Apple Now Selling Refurbished Studio Display Models

Apple today began offering refurbished Studio Display models in the United States, with the display available at a lower price for the first time since its March 2022 launch.

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There are multiple variants of the Studio Display available for purchase, including the base model with tilt-adjustable stand and the model that has nano-texture glass. The base Studio Display is available for $1,359, down from the original price of $1,599. The nano-texture model with tilt adjustable stand is available for $1,609, with the nano-texture add-on meant to minimize glare.

The 27-inch Studio Display features a 5K resolution, 600 nits brightness, True Tone, Wide color support, and more. It is equipped with multiple ports and is compatible with modern Macs.

Studio Display supplies will vary as available models are added to the refurbished store over time, so we could also see discounted height adjustable models in the future.

Apple’s refurbished products are essentially identical to new products and go through Apple’s refurbishment process that includes full functionality testing. Refurbished products are eligible for AppleCare+ and have the same 14-day return period as new Apple devices.

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Top Rated Comments

Lucas Curious Avatar
22 months ago
Oh stop crying. It’s a great display. If the price is an issue, buy a windows LG 4K and move on.
Score: 19 Votes (Like | Disagree)
citysnaps Avatar
22 months ago

Isn't it meant to be kinda crap or at least very overpriced compared to alternatives? I bet Apple are saving the really good stuff for the next generation.
No. It's a superb 5K display for people engaged in creative endeavors such as photography, videography, etc. It's not for gamers, people surfing the web, making spreadsheets, word-processing, coding, etc.
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macos9rules Avatar
22 months ago
Do they also sell refurbished polishing cloth to clean it?
Score: 18 Votes (Like | Disagree)
BobSc Avatar
22 months ago

Here’s a tip. Don’t buy one. Lol
Here's a tip. Don't listen to these kinds of comments. They reflect pure hate of things Apple. I have a display. It's terrific.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
theorist9 Avatar
22 months ago

No. It's a superb 5K display for people engaged in creative endeavors such as photography, videography, etc. It's not for gamers, people surfing the web, making spreadsheets, word-processing, coding, etc.
Nope, it's the opposite. [Except I agree it's not for gamers.]

Since Apple eliminated subpixel text rendering starting with Mojave, the only way to get really sharp text on MacOS is with a Retina display. Thus this display is needed by anyone who uses MacOS, doesn't want to pay for the XDR, and needs an external monitor on which text looks very good—particularly including those doing coding and spreadsheet work (unless you go with the LG 5k, which has its own problems).

By contrast, while it is color accurate, and covers 99% of DCI-P3, it only covers 86% of AdobeRGB. It also lacks local dimming, and doesn't offer a true 10-bit panel. Thus it's not really optimized for creatives.

In summary, this display is nicely suited for text work, but isn't really optimized for photography and videography.
Score: 10 Votes (Like | Disagree)
switz Avatar
22 months ago
I waited for the early bugs to be squashed in both a pair of the Studio Displays and a fully optioned Mac Studio. Have the pair of VESA mounted Studio Displays on the wall and the Mac Studio below. Makes for a fantastic system. This was a big upgrade from my 2013 Mac Pro (cylinder) six core, 128GB of ram and a 2TB SSD and a pair of Thunderbolt 27" displays.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)