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Apple Studio Display: All you need to know about Apple’s new monitor

Apple unveiled the powerful Mac Studio at its Peek Performance spring event and, alongside it, the new Mac Studio Display.

As the rumours suggested, the Mac Studio Display appears to be a cheaper alternative to the Apple Pro Display XDR, with a 27-inch screen but missing out on some premium features like Mini LED and ProMotion.

That doesn’t mean the Apple Studio Display isn’t packed with exciting features, though.

Other devices announced at the event included the iPhone SE 2022 and the iPad Air 5. Click through to visit our pages on the new phone and tablet or scroll down to find out all there is to know about Apple’s newest monitor.

Mac Studio Display

Price

The Mac Studio Display is priced at £1499/$1599 in its cheapest configuration.

If you’re interested in adding Apple’s glare-minimising nano-texture glass feature it’ll set you back another £250, while a tilt and height-adjustable stand (as opposed to simply a tilt-adjustable one) will cost you another £400.

Release date

The Mac Studio Display was unveilied during Apple’s Peek Performance event on March 8.

Pre-orders are open now, but you won’t be able to get your hands on the display until March 18.

Mac Studio Display

Design

The Mac Studio Display is a slim, 27-inch 5K Retina monitor that comes in Silver and Black aluminium finishes. It has a 5120 x 2880 resolution and displays 218 pixels per inch.

According to Apple, the Mac Studio Display is capable of hitting 600 nits of brightness and offers support for one billion colours. The display also covers the P3 wide colour gamut and comes with Apple’s True Tone technology, which automatically adjusts how colours appear in different lightings.

The standard glass is anti-reflective, but the display is also available with nano-texture glass. This scatters light to further reduce glare in bright environments.

Mac Studio Display

The monitor comes in multiple stand configurations, including a tilt-adjustable stand, a 30-degree tilt and height-adjustable stand and a VESA mount adapter.

The Mac Studio Display is built from recycled materials in a number of areas, including 100% recycled rare earth elements in all of its magnets.

Specs

While the Studio Display lacks the Mini LED technology and ProMotion tech found with the likes of the MacBook Pro 2021, it’s still packed with features. For one, the monitor is powered by the A13 Bionic chip.

There’s a 12-megapixel ultra-wide camera on the front with a 122-degree field of view. The latter is important as this allows the sensor to support Center Stage, which automatically adjusts to keep you in frame during FaceTime calls.

There’s also a high-fidelity audio setup consisting of six speakers (four woofers and two tweeters). Because the speakers can process multi-channel surround sound, they also work with Spatial Audio enabling support for Dolby Atmos. They’re also the highest fidelity speakers found on a Mac.

There’s a three-mic array with a high signal-to-noise ratio and directional beamforming for clear voice and video calls

As far as connectivity is concerned, the monitor features one Thunderbolt 3 port for 96W power delivery, along with three standard USB-C ports.

You even actually attach up to three Studio Displays to one MacBook, and the monitor can be paired with the MacBook Pro, MacBook Air, Mac Mini, Mac Pro, iMac and Mac Studio, as well as the iPad Pro and 5th gen iPad Air.

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