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The 21.5-inch LG UltraFine 4K display is an exclusive option for MacBook Pro. The 21.5-inch LG UltraFine 4K display has started being delivered to customers and it price is listed at $524. This product has been given a 25-percent discount at this point and it will be more after Dec 31, 2016. LG developed two monitors in partnership with Apple and it also released the LG UltraFine 5K Display (5K display at 27 inches), which utilizes an impressive 5K resolution along with the 4K display that uses 4K resolution.

For instance, these two LG products are among the best suited Apple products and serve as a display replacement for the Apple’s Thunderbolt Display. The LG UltraFine 4K Display is only 21.5-inches large.  With limited ports, these new Displays serve as a breakout dock for laptops. On the 21.5-inch size, LG UltraFine 4K display is actually over 9.4 million pixels and the exact resolution is specified as 4096 by 2304 pixels. In fact, this display is better than 4K UHD.

Though 21.5 inches is a little small size for an external monitor these days, but it's small for a reason. Its resolution is 4096 x 2304 that is scale down to 2048 x 1152 to give you desktop space equivalent at the same sharpness as the larger 5K display. Other than the sheer resolution, there is more to image quality as it also keep up in terms of color reproduction.

On this display, the P3 wide color gamut is supported and you can easily detect the difference in the image quality. When looking at the screen in person, the image quality is outstanding; brightness is also pretty impressive and specified as 500 cd/m2. It uses the panel technology IPS that results in a great image quality and overall enhanced viewing angles.

On the back side of this monitor, there are three USB-C ports (480 Mbps) so that you can get all your data, video and power over one single USB-cable. This Display also includes stereo speakers and 60W of power so that you can use to charge your devices. You can buy the LG UltraFine 4K Display on Apple’s website and the LG UltraFine 5K Display variant is expected to be released in December.

LG UltraFine 4K Display Specifications

Screen Size   21.5"
Resolution   4096 x 2304
Panel Type   IPS
Aspect Ratio   16:9
Refresh Rate   60Hz
Response Time   Unknown
Adaptive Sync   No
Speakers   Rich Bass Stereo Speakers

The LG UltraFine 4K Display has got simple and sensible design and there are no buttons anywhere on the monitor and no setup process to explain. It uses advent of USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 technology to provide the Thunderbolt Display's key feature of single-cable charging and video connectivity at higher, Retina-class resolutions. It has got excellent stand that offer the right amount of resistance to adjust its angle and height without trading on its stability. The UltraFine's has got professional design.

Both of the UltraFine's support the P3 color gamut and oranges and greens look ultra-vibrant in P3. LG and Apple both have made their best foot forward to make the UltraFine monitors feel like Apple products. In every way other than the industrial design, the LG UltraFine is a potential successor to Apple's own displays and its actual panel looks identical to an Apple display. There is no surprise to see a near to perfect monitor for the Apple products as LG is Apple's supplier for the iMac.

If you're not extremely fussy about your desk layout, LG's UltraFine displays are an unqualified win for Mac users. For the month of December, you can get 25% off on the actual value of 4K Display that will cost you around $524 and for the 5K $974 (though the 5K displays are not shipping yet, however). LG UltraFine is an excellent solution if you want a bigger screen as Apple Apple might not be making its own monitors any more.

« Last Edit: December 27, 2016, 11:34:25 AM by Admin »

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