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  1. ManW_TheUncool

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    For Disney+ and Vudu, maybe try streaming from a web browser instead? No idea if you'd get 4K and/or HDR that way though... _Man_
  2. ManW_TheUncool

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    Yes, Micro Center has been around for quite a while (and legit as others said). They get mentioned by popular tech reviewers like Linus. My first experience w/ them was buying a 1st(?) gen Intel Celeron CPU + mobo kit on some major bargain deal (back in the late-90's) that I ran overclocked (a...
  3. ManW_TheUncool

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    Ron, the Dell ultrawide is probably the same 3800R curvature as the LG. You might also wanna check out the other somewhat less expensive Samsung (49RG90) w/ 1800R curvature. Since you're not a gamer, that model might actually suit you better. And I suspect it'll be more reliable than what...
  4. ManW_TheUncool

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    Ron, that's why I recommended seeing it in person and spending as much time w/ it as possible before committing -- a very good return policy seems important. Who knows? Maybe you will love this flagship Samsung. OR maybe the somewhat cheaper, less curved Samsung I suggested checking might...
  5. ManW_TheUncool

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    @Sam Posten, there are going to be pros and cons either way. And everyone won't feel the same about them. AFAIK, in this thread, I probably have the most experience w/ actually using a curved, ultrawide monitor although the Dell I have isn't as wide... and I don't use it on my main PC -- it's...
  6. ManW_TheUncool

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    Yeah, the interface/cabling stuff can be and seems increasingly confusing... as if it's not enough to understand the performance and compatibility of the core devices themselves. We haven't even touched on that stuff for 10-bit-plus video, LOL.. which is why you might as well get the next...
  7. ManW_TheUncool

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    Ron, that LG has 3800R curvature, which is the lowest amongst such ultrawides. He mentioned he woulda preferred a little more curvature, but not clear whether that would be 1800-1900R or all the way to 1000R -- Samsung has both of those options as I mentioned. While 1000R might give you what...
  8. ManW_TheUncool

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    Ron, have you actually ever seen a particularly curved, ultrawide monitor in action? IF not, definitely recommend checking one out in person before buying... and even then, yeah, Sam's reservations about this whole endeavor is warranted. For one thing, as I alluded before, this Samsung beast...
  9. ManW_TheUncool

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    Since that Samsung beast isn't currently available anyway, maybe you could check out other less expensive competitors that might suit you best, including the previous gen(?) or next lower model Samsung, ie. C49RG9, which seems to have nearly identical specs except for lower curvature (1800R vs...
  10. ManW_TheUncool

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    OK, then the Samsung beast (or something else w/ same size and native resolution) should work well for you. Again, there could still be some caveats when it comes to viewing/editing high res images (as some people do like not being able to distinguish pixels at all at least sometimes), but they...
  11. ManW_TheUncool

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    My understanding is that Samsung beast actually has essentially identical, actual physical display height as your 2x27" setup. The issue has to do w/ different native resolution... or individual pixel size (or pixel pitch, ie. PPI) to put it another way. I don't think @DaveF meant for his...
  12. ManW_TheUncool

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    Ron, would you currently prefer to run your setup at 1440 vertical effective res, if it looks sharp, not soft/blurry? IF so, then that Samsung beast (or similar) run at native res should probably be ideal for you (w/ some possible caveats for viewing/editing high res images and such). The...
  13. ManW_TheUncool

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    @JohnRice, hmmm... I wonder if Retina Mode would turn that Samsung beast into a 2560x720 effective display, haha... IF Ron had been using Retina Mode on his current setup, he might find native (non-Retina) mode rendering everything too small for comfort on that Samsung beast. Does Retina Mode...
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