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  1. Thomas Newton

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    It occurs to me that if you rotated the central monitor to portrait position, you'd still have a (4920 x 1080) area that stretches all the way from the far left, to the far right. But now the center would be 1920 pixels tall – a possible gain for Web browsing and word processing use.
  2. Thomas Newton

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    I can think of many companies who fell by the wayside. The list tends to reinforce your point. Sorely missed: Tower Records, Tweeter, Borders, Sears. Sears started out as the Amazon of its day – and in modern times, was a go to place for hardware. I never was a mechanic, but I enjoyed browsing...
  3. Thomas Newton

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    The last time I looked, Dell had one 30", 2560x1600 pixel monitor left. I'm not sure if any one else even sells that type of monitor any more. This is similar to the situation with standalone 5K monitors, where only the 27" LG 5120x2880 pixel monitor might be left. A 30" 5K (5120x3200)...
  4. Thomas Newton

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    I've heard of Micro Center before – even visited one in the Boston area. I think that I may have bought my PowerMac mini-tower there. They struck me as a legitimate retailer, but their store wasn't in a convenient location, so I didn't visit it very often. The only other retail stores in the...
  5. Thomas Newton

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    A swing arm stand might let you move the monitor forward. However, I do not think that this particular Loctek Monitor Heavy Duty Desk Arm Stand would work for you. It has a "forwards/backwards" extension range of 23.5 inches. It looks as if you get that by placing the clamp behind the center...
  6. Thomas Newton

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    I can see where Full Screen behavior might change. (Now you're using the whole ultra-wide area, not just half of it.) Otherwise, isn't the discipline involved in creating distinct spaces more or less the same for an ultra-wide monitor, as for two regular side-by-side monitors in extended...
  7. Thomas Newton

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    I think the question would be how things work for plain DP ports, not counting how they work for TB3 connections to 5120x2880 displays. Do plain DP ports support 5120-pixel widths? Or might some implementations enforce arbitrary 4096-pixel limits even when there is more than enough bandwidth...
  8. Thomas Newton

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    People sometimes use "5K" to refer to any resolution that has 5120 pixels across. The most common one is 5120x2880. Current MBPs can drive at least one 5120x2880 pixel monitor directly, but for that, need a Thunderbolt 3 connection. The 49" Samsung has a resolution of 5120x1440 pixels, and...
  9. Thomas Newton

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    Oops … I just noticed in the original post where Ron says that his 27" monitors are 4K (presumably 3840x2160 pixel UHD) ones. They offer 7680x2160 pixels when placed side by side. The 49" Samsung beast offers only 5120x1440 pixels. Something's got to give. If Ron is, e.g., running each 4K...
  10. Thomas Newton

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    I thought Ron said that he was currently using two 27" monitors – with the implication that they are side by side, and running in extended desktop mode. Do these monitors have 2560 x 1440 pixel resolution – which is very common for that size? If so, replacing them with the 49" Samsung beast is...
  11. Thomas Newton

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    Is this a Caldigit TS3 Plus? It supports "a maximum resolution up to 4K" on its DisplayPort. I could have been wrong about the chances of (5120x1440) requiring two cables; a (5120x1440) screen has fewer pixels than UHD 4K one. Still, you might want to contact Caldigit ([email protected])...
  12. Thomas Newton

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    They still might have return fees for something like this. This page appears to be about orders made from their Web site, but might be indicative of their retail store policies. Note the parts about return fees for special-order items, damaged packaging, or items returned in anything less than...
  13. Thomas Newton

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    That's hard to say. Earlier, you said that: Fine for all of those except, perhaps iMovie editing of 4K projects. (You might want to have a screen with at least UHD (3840x2160) resolution in both directions to view the final output from those.) Overkill, perhaps, but you seem to be...
  14. Thomas Newton

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    That said, I prefer 27" displays – 2.5K or better – with physical text and object sizes that are the same as, or close to, those of a 27" 2.5K display. The 21.5" 4K iMac has a resolution that is appropriate for its size, but I'm too used to the amount of screen real estate that a 27" 2.5K...
  15. Thomas Newton

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    The resolution of the 4K 21.5" iMac's display seems OK to me. Like the 5K 27" iMac, the 4K 21.5" Mac lets you maintain traditional physical sizes of text and objects, by devoting extra pixels to detail, instead of to real estate. If you run the system in this way, you get the benefit of better...
  16. Thomas Newton

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    A 49", 5120x1440 monitor would have roughly the same pixel pitch as a 27" 2560x1440 pre-Retina display. So it would be like having two such displays side by side, minus the bezels. A 27" 5K Retina iMac screen has pixels that are only 1/4th of the size of those on a 27" 2560x1440 monitor. So...
  17. Thomas Newton

    Can I run this amazing monitor with my MacBook Pro?

    Question #1: Is there a connection method that the Mac and the screen have in common that would allow you to use the full 5120x1440 pixel resolution? I suspect that the answer is "Yes," but only if the monitor allows you to split a widescreen 5120x1440 signal over two DisplayPort v1.2 cables...
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