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Apple has unveiled its $1,599 Apple Studio Display, a new monitor intended to complement the new Mac Studio and provide a lower resolution alternative to the Pro Display XDR.
At the Apple event on March 8, 2022, the company introduced the Apple Studio Display, its first monitor since the 2019 Pro Display XDR launched alongside the Mac Pro. As previously said, the new screen has its own Apple Silicon processor, an integrated A13 Bionic.
Apple Studio Display is designed to match the new Mac Studio, offering what Apple calls an “all-screen design with narrow bezels.” At 27 inches and 218 pixels per inch, it’s a Retina 5K display.
“This Studio Display is in a class of its own,” said Nicole Kordes, engineering program manager, Mac. “It’s packed with incredible features that no other desktop display can. And it delivers that integrated experience that Mac users love.”
“Studio Display features an expansive display that has an active area of 27 inches with a total of 14.7 million pixels at 218 pixels per inch, making it a Retina 5k display,” she continued. “And with 600 nits of brightness, wide p3 color gamut, and support for over a billion colors. It brings images to life in spectacular detail.
The screen also has TrueTone and “an advanced anti-reflective coating for better comfort and readability”. It has Apple’s nano-textured glass option and the stand is designed to allow tilting up to 30 degrees.
Let’s start with the design. The Studio display has an all-screen design with narrow bezels. Its all-aluminum enclosure houses an advanced set of features in a slim profile, and the stand lets you tilt the screen up to 30 degrees.
The Studio Display also includes a six-speaker high-fidelity audio system, which Apple says is the “best ever for Mac.” It comes with a studio-grade three-microphone array that has “a particularly low noise floor for crystal-clear calls and voice recordings.”
These speakers also support spatial audio with Dolby Atmos.
A 12-megapixel camera is built into the display, which means the new Apple Studio Display supports Center Stage.
For connectivity, the new Studio Display includes three USB-C ports, supporting up to 10 Gbps, and a Thunderbolt port. This Thunderbolt port can deliver 96W of power to a MacBook Pro. Up to three Studio displays can be connected to the MacBook Pro
Apple Studio Display costs $1,599. It can be ordered immediately and will be available from March 18.
Apple Studio Display, developed under the internal codename of J327, is now the second of Apple’s current professional displays. The Pro Display XDR will remain available for high-end professional work.