Questions tagged [4k]

4K, or UHD (Ultra High Definition), is a display resolution of at least 3840 x 2160. Includes all technologies, components and accessories associated with 4K resolution.

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Will an external 4K monitor cause performance issues on my MacBook Pro?

I'm looking to buy a 27" display for my MacBook Pro (2017 | 15.4-inch 2880 x 1800 | Intel HD Graphics 630 1536 MB graphics) I am considering a 4K display, but I've read in multiple places that ...
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Can I play 4k video on my TV through my MacBook using a Thunderbolt/HDMI cable?

A silly question perhaps, but nonetheless... I own an early 2015, 13-inch MacBook Air, and I recently purchased a 4k 43' TCL TV with HDMI 2.0 ports. I'm thinking about purchasing a Thunderbolt/...
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Accessibility > Menu Bar sizing does not seem to work at all?

I've recently acquired a 4K 32" display and decided I'll stick with 4k without scaling (IMO scaling is virtually useless for 4k, you can barely use the MacOS it's that sluggish, really ...
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MacBook Pro (Mid 2014) 4k external displays performance

I was using my MacBook pro for years with two external full HD displays without a problem. Recently I switched to two 4K displays and since then fans in my MacBook spin all the time when when hooked ...
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2018 MacBook Pro + LG 4k display = no 60hz

I've got 2018 MacBook Pro 15" (Radeon Pro 560X), which I'm connecting to external LG 4K display (27UD69P-W) via Satechi Type-C to HDMI Adapter (says 4K/60hz on the box), but the display is running ...
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Can the TV app on Macbooks play movie rentals in 4k?

I recently rented a movie from the TV app on my macbook, and I see that it's available in 4k. Is 4k streaming playback supported on the TV app of my MacBook (I'm playing on a 4k external monitor)? How ...
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How to connect 2 external non Apple monitors with 13" MacBook Pro 2017

This MacBook Pro has only two USB-C ports. Since one is used to charge the laptop (the monitor can't charge the laptop), there is only one available port to plug a monitor. Is it possible to connect ...
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macbook pro 13'' 2018 (thunderbolt 3 / 4 slots) with 4K 60 hertz monitor

I have a dell 4k 60 hz monitor and I'm wondering if its possible to achieve the 60 hertz refresh rate with my 2018 macbook pro 13" (thunderbolt 3 / 4 slots). Is the new Apple USB-C Digital AV ...
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4k YouTube on Safari macOS Big Sur

I just updated my mid-2014 MacBook Pro to Big Sur and I thought one of the features was the ability to watch YouTube videos in 4k now. However I don't see that option for any videos that I know are 4k....
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In quitcktime when screen recording is Save the same as Export to 4K?

In order to prepare videos for online sites for courses and youtube, I do fullscreen recording on my mac book pro with the default resolution of: 1440 x 900 I then export as 4k. However, when I do '...
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How can I control font of the Finder's sidebar?

In the finder, there is a sidebar that includes things like Favorites for easy access. On my laptop running Catalina, the font size is much larger than I desire on my 4K screen for the sidebar. Where ...
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Can I use both Thunderbolt ports to get higher resolution/framerate

I have a mid-2014 Macbook Pro (Iris Pro 1536) with an AOC U2790B. It can only run 4k at very low framerate so I downscale it. I seem to recall reading a long time ago about using both Thunderbolt ...
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Macbook Air 2019 - External 4K monitor loses resolution

I have a 2019 Macbook Air and I use a QGeeM USB-C hub to connect to an ASUS 28" 4k monitor. The Monitor has a DP port and and 2 HDMI ports - one for 4K @ 30Hz and the other 1080p @ 60Hz. I ...
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13” MacBook Pro Retina Late 2013 with U2720Q

Does anyone know if the 13 inch MacBook Pro (late 2013) work with Dell U2720Q 4k monitor? Of course I won’t be using it at the full resolution but rather FHD or QHD, with the laptop itself closed. ...
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MacBook 4K/60Hz adapter is working directly, but not via USB-C hub

I have the Apple MacBook 12" (2016) 1,1GHz 256GB Silver and a 4K/60Hz monitor. I have tried this hardware to connect the displays at 4k/60Hz: Anker® Aluminium USB C Type C to HDMI Converter, ...
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How to get an LG Ultra HD (27UD88) and Macbook Pro 13" 2017 running at 60hz?

