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.

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    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
     
  2. meaning-matters macrumors 6502

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    Sad ... But at least bezels are same.
     
  3. ThisBougieLife macrumors 68000

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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.
     
  4. MiBook84 macrumors regular

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    Maybe write that it also lacks the webcam and that what ever else might be different with it. Sad to see them go forward with lower res monitors, but probably to make their own super expensive screen stand out a bit, and still offer a "cheap" alternative.
     
  5. coolfactor macrumors 601

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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.
     
  6. rgeraght macrumors newbie

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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
     
  7. MacFather macrumors 6502a

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    The 2010 Apple Cinema Display still looks better.

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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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    They couldn't even add a notch feature. #smh
     
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  13. EightyTwenty macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
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    I mean 4K or 5K, which is now "small" given that the new monitor is projected to be a 31" 6K.
     
  15. EightyTwenty macrumors 6502a

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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.
     
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    The Dell 4k 24 inch is cheeper by a few $100, though it lacks the convenience of USB-C
     
  17. Stephen.R macrumors 65816

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    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 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).
     
  18. gnasher729 macrumors P6

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    Higher resolution is "goofy". Now we've heard it all.
     
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    Would have preferred (true) 10-bit color 1440p @ 24" !
     
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    Who buys a 24 in. display anymore ?

    I'm just sayin'.
     
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    When the resolution doesn’t increase with larger screen sizes why would you buy a larger one?
     
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    More real estate ?
     
  23. Stephen.R macrumors 65816

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    .... if the resolution doesn’t increase you don’t have more screen real estate. Your real estate is just stretched.
     
  24. konqerror macrumors 6502

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    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.
     
  25. EightyTwenty macrumors 6502a

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    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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