Wednesday, July 31, 2019

New 5K 27-Inch LG UltraFine Display

Juli Clover:

Apple’s online store in the United States is now carrying a new 5K 27-inch LG UltraFine Display, which joins the updated 4K 23.7-inch UltraFine display Apple began selling in May.

Available for $1,299.95, the new LG UltraFine 5K Display offers the same 5120 x 2880 resolution as the previous UltraFine 5K Display with 14.7 million pixels and P3 wide color gamut.

Colin Cornaby:

Not the 6k Ultrafine of my dreams but I’ll take it.

John Gruber:

When connected to an iPad Pro via USB-C, it’s limited to 4K resolution, but the old 5K UltraFine Display didn’t support iPad Pro at all.


Update (2019-07-31): Benjamin Mayo (via Kyle Cronin):

Another new LG UltraFine 5K gotcha: the MacBook Pro cannot output to two of them at full resolution, which was supported with the previous-generation of the display.


This means you would get more effective pixels with one Apple Pro Display connected than dual 5K UltraFines.

And of course, running two 5Ks at full resolution was a big selling point of the new MacBook Pro’s Thunderbolt 3 connectivity at the 2016 announcement event.

Update (2019-08-01): Benjamin Mayo:

This saga stretches into another day: the dual-display resolution limit for the UltraFine was a documentation error. So you still can connect and use two at full 5K res with a MBP (or four at 4K).

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That change in wording on Apple's site that Mayo points out is embarrassingly misleading.

Wonder why it's no longer possible to have full resolution on two?

Is it matte or glossy? I can’t tell from the product photos.

Pål Anders Dramstad

Support document now updated: MacBook Pro can output to two displays at full resolution (5K).

Benjamin Mayo is wrong, based on an error in the support article on The article has been updated now -

"The 15-inch MacBook Pro supports two LG UltraFine 5K Displays at full resolution, or four LG UltraFine 5K Displays at 4096x2304 resolution."

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