Will the base 2019 MacBook Pro 6-core 2.6/15/256 support the new displays Apple released yesterday?

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  1. Hieveryone macrumors 68040

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    I don't think I'd buy one brand new because it's like $6,000 I think and I also don't need 32 inches.

    But if I get one refurbished or something for less money I would highly consider.

    So that's why I'm wondering if my MacBook Pro will support
     
  2. turbineseaplane macrumors 601

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    I think it would probably struggle to do much other than drive it for day-to-day tasks.

    6K is a ton of pixels
     
  3. nikster0029 macrumors 6502a

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    Not sure since some YouTube videos show it being driven by the laptop at the Apple event
     
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    The Pro Display XDR has about 20 million pixels at 10-bit colour. Two 5K displays have about 30 million pixels. The 15" Touch Bar-era MacBook Pros all support up to two external 5K displays at 10-bit colour in addition to its internal display, so I would bet they can support at least one Pro Display XDR.
     
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    It’s weird that they state 96W charging to host device makes me think they are preparing it for the future MacBook Pro refresh and it’s respective new power draw
     
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    I sincerely hope so, not another watered down product, I don't want variations of the Air I want a Pro MacBook Pro that performs...

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  7. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I'm not interested in spending 6000 bucks on a monitor but it would be so befitting of apple to sell me the latest and greatest MacBook Pro and make me feel like it's already outdated.

    Thanks :mad:
     
  8. nikster0029 macrumors 6502a

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    Look at this video here:

    go to the two minute mark and you can see it being manipulated by a MacBook Pro 15
     
  9. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Well that's good. I have the base 2019 15" MacBook Pro. No fancy upgrades. Hopefully it runs at 60Hz.
     
  10. Howard2k macrumors 68020

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    You cheaped out on the MacBook but are ok with a $5k display? What are you using it for?
     
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  12. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I mainly use my MacBook Pro for notes, calendar, safari, calculator, Word documents, weather in the side bar, YouTube.

    Just basic stuff
     
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    its a reference monitor basically for that stuff its not really needed. I mean if I had a ton of money I would buy one just because I could. For casual things it will look really really good but id go with something cheaper if I had a budget whatsoever.
     
  14. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Just out of curiosity, what kind of money do you think one would have to have to blow on a 6000 monitor they use just for notes, youtube, calculator, and basic stuff? Lol
     
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    I think if you are making over 100 grand a year with no kids or debt then its not a huge deal if you want some flashy toys.
     
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    ... for the rumoured 16" MBP?
     
  17. Queen6 macrumors 604

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    I'd rather put the money into a higher spec system, as I don't need a display of this calibre. Moot as I only work internationally, If I was working predominantly at home a different situation. Mac Pro and the display are expensive, equally for those that can utilise and make a living with such hardware it's not such a deep investment given the longevity of the system.

    In comparison minimum spec MBP I'd consider is over $4K and I'd be looking at swapping it out after 24 months. A Mac Pro I would consider being good for at least 4-6 years, more depending on the ability to upgrade. Similar to the iMac Pro the Mac Pro is priced reasonably fairly for what you get in comparison to the likes of a HP Z Workstation, although the HP's chassis is more flexible at the cost of being a more utilitarian box.

    Problem is many hoped Apple would offer a Mac Pro for the consumer & hobbyist at far lower price point, however that's not Apple's target audience. The organisations and vast majority of individuals who purchase the Mac Pro will do for one sole reason with it being an asset to their business and a function of profitability.

    Personally if I was bound to an OS X workflow and not in a mobile position I would buy a reasonably spec'd Mac Pro as for me it would pay for itself fairly rapidly and certainly offer far more longevity than any Mac notebook ever will...

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  18. maflynn Moderator

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    You realize that Apple's refurbished products are only discounted in the 15% neighborhood. at most you'd see 900 dollars, while a lot will only bring the 6,000 monitor to 5,000. Don't be fooled by apple's marketing, since they're charging you a 1,000 for the stand. So the actual cost of that monitor is 6 grand.

    Unless you have specific needs for such a high end monitor, then I'd suggest something else, just my $.02. If people were in the market for an actual reference monitor, then this is a good buy, but for most people, i.e., consumers, hobbyists, prosumers its an extravagant purchase.
     
  19. x-evil-x macrumors 601

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    You and me both. Id prefer to have a better system than a super high end screen. I don't have the money for a 6k screen anyway and would rather have a super nice 75"+ tv for that price. Id be fine with a higher spec 15" model to have something portable and still powerful enough for most people.
     
  20. Queen6 macrumors 604

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    I just don't need that level for the display, although there will be many who will see the benefit of 6K. I'd be perfectly fine with multiple 4K panels. As for a Mac Pro I'd be looking at a budget of at least $12K if not more, academic as I'm no longer bound to OS X so have far broader options. Again for those that need this level of display the pricing isn't way off the mark from my understanding.

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  21. alphaod macrumors Core

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    The current MacBook Pro already supports 100W power draw.
     
  22. Ener Ji macrumors 6502

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    Does it? It comes with an 87 watt charger.
     
  23. Queen6, Jun 8, 2019
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    He's relating to the USB C standard. A high performance notebook will easily be double that and be capable of dissipating the heat, something Apple fails to grasp.

    8th Gen 8750H full bore, 3.9GHz all cores. Imagine what Apple could do if it got it's act together and actually produced a "Pro" notebook...:confused:
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    This is the CPU in isolation, pulling close to 70W continuous. Total TDP is 230W, only reason this notebook cant run faster is the locked H series CPU, not thermals or power. IMO this chassis could easily cope with the new 8 core i9 holding boost up to 3.5GHz...

    I fully expect the W10 OEM notebooks with 9th Gen i9 to blast past the 2019 MBP. There's something fundamentally wrong with Apple and it's understanding of performance...

    Slower for the sake of thinner :rolleyes: Deliver or get out the game, what your offering now is a joke...

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