The American Apple Store Online started selling the new display today 27 inch LG UltraFine 5K, which joins the 23.7-inch 4K model, launched at the Apple store last May.
The new display from LG offers the same resolution of 5120 × 2880 pixels as the UltraFine monitor previously sold by Apple, which was removed from the Apple Store Online along with the old 4K monitor.
The UltraFine 5K has 14.7 million pixels, 500 nits brightness and support a wide range of colors (P3). As with the 23.7 ″ model, the larger display connects to the Mac via a Thunderbolt 3 or USB-C cable, meaning it is also compatible with the iPad Pro!
The model offers three other ports, also USB-C, with speeds of up to 5Gbps, and when used with a MacBook [Pro/Air], charging via the Thunderbolt 3 cable can provide up to 94W of power. In addition, the monitor has built-in stereo speakers, a built-in camera and a microphone, as well as an adjustable height / tilt support.
The new LG UltraFine 5K display is available at the US Apple Store Online for $ 1,300, while the smaller model sells for $ 700. It is not yet known whether the new models will be made available in the Brazilian Apple Store Online, which also stopped selling the previous models.
Update Jul 31, 2019 at 09:42
An Apple document indicates that support for the LG UltraFine 5K display on the iPad Pro is only available at a lower resolution, 3840 × 2160 pixels, as pointed out by 9to5Mac.
tip from @TheUntwit
Update II Jul 31, 2019 at 12:21
Apparently, the details of the new generation of UltraFine 5K display have disappointed users a lot.
In addition to not transmitting the content of iPad Pro at full resolution, the new monitor from LG also does not reach its full capacity when two of them are connected to a MacBook Pro – which was possible with the previous version.
In the document, Apple describes that when connecting a MacBook Pro to two UltraFine 5K displays, they will display the content at 4K resolution (4096 × 2304 pixels); in the previous model, the company claimed that two displays supported a MacBook Pro at its maximum resolutions from the Thunderbolt 3 port.
This also means that it will be possible to achieve a higher pixel density with a Pro Display XDR (with Retina 6K resolution) than with two UltraFine 5K displays from LG – which is great for advertising the prosperous Apple monitor, of course .
Update III Aug 01, 2019 at 09:40
If you, like me, found it strange that a display like the LG UltraFine 5K would simply “stop” supporting something that already existed, it is because this was an error in Apple’s documentation that was remedied by the company on its support page.
According to Apple, the new monitor actually supports its maximum resolution when two of them are connected to a MacBook Pro via the Thunderbolt 3 port.
Hopefully, from now on, there will be no more misunderstanding about the specifications of the new display, as certainly the recent news must have already discouraged some users …