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Apple Now Selling LG's UltraFine 5K Display, Extends $974 Sale Price Until March 31

LG's new UltraFine 5K Display is now available for purchase for $974 on Apple's website in the United States, with orders initially estimated to ship in 3-5 business days but quickly slipping to 2-4 weeks.

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Apple has extended its $974 sale price for the display until March 31, 2017, when the price will return to $1,299.95. The discount was previously set to expire on December 31, but it was likely extended due to the display's lack of availability until late into the month. Apple's discount on USB-C adapters is similarly extended.

Apple teamed up with LG to create both the 4K and 5K UltraFine Displays, specifically designed to work with the new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro. Both displays connect over a single cable, but the 5K display is only compatible with the new MacBook Pro, as it requires a Thunderbolt 3 connection.

LG's smaller 21.5-inch UltraFine 4K Display began shipping in early November, while the 5K version briefly became available to purchase in late November. The displays serve as a successor to Apple's own Thunderbolt Display, which it discontinued earlier this year amid its departure from the standalone display business.

The display's Thunderbolt 3 port enables pass-through charging to the new MacBook Pro at up to a full 85W. Its wide DCI-P3 color gamut shows more vibrant colors compared to the traditional sRGB standard. The display also has a built-in camera, microphone, stereo speakers, and three downstream USB-C ports at 5 Gbps speeds.

Tech Specs
• 27-inch IPS LED display
• 5,120×2,880 pixels resolution
• 16:9 at 217 PPI
• 60Hz refresh rate
• DCI-P3 wide color gamut
• 500 cd/m2 brightness
• 1 Thunderbolt 3 and 3 USB 3.1 Type-C ports
• Thunderbolt 3 cable included
• Power delivery up to 85W to new MacBook Pro

LG's UltraFine 5K Display is also available in Canada for $1,274, in Australia for $1,416.95, in the United Kingdom for £884, in Germany, France, Italy, and Spain for €1,049, in Hong Kong for $7,488, in Singapore for $1,408, and elsewhere. Pricing and shipping dates vary.

To compare the UltraFine 5K Display with the competition, read our Thunderbolt 3 and USB-C display buyer's guide.

Update 8:42 AM: Shipping estimates have already slipped to 2-4 weeks.



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14 weeks ago

More like LG UltraThick.

I, too, sit at my desk from the side, staring at the profile of my panel.

Said nobody. We get it, it's not good enough for you. Sounds good. Don't you have homework to do?
Rating: 31 Votes
14 weeks ago

Waiting on LG's 4K HDR monitor w/ USB-C ('http://www.theverge.com/2016/12/14/13946664/4k-hdr-pc-monitor-lg-ces').

This. I don't understand. LG has plenty of monitors that are aesthetically pleasing but the LG/Apple monitor looks utilitarian/pedestrian. Apple had to provide their desired specs AND approve the design. Why did the final product end up looking like something you'd see in a bulk purchase used in cube farm call center? I'd love to know the rational behind giving that design an approving thumbs up.
Rating: 12 Votes
14 weeks ago
I can't take my eyes off its fivehead.
Rating: 9 Votes
14 weeks ago
Waiting on LG's 4K HDR monitor w/ USB-C ('http://www.theverge.com/2016/12/14/13946664/4k-hdr-pc-monitor-lg-ces').

Rating: 7 Votes
14 weeks ago

More like LG UltraThick. Tim Cook, you should be ashamed of yourself.


You didn't think this comment through did you?

It's bad enough Apple routinely sacrifices functionality and/or battery life for thinness in products that actually have a benefit to being thin, because they are intended to be portable. Here you are asking for a product to be thinner which would provide you with literally zero benefit and could potentially come with added cost and fewer ports.
Rating: 7 Votes
14 weeks ago
I just don't understand what the HELL is going on at Apple nowadays.

They just keep killing products as if they're broke.

This setup still looks better than ANYTHING that came before, or since, IMHO:

Rating: 6 Votes
14 weeks ago
Meh. I don't really care if it looks "ugly". I look at what's being displayed on the screen, not the screen itself.
Rating: 5 Votes
14 weeks ago

Anyone look at these up close and can tell me if the extra cost is worth the cost in screen quality over a Dell 4K? ($500) The Dell 4K are super sharp for me and the coding I do mostly (clean text).

I don't care about ports. I do not do Photography or Photoshop so color accuracy is not super important. I don't play games so latency not that big of a deal.

thx


If you don't have a REAL reason to need 5k, stick with the Dell displays. They're great and these 5k are only needed by a very small subset of a niche market.
Rating: 5 Votes
14 weeks ago

Anyone look at these up close and can tell me if the extra cost is worth the cost in screen quality over a Dell 4K? ($500) The Dell 4K are super sharp for me and the coding I do mostly (clean text).

I don't care about ports. I do not do Photography or Photoshop so color accuracy is not super important. I don't play games so latency not that big of a deal.

thx

Sounds like you are fishing for a reason to save $500. So, do that.
Rating: 4 Votes
14 weeks ago

Yep. You clearly missed the point.

The point that it's just too thick and doesn't look like a svelte Apple product? Nah, I got it just fine. You were never in the market anyhow, just tossing grenades. Carry on.
Rating: 4 Votes

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