During its ‘hello again’ event on Thursday, Apple showed off a new 27-inch 5K LG UltraFine display. SVP Phil Schiller described it as the “ultimate docking station” because it has multiple Thunderbolt 3 ports, and can even charge the new MacBook Pro.
Schiller also noted that Apple teamed up with LG to build the display specifically for the new Pro, so it’s unclear what the future is of Apple-branded displays. There have been rumors it’s building one, but it may have decided the numbers aren’t there.
Here are the full tech specs:
- Display Size: 27-inch (diagonal) 5K display with IPS technology
- Resolution: 5120-by-2880 with support for billions of colors
- Brightness: 500 cd/m²
- Color Gamut: P3 wide color gamut
- Ports: One Thunderbolt 3 (input), three USB-C (USB 3.1 gen 1, 5Gbps)
- Power Delivery: Up to 85W over Thunderbolt 3 for host power and charging
- Camera Type: Built-in camera
- Speaker Configurations: Stereo
- Power: Built-in power supply
- 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)
- Weight: 18.7 lb./8.5 kg
And here is a blurb about the display from Apple’s website:
With a stunning 5120-by-2880 resolution and P3 wide color gamut, the 27-inch LG UltraFine 5K Display brings your favorite photos and videos to life. So whether you’re watching a movie or editing an image, this high-performance monitor delivers immaculate 5K resolution for even the most pixel-packed visuals.
A single Thunderbolt 3 cable (included) provides up to 85W of charging power to your MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports. And three downstream USB-C ports (5 Gbps) offer additional connectivity and power to compatible devices and accessories.
Built-in stereo speakers, camera, and microphone deliver a rich media experience. And with over 14.7 million pixels, you won’t miss a single detail of your next design layout, photo edit, or FaceTime call.
The LG UltraFine 5K display is pricey at $1,300, and Apple says it won’t be available until December. There is also a 21-inch 4K version of the UltraFine, which has a resolution of 4096-by-2304. It’s priced at $700 and starts shipping in 5-6 weeks.