Apple Starts Selling LG’s UltraFine 5K Display; Extends Promotional Pricing Until March 31

LG’s UltraFine 5K Display, the external ultra high-resolution display Apple didn’t want to make, is now available to order through Apple.com. The display can be ordered with Apple’s in-store pickup option (availability of in-store pickup may vary from one store to another). First orders were scheduled to deliver on December 27 or 28, with in-store pickup availability on December 29. However, estimated delivery times quickly slipped to 2-4 weeks.

The monitor’s full retail price is $1,299, but Apple had discounted its price to $975 to make the transition easier for new MacBook Pro users. Now, since the monitor has gone on sale so late, the Cupertino company has extended the promotional pricing on the monitor until March 31st, 2017. Right now, Apple is showing delivery estimates of 3-5 days for the monitor, though given the demand for it, it is likely that we will see the shipping estimates slip to a few weeks soon.

The 27-inch IPS LED panel on the LG UltraFine display features a 5120 x 2880 resolution along with a 60Hz refresh rate. It also supports DCI-P3 wide color gamut and is rated for reaching brightness levels of up to 500nits. The monitor features 3 USB-C 3.1 ports and 1 Thunderbolt 3 port. The monitor can be plugged to the new MacBook Pros from Apple using a single Thunderbolt 3 cable which can also supply power to the laptop at up to 85W.

It measures 27 inches diagonally, just like Apple’s phased-out Thunderbolt Display, supports P3 wide color gamut and uses the Thunderbolt 3 protocol to drive 5K video, stereo speakers, a built-in camera, three USB-C ports on the back at USB 3.1 speeds and up to 85 watts of charging power over a single cable.


 


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