Apple's Online Store Now Offering New 4K 23.7-Inch LG UltraFine Display

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The Apple online store and Apple retail stores in the United States are now offering a new 4K 23.7-inch LG UltraFine Display, which replaces the previously available 4K and 5K displays from LG.

Priced at $700, the new display was discovered in an Apple retail store yesterday before making its way online today.


Apple started offering 4K and 5K LG UltraFine displays alongside the 2016 MacBook Pro, but has since stopped selling both of the original models.

The new 23.7-inch display features a resolution of 3840 x 2160, which is lower than the 4096 x 2304 resolution of the prior 21.5-inch 4K display from LG, but is still considered an Ultra HD resolution.

Design wise, the updated LG UltraFine 4K display looks much like the prior 4K and 5K models with a simple black plastic body. It features P3 wide color gamut for vivid, true-to-life colors and 500 nits brightness.

It connects to a Mac through a single Thunderbolt 3 cable, offering up to 85W of charging power for notebooks. There are two Thunderbolt 3 ports, which is an improvement over the single port on the prior models.

With two Thunderbolt 3 ports, daisy-chaining other Thunderbolt 3 accessories (or a second display) over a single connection is possible. There are also three USB-C ports and built-in stereo speakers.

The new display is available today from the Apple online store and many Apple retail stores across the United States.

Article Link: Apple's Online Store Now Offering New 4K 23.7-Inch LG UltraFine Display
 

coolfactor

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Lower resolution = lower price? They are sacrificing on specs in order to sell more?

And other manufacturers have managed to get really thin bezels... one would think this would become standard. I understand in photography and video production, the bezels can help to present more accurate colours, but is that the reason why the bezels remain? Just looking a bit dated, if you ask me.
 

rgeraght

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I think this is great! and much prefer to both previous models,
- Perfect size for me, like 24inch 1080p (but now with 4k sharpness)
- Plays 4k video even in scaled 1080p mode (in proper 4k resolution)
- Plays 4k games with eGPU
- Glossy
- Good expansion ports
- Built in speaker
- Thunderbolt or usb-c to connect for video
- P3 color support

Webcam should have been added though, mistake not to include.

I think this is a signal that Apple will come out with their own 30+ size pro display, and have this 24inch on offer for folks who want a smaller size
 

sg9

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186 PPI is a strange pixel density for Apple. They are usually at around 220. With integer scaling interface elements would be too big.
 
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EightyTwenty

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*sigh*

Hopefully this doesn't mean that Apple will not make their own smaller display, but given that the only rumors we've heard so far have been about a 6K display, that's probably all there will be. Those of us who want a smaller display will have to go third-party.

A 23.7" monitor is very small by today's standards. What are you looking for? A 17" screen? Those died off about 15 years ago.
 

ruka.snow

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The Dell 4k 24 inch is cheeper by a few $100, though it lacks the convenience of USB-C
 

Stephen.R

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A 23.7" monitor is very small by today's standards. What are you looking for? A 17" screen? Those died off about 15 years ago.

The weird low-PPI, high-res display thing is weird to me. 4K stretched out over a 34” or 40” “monitor” is pointless IMO - who wants to look at a wall of fuzzy text from “desk distance” away?

It’ll be interesting to see how macOS sets the “default” resolution on these, I find “looks like 1080p” to be a bit too low (ie stuff is too big on screen).
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The Dell 4k 24 inch is cheeper by a few $100, though it lacks the convenience of USB-C
The power/daisy chain on this would be nice, but the Dell looks nicer IMO (never thought I’d say that) and has the great Dell adjustable stand (up/down a heap, and rotates 90° to vertical layout).
 

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3840 x 2160 is the industry standard for 4K. It is better than the goofy resolution used on the old LG Ultrafine 4K. It's 1080p pixel-doubled.

The old resolution 4096 x 2304 was not goofy and was because of industry standards. It was better for pro users, this is for consumers. The old resolution lets you do a pixel-perfect DCI 4k 4096 × 2160, while also fitting consumer 16:9 UHD content without black bars.
 

EightyTwenty

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Higher resolution is "goofy". Now we've heard it all.

It's a non-standard resolution that nobody else but Apple uses. 3840 x 2160 is the industry standard for 4K. It's double the resolution of 1080p. Personally, I'm glad LG switched to that resolution.

On a side note, I wish they would have remained consistent and used vertical resolution for marketing and called 3840 x 2160 "2K" instead of "4K".

1080p = 1K
2160p = 2K
4320p = 4K
 
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