Apple is now starting to accept orders for the LG UltraFine 5K display today. The external display accessory is selling for a discounted price of $974 in the United States.
Called by Apple itself as the "ultimate docking station," the LG UltraFine 5K display was first unveiled late October alongside the new MacBook Pro models, designed to take advantage of the new lineup.
Apple also partnered it with a 4K display offering, but only now has the 5K display became available for purchase, showing December as its expected availability date.
LG UltraFine 5K Display Price Cut
Back in November, Apple slashed 25 percent off the price of the 4K and 5K displays, alongside price cuts for other Mac accessories through the end of 2016.
Users were perplexed and also worried that the 5K display wasn't included in the price cut because it wasn't available to purchase yet when the sale first occurred. Now, it has been confirmed that those who will purchase the LG UltraFine 5K Display before the end of 2016 will indeed enjoy a discounted price of $974 instead of its regular $1,299 price point.
LG UltraFine 5K Display Specs
The 4K and 5K displays were a collaboration between Apple and LG to cater specifically to the new MacBook Pro. The 27-inch 5K display offers a resolution of 5,120 x 2,880 with P3 wide color gamut. It connects via Thunderbolt 3, which supports 5K video, audio and data simultaneously — while supplying up to 85 watts of charging power to the tethered MacBook Pro.
The LG UltraFine 5K display also features its own built-in stereo speakers, camera and three USB-C ports. Apple claims that the display will seamlessly integrate with macOS, so controlling the volume and the brightness of the display can be done via software, without the need for physical buttons.
Currently, the display is only available to purchase in the United States and Canada, and Apple hasn't issued any word on a specific date about the 5K display crossing over in other markets apart from the two. Expect due coverage when that happens.
AppleInsider notes that the 5K displays won't ship until January, but users planning to get hold of it should consider this as the perfect window to purchase the accessory before the price cut wears off when 2016 closes.
For those who think that the 5K display may be a bit too much may shift their eye over to the 4K display, which costs significantly less at a sale price of $524 instead of $699.95.
Will you be getting a LG's 4K or 5K UltraFine Display for your new 2016 MacBook Pro? Feel free to sound off in the comments section below!