Apple launches the 27-inch Apple Studio Display with 5K, speakers, camera

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Apple has unveiled its $1,599 Apple Studio Display, a new monitor that is intended to complement the new Mac Studio and provide a lower-resolution alternative to the Pro Display XDR.




At Apple's March 8, 2022 event, the company introduced the Apple Studio Display, its first monitor since the 2019 Pro Display XDR was launched alongside the Mac Pro. As previously rumored, the new display features its own Apple Silicon processor, a built-in A13 Bionic.

Apple Studio Display is designed to match the new Mac Studio, offering what Apple calls an "all-screen design with narrow borders." At 27 inches and 218 pixels per inch, it's a 5K Retina display.





"This Studio Display is in a class of its own," said Nicole Kordes, engineering program manager, Mac. "It's loaded with incredible features that no other desktop display can deliver. And it provides that integrated experience Mac users love."

"Studio Display features an expansive screen that has a 27 inch active area with a total of 14.7 million pixels at 218 pixels per inch, making it a 5k Retina display," she continued. "And with 600 nits of brightness, p3 wide colour and support for over a billion colours. It brings images to life with spectacular detail."

The display also has TrueTone, and "industry-leading anti-reflective coating vor better and comfort and readbility." It features Apple's nano-texture glass option, and the stand is designed to allow tilting up to 30 degrees.

Apple Studio Display with the new Mac Studio
Apple Studio Display with the new Mac Studio


Let's start with the design. Studio display has an all screen design with narrow borders. It's all aluminium enclosure houses an advanced set of features in a slim profile, and the stand allows you to tilt the display up to 30 degrees.

The Studio Display also includes a high-fidelity six-speaker sound system, which Apple says is the "best ever created for Mac." It comes with a studio-quality, three-microphone array that has "an especially low noise floor for crystal-clear calls and voice recordings."

Those speakers also support Spatial Audio with Dolby Atmos.

A 12mp camera is built in to the display, which means that the new Apple Studio Display supports Center Stage.

For connectivity, the new Studio Display features three USB-C ports, supporting up to 10Gb/s, and one Thunderbolt port. That Thunderbolt port can deliver 96W of power to a MacBook Pro. Up to three Studio Displays can be connected to MacBook Pro

Apple Studio Display costs $1,599. It can be ordered immediately, and will be available from March 18.

Apple Studio Display, developed under the internal codename of J327, is now the the second of Apple's current professional monitors. The Pro Display XDR will remain available for higher-end professional work.

