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Apple's new 13-inch MacBook Pro models with four Thunderbolt 3 ports are compatible with its Pro Display XDR at full 6K resolution, according to updated tech specs for the display. The base model with two Thunderbolt 3 ports remains incapable of this.

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Apple's Pro Display XDR is a 32-inch 6K monitor with a P3 wide color gamut and true 10-bit color support, 1,600 nits of peak brightness, a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio, and a super-wide, off-axis viewing angle. It is also compatible with the 2018 and later 15-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro, 2019 Mac Pro, 2019 iMac, and 2020 MacBook Air.

Apple updated the 13-inch MacBook Pro earlier today with a more reliable Magic Keyboard, up to 10th-generation Intel Core processor options, up to 32GB of RAM, up to 4TB of SSD storage, and more. Read our announcement coverage for more details.

Article Link: New 13-Inch MacBook Pro With Four Thunderbolt 3 Ports is Compatible With Apple's Pro Display XDR
 
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Apple's new 13-inch MacBook Pro models with four Thunderbolt 3 ports are compatible with its Pro Display XDR at full 6K resolution, according to updated tech specs for the display. The base model with two Thunderbolt 3 ports remains incapable of this.
Wooow, this reminds me of an old song:

Shot through the heart
And you're to blame
Apple gives Pro a bad name (bad name)
I play my part and you play your game
Apple gives Pro a bad name (bad name)
Apple gives Pro, oh
 
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theluggage

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Not very ‘Pro’ of those entry level 2tb models.

Well, the entry-level MBPs have never been particularly "pro" and would be more accurately called "MacBooks" if the name hadn't been used for the 12"

The reason is probably that the iGPUs in the 10th gen chips in the 4tn now support DisplayPort 1.4 and the 2tb models still have the 8th gen processors, which don't.
 

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It is also compatible with the 2018 and later 15-inch and 16-inch MacBook Pro, 2019 Mac Pro, 2019 iMac, and 2020 MacBook Air.

The irony is, it is not compatible with (2018) Mac mini... You need to have an eGPU.
 

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lol imagine the fans blasting when you do this

Not even 6K, even standard 4K display are enough to make my MBP 2018 fun put position into takeoff mode. Entire enclosure is warm, even on open lid mode, clamshell mode would heat more badly.

It silent at first, but gradually noise would take account.
 
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MauiPa

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Not very ‘Pro’ of those entry level 2tb models.
Why Apple chose to only update the 4tb models with 10th gen is anyone’s guess.
supply. Intel is having trouble making chips
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the entry level model is honestly quite disappointing
not really and not for the price. 500 nits display, secure and fast SSD, 4000+ geek bench score, 5k external display. Sure AMD chips would have been better, but if you stick with Intel these days, well.
 
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Spungoflex

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The entry-level MacBook Air can handle it, but the more expensive entry-level MacBook Pro can’t.

What a **** show.
 
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KPOM

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Not very ‘Pro’ of those entry level 2tb models.
Why Apple chose to only update the 4tb models with 10th gen is anyone’s guess.
The reason is that it would cut into sales of the more profitable MacBook Air models. Note that the Air with i5/8GB/256GB is $1299. If they gave the base Pro a 10th generation quad-core, fewer people would buy the Air.
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The entry-level MacBook Air can handle it, but the more expensive entry-level MacBook Pro can’t.

What a **** show.
It’s purely a function of the built-in GPU. I doubt very seriously most people buying the Air will connect to a 6K display (I wouldn’t recommend it, anyway).
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the entry level model is honestly quite disappointing
It got a new keyboard and a price drop. It’s back in the lineup to where it was in 2018 (last-gen chip). This was a stopgap update. I’m assuming the 14.1” model with the better screen will come later in the year.
 
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I'm guessing this update will also all you to drive the LG ultrawides (32:9) aspect ratio monitors without an eGPU. Hopefully, someone can test it.
 

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I noticed that the LG 4K and 5K displays are both on backorder (listing 8 week delivery) so wondering if Apple is going to release additional lower end displays or LG is going to do a refresh themselves.
 
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Spock

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supply. Intel is having trouble making chips
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not really and not for the price. 500 nits display, secure and fast SSD, 4000+ geek bench score, 5k external display. Sure AMD chips would have been better, but if you stick with Intel these days, well.
While at the same price, Dell sells the XPS 13 with 10th gen for $100 less and WiFi 6 and has an internal 4K option.
 

KPOM

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While at the same price, Dell sells the XPS 13 with 10th gen for $100 less and WiFi 6 and has an internal 4K option.
The 10th gen is the 15W version. The 4K is a battery hog. I can see why Apple isn’t using it in notebooks.
 

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The 10th gen is the 15W version. The 4K is a battery hog. I can see why Apple isn’t using it in notebooks.
That’s not my point, the low end MacBook Pro is priced far to high for the specs.
 
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