5 K Monitor for Macs/MacBook Pros / LG Ultrafine 5 k Alternatives?

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by booksbooks, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. booksbooks macrumors 6502

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    The 5 k monitors have all but disappeared!

    There were a few offerings, one by Philips, and another 5 k by Dell, and a couple others. They're discontinued.

    Here's a good thread on why they disappeared. Basically:
    • Little market for high high end monitors.
    • 5 k monitors aren't amendable to gaming, since it's hard to get that output with how much data is coming through from the computer.
    • 4 k is more the standard for TVs, so this is a more natural fit manufacturing wise.
    • Lack of economies of scale making special 5 K panels for computer monitors.
    Where does that leave us? I have a 2017 Touchbar MacBook Pro. I am looking at the LG 5 K Ultrafine. But am trying to see what the most updated stuff is out there. It's weak.

    LG's latest (doesn't have enough PPI though).

    http://www.lg.com/us/monitors/lg-34WK95U-W-ultrawide-monitor

    http://www.lg.com/us/monitors/lg-32UK950-W-4k-uhd-led-monitor
     
  2. srikat macrumors member

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    Jan 2, 2011
    #2
    B&H listing page for 34WK95U has:

    "Expected availability: Oct 11, 2018"
     

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