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  • Reply 1 of 52
    KBuffettKBuffett Posts: 85member
    Does anyone know if this can be used with a PC?
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 2 of 52
    shareef777shareef777 Posts: 136member
    KBuffett said:
    Does anyone know if this can be used with a PC?
    This is the LG 5K in an aluminum shell.
    williamlondongrandact73
  • Reply 3 of 52
    docno42docno42 Posts: 3,710member
    Finally!  Apple produces a reasonable display.  May have to get one of these for my MacBook Pro - and I wasn't thinking about that, at all!  Love that center stage finally came to the Mac too.  
    williamlondonwatto_cobra
  • Reply 4 of 52
    fastasleepfastasleep Posts: 6,119member
    KBuffett said:
    Does anyone know if this can be used with a PC?
    If it has Thunderbolt 3/4, sure. 
    williamlondonwatto_cobra
  • Reply 5 of 52
    docno42docno42 Posts: 3,710member
    KBuffett said:
    Does anyone know if this can be used with a PC?
    This is the LG 5K in an aluminum shell.
    This is nothing like the LG 5K display - not sure why people feel compelled to spout such nonsense.
    jas99williamlondonlkruppuraharaDetnatorwatto_cobra
  • Reply 6 of 52
    indieshackindieshack Posts: 317member
    They lost me at 27”
    williamlondonlkruppscstrrf
  • Reply 7 of 52
    docno42docno42 Posts: 3,710member
    KBuffett said:
    Does anyone know if this can be used with a PC?
    Sure - whether you can get 5K will depend on your video card and motherboard.  If you don't have a video card with Thunderbolt built in, look closely at your motherboard - many motherboards have a display port input so you can get the output from your video card through the Thunderbolt controller on your motherboard.  Many people don't realize their motherboards can do this - heck I have an Asus Maximus board that I didn't realize had a Displayport input for this; I just assumed it was an out if you had a CPU with integrated graphics.  Ha!
    forgot usernametenthousandthingswatto_cobra
  • Reply 8 of 52
    crowleycrowley Posts: 10,247member
    KBuffett said:
    Does anyone know if this can be used with a PC?
    Probably usable, but you'll have difficulty adjusting any settings because there won't be any buttons, and Apple will only ship control software with macOS.
    muthuk_vanalingamforgot usernamewatto_cobra
  • Reply 9 of 52
    docno42docno42 Posts: 3,710member
    They lost me at 27”
    By far the most popular size.  I was hoping for at least 30", but I get why they stuck with 27" for this one - the $1500 price point is pretty amazing and I'm sure they wouldn't have been anywhere near that if they went with a larger panel :pensive: 
    jas99williamlondonzigzaglenswatto_cobra
  • Reply 10 of 52
    fastasleepfastasleep Posts: 6,119member
    docno42 said:
    KBuffett said:
    Does anyone know if this can be used with a PC?
    This is the LG 5K in an aluminum shell.
    This is nothing like the LG 5K display - not sure why people feel compelled to spout such nonsense.
    Except that it is a 5K 27” panel made by LG, so it is something like it. 
    libertyandfreegrandact73watto_cobra
  • Reply 11 of 52
    docno42docno42 Posts: 3,710member
    crowley said:
    KBuffett said:
    Does anyone know if this can be used with a PC?
    Probably usable, but you'll have difficulty adjusting any settings because there won't be any buttons, and Apple will only ship control software with macOS.
    That's a good point.  I wonder if they will add boot camp support for it for the Intel Macs that are already shipping.  If so, then you can always extract the windows control panel from the bootcamp assistant.  Will be something to watch for!
    forgot usernamewatto_cobra
  • Reply 12 of 52
    shareef777shareef777 Posts: 136member
    docno42 said:
    KBuffett said:
    Does anyone know if this can be used with a PC?
    This is the LG 5K in an aluminum shell.
    This is nothing like the LG 5K display - not sure why people feel compelled to spout such nonsense.
    You're right, it's got an Apple logo on it it SMH. It's a modest update to the LG 5K which came out SIX YEARS AGO!
    williamlondonlibertyandfreelkruppgrandact73
  • Reply 13 of 52
    docno42docno42 Posts: 3,710member
    docno42 said:
    KBuffett said:
    Does anyone know if this can be used with a PC?
    This is the LG 5K in an aluminum shell.
    This is nothing like the LG 5K display - not sure why people feel compelled to spout such nonsense.
    Except that it is a 5K 27” panel made by LG, so it is something like it. 
    It's A panel made by LG - LG doesn't offer the coatings Apple does.
    LG isn't offering the camera.
    LG isn't offering the speakers.
    LG isn't offering the connectivity options.
    And yes, LG isn't offering the stand options either.

    But yeah, other than that, they are completely the same :open_mouth: 
    Japheyforgot usernamemike1welshdogzigzaglenswatto_cobra
  • Reply 14 of 52
    fastasleepfastasleep Posts: 6,119member
    Nano-texture is $300
    Height-adjustable stand is $400
    forgot usernamewatto_cobra
  • Reply 15 of 52
    zimmiezimmie Posts: 605member
    KBuffett said:
    Does anyone know if this can be used with a PC?
    This is the LG 5K in an aluminum shell.
    Which is the 5K iMac minus the Mac in a plastic shell.

