15 things to know about Studio Display, Apple’s new monitor for the rest of us

Apple’s unveiled a new external display, dubbed Studio Display, with integrated connectivity solutions, an ultra-wide camera with Center Stage, a high-fidelity speaker system with spatial audio, a refined aluminum design and much more.

Here are the key features of the Apple Studio Display:

  1. A 27-inch active display area
  2. 5K Retina display with 14.7 million pixels at 218 pixels per inch
  3. Integrated connectivity options with 3x USB-C 10 Gbps and 1x Thunderbolt with 96W charging (enough power to charge any Mac notebook or fast-charge a 14-inch MacBook Pro) allowing you to connect up to three Studio Displays to a MacBook Pro.
  4. Powered by Apple’s A13 Bionic chip
  5. An integrated twelve-megapixel Ultra Wide camera, the same as on the iPad, with support for the Center Stage feature
  6. A three-microphone array
  7. A high-fidelity sound system with six speakers, four force-cancelling woofers and two high-performance tweeters, providing support for spatial audio via Dolby Atmos
  8. 600 nits of brightness
  9. True Tone
  10. P3 color, support for more than a billion color
  11. Anti-reflective coating
  12. Optional nano-texture glass to minimize glare
  13. An all-screen design with an aluminum enclosure resembling that of the pricier Pro Display XDR, narrow borders and integrated stand allowing for up to a 30-degree tilt
  14. An optional upgrade to the stand featuring a tilt and high-adjustable option
  15. A VESA adapter option for portrait or landscape wall mount

The Studio Display is priced at $1,599 in the United States ($1,499 for education).

For further information including optional upgrades at the time of purchase, read Apple’s press release about the Studio Display or visit apple.com/studio-display/specs/. There’s no mention of the refresh rate on Apple’s tech specs page for the Studio Display, however. That said, it’s almost certainly 60 Hz because the much pricier Pro Display XDR also maxes out at 60 Hz.

In addition to the Studio Display, Apple has also rolled out new silver and black color options for its external keyboards and mice.Both the new Mac Studio and Studio Display are available to order now on apple.com/store and in the Apple Store app, with retail availability starting Friday, March 18.