LG releasing 4k Thunderbolt 2 monitor for Mac Pro

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http://www.imore.com/lg-introduce-n...-january?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=appnet



I'm not shocked about the 4k part, but I am shocked by the third party + Thunderbolt 2 part.
Interesting. Although I wonder if something around the port got lost in translation... it may be just a Mini DisplayPort connector (which happens to be the same and connect to a TB2 port).

BTW, Apple sources a lot of panels from LG. I wonder if Apple will release a display based on this same panel (either before, simultaneously, or after).
 

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Interesting. Apple sources a lot of panels from LG. I wonder if Apple will release a display based on this same panel (either before, simultaneously, or after).
The aspect ratio is a little crazy (if you click through to the original story), so I don't think Apple would use this panel specifically.

The Dell story the other day was interesting though. I'd hope Apple would come in at a similar price point to Dell.
 

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The aspect ratio is a little crazy (if you click through to the original story), so I don't think Apple would use this panel specifically.

The Dell story the other day was interesting though. I'd hope Apple would come in at a similar price point to Dell.
Although I wonder if the wider aspect ratio might appeal more to Apple professionals who are working on 4K production material.
 

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The aspect ratio is a little crazy (if you click through to the original story), so I don't think Apple would use this panel specifically
No it isn't. It's the 4K resolution for film. 3840 × 2160 is there so that consumers can play 1080p content on "4K" TVs without distortion. There are a monitors from Eizo, Sony and Panasonic with 4096x2160 resolution and there will be many more now LG are going that route.
 

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No it isn't. It's the 4K resolution for film. 3840 × 2160 is there so that consumers can play 1080p content on "4K" TVs without distortion. There are a monitors from Eizo, Sony and Panasonic with 4096x2160 resolution and there will be many more now LG are going that route.
It is a farce.

4K Ultra high definition television 3840 × 2160(16:9)
4K Ultra high definition 4096 x 2560 (16:10)
Digital Cinema Initiatives 4K (native resolution) 4096 × 2160 (256:135)
 
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