The good news for customers who have been looking forward to purchasing LG Ultrafine 5K Display: It is now officially available for purchase via Apple’s online store. LG’s new Ultrafine 5K Display was first unveiled at Apple’s Mac event in October. The monitor was expected to be released in December but LG recently delayed its launch.
LG Ultrafine 5K Display currently costs $974 (down from the retail price of $1,299). Apple says it will extend the $974 sale price for the monitor until the end of March 2017. The company adds the first orders of the LG 27-inch Ultrafine 5K Display will be delivered to customers on December 27 or December 28, while its smaller 21.5-inch UltraFine 4K Display was already shipped as of early November.
Apple worked in conjunction with LG to produce both the 4K and 5K UltraFine Displays, which are specifically designed to be compatible with the new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro. The two monitors connect over a single cable, however, the 5K displays only work with the new MacBook Pros that come equipped with USB-C/Thunderbolt 3 ports.
The 13-inch MacBook Pro version has the ability to handle one 5K display, two 4K displays with a 5120-by-2880 resolution at 60Hz, and a 4096-by-2304 resolution at 60Hz respectively. The 15-inch version is able to drive up to two 5K displays and four 4K displays.
LG 5K UltraFine Display supports DCI-P3 wide color gamut which is capable of displaying more vibrant colors compared to the traditional sRGB standard. The monitor also features a stock camera, microphone, stereo speakers, and 3 USB-C 3.1 ports.
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