The Studio Display, introduced in March 2022, is Apple’s first monitor since the 2019 Pro Display XDR and the first low-cost display option since the Thunderbolt display was discontinued in 2016.
Price from $1,599the Studio Display has a 27-inch Retina 5K display with a 5120 x 2880 resolution at 218 pixels per inch, which is the same resolution as the now-discontinued 27-inch iMac. It supports up to 600 nits brightness so it’s not as bright as the Pro Display XDR, and it offers P3 wide color for vivid, true-to-life colors and True Tone to match the white balance of the screen to the lighting in the room.
The Studio Display is designed with glass which has extremely low reflectivity, but there is a $300 upgrade for nano-textured glass this minimizes glare in workspaces with bright lighting.
From a design perspective, the features of the Studio Display thin dark glasses all around, accompanied by a iMac-style aluminum stand with 30 degree adjustable tilt (−5° to +25°). The stand is included in the price of the display, but for a additional $400There is a stand adjustable in inclination and height which offers the same inclination but also 105mm of height adjustmentand one VESA mount adapter option that allows to use the display in portrait or landscape orientation.
The Studio Display measures at 18.8 inches tall, 24.5 inches wideand 6.6 inches deep. It weighs – it weighs 13.9 pounds. The tilt- and height-adjustable stand adds an additional three pounds and a bit more depth and height, while the VESA-mount version is lower and lighter due to no included stand.
On the back of the screen there is a Thunderbolt 3 port this supports 96W chargingenough to power all of Apple’s laptops, plus three more 10Gbps USB-C ports to connect devices. It connects to a Mac using a single Thunderbolt cable, which is included.
Compared to the Pro Display XDR, the Studio Display is unique because it has a integrated A13 Bionic chip for power the camera and audio systems. It is equipped with a 12-megapixel f/2.4 ultra-wide camera which has a field of view of 122 degrees. The Ultra Wide camera makes it easy center stagea feature designed to keep you centered in frame as you move during video calls.
The A13 Bionic supports Spatial audio for cinematic sound and it has a built-in function Hey Siri, adding it to desktop Macs that don’t normally have Siri functionality. It also feeds the six-speaker high-fidelity audio systemwhich is equipped with four force-cancelling woofers and two powerful tweeters. To accompany the speakers, there is a three-microphone array for high quality sound.
The studio screen is compatible with Mac Studio, 2016 or later MacBook Pro models, 2018 or later MacBook Air models, 2018 or later Mac mini models, 2019 or later Mac Pro models, and 2017 or later iMac models, including iMac Pro. It also works with the 12.9-inch iPad Pro (third generation or later), all 11-inch iPad Pro models, and the fifth-generation iPad Air. When connected to the 4th generation iPad Air or iPad mini 6, the display operates at a reduced resolution of 1440p.
Apple sells the Studio Display for $1,599, with nano-textured glass and improved stand available as add-ons. The display is available to order now and will launch on March 18.
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