2015 MacBook Air Supports 4K Display screens At 60Hz

It has actually been revealed via screening that the new 2015 MacBook Air is qualified of supporting 4K display outcome at 60Hz. Going on past the jump to review about how the brand-new MacBook Air practically opposes the requirements detailed on Apple’s very own internet site.

It corrects there on Apple’s item spec page that the brand-new 2015 MacBook Air is capable of supporting an external 2K screen, but according to tests carried out by Ars Technica, that might not be the situation, and the device is qualified of pushing 4K pixels. Remarkably, in 2014’s MacBook Air did support 2K resolution, yet at best, the outcome was a fuzzy one using a single DisplayPort 1.2 cable television.

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This moment, the same examination was carried out using the very same DisplayPort 1.2 wire, with the new MacBook Air hooked up to a 4K display, and as it ended up, the machine sustains the Ultra HD resolution at 60Hz.

Obviously, the brand-new Broadwell-U processor chips from Intel with their incorporated GPUs support a resolution of 3840 x 2160 at 60Hz over DisplayPort 1.2, as per Intel’s own paperwork. This, paired with the fact that the new MacBook Air note pads feature Thunderbolt 2, which clearly allows support for DisplayPort 1.2, making the use of 4K exterior screens feasible.


One can just speculate about why Apple did not advertise this new upgrade to the MacBook Air’s external screen support, however it is thought that Apple’s deliberate posture is based on the issue of performance issues when entering into full-screen mode or Mission Command.

“So there you have it: the brand-new MacBook Air certainly assists 4K displays at 60Hz in SST method, and it in fact sustains them fairly well if you’re not utilizing OS X’s scaling functions. We have actually notified Apple regarding the concern, and hopefully the specs web pages will be upgraded appropriately.”

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If you’re in the possession of a brand-new 2015 MacBook Air, then this piece of news will be songs to your ears. But remember, given the muscle power Apple’s slim note pad packs, we actually would not suggest pushing it past the borders of exactly what it is capable of doing. After all, Apple is being closed pertaining to the scenario for a factor.

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