Apple announced a new monitor at its March 8 event. It's called the Studio Display. Well, it was announced alongside the new Mac Studio, it will work with pretty much any Mac or MacBook you have, making it a great choice for people who want to build out a workstation.
Here's everything you need to know about the Studio Display!
How big is it? What's the resolution?
The Studio Display is a 27-inch 5K Retina display that has 14.7million pixels. Plus, it has a P3 wide color gamut and has a brightness of 600 nits.
The A13 Bionic inside
Yes, the Studio Display has an A13 Bionic chip inside, but that doesn't mean it runs iOS or anything like that. It does allow the Studio Display to use features like Center Stage, Hey, Siri, and Spatial Audio though, which is pretty neat.
What ports does the Studio Display have?
No display is useful without ports, and the Studio Display has four ports in total. 3 USB-C ports and one Thunderbolt port that can deliver up to 96W of power — enough to fast charge a 14-inch MacBook Pro.
Speakers and microphones
Yes, the Studio Display has speakers and microphones onboard. With a three studio-quality mic array and an impressive six-speakers set up. With four woofers to handle those bass tones and two tweeters for the highs, this speaker system should be a decent one. Won't outperform a dedicated speaker system, of course, but better than what Apple put on the M1 iMac.
Does the Studio Display have a camera?
Yes, the Studio Display will have a 12MP ultra-wide camera that supports 1080p video and Center Stage. Not surprising given that the camera array is the same in the best iPads right now.
What about a stand?
There are two stand options for the Studio Display, a stationary one that looks a lot like the iMac (2021) stand that only tilts about 30-degrees. You also have the option of getting a height and tilt adjustable stand, but it does cost more. You can even forget the stand and just get the VESA mount adapter so you can hook it up to your own stand.
The Studio Display starts at $1,599 for the standard glass model, but it bumps up to $1,899 if you want the nano-textured glass. The height and tilt adjustable stand is also an additional $400 to whatever version you want.
You can order the Studio Display right now, but it won't launch until March 18, 2022
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