    One interesting quirk: the stands are not officially swappable. You have to select the stand or VESA mount when you buy it, and only the VESA mount points support portrait orientation.
    shareef777forgot usernameelijahgwatto_cobra
  • Reply 16 of 52
    fastasleepfastasleep Posts: 6,119member
    docno42 said:
    docno42 said:
    KBuffett said:
    Does anyone know if this can be used with a PC?
    This is the LG 5K in an aluminum shell.
    This is nothing like the LG 5K display - not sure why people feel compelled to spout such nonsense.
    Except that it is a 5K 27” panel made by LG, so it is something like it. 
    It's A panel made by LG - LG doesn't offer the coatings Apple does.
    LG isn't offering the camera.
    LG isn't offering the speakers.
    LG isn't offering the connectivity options.
    And yes, LG isn't offering the stand options either.

    But yeah, other than that, they are completely the same :open_mouth: 
    Note that I said *panel*. 
    grandact73uraharawatto_cobra
  • Reply 17 of 52
    shareef777shareef777 Posts: 136member
    docno42 said:
    docno42 said:
    KBuffett said:
    Does anyone know if this can be used with a PC?
    This is the LG 5K in an aluminum shell.
    This is nothing like the LG 5K display - not sure why people feel compelled to spout such nonsense.
    Except that it is a 5K 27” panel made by LG, so it is something like it. 
    It's A panel made by LG - LG doesn't offer the coatings Apple does.
    LG isn't offering the camera.
    LG isn't offering the speakers.
    LG isn't offering the connectivity options.
    And yes, LG isn't offering the stand options either.

    But yeah, other than that, they are completely the same :open_mouth: 
    Uhm, both my LG 5Ks have cameras, speakers, and "connectivity options". Sure, the studio display is slightly improved in all those matters, but so is practically every tech since i bought my LGs SIX YEARS AGO!!!

    It's a nice display, if/when my LGs die out I'll look to grab one to replace them, but they'll operate just as my LG 5Ks did, no different.
    grandact73
  • Reply 18 of 52
    docno42docno42 Posts: 3,710member
    docno42 said:
    KBuffett said:
    Does anyone know if this can be used with a PC?
    This is the LG 5K in an aluminum shell.
    This is nothing like the LG 5K display - not sure why people feel compelled to spout such nonsense.
    You're right, it's got an Apple logo on it it SMH. It's a modest update to the LG 5K which came out SIX YEARS AGO!
    Amazing - without even seeing the display or more details about it, it's automatically the same panel in the existing LG 5K?  There is no reason for them to not change it at all?

    You people are ridiculous!
    mike1Detnatorzigzaglenswatto_cobra
  • Reply 19 of 52
    docno42docno42 Posts: 3,710member
    docno42 said:
    docno42 said:
    KBuffett said:
    Does anyone know if this can be used with a PC?
    This is the LG 5K in an aluminum shell.
    This is nothing like the LG 5K display - not sure why people feel compelled to spout such nonsense.
    Except that it is a 5K 27” panel made by LG, so it is something like it. 
    It's A panel made by LG - LG doesn't offer the coatings Apple does.
    LG isn't offering the camera.
    LG isn't offering the speakers.
    LG isn't offering the connectivity options.
    And yes, LG isn't offering the stand options either.

    But yeah, other than that, they are completely the same :open_mouth: 
    Note that I said *panel*. 
    And how do you know the *panel* is exactly the same?   There haven't been any improvements in backlights?  LCD response time? 

    Zero?   Seriously?
    watto_cobra
  • Reply 20 of 52
    crowleycrowley Posts: 10,247member
    docno42 said:
    docno42 said:
    docno42 said:
    KBuffett said:
    Does anyone know if this can be used with a PC?
    This is the LG 5K in an aluminum shell.
    This is nothing like the LG 5K display - not sure why people feel compelled to spout such nonsense.
    Except that it is a 5K 27” panel made by LG, so it is something like it. 
    It's A panel made by LG - LG doesn't offer the coatings Apple does.
    LG isn't offering the camera.
    LG isn't offering the speakers.
    LG isn't offering the connectivity options.
    And yes, LG isn't offering the stand options either.

    But yeah, other than that, they are completely the same :open_mouth: 
    Note that I said *panel*. 
    And how do you know the *panel* is exactly the same?   There haven't been any improvements in backlights?  LCD response time? 

    Zero?   Seriously?
    Calm down dude, no one is saying it's exactly the same.
    grandact73
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