Apple partnered with LG to release an UltraFine 5K Display for the MacBook Pro. The high-definition monitor is now available on the Apple Store for $974 promotional price. The promo originally slated to run until the end of the year was extended until March 2017.
The first 5K-display resolution on MacBook Pros, the LG UltraFine 5K Display offers a 5,120 x 2,880 screen resolution and a P3 wide color gamut packed into a 27-inch device. Using the new 5K display drastically enhance viewing and gaming experience; a fitting upgrade for the popular MacBook Pro devices. Apple tapped LG to work on the new docking station and was unveiled together with the new MacBook Pro models last October.
LG UltraFine 5k Display Specs
The monitor boasts of more than 14.7 million pixels, according to Apple. It is 77 percent higher than 4K resolution.
On LG's official page, the monitor costs $1,299.99. Based on the product specs, the new LG UltrFine 5K monitor has 218 pixels per inch. It also has its own built-in camera and speakers that will allow a flawless Facetime and other communication systems to work on the monitor. The 5K monitor has a P3 99% color spectrum that allows users to edit high-resolution images with unprecedented details. The resolution also has the widest range of colors and contrast.
The LG UltraFine 5K Display monitor connects to the MacBook Pro using a 5K-supported Thunderbolt 3 cable. The cable is capable of charging the device, linking video, audio, and data all at the same time. The new multi-tasking Thunderbolt 3 system ushered in Apple's move to "simplify" the use of its devices by introducing a more versatile connection cable.
The new monitor also comes with an adjustable stand allowing users to tilt and tweak the monitor's angle depending on what suit them best. For those who prefer to mount it, a VESA arm will come with the purchase along with a VESA cover.
Limited Price Offer Until March 2017
The new 5k monitor is only available for a limited time for $974. Despite earlier announcement that the offer will only be available until the end of this year, Apple has extended the offer until March 2017, according to a report by 9to5mac. The 25 percent cut from the original price was announced last November.
From almost $1,300 to $974, many Apple fanatics have noted that this promo is one of the biggest discount cut the company had initiated for a long time.
Apple is expected to deliver the new device at 2-4 weeks on Apple.com and units will also be available for in-store pick-up by Jan. 20.