Apple Drops Prices of 4K and 5K LG Displays by 25 Percent

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    Along with dropping the prices on all of its USB-C adapters accessories to help new MacBook Pro owners transition to USB-C more affordably, Apple has also introduced some significant price cuts to the 4K and 5K LG UltraFine Displays that were announced at its October 27 Mac event.

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    The LG UltraFine 5K Display is now priced at $974, a $325 price cut from its original price of $1,299.95.

    The LG UltraFine 4K Display is now priced at $524, a $175 price cut from its original price of $699.95.

    Each of LG UltraFine Display was designed in partnership with Apple to work specifically with the new MacBook Pro. The displays connect to the Apple's new MacBook Pro machines over Thunderbolt 3 and have features like built-in USB-C ports, charging capabilities, stereo speakers, P3 wide color gamut support, and on the 5K monitor, a camera and a microphone.

    LG's 4K display is available for purchase immediately from the online Apple Store and will ship out to customers in five to six weeks. The 5K Display is not yet available for purchase, with Apple planning to launch it in December.

    The price drops on the two displays are labeled as "Special Pricing" and will last until the end of the year. Apple also plans to discount its USB-C adapters until the end of 2016.

    Article Link: Apple Drops Prices of 4K and 5K LG Displays by 25 Percent
     
  2. procrastinasn macrumors regular

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    Wow. That's a pretty good price for the 5k.

    I can't wait to hear what people have to complain about this.
     
  3. MICHAELSD macrumors 68040

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    Great, now let's discount the MacBook Pro 25% till the end of the year.
     
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    Wow! Weird! That LG 5K UltraFine is looking a lot less ugly at that price point. Tempted.

    Edit: Nope, that monitor is still hideous.
     
  5. samcraig macrumors P6

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    So just curious. Based on the pricing and what the device does. That mean that everything else in the 5K imac is valued at around $500? ;)
     
  6. DTphonehome macrumors 68000

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    If they were designed in partnership with LG, why are they so ugly? Would it have killed them to improve the design to be a little bit more in line with the rest of Apple products? The price cut is welcome, but that's just shaving off the Apple tax. On a non-Apple product.
     
  7. Brookzy macrumors 601

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    Surely this is a glitch? The prices are odd numbers compared with the reduced adapters. Ordered one while the price is low. :)
     
  8. ToM7 macrumors 6502

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    getting ready for the black friday, now cut the new MacBook pros prices that we can afford one
     
  9. atomic.flip macrumors regular

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    They need to drop the price of this pile of c*** release entirely for it to seem even remotely enticing.
     
  10. thadoggfather macrumors G4

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    Maybe this is a sign this thing will drop in price even further in no time?

    Not having the Apple aluminum housing and logo around it, makes it less desirable to the average Joe.
     
  11. Ron21 macrumors 6502a

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    all they need to do now is drop the prices of the new Macbooks back to what the previous ones were and I'm ordering one :)
     
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    now all they need is an airdancer at the entrance to attract some customers

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  13. dantastic macrumors 6502a

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    What dongle do I need in order to use the 4k monitor with my current mbp?
     
  14. macs4nw, Nov 4, 2016
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    Wow, what's happening in Cupertino? I'd say a good way to end the week after so much negativity.

    Didn't take very long; see the post after yours.

    So what happens if the planned roll-out of the 5K monitor slips past the expected December date? Would that require a pre-order to take advantage of the temporary price cut?
     
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    It's 25%, or as exact as they can get it to a decently round number.
     
  17. blacktape242 macrumors 68000

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    isn't that what the internet is for? complaining? :D
     
  18. wlossw macrumors 65816

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    How bad ARE the new MacBook pros selling? If they had planned this already, these lower peripheral prices would have been the starting point after the event. The only thing that makes sense is this is some kind of damage control...
     
  19. Mythos99 macrumors member

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    So and next please drop the MBP by let say 300$, that would be nice :D
     
  20. aloshka macrumors 65816

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    Wow, amazing.

    So does anyone know if a PC can run that thing? Or it HAS to be TB3? Say a GTX 1080 with DP 1.3 (technically can drive 4k @120hz on 1 cable).

    I guess no one would know for sure 100%. but just wondering
     
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    A lot of price drops recently. Seems to be working since everyone seems impressed..
     
  22. mojolicious, Nov 4, 2016
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    21.5" vs 27"

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    Had read about these displays, but hadn't read up on them. If these are exclusive to Apple, as appears to be the case, why aren't they badged/packaged as Apple? And if they're not exclusive to Apple, is the price drop a preemptive response to LG selling them at the lower price point?
     
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  24. psingh01 macrumors 65816

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    Demand is so high that they're dropping prices of accessories...
     
  25. AZ63 macrumors 6502

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    Hmmm…
    It would appear the word got back to Apple about their user base not being happy about being taken advantage of just for being a loyal Mac user.
    So much for our friends out there saying that the complainers should just shut up or leave because complaining won't do any good.
     

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