LG’s UltraFine 5K Display—first revealed at the Mac event in October—has appeared on Apple’s online store today after delays kept it from an early December launch. The 27-inch 5K display features 5120-by-2880 resolution and a P3 wide color gamut that provides sharp, lifelike images for those who require extremely high-quality image and video performance. The included Thunderbolt 3 cable provides a complete interface with up to 85W of charging power to a connected MacBook Pro from the primary USB-C port, and three other USB-C ports offer up to 5 Gbps transfer speeds and power to other compatible devices.
The display’s built-in stereo speakers, camera, and microphone make it a versatile tool for gaming, movie watching, and communicating with FaceTime. With over 14.7 million pixels—77 percent more than a typical 4K UHD display—the display is so jam-packed that the human eye can’t discern its individual pixels. Seamless macOS integration also means less futzing around with separate controls for your computer and display: the UltraFine 5K’s volume and brightness can be controlled by the computer with no physical buttons. The adjustable stand provides varying height levels and tilt, but the display can also be detached and mounted if so desired. Apple is offering the UltraFine 5K at the $974 introductory price through March 31, after which it will jump back up to the list price of $1,300. Apple is taking orders now on its website, but delivery times are listed at 2-4 weeks and still climbing as demand grows.