In a world of shockingly expensive Apple products, one magnificent items stands supreme — Pro Display XDR. If you’re among the legion of Apple fans who can’t quite crack open their wallets wide enough for a $1,600 Studio Display, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.
Today’s MacBook Pro setup sports a Pro Display XDR that came at a shocking price, too — shockingly good, that is, all things considered.
MacBook Pro setup’s ‘open-box’ Pro Display XDR cost just $4,000 with stand
Redditor hungmale420 — we’ll just call him “HM” — showcased the setup in a post entitled, “I decided to be financially irresponsible and buy the apple pro display.”
He’s referring to Apple’s top display, Pro Display XDR. If you’re blissfully unaware of its high price, the 6K (6016 x 3384 pixel resolution), 32-inch monitor usually sells for $5,000 with standard glass and no stand. Nano-Texture Glass adds $800. The Pro Stand adds about a grand. So, all in, you’re looking at around $6,800.
“I want to be this rich … if it makes you feel better, your monitor costs more than my whole setup,” a commenter sniped.
“Yeah just buy a 43-inch 4K TV and put the rest into literally anything else,” said another.
“How violated do you feel knowing you paid $999 for the stand?” asked a third.
But HM said he didn’t pay the usual price for the spectacular display. He revealed that when someone asked if it’s as good as he expected.
“It is about what I expected,” HM said. “I had the Studio Display before but I like this much better. If you’re not worried about price, yes I absolutely recommend. I got it new open box on OfferUp for $4,000 including the stand, which is still a small fortune, but all things considered, not a bad deal.”
Indeed, what a steal! But seriously, that is actually a good price for the unbelievably expensive (and great) monitor. It sports a super-wide viewing angle and more than 1 billion colors. It sustains 1,000 nits of brightness and peaks at 1,600 nits. It has a contrast ratio of a million to 1.
Hot-swappable mechanical keyboard
In addition to a solid M1 Pro MacBook Pro and an extraordinary display, HM also boasts a solid Keychron K2 Pro QMK/VIA wireless custom mechanical keyboard. It features RGB backlighting and a programmable 75% compact layout.
It comes with keycaps for both macOS and Windows, and users can hot-swap with any MX mechanical switch. The pre-lubed Keychron K Pro blue switches pre-installed on HM’s version offer a clicky feel with 2 ±0.4mm pre-travel and 60 ±10gf operating force.
Yamaha near-field monitors/speakers
You may also notice the large speakers on HM’s desk. They’re Yamaha HS7 near-field monitors with a 2-way bass-reflex bi-amplified system featuring a 6.5-inch cone woofer and 1-inch dome tweeter.
The speakers are designed to issue natural and neutral sound. Room control and frequency response switches allow custom tailoring to maximize sound accuracy in different environments, too.
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