Welcome to the MacNN Forums.

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.

You are here: MacNN Forums > News > Tech News > New Mac Pro imminent as Apple begins selling Sharp 4K display

New Mac Pro imminent as Apple begins selling Sharp 4K display
Thread Tools
MacNN Staff
Join Date: Jul 2012
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Dec 6, 2013, 06:27 PM
 
A number of Apple's online stores have begun selling 4K monitors made by Sharp, it was revealed on Friday. A 32-inch version of Sharp's PN-K321 monitor showed up at Apple's UK online store recently, retailing for £3,499. The move likely signals the impending availability of Apple's new, redesigned Mac Pro.

The Sharp PN-K321 sports a 31.5-inch diagonal LED screen that outputs at 3840 x 2160. That display features IGZO technology, leading to increased pixel transparency and reduced current leakage, meaning the monitor is more energy efficient. It is capable of displaying 1.07 billion colors, and it has 350 c/m2 brightness with an 800:1 contrast ratio.



It also features a built-in 2W per channel stereo audio system, and it can operate both in landscape- and portrait-modes. It connects to a compatible device via a DisplayPort cable, but the device also comes with an RS-232 conversion cable.

With 4K resolution, the PN-K321 is capable of displaying full resolution content from four full HD screens on a single display. Apple's new Mac Pro is capable of outputting at full resolution on up to three 4K displays simultaneously. The new Mac Pro will retail for $2,999, and it may become available as early as December 16.

The Sharp PN--K321 is currently available for order from a number of Apple's international online stores. The display retails for £3,499, with free delivery. Orders placed today will ship within 1-2 weeks.
     
Addicted to MacNN
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Atlanta, GA
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Dec 8, 2013, 02:17 PM
 
I don't get this. The mac Pro says it can support up to 3 4K displays. Yet, this isn't a Thunderbolt display. It supports HDMI, but the Mac Pro only has one HDMI port.

To support more, do you need to consume two of the Thunderbolt ports with a converter? (and lose the daisy chain ability?)
- MacBook Pro 15" Core i7 2.3Ghz / 256SSD (Work laptop)
- iMac 3.2Ghz 1TB
     
Dedicated MacNNer
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Seattle, WA
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Dec 8, 2013, 04:40 PM
 
Apple's re-branded "Thunderbolt" was originally a "mini DisplayPort" connection. All you will need is a full sized DisplayPort to mini DisplayPort adapter.
     
Addicted to MacNN
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Atlanta, GA
Status: Offline
Reply With Quote
Dec 13, 2013, 12:59 AM
 
That's sort of what I said at the end of my question. But then you essentially lose the use of that Thunderbolt port. (Now I know why they gave you 6!!)
- MacBook Pro 15" Core i7 2.3Ghz / 256SSD (Work laptop)
- iMac 3.2Ghz 1TB
     
   
Thread Tools
Forum Links
Forum Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On
Top
Privacy Policy
All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:44 AM.
All contents of these forums © 1995-2015 MacNN. All rights reserved.
Branding + Design: www.gesamtbild.com
vBulletin v.3.8.8 © 2000-2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2