LG’s Latest 4K Screen Is Apple’s New Flagship Display

Posted on Jan 11 2017 - 9:35pm by Collin Peterson

The tech giant Apple revealed that it has partnered with LG Electronics for new 4K and 5K displays that are designed to work with the new MacBook Pros. These new models are the LG UltraFine 21.5-inch 4K monitors and LG UltraFineTM 27-inch 5K, being perfect for creating an expanded work space in the home or office.

As for the 21.5-Inch LG UltraFine 4K Monitor, it comes out with a density of 219 ppi that gives this display the ability to present sharp 4K resolution (4096 x 2304) image quality. It’ll boast of USB Type-C connectivity that caters for the video, data and power over a single cable and macOS integration for the display control, accompanied by a trio of downstream USB Type-C slots, a high-quality Rich Bass Speaker and an adjustable stand for enhanced ergonomics.

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LG UltraFine 4K 21.5-inch

LG UltraFine 4K 21.5-inch Display Specs:

Display Size 21.5-inch (diagonal) 4K display with the IPS technology
Resolution 4096 × 2304 with support for millions of colors
Brightness 500 cd/m²
Power Delivery Up to 60W over USB-C for host power and charging
Speaker Configurations Stereo
Power Built-in power supply
Weight 12.3 lb./5.6 kg
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)
Color Gamut P3 wide color gamut
Ports One USB-C (input), three USB-C (USB 2, 480 Mbps)

LG UltraFine 4K 21.5-inch Display Price:

The 21.5-inch LG UltraFine 4K model can be ordered now from Apple for $699, with the shipping time being 4-5 weeks.

According to the technical specifications listed for the new MacBook Pros, which are equipped with the Thunderbolt 3, the 15-inch MacBook Pro power two 5K displays at one time or four 4K displays. The 13-inch MacBook Pro power one 5K display or two 4K displays. All the external displays are able to run at 60Hz.

It isn’t clear what the LG partnership means for the future of Apple-branded displays. Apple discontinued its Thunderbolt Display earlier last year, but there were rumors suggesting a 5K display with an integrated GPU is in the works. It isn’t clear if the LG monitors have replaced that rumored product, or if Apple is making them available until it can produce a new Apple-branded display.