Most Apple-Like 4k Monitor?

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Radiating, Apr 19, 2014.

  1. Radiating macrumors 65816

    Dec 29, 2011
    Who makes a 4k monitor that would fit the best with Apple's design for the Mac Pro?
  2. VirtualRain macrumors 603


    Aug 1, 2008
    Vancouver, BC

    There are really only three or maybe four choices at the moment...
    The 31.5 inch units from Dell, Sharp, and Asus all use the Sharp IGZO panel, but the Dell is the best implementation in that it uses a wide gamut backlight. The Asus and Sharp do not have the same colour reproduction as the Dell despite using the same panel. None of them look particularly nice... Certainly nothing like Apple products. The other possible choice is the LG 3840x1440 wide screen display which has Apple-like design aesthetics, but lacks the added vertical pixels of the aforementioned 4K displays based on the IGZO panel.

    There is hope of more choice coming soon with AU Optronics manufacturing an IPS 4K panel in a 32" size with better specs than the IGZO (likely at a better price as well). That's what I'm waiting for - and hopefully that's what Apple is waiting for too ;)
  3. macs4nw macrumors 601


    There are nice, but expensive, monitors out there that perform very well with the MacPro, but if you're talking about a design match for the Pro, ie available as an option in glossy black perhaps, none that I can think of. Many are waiting to see what Apple will introduce, when those aging Thunderbolt Displays will finally be upgraded.
  4. gpzjock, Apr 20, 2014
    Last edited: Apr 20, 2014
  5. jwtromp macrumors newbie

    Apr 21, 2014
    Do NOT buy the Sharp 4K Monitor

    Do NOT buy any 4K display. I have the Sharp that is sold by Apple as the display for my new MacPro and it only works at 30Hz. The result is an unstable finder where the mousepoint is huding a lot.

    Aplle says they kniw if the problem and are workung on a solution..........!
    It is a software thing. The monitor us fine but Apple software sucks.

    Wait for the 4K that will bear the Apple logo.
  6. uvitor macrumors member

    Sep 1, 2010
    That problem will be fixed soon, don't worry about it. If you can afford, buy it now or wait for the new ones from several brands that is supposed to be released later this year.

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