LG UltraFine Pro OLED Now Available at $3999
LG’s solution to Apple’s Pro Display XDR Monitor for Creative Professionals is now available to order. Although the 32-inch UltraFine Display Pro LED monitor from LF is slightly cheaper than Apple’s original-party solution, it still comes at a high price. The panel is being sold by B&H Photo Video for $3,999.
It might seem outrageously expensive, and it is. But Apple’s Pro Display XDR cost $1,000 more.
Both displays are 32 inches in size. However, there are some differences between LG’s display and Apple’s Pro Display XDR. The most significant difference between them is their underlying screen technology. LG’s panel utilizes OLED display technology, whereas Apple uses more than 10,000 mini-LEDs.
According to the company, the OLED panel allows the monitor achieve VESA Display HDR400 True Black specifications and HDR10 specifications. It also boasts a 1,000,000-to-1 contrast ratio. According to LG, color accuracy is listed at 99% in the AdobeRGB and wide DCI-P3 ranges. LG lists the monitor as having a brightness of 250 nits. This seems unusual for such a high-end monitor.
This monitor’s 60Hz refresh rate is because it was designed for creative editing and not gaming. The panel’s gray to-gray response time of 1ms is claimed by LG. The panel still offers robust connectivity options such as USB-C, DisplayPort and HDMI ports for connecting a Mac or MacBook to it. The panel comes with an adjustable stand.
LG’s OLED UltraFine
LG’s OLED UltraFine is now available alongside its previous displays for Mac creatives. LG used to rely on LCD screens in the past which resulted in lower prices. However, the OLED UltraFine’s price premium means that you will be able to enjoy more contrast, better color saturation and richer blacks. To reduce eye strain, the UltraFine OLED panel comes with an antiglare coating. Digital Trends named the UltraFine OLED Pro a top tech at CES when it was first announced.
These panels are better suited for Mac users than PC owners, even though they can connect to LG’s UltraFine displays from their laptops or desktops. We found that LG’s UltraFine monitor design is minimalistic. Instead of having buttons to adjust the screen, the monitor relies on software control via the Mac. You may be restricted in the number of adjustments that you can make to color, saturation, brightness, or other settings if you have a PC.
Comparatively, the LG UltraFine 4K OLED display sells for $699 at Apple’s online shop, while the larger UltraFine 5K OLED display costs $1,299 at Apple’s online store. This Pro model is a significant premium for OLED technology. Apple’s online retailer does not yet have an UltraFine 4K OLED display listing. However, LG’s online store lists the panel as out of stock.