Among other announcements today, Apple announced its new 27″ Studio Display monitor for half the price of an XDR display. I am glad it has a 16:9 ratio and that matte is indeed available as a paid option, although Apple’s special, high-end matte offering is called Nano-texture and costs an extra US$300 this time (as opposed to US$1000 extra with the XDR) which makes it US$1899 pre-tax. It also incorporates a beam-forming array of three microphones and noise reduction, as well as well as a six-speaker system with force-canceling woofers and a webcam. Ahead are some more key specs with a bit of my commentary, followed by the official press release, together with a new desktop called Mac Studio, which starts at US$1999 without monitor, keyboard or pointing device, as is the same case with the Mac Mini.
- 5K Retina display
- 27-inch (diagonal) 16:9 5K Retina display
- 5120-by-2880 resolution at 218 pixels per inch
- 600 nits brightness
- Support for 1 billion colors (US billion, with 9 zeros, not 12)
- Wide color (P3)
Note: Apple did not state whether it’s 8-bit, 10-bit FRC (simulated 10-bit) or true 10-bit. I’ll update this or publish I new article once I know.
Color spaces with Apple’s comment, followed by mine:
- Apple Display (P3-600 nits)
- HDTV Video (BT.709-BT.1886)
- NTSC Video (BT.601 SMPTE-C) (standard definition)
- PAL and SECAM Video (BT.601 EBU) (standard definition)
- Digital Cinema (P3-DCI)
- Digital Cinema (P3-D65) (favored my most colorists I know)
- Design and Print (P3-D50)
- Photography (P3-D65)
- Internet and Web (sRGB)
- 12MP Ultra Wide camera with 122° field of view
- ƒ/2.4 aperture
High-fidelity six-speaker system with force-canceling woofers
Support for Spatial Audio when playing music or video with Dolby Atmos
Three-mic array with high signal-to-noise ratio (per Apple) and directional beamforming
- One Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) port
- Three USB-C ports
- One upstream Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) port for host (with 96W host charging)
- Three downstream USB-C ports (up to 10Gb/s) for connecting peripherals, storage, and networking
- Standard stand with tilt −5° to +25°
- Option for: VESA mount adapter (100mm x 100mm) at same price
- Paid option: Tilt- and height-adjustable stand with Tilt: −5° to +25° and Height adjustment: total of 105 mm
Full press release
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