minus the thunderbolt dock. But at a price of $450 or so, you would have plenty of cash left over for a dock if you want one.
 

smithy1185

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You will need to get a Dual Link DVI to mini displayport adapter depending on your setup. The user lemonade-maker also said that 10.9.2 breaks compatibility when using these Korean 27" monitors with the nMP so it's something to keep in mind for now.
 

thekev

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You will need to get a Dual Link DVI to mini displayport adapter depending on your setup. The user lemonade-maker also said that 10.9.2 breaks compatibility when using these Korean 27" monitors with the nMP so it's something to keep in mind for now.
Don't they have displayport? Dual link dvi is a legacy item.
 

jw77777

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hi, i recently bought this to run my new Mac Pro 2013. i tested it using a Macbook Pro Retina with HDMI. I must say, I was pretty impressed by the brightness and the clarity. the only thing that sucked was that there was a dead pixel in the first one that I received, but Monoprice sent me another one, and had me send the old one back. It was pretty easy. I also bought HDMI cords from them. Overall, I am excited about my Mac Pro whenever it decides to get here. The base of the monitor is kind of ugly, but I mounted my 27" screen to a VESA arm, which makes it look a ton better...
 

westrock2000

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Does HDMI support greater than 1920x1080?
It does depend on the exact version, but HDMI as a standard easily (and currently) supports the upcoming 4K resolution. The original version 1.0 only supported up to 1080p, but the current version 1.4 supports up 3840×2160 aka 4K.
 

JQuick

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Does HDMI support greater than 1920x1080?
Prior to version 1.3 1920x1200p @60hz was the maximum, so it always supported a bit more than 1080p.

Version 1.3 increased the usable bandwidth from 3.96Gb/s to 8.16Gb/s and supported 2560*1600p @ 75Hz. v1.4 can support QHD @30Hz (2096x2160p).

Version 2.0, released in September 2013, can support QHD@60Hz.

Though it has been advancing, I really think it's time for both DVI and HDMI to die. The design of DVI carried baggage from analog CRT support with it. The HDMI spec started with electrical signal compatibility with DVI.

In this day and age, asynchronous packet streams are the way to go.