Apple announced a new Touch bar feature in its most recent releases 13 and 15-inch Macbook Pros. The California-based tech giant also unveiled its partnership with LG Electronics for new 4K and 5K displays which are designed for working with the latest MacBook Pros.
First one in a lineup is the 27-inch 5K LG UltraFine Display with 5,120 x 2,880 resolution and a P3 full-color gamut. According to the reports, the monitor has 14.7 million pixels which add around 77 percent more than the most 4K displays.
The Ultra fine 4k,5k displays comes with a single multi-stream Thunderbolt 3 port on the back for power and for charging on the new MacBook Pro. Sadly, the 5K LG UltraFine Display isn’t compatible with the earlier models of MacBook Pro as a Thunderbolt 3 is required to work.
The new display has three downstream USB-C ports additionally to connect other devices or accessories. Other features include webcam, built-in stereo speakers and camera.
Another display announced by Apple is the smaller screen 21.5-inch LG 4K UltrFine Display with 4,096 x 2,304 resolution. This also sports the same P3 wide color gamut just like the 5K model for producing colors more accurately.
LG 4K UltraFine Display banks on USB-type C and Thunderbolt 3 connections like its larger 5K counterpart. The only difference occurs like the 2015 12-inch Retina MacBook, and it works on any Mac computer which has a USB –C port. The 4K Ultrafine Display comes with another three downstream USB-C ports, camera, built-in speakers, and microphone.
The new 15-inch MacBook Pro can power up to four 4K monitors or two 5K monitors at once. On the other hand, 13-inch model can only power two 4K monitors or one 5K monitor at the same time. Apple has disabled the HDMI, SDXC, USB card slots along with the MagSafe 2 charging port on the new MacBook Pro.
Apple now depends upon USB-C for charging, data transfer and display output. Most certainly, This will be a deal-breaker for a lot of consumers. However, the 3.5mm headphone jack is remained at least.
Pre-orders are out for the LG 4K UltraFine Display at $699.95, and it will be shipping in late November. While LG 5K UltraFine Display will sell for $1,299 and will be available sometime in December.