LG to introduce new Mac Pro-compatible 31-inch 4K ultra-widescreen in January

LG to introduce new Mac Pro-compatible 31-inch 4K ultra-widescreen in January

LG plans to introduce its first 4K monitor next month at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. The new display will sport an unusually wide aspect ratio, according to Engadget.

The new display has a native resolution of 4,096 x 2160 pixels, At an almost 1.9:1 aspect ratio, it's proportionally wider than conventional 4K monitor, which works at 3840 x 2160 pixels (16:9). Pricing has not been announced yet - that presumably is coming at CES.

The display conforms to the Digital Cinema Initiatives consortium's standard resolution for 4K. That's the same resolution that digital theater projectors work at - better suited, at least for the moment, to video and film professionals who are editing on the big display. What's more, the new monitor comes with a Thunderbolt 2 port - the same kind of connector available on the Mac Pro and the newest Retina MacBook Pro.

We'll find out next month when the new 31-inch 31MU95 is expected to hit the streets. It'll be nice for early Mac Pro adopters to have options. Apple still says the Mac Pro is expected to ship in December. so some of us will be able to get cracking sooner. Some of us are on pins and needles waiting!

Source: Engadget

Peter Cohen

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Master Jedi Alejandro says:

I just can't wait to see the Mac Pro in person. Never be able to afford or justify one, but if I to hold one for a Instagram picture that will be good enough! :D (I know, how sad!)

shack1108 says:

Btw the 11-inch MacBook Air is 16:9, not 16:10. And a 16:10 display is taller than a 16:9 display. (width:height). When I watch TV shows on my 16:10 MacBook Air 13", there are black bars on the top and bottom - the display is taller than standard 16:9 HDTV.

Peter Cohen says:

Sorry, that's the second (and last) time I make that mistake. I've rewritten that part.

asuperstarr says:

Only make sense to promote your product ahead of the release. I'm sure there is going to be many more.

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