Apple and LG Join Forces to Create the Ultimate UltraFine 5K and 4K Displays

Only a few days after Apple unveiled to the world its latest generation of MacBook Pros, it became apparent that the company has partnered with LG to create two new displays designed specifically to integrate seamlessly with the newest MacBook and MacBook Pro models. The brand new LG UltraFine 27-inch 5K display and its 21.5-inch 4K sibling feature advanced IPS display technology that minimizes color shift and color loss from any viewing angle while covering 99 percent of the P3 color space. Both monitors come equipped with incredibly crisp, high-resolution displays along with three downstream USB Type-C ports for additional connectivity and power with compatible accessories.

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The 27-Inch UltraFine 5K model boasts a breathtaking resolution of 5120 x 2880 and 218 pixels per inch and is the world’s first 5K display with Thunderbolt 3 port that is capable of receiving and transferring 5K video, audio, and data from the new MacBook Pro while simultaneously charging it through a single Thunderbolt 3 cable.

The LG UltraFine 5K monitor also provides seamless MacOS integration that enables brightness and volume control like a built-in display. Additionally, the unit sports a front-facing camera, microphone, and high fidelity integrated speakers along with a height and tilt-adjustable stand.

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LG 27-inch 5K UltraFine Monitor Highlights

  • 27-inch 5K display with IPS technology
  • 5120 x 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
  • Price: $1,299.95
  • Availability: December 2016

The smaller 21-inch UltraFine monitor, on the other hand, supports a maximum resolution of 4096 x 2304 and pixel density of 219 ppi. It also comes equipped with three downstream USB Type-C slots, a high-quality Rich Bass Speaker and an adjustable stand for enhanced ergonomics. Again, users can stream video and data, and power the monitor over a single cable as well as use the MacOS integration for display control.

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LG 21-ich 4K UltraFine Monitor Highlights

  • 21.5-inch  4K display with IPS technology
  • 4096 x 2304 with support for millions of colors
  • Brightness: 500 cd/m²
  • Color Gamut: P3 wide color gamut
  • Ports: One USB-C (input), three USB-C (USB 2, 480 Mbps)
  • Power Delivery: Up to 60W over USB-C for host power and charging
  • Speaker Configurations: Stereo
  • Power: Built-in power supply
  • Height: 15.3 in./38.8 cm
  • Width: 19.9 in./50.5 cm
  • Depth: 8.6 in./21.9 cm (with stand), 1.7 in./4.4 cm (without stand)
  • Weight: 12.3 lb./5.6 kg
  • Price: $699.95
  • Availability: November 2016

The 4K UltraFine monitor is already available for pre-order with a retail price of $700 as it’s expected to ship later next month. The LG 27-inch UltraFine 5K model will be available in early December while costing $1,300 which is almost twice as much. As LG claims, both monitors will be an excellent option for all creative professionals looking for a color accurate, high-quality display that provides exceptional performance, convenience and seamless integration with the latest MacBook and MacBook Pros.

[source: LG]

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