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

CultHero

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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

 

Intell

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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.
 

mgipe

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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.
 

CultHero

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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.
 

MCAsan

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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.
 

CultHero

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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?
 

rjbenson83

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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?
it can do that
 

xraydoc

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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.
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.
 

theSeb

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I really want this monitor. Any news on UK availability?

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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.
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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CJM

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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.
 

rjbenson83

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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.
Based on European prices the 29 will be a few hundred cheaper.
 

Jspring86

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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.
 

CultHero

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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
 

a.coward

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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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Maybe higher resolution:

http://www.macrumors.com/2013/11/26/new-display-panels-from-auo-spark-speculation-of-4k-apple-displays/

But honestly, you maybe waiting forever as there may not even be a 4k ATD.
 

xraydoc

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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
I suspect the rMBP work just fine.
 

a.coward

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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
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)?
 

CultHero

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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.