Apple starts offering LG’s latest UltraFine 4K Display online

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Dual LG UltraFine 4K Display with MacBook
With two Thunderbolt 3 ports, the newest LG UltraFine 4K Display can be daisy-chained together.
Photo: Apple

A day after it began quietly appearing in Apple retail locations, the Mac maker added LG’s larger UltraFine 4K Display to its online store.

With the pricier 5K version of this product listed as “sold out,” this 4K screen is currently the only display listed on Apple.com.

4K for your Mac or iPad

Apple promises “Whether you’re watching a movie or editing an image, this high-performance monitor delivers immaculate 4K resolution for even the most pixel-packed visuals.”

The LG UltraFine 4K Display is 23.7-inch. It replaces a 21.5-inch model that used to sell for the same $699.95. However, the newer product has a lower resolution. It’s 3840-by-2160 pixels, down from the 4069-by-2304 pixels of its predecessor.

On the other side of the coin, the latest model has a second Thunderbolt 3 slot, while its predecessor had only one. This allows users to hook up another 4K display. There’s also three USB-C ports (USB 3.1 gen 1, 5 Gbps).

This screen can be connected to a Thunderbolt 3–enabled Mac, a USB-C enabled Mac or an iPad Pro.

The LG UltraFine 4K Display can be purchased today from Apple’s online store.

Waiting on the 5K version

Those wanting something with more horsepower can’t pick the LG UltraFine 5K, as it’s been listed by Apple as sold out for weeks. This 27-inch display from 2016 has a 5120-by-2880 resolution but just one Thunderbolt 3 port. A replacement is expected soon.

Last month, noted Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo suggested that Apple is set to release a 31.6-inch display. This, he suggested, “will target a very high-end position” and feature an “all-new design.”