I recently bought a MacBook Pro 13-inch 2017 and an LG Ultra HD (27UD88) 27" display. Before buying the display I researched a bit and found no issues in relation to the MacBook Pro. However, after ...
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4k movie on 4k screen scaled to 1080

I have my first ever 4k screen - a new 55" TV - & I'm struggling with this paradigm. I have to set it to show the desktop at an apparent 1080p otherwise I need to be within about 15" to be able ...
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How to get 60Hz on a 4K Monitor using a 2018 Mac mini

I do a lot of work with music, and have two external 4K displays hooked up to my Mac mini. I’m using two LG 24UD58-B monitors, but I cannot get 60Hz out of them using an HDMI cable, which is then ...
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4k@60hz on MBP mid 2015 (intel iris 1536 only) HOW? [duplicate]

Right now i can only do 4k@30hz through the hdmi port. I get "No Signal" when i connect using a mDP to DP cable on the same monitor. What steps would I take to get 60 Hz @ 4K display?
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Macbook Pro 15in 2018 hook up to dual monitor lag

Hi I have this Macbook Pro 2018 15inch baseline model. Recently I purchased a 4k LG monitor and I plan to connect it with this MBP together with my older screen which is a Dell 2k monitor. The setup ...
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Can a 2014 15" MBP simultaneously run both 4k and QHD external monitors?

I have a 15" mid-2014 MBP (NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 2048 MB). It is currently running two external monitors, a 4k and an HD (1920 x 1080), both at 60 Hz refresh. I'd like to know if it can ...
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Macbook Pro Retina 15" (late 2013), is it possible to run 1 extra display at 60hz in a best resolution than full hd? [duplicate]

Sorry but I have read a lot on this topic, in threads of this platform and multiple articles .. etc. And I'm still not sure what resolution and frequency my laptop can run on an external monitor. ...
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Will my 2014 MacBook pro support two 4k monitors [duplicate]

I am planning to purchase two 4k monitors to be connected to my fairly performant (for my purposes) 2014 MacBook pro. I will be using the setup for software development. Nothing graphics intensive ...
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Interference on 4k Samsung display connected to Macbook Pro 2016

We have a Samsung 4K 28" UE590 display that's connected to a Macbook Pro 13" 2016 with an Apple USB-C to HDMI multiport adaptor. The whole setup is on a glass table. We're getting huge amounts of ...
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Can MacBook 2018 output to a 4k external display? [closed]

I've got a few questions: Can a MacBook Pro 2018 output 4K? What options are there? What kind of budget am I looking at? I am obviously not gaming I do some media production, also looking to get ...
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Can the new 2019 16-inch Macbook Pro support 8K resolution?

The Tech Specs site says the laptop simultaneously supports full native resolution on the built-in display and: Up to two displays with 6016‑by‑3384 resolution at 60Hz at over a billion colors Up to ...
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Cannot get 4k monitor to work with macbook air early 2014?

I have an early 2014 macbook air and per this I can connect it with a 4K monitor with some success. After resetting the NVRAM (Opt+Cmd+P+R) I got my Display Settings to show ASUS VP28U with mirror ...
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Just bought an ultrawide monitor, but it looks borderline blury, what am I doing wrong?

So I either bought the wrong thing, or just don't know how to configure it correctly. I bought a Acer XR342CK bmijqphuzx , and have it hooked up to a Macbook Pro w Touchbar 2016 via a Caldigit TS3 ...
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Lag on 4k external monitor and MacBook Pro (early 2016, internal graphics) running in retina mode: can bad cable be a reason or just not enough power?

I just bought new monitor (LG 24UD58-B) because of my MacBook's flexgate issue (when you can't really open lead). I can't bring it to service yet, because where I live it takes up to 5 weeks and it's ...
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Samsung UE590D external monitor settings

I can't get quite the right colors on my external UE590D 4k. Does anyone have the correct settings/colors so it looks as close as possible to the MacBook Pro retina display?
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2018 Macbook Air hot/slow when using UHD monitor

So I upgraded from a 1080p 27 inch monitor to the following Samsung 32" UHD 4K Monitor Model: LU32J590UQNXZA I've tried connecting over HDMI using a USB C dock, and over Displayport with a ...
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How to unlock Sierra Refresh Rate for other resolutions less than 4k?

I had a MacBook Pro 2017, using a USB-C to HDMI which can support 4K@60Hz. I ran CoreDisplay patcher to enable 60Hz for 4K resolution: But Refresh Rate is still locked at 30Hz for other resolutions....
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MacBook Pro 13" (2018) cannot drive 4k display @ 60Hz from right-hand USB-C ports

I have a new MacBook Pro 13" (mid-2018 Touch Bar). I'm connecting an LG 27UD88 external display directly via the supplied USB-C cable, which is also used to provide power to the laptop plus allows the ...
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4K HDMI output from MacMini (late 2018) to LG C8 (OLED55C8PLA)

The LG TV just says "no signal". I'm connecting the Mac Mini to another TV just fine (1080p though). I'm using the same cable to connect a Windows 10 machine and it works over 4K just fine. Is there ...
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Why is Launchpad laggy when using a scaled resolution?

