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Upgraded the old 2012 Macbook Pro Retina 15" to the same thing, just late 2015 model with 16GB RAM (double), 512GB SSD (double), and a Radeon R9 M370X (probably almost double).


Upgraded my Vizio 37" 1080p panel to the LG 43" UHD (2160p) panel. Which is actually smaller due to a nearly non-existent bezel; and I can store stuff under it!


Same monitors and driver: Yamaha HS7s driven by a Steinberg UR22. Same expansion hub: Anker 7-port USB 3.0 x 2 fast charge (1.5A + 2.1A). Same peripherals, intstruments, and so forth.


The purpose of this upgrade was to be able to run 2160p at 60Hz reliably for extra room when working with timeline and panel-based applications. The extra space really helps and once you get over the tiny-ness of everything, you're hooked. It's much easier and less expensive than multiple displays.


If anyone is planning on going 4K/UHD for computing purposes, I would highly suggest a screen larger than 40". Any smaller, and most ordinary objects become distorted and would require a magnifying glass in order to enjoy.


The forum looks hilarious...


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Nice! Been getting familiar with my 2015 Macbook Pro. (8 GB, 256 GB SSD, Iris Pro?)


My workstation consists of a 27" QHD 2560 x 1440p Korean monitor (Crossover), the Macbook Pro,  my Win7 tower (Core i5 4670k, 8 GB DDR3 @ 1866, 240 GB SSD, 128 GB SSD, 1 TB HDD, soon 512 GB SSD), and my Raspberry Pi 2

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