The Pro Display XDR offers 6K resolution – therefore a high graphic power is necessary to drive the screen. We’ll tell you the Macs you can connect the new Pro XDR to.
The information come from Apple’s site, which lists the technical information about the Pro Display XDR.
MacBook Pros 15″ from 2018 are cited as a minimum requirement. Only these have a GPU strong enough to calculate all pixels of the giant display. Then follow iMacs and Pro models from 2019.
- MacBook Pro 15″ 2018
- MacBook Pro 16″ 2019
- Mac Pro 2019 with MPX GPUs
- iMac 21.5″ and 27″ 2019
- Thunderbolt 3 Macs with eGPU
As you can see, the 13-inch MacBook Pros or even MacBook Airs are not included – the integrated graphics are simply too weak. After all, you have the possibility to connect an external GPU via Thunderbolt 3 port – the eGPU can then be used to operate the monitor. This might make less sense for the MacBook Air, but a 13″ MacBook Pro that is full spec might form a nice team with the Pro XDR.