Few days ago, Apple unveiled its new MacBook Pro models and the 15-inch MacBook Pro has some pretty exciting things to offer. The new 15-inch MacBook Pro now supports up to four 4K monitors at a time, thanks to its built-in AMD Radeon graphics card. Besides that, users can opt for a two 5K monitor setup as well with the new 15-inch MacBook Pro.
The two models of the new MacBook Pro – the 13-inch and the 15-inch both supports multiple 4K display monitors with zero lag and full color at 60 Hz refresh rate. As stated in the specs sheet, the 13-inch new MacBook Pro can support two 4K monitors at one time or a single 5K monitor without any reduction in resolution of the MacBook Pro’s screen. This is because the 13-inch model has an integrated Intel graphics processing unit and is not as powerful as the AMD dedicated graphics found in the 15-inch model.
Even though 4K monitors are easily available in the market, there are only few that has USB Type-C port which the new MacBook Pro has. So it means if you opt for a 4K or 5K monitor which doesn’t have a USB Type-C port, you have to buy an adapter or a converter to connect via HDMI or any other port (DisplayPort or DVI).
However, the important thing to note here is how powerful the new MacBook Pro is. Supporting 4 external displays simultaneously and that too at full native resolution is a great feat to pull. The 12-inch MacBook users reported refresh rate issues when connected with an external 4K display but it’s not the case with the new MacBook Pro. You can read about the rest of the MacBook Pro specs on Apple site.