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Opinion: Why the LG 5K UltraFine isn't the MacBook Pro display I'm looking for
When I decided the time had come to spend a lot of money on a shiny new MacBook Pro, I was tempted to get all the expense out of the way at once and upgrade displays at the same time. The problem is finding someone to take my money …I currently use an Apple Thunderbolt Display in my home office, and with the simple addition of a Thunderbolt 2 to 3 adapter was able to continue doing so. It's a great display for its time, but is showing its age a little. The screen is non-Retina and doesn't compete with the brightness and color range of the 2016 MacBook Pro. The bezels also look rather large by today's standards.The display Apple would like me to buy as a replacement is the LG 5K UltraFine, but I have to say that it's not really grabbing me …Sure, it's a great display in some ways. First, it's 5K. It would normally be used in 2560×1440 mode – offering a Retina version of my existing Thunderbolt display – but is capable of 5120×2880, meaning you could potentially edit a 4K video while viewing it at full resolution.Second, it offers a single-cable connection to the 2016 MacBook Pro, carrying power, display, sound and USB connectivity. That makes for an extremely neat setup that is particularly appealing to someone who hates visible cables.Third, the display quality is close to – if not actually matching – that of the new MacBook Pro. As my colleague Jeff Benjamin said in his hands-on video review:
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