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LG's UltraFine 5K display aimed at MacBook Pro users goes on sale

The 27-inch, 5120 x 2880 TB3 display is priced at a healthy US$974. (Source: Apple)
The 27-inch, 5120 x 2880 TB3 display is priced at a healthy US$974. (Source: Apple)
Apple has begun selling LG's UltraFine 5K Thunderbolt 3 (TB3) display on its website for US$974. The display features 5K resolution, 500-nits of brightness, integrated speakers and webcam, TB3 charging (85W), and three additional 5Gbps USB Type-C ports.
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It might not ship for another 2-4 weeks, but LG's UltraFine 5K Display is on sale on Apple's online store. The 27-inch display connects only over a TB3 cable, making it the perfect display to match with Apple's new TB3-only MacBook Pros—if you have the cash.

The TB3 cable can provide up to 85W of power to an attached computer supporting charging over TB3, helping minimize the mess of wires. The monitor itself doubles as a USB-C dock, with three Type-C (5 Gbps bandwidth) ports in the back to connect or power more devices. Additionally, the display has built-in speakers, camera, and microphone—handy when you dock your notebook with the lid closed. 

While the price of US$974 may seem high, a 5K display does have 77 percent more pixels than a 4k display, Apple notes. With the ability to charge your notebook, and add ports, speakers, and a webcam, there is currently no monitor better suited for the new MacBook Pros. Besides, if you just spent US$4,299 on a maxed-out Pro 15, what's another thousand? 

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Douglas Black, 2016-12-21 (Update: 2016-12-21)
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