What can the ATD do that this new LG display can't

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  1. CultHero macrumors 6502

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    I have been waiting patiently for the new ATD to debut but with the announcement of this LG display and its potential price point being around $1300 it seems like a great option.

    It has speakers, USB 3.0 and thunderbolt 2.0. Apart from having to charge with a separate cord what advantages does the ATD still offer over something like this?

    Sorry for the newbie question, I get all the various inputs and protocols and resolutions all turned around.

    http://pcmonitors.info/lg/lg-34um95-219-but-bigger

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  2. Intell macrumors P6

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    It can't charge your Macbook. But when used with an iMac or Mac Pro, that advantage has little to no value.
     
  3. mgipe macrumors demi-god

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    Looks very interesting! One thing missing is the gigabit Ethernet port, but a dongle on the second TB port would fix that.
     
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  5. CultHero thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I know there is another thread, I am just curious how this would stack up as a MacBook Pro "docking station / monitor" featurewise compared to the ATD. seems the only significant difference is the charging.
     
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    can it multiplex FW 800, USB2 (or 3), and ethernet onto a single TB connection towards a Mac? If not, it is not a TB dock like ATD.
     
  7. CultHero thread starter macrumors 6502

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    well this is totally premature as it isn't available yet and we don't know pricing but I am not sure how important that is to me, or if I understand what that would offer me.

    I currently work on my rMBP off a Rain Stand with a mac keyboard and magic pad and just plug in a hard drive and power cord when I get home with my laptop. I would love to hang all the peripherals off the monitor and just connect the power cord and a TB2 cable to the rMBP when I get home.

    Could this do this or would I need a TB2 hub?
     
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    it can do that
     
  9. xraydoc macrumors demi-god

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    Actually, it's uncertain what this monitor does over Thunderbolt. If you look at the pictures, it not only has a bunch of USB ports on the back, but it's got a USB 3.0 input. So, does it require a USB cable running from the computer to the monitor for its USB hub to work, or does it run off Thunderbolt with a built-in PCIe to USB host controller? Perhaps the USB 3.0 input is for when/if you're running the display off plain old DisplayPort and not Thunderbolt.

    So, details are presently unknown.

    I still think the monitor is gorgeous.
     
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    I really want this monitor. Any news on UK availability?

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    It has 2 x TB ports for daisy chaining, so I am hoping that it does have a PCIe to USB controller and the USB 3 input is there for backwards compatibility. However, I can't quite see how that would work technically.

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  13. CJM macrumors 65816

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    Going to subscribe to this thread. I'd actually prefer the 29UM95, but I wonder if it'll be cheaper or more expensive. Can't see that it's available anywhere just yet, however.
     
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    Based on European prices the 29 will be a few hundred cheaper.
     
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    I really like this monitor, I just don't know what kind of performance I will get with my 2012 rMBP and 2013 iMac. I will wait and see what people say once we get some reviews. I will pick one up if everything appears to work with my existing hardware.

    I guess the pre-order price on Amazon is probably not what Amazon themselves will charge? It seems a bit higher than I thought, but I guess it is grey-market as someone said in the Mac Pro thread.
     
  18. CultHero thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I also need clarification on this:

    "MAC PRO®
    The 34UM95 is Mac Pro® supported. The two original programs, the 4-Screen Split and True Color Finder, are ready for dedicated Mac Pro® users. Sync your Mac Pro® with the best monitor for professional graphic designers and other Mac Pro® professionals"

    I have a full boat Haswell rMBP and am curious what the Mac Pro have to interface with the monitor that the rMBP wouldn't
     
  19. a.coward macrumors regular

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    Maybe higher resolution:

    http://www.macrumors.com/2013/11/26...m-auo-spark-speculation-of-4k-apple-displays/

    But honestly, you maybe waiting forever as there may not even be a 4k ATD.
     
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    I suspect the rMBP work just fine.
     
  22. a.coward macrumors regular

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    Does anyone have any idea how this "4-Screen Split" feature works?
    Is this a hardware feature (e.g. the 34UM95 actually looks like 4
    individual monitors to the OS so the video card must be capable
    of driving 4 individual displays) or is it a software feature (a software
    driver that emulates 4 screens on a single screen)?
     
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  24. tmoney468 macrumors 6502

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    Damn this monitor is sexy! I need to start saving...
     
  25. CultHero thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I seriously think I will be picking this up. 5 to 15 days is right around the corner. Tired of waiting for the TBD2 and this thing is straight up beautiful.
     

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