Apple Studio Display vs. LG Ultrafine 4K and 5K monitors – Specs comparison

Recently, Apple launched a new standalone 5K monitor “Studio Display“. Although it comes with a $1599, comparatively, affordable price tag than its super high-end Pro Display XDR monitor, starting from $4999, it is still more expensive than competing external monitors in the market like LG Ultrafine 4K and 5K displays.

The 27-inch Studio Display offers several advanced features like A13 Bionic chip, speakers with Spatial Audio support, a 1080p webcam with Center Stage, and others. But its heavy price tag might push consumers to look for alternative options. If you are looking to buy an external display for your Mac, we have listed down all the specs of the three best available options in the market at a decent price range.

Apple Studio Display

Studio Display vs. LG Ultrafine 4K and 5K displays – Which monitor is right fit for you?

Previously, Apple sold the LG Ultrafine 4K display as an affordable alternative to its Pro Display XDR monitor, compatible with a range of Mac models, and now, it offers another option. Here is a comprehensive comparison of Studio Display, LG Ultrafine 4K and 5K display for you to make an informed decision to buy the monitor which is the right fit for you.

SpecsStudio DisplayLG Ultrafine 4KLG Ultrafine 5K
Display27-inch Retina display
True Tone
23.7-inch IPS display
27-inch IPS display
Refresh rate60Hz60Hz60Hz
Resolution5K resolution
5120 by 2880 pixels
218 ppi
UHD 4K resolution
3840×2160 pixels
183 ppi
5K resolution
5120 x 2880 pixels
218 ppi
Brightness600 nits500 nits500 nits
DesignAluminum buildBlack plastic buildBlack plastic build
Camera12MP Ultra-Wide camera(none)1080p camera
Audio system6 speakers with Spatial Audio2 speakers2 speakers
PortsThree USB-C ports (for accessories)
One Thunderbolt 3 port to
connect and charge
Three USB-C ports
One Thunderbolt 3 port
Three USB-C ports
One Thunderbolt 3 port
Configuration optionsNano-texture glass
Tilt-adjustable stand
Tilt and height-adjustable stand
VESA mount adapter
VESA compatible VESA compatible
PriceStarts from $1599$699$1299

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