I bought a 32" 4k display and when I use the 4k resolution on it, everything is too small. This is why I use something in between 2k and 4k, but that resolution is not native apparently, and Launchpad ...
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Retina MacBook Air: External Monitor lag issue

I have a new 2018 Retina MacBook Air, 1.6Ghz i5, 16GB memory, Intel UHD Graphics 617 1536 MB. I am connecting this to an external monitor, a Dell P2415Q, using an HDMI cable and a Targus DOCK412USZ ...
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Can a 2018 Mac mini support dual 4k monitors at 60 Hz?

I guess I need more of a personal experience answer. The specications say that a Mac mini can support dual 4k monitors, but are there any caveats to this? I am planning to get 2 x 4k monitors and run ...
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Can macOS 10.14 (mojave) output a 4K HDR desktop to a 4K HDR TV?

How can I get macOS 10.14 on my MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2016) to output the macOS UI (desktop) in HDR mode to my Samsung Q6F 4K HDR TV display? I'm using a USB-C/Thunderbolt to HDMI 2 dongle and an ...
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Cannot get 60 Hz on MBPr 13" 2018

I connect my Macbook Pro 13" 2018 with Mojave 10.14.5 to the external display Fujitsu P27-8 TS UHD via adapter Dell DA301. All the components of this chain are capabale of 4k@60Hz. However, I can only ...
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Watching personal 4K videos on Apple TV 4K

It seems I'm not able to watch 4k/60 FPS personal videos on an Apple TV 4K. I put them in photos and while I'm sure they're 4K, I only get to stream HD from my Apple TV 4K. I have a gigabit ...
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4K 60Hz over DP with Late 2013 Macbook Pro 15" + Dell P2415Q?

I have a Late 2013 15" Macbook Pro with discrete graphics. According to this Apple support page: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT206587 this model supports 4K 60Hz over MST. I just purchased a ...
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How do I connect a 3rd 4K monitor to my 2013 Mac Pro?

I have a Mac Pro 2013. I already have two 4k monitors now connected to the HDMI port (Bus 0) a thunderbolt port with a TB->HDMI adapter (Bus 1) Before I simply buy a third monitor and adapter, is it ...
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Connecting external display to Early 2015 MacBook Pro [duplicate]

Does Early 2015 MacBook Pro output 4K 3840 via Mini DisplayPort to DisplayPort? I seem to get only HD max option on YouTube videos. I have a Samsung U32J590U 31.5" 4K UHD monitor. If not, do I have ...
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2017 15" MBP & UHD TV: 4k60Hz *very* intermittent

I have the MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017), a Samsung 4k display, and a USB-C to HDMI cable between them (plugged directly into the computer). The entire setup supports everything necessary. Please don't ...
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2018 Mac Mini 4k Scaling issue

I just bought a 2018 Mac Mini (3.2 GHz i7) and three 4k monitors (one 32 inch and two 27 inch). The setup is great, but there is one flaw. 4k is too small! This is a common complaint and while Apple ...
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memory footprint of 4k monitor on 2018 13" Iris 655

I'm thinking of getting a 2018 MBP 13" to connect two 4k displays simultaneously. I assume that once that happens, the system memory footprint is going to increase in order to buffer these displays, ...
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External GPU allow a late 2014 mac mini run 4k at 60Hz?

Would an external GPU allow a late 2014 mac mini run a 4k display at 60Hz? Or would the CPU in the mac mini prevent this.
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2017 Macbook Pro + TCL 4K Display = No 60Hz

I have the 15" 2017 MacBook Pro (with the four USB-C/TB3 connectors). I recently bought this TV, which is my first and only 4K display: https://www.amazon.com/TCL-43S405-43-Inch-Ultra-Smart/dp/...
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How to tell which resolution my iTunes movie is playing at?

For Apple TV 4K, if an iTunes movie has 4K available, but possibly due to my other Internet usage, the speed required (25Mbps recommended) is or is not possible. Then how can I tell which resolution ...
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Difficulties with 4k60 support on my Late 2013 27" iMac

I have a late 2013, 27" iMac with a GeForce GTX 780M graphics card, which I'm trying to get to connect to two 4k displays (Asus MG28U) at 60Hz. When I connect them, I am limited to 30Hz (but ...