LG introduces 5k monitor for Mac systems

Oct

28

2016

LG has introduced two new screens. The LG Ultrafine 5K display is a 27 “screen with IPS panel with 5120×2880 pixels. The Ultrafine 4k has a size of 21.5″ and a resolution of 4096×2304. Both screens are connected with USB c.

The screens have a webcam, speakers and a microphone, processed and they can single USB-C cable can be connected to devices. The 5k screen via the USB cable 85 watts of power provide a connected laptop. The 4K display provides 60 watts. There are three other c USB ports on the back of the screen, where peripherals can be connected.

To support the 5k monitor the USB port c to support the computer Thunderbolt 3. A Thunderbolt-3 cable is suited according to the specifications to drive two 4k screens. By adding the two signals together can be connected to a single 5k screen. The 4K screen can also use the DisplayPort interface.

According to the specifications, all Apple devices with Thunderbolt connector 3 and MacOS 10.12.1 with the 5k screen crossing. Here only is the new MacBook Pro. The current iMac and Mac Pro models can not be connected to the 5k screen. With an adapter, they do work with the 4k screen. There are other manufacturers that make computers and motherboards with Thunderbolt-3 connections. Or they may also be connected to the screens, is not known. MacBook does have a USB port c, but does not support the Thunderbolt 3 interface.

The 5k monitor appears to be the successor to the Apple Thunderbolt Display, which was discontinued in June adopted . That monitor had a similar panel as the flagship iMac that time and a Thunderbolt connector. There were quite a while rumors that Apple would replace the monitor with a 5k model, but the appearance of a 5k screen of another brand on the Apple website seems to suggest that there are no screens in the 5k or Thunderbolt Cinema Display lines will appear.

The screens are for sale on Apple’s website respectively 1399 and 749 euros. The website indicates that the screens are available from December.
LG Ultrafine 4k LG Ultrafine 5k
screen Size 21.5 ” 27 ”
Resolution 4096 x 2304 5120 x 2880
display Technology ips ips
Color Depth 8bit 10bit
Colour range Displaying P3 Displaying P3
input Thunderbolt 3 or display port USB 1.2 on c Thunderbolt 3 on USB c
additional features Speakers, microphone, webcam, USB hub c Speakers, microphone, webcam, USB hub c
Price € 749 € 1,399

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