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Here are the Apple devices that officially support the Pro Display XDR

By Kenny Yeo - on 17 Dec 2019, 11:24am

Here are the Apple devices that officially support the Pro Display XDR

(Image source: Apple)

I know some of you are eyeing Apple's gorgeous Pro Display XDR for Christmas.

It's pricey but it's worth considering if you have a desperate need for a colour accurate monitor.

Before you go out and order one, it's important to note if you have the right device for it.

The Pro Display XDR is only officially supported by a handful of devices. If you try to use it with an unsupported device, you might end up only outputting at 5K instead of 6K.

The list of devices that officially support the Pro Display XDR is as follows:

  • Mac Pro (2019) with MPX Module GPUs
  • 15-inch MacBook Pro (2018 or later)
  • 16-inch MacBook Pro (2019)
  • 21.5-inch iMac (2019)
  • 27-inch iMac (2019)

Interestingly, the iMac Pro doesn't officially support the Pro Display XDR and users who have tested the Pro Display XDR with the iMac Pro say that the latter only outputs to the display at 5K instead of 6K.

On a side note, some users have tried pairing the Pro Display XDR with the iPad Pro too. It works, but like the iMac Pro, the iPad Pro only outputs at 5K.

Does this mean you need to run out and get a new Mac? Fortunately, you can get Pro Display XDR to run on your unsupported Mac by pairing it with the Blackmagic eGPU or Blackmagic eGPU Pro.

Source: Apple,    9to5 Mac