OS X 10.10.3 Now Supports Dell’s Dual-Cable 5K Monitor on Retina iMac and … – Mac Rumors
Thanks! I’ve heard that, but I’ve also heard of the new revision NOT fixing the problem.
And I WILL get a used/refurb if I ask for that swap: more hairs and dust and scratches than the brand-new one came with. I’ve heard horror stories.
I’m still thinking of trying it, but with the solution being less than certain, I don’t want to for now. (Plus I’ve heard Dell makes you pay for costly shipping?)
I had the UP2414Q before I upgraded. The revision fixed the problem for me. MST in and of itself is a dirty hack, a MST monitor will never operate quite like a SST monitor. Still, after the swap the weirdness should just be ‘the monitor takes an extra second or two to wake after sleep’
AFAIK they come in retail packaging.
Dell does not make you pay for shipping.
You could always sell the UP2414Q and get the P2415Q. That one fixes most of your complaints, doubly so the MST-related ones. It doesn’t pretend to have a metal finish anymore, it doesn’t have touch buttons. Just all together better. I say ‘sell’ as the UP2414Q is, for reasons passing my understanding, selling for more than the P2414Q’s MSRP. Maybe people really want that ‘metal’ housing?
Oh, and the UP2414Q will never work right on non-2013 Mac Pros (no MST support), but the P2415Q will work on any Mac Pro with a DisplayPort 1.2 GPU (a MacVidCards 7950/7970 being among the cheapest ways to get one)
Plug and play.
Yes, they do have one part-timer–and her job (which she did badly) was to copy this:
Oh please. Dell’s ports-on-back design predates that iMac even existing. Putting ports on the back of the display isn’t even close to something Apple ‘owns’. Apple may ‘own’ the ports facing straight out, I get that….but Dell displays have them facing down (an annoyance to anyone who needs to unplug something from their monitor)
Either way, that seems like a really silly thing to be screaming ‘knockoff!’ about.