- Answered by Holly P
- Nov 14, 2019
- Flag as inappropriate Answer (Can this display power the new 16" MacBook Pro without using the 96 Watt Adapter?)
Yes. I have the baseline Mac Pro (2019) and I have two of these monitors plugged into the USB-C Thunderbolt ports on the Mac Pro. However, I did add an RX 580 Graphics Card to the computer in addition to the MPX Module and though the graphics card works on the computer, it does not drive the display via a DisplayPort to Thunderbolt USB-C cable.
I would describe it as somewhere between glossy and matte. My old Thunderbolt Display is much glossier. There is some reflection on the LG but it's muted and closer to matte.
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Does this monitor support split screen with Mac Mini and Dell laptop connected at the same time? Or at least switch between inputs?
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I've recently built a PC and found that my Thunderbolt Display doesn't work with Thunderbolt PC Motherboards. Can my Thunderbolt Display be used by my wife on her recent MBP and 5K display? I"d like to add it to her desktop if I can't use it anymore.
I was hoping I could use one of the USB-C ports to run an external HD for my time machine backup. Sadly, my external drive is not mounting. However, when I plug in a USB-C flash drive, it does mount.
I mount a time machine backup drive via a USB C port on the monitor, so it is possible.
I purchased both from Apple store and cannot seem to get it to work. Using a HDMI from Apple TV to USB-C cable to the display
No it can't, it only supports landscape orientation.
Yes, you can, it has 3 USB C ports on the back as well as the thunderbolt connection port. If your keyboard uses USB-A, then you’ll need an adapter
Please could Apple explain how using an external monitor with a MacBook pro laptop actually works ?
The 13" MacBook's GPU puts out a max pixel count of 2560 x 1600. The LG 5K monitor is displaying 5120 x 2880 pixels. Is the pixel output of a MacBook "stretched" by interpolation to fill the larger 5K screen of the monitor ?
In other words, if I had a digital photo that was originally 5120 x 2880 pixels, and used the MacBook pro and external monitor setup, would my photo be downsampled to 2560 x 1600, then interpolated back up to 5120 x 1600 ? i.e. every other pixel was replaced from the original photo ?
That's not how displays work. The display on your computer has no affect on the external monitor. They are entirely separate. The computer recognizes each screen individually and treats them differently. There is no scaling between the screens.
Can I use this an extended desktop for my Dell laptop with has USB-C (but not Thunderbolt)? And will I get the 5k resolution with this connection?
I would like to invest in this monitor for use with my personal Macbook Pro, but would also like to be able to use it (separately) with my work Dell Latitude Laptop for the rare days when I work from home (even if I can't utilise the full resolution when connected to my work laptop).
You must check your platform compatibility. I have a Lenovo X1 Carbon i7 8550u and it can output one 5k monitor using Thunderbolt 3 at 60hz.
I've bought a USB-C to 3.5mm jack adapter, but I don't seem to be getting any output through the external speakers I've connected. Audio keeps coming out of the monitor only