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  1. DaveF

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    This is making the rounds. If you’re using external monitors that aren’t “retina” (less than 4K including some of those ultrawide QHD monitors), this BetterDummy app might be useful. https://github.com/waydabber/BetterDummy https://www.theregister.com/2021/12/03/apple_m1_drivers/
  2. DaveF

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    FWIW, a friend just got the the LG 38WN95C for his 16" MBP. Loves it. He's a pro developer, full time WFH, says it's crucial for getting through the next year. https://www.lg.com/us/monitors/lg-38wn95c-w-ultrawide-monitor
  3. DaveF

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    Micro Center is very legit. There’s one about 45 min from me. I did a lot of shopping there, in Before Times, when I built my HTPC. They’re great too when you’re desparate for some computer part and don’t want to wait a couple days for it to show up from Amazon. And their prices are competitive...
  4. DaveF

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    Desk too small...I’d also consider a $200 desk upgrade as an alternate to the $2000 monitor upgrade.
  5. DaveF

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    Oh. wow. Bezel centered, both monitors off center. That’s...a choice. I see why you’re so desperate to get an UWD if your approach to computing has been bezels in your prime focus area. (i use one monitor centered and second monitor to the right. I want my primary work orientation to be...
  6. DaveF

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    just look up your MBP on Apple to see what it supports.
  7. DaveF

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    As I said, 4K / Retina is a young man's game. A 27" 4K monitor would be fantastic if I were in my 20s. Back then I ran a 17" CRT (what a massive, huge, incredible monitor!!! :D ) at 1600x1200. Loved it! I couldn't even imagine a 27" screen running 3840 x 2160. That would have been heaven when...
  8. DaveF

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    I wrongly assumed the G6 had the same pixel size of a 27" 4k. As @ManW_TheUncool says, I see it's probably about 50% larger pixel size. Pixel Pitch (H x V): 0.2328(H) x 0.2328(V) (G6) vs Pixel Pitch (H x V): 0.1554 mm x 0.1554 mm (Dell 27" 4K) And you find it more comfortable to view your 4K...
  9. DaveF

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    I think you will have exactly the same readability tradeoffs with the G6 monitor, and with half the screen real estate to boot. If screen readability is an issue, which as a man of a certain age I understand, you might consider looking into physically larger 4K monitors (if they exist, i'm not...
  10. DaveF

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    Now, let’s also acknowledge there are practical issues in personal usability with bezels, with physical size of pixels and screens. “Retina” and “4K” are a young man‘s game, in many ways. It could really be true that an 85” HD set is be more enjoyable than a 65” 4K set, depending of viewing...
  11. DaveF

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    Ah, what @JohnRice says is crucial! If you’re currently running two 27” 4K monitors, this ultra wide could be a huge step down in computer usability. Less windows on screen, less desktop real estate, etc. This new monitor will be less than half (44%) the usable screen / desktop real estate of...
  12. DaveF

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    I hadn't seen MOSAIC when I was searching. Magnet has a similar feature, where dragging to the screen edge previews a snap-to sizing option. It's simpler than MOSAIC but not as flexible or multi-featured. So, for anyone reading along, there's a handful of these apps with different takes on...
  13. DaveF

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    If you don't already, you'll want to use an app like Magnet or Moom. I use Magnet on my 27" iMac. There are various apps of this ilk, so pick the one with the features you need. (And this is one of those areas that Windows 10 bests macOS in usability, as the key window management features are...
  14. DaveF

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    From just a pixel perspective a recent mac should have no problem running that monitor, as it has half the pixels of a 27" iMac. G9: 5,120 x 1,440 iMac: 5120 x 2880 The new MBP can drive two 6K displays with resolutions of 6016 x 3384 at 60Hz https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210754 And...
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