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Apple's LG UltraFine 5K Display Now Available for Purchase for $974 [Updated]

Apple today started accepting orders for the LG UltraFine 5K Display, making it available for the temporary sale price of $974 in the United States. Orders will ship out to customers in six to eight weeks, and there is no in-store availability at this time.

The LG UltraFine 5K Display was first introduced at Apple's October 27 Mac event alongside a matching 4K Display, but until today, the 5K Display has been available for purchase, with Apple listing a vague availability date of "December."

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At the beginning of November, Apple dropped the prices on all USB-C adapters and accessories, including the LG UltraFine displays, by 25 percent through the end of the year.

Because the 5K UltraFine Display was not yet available for purchase, some worried that it would not be able to be bought for the sale price, but customers who make a purchase before the end of 2016 will be able to get the display for $974 instead of $1,299.

The LG 5K UltraFine Display was created in partnership with Apple for the new MacBook Pro. The display connects to the MacBook Pro over Thunderbolt 3 and include features like built-in USB-C ports for charging, stereo speakers, P3 wide color gamut support, a camera, and a microphone.

At the current time, the LG 5K UltraFine Display is only available for purchase in the United States and Canada. It remains unavailable for purchase in other countries, with a "December" availability date listed.

Update: The LG UltraFine 5K Display is once again listed as "Currently Unavailable" and cannot be purchased. It is not clear if supplies sold out or if Apple released it early and has rectified the mistake.

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21 weeks ago
Why not just call it LG's display?
Rating: 32 Votes
21 weeks ago
Nice price for a panel of that size and quality. Why they had to make it so ugly is beyond me.
Rating: 25 Votes
21 weeks ago
$1000 for that ugly, overpriced monitor with poor build quality. Get Tim out of there.
Rating: 24 Votes
21 weeks ago

$1000 for that ugly, overpriced monitor with poor build quality. Get Tim out of there.


Your comment about the build quality... Are you unhappy with yours? How long have you owned it?
Rating: 18 Votes
21 weeks ago

The LG 5K UltraFine Displays was created in partnership with Apple for the new MacBook Pro.


This line, one that has been repeated in other articles, is striking to me. Hard to see what is even remotely Apple like about this display. I'm sure it's an okay display, but it certainly doesn't seem to fit in with Apple's style. Disappointing really that this is "Apple's option".
Rating: 15 Votes
21 weeks ago

$1000 for that ugly, overpriced monitor with poor build quality. Get Tim out of there.

Because you have one and can speak on it's quality?
Rating: 11 Votes
21 weeks ago

Because it was codeveloped with Apple. LG wouldn't have made anything like this if Apple weren't involved.

See post no. 5.

Apple partnered with LG I think "codeveloped" is a little reaching. Considering how un-Apple looking it is.
Rating: 10 Votes
21 weeks ago

While all of you are complaining about the most ridiculous non-issue (aesthetics), I'm sitting here waiting for a proper 24" IPS panel @ 144hz.


Yeah you're right, I love owning **** looking products!
Rating: 10 Votes
21 weeks ago
This monitor is hideous and honestly I lost faith Apple will bring an Apple display now. Unless Apple surprise us in the next 6 months with a MacPro upgrade. it look quite obvious they are dropping the desktops and maybe only sticking with the iMac. We'll see. Sad times.
Rating: 8 Votes
21 weeks ago

Why not just call it LG's display?

Because it was codeveloped with Apple. LG wouldn't have made anything like this if Apple weren't involved. I'm not talking about design, I'm talking about the panel, audio, USB-C only, camera, software integration, components, etc.
Rating: 7 Votes

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