Apple offers 25% off LG UltraFine 4K and 5K displays for limited time
In conjunction with slashed USB-C peripheral and accessory price drop, Apple on Friday rolled out a limited time offer on LG's UltraFine 4K and 5K displays, both of which were designed to take full advantage of the new MacBook Pro lineup.
Quietly announced through Apple's online storefront, the discount offers a 25 percent savings on original list pricing for both LG UltraFine models. With special pricing in place, the 4K version drops from $699 to $524, while the ultra high-resolution 5K model goes from $1,299.95 to $974.
According to the fine print, Apple's special pricing applies to orders placed between Oct. 27 through Dec. 31, 2016, suggesting customers who purchased either display will see the balance retroactively credited to their respective accounts.
Developed in partnership with Apple, the LG UltraFine 4K and 5K displays debuted alongside a redesigned MacBook Pro lineup at a special media event last week. Aside from the extra screen real estate, both displays act as Thunderbolt 3 breakout docks for the port-limited notebooks, much like Apple's erstwhile Thunderbolt Display.
The LG UltraFine 5K Display measures 27 inches on the diagonal and supports resolutions up to 5,120-by-2,880 faithful to the P3 wide color gamut. On the back are three USB 3.1 ports for attaching high-speed accessories. Stereo speakers, a microphone and a camera are built in. The display also delivers 85W of power over Thunderbolt 3 to a connected MacBook Pro.
LG's 4K monitor comes in at 21.5 inches with a resolution of 4,096-by-2,304 and P3 color. Like its larger sibling, it comes with three USB-C ports on the back, but limited to the slower USB 2 specification. The display's internal power supply is also limited, delivering 60W of charging power over Thunderbolt 3.
The 4K version can be purchased now with current a ship time of five to six weeks, while the 5K variant is expected to become available in December.