If you really want the greatest external monitor for the new MacBook Pro, Apple says that your best bet is the new 27-inch, UltraFine 5K Display from LG. The iPhone-maker revealed the $1300 display onstage at its Mac event, saying it had worked closely with the LG to make the product a perfect match for the Pro. This may not be the new 5K Apple Cinema Display some had hoped for, but it’s, apparently, the best we’re going to get.
LG UltraFine 5K 27-inch Display Features:
The 27-inch UltraFine 5K (5120-by-2880) display with 218ppi features Thunderbolt 3 which allows receive and transfer of 5K video, audio and data from the MacBook Pro while simultaneously charging.
There is been no official confirmation as such, but some reports are claiming that this LG UltraFine 5K Display takes the place of Apple’s discontinued Thunderbolt display.
It sports three downstream USB Type-C ports for additional connectivity and power with compatible accessories. The display comes out with seamless macOS integration enables brightness and volume control like built-in display without the need for the physical buttons on the display. It has a microphone and front-facing camera for FaceTime. Also present are speakers enhanced by the LG’s Rich Bass.
LG UltraFine 5K 27-inch Display Specs:
|Display Size||27-inch 5K display with IPS technology|
|Resolution||5120-by-2880 with support for billions of colors|
|Color Gamut||P3 wide color gamut|
|Power Delivery||Up to 85W over Thunderbolt 3 for host power and charging|
|Camera Type||Built-in camera|
|Weight||18.7 lb./8.5 kg|
|Height||18.3 in./46.4 cm|
|Width||24.6 in./62.6 cm|
|Depth||9.4 in./23.9 cm (with stand), 2.1 in./5.4 cm (without stand)|
|Power||Built-in power supply|
|Ports||One Thunderbolt 3 (input), three USB-C (USB 3.1 gen 1, 5Gbps)|
LG UltraFine 5K 27-inch Display Price:
The new LG 27-inch UltraFine 5K model is priced at $1300 and will be available in early December.