: specs for 4K and less - if you are looking for a new monitor


macintosh doctor
Oct 10th, 2017, 05:20 PM
For those that are in the market - this chart will assist you knowing which monitors are 4K

Moscool
Oct 12th, 2017, 06:23 PM
Thanks. This also begs the question: "which monitor for those who have a pre-USB-C MacBook Pro?"

The retina resolution (13 inch) is 2560x1600 (WQ-XGA, a bit above Quad HD) and it won't drive a 'proper' 4k monitor at full res. Now the issue is that 2560x1600 monitors are quite expensive compared to current 4ks so what should one do?

- Buy a 4k and run it at a lower resolution?
- Buy a Quad HD and lose the difference between 1440 and 1600?
- Anything else?

PS: thats in the context of a reasonably wide gamut monitor, for photo editing but below true 'pro' specs as the budget won't stretch that far...

neojjjk
Oct 14th, 2017, 11:31 PM
LG 50UH5500 is 599$ plus tax only

Moscool
Oct 15th, 2017, 07:25 AM
LG 50UH5500 is 599$ plus tax only

Yes I had a quick look at UHD TVs but it seems that HDMI 1.4 will only drive those at 30Hz. I would therefore need a thunderbolt connection to get 60Hz...

macintosh doctor
Nov 27th, 2017, 10:05 PM
thought I bring this thread up
finally ordered another monitor
https://www.asus.com/ca-en/Monitors/MX27UC/specifications/
excited to get it and tested with my MB PRO 13 touch ..

Moscool
Nov 28th, 2017, 06:38 AM
thought I bring this thread up
finally ordered another monitor
https://www.asus.com/ca-en/Monitors/MX27UC/specifications/
excited to get it and tested with my MB PRO 13 touch ..

Yes, let us know how it goes! :clap: