LG UltraFine 5K Display

Apple might not have a 5K display of its own, but it worked with LG to make one!

So did Apple announce a 5K display?

LG UltraFine 4K Display

Are you sitting down? The answer is no. Despite rumors suggesting Apple would announce a 5K display at its Mac event, the company didn't have one to show us.

However, Apple did reveal a 5K display from LG. Apple says it worked together with LG to create the display, so you know it'll work well with your new MacBook Pro!

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How big is it? What's the resolution?

The LG UltraFine 5K Display is a 27-inch behemoth! It supports the P3 wide color gamut (like iPhone 7, the 9.7-inch iPad Pro, and iMac) and has a 5120 x 2880 resolution (it's got more than 14.7 million pixels).

How will I connect it to my Mac?

It comes with a Thunderbolt 3 cable (USB-C port) that not only serves up your MacBook Pro's display, but charges your Mac as well.

How does it compare to Apple's Thunderbolt Display? Will it work as a hub?

Yep. The display has three USB-C ports, built-in stereo speakers, a camera, and a microphone. It's a lot like a Thunderbolt Display … it's just not made by Apple.

Why's it called UltraFine?

Well, the 27-inch display has a crap-ton of pixels (14.7 million), it's super bright, and it's got wide color. Basically, it looks very, very good, hence the "UltraFine" name.

Cool, when can I buy one?

Not yet. Apple says the display will be ready in December. It'll run you $1,299.95, so you've got plenty of time to save up!

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What if I don't want to wait?

LG UltraFine 4K Display

Well, it didn't get a mention on stage, but LG has a new 21.5-inch UltraFine 4K Display. That's a 4096 x 2304 resolution (more than 9.4 million pixels) with the same wide color support and three USB-C ports.

Best of all, you can order it today, though shipping is out 5 - 6 weeks.

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