We selected one of the new 23.7-inch UltraFine displays and wondered if it was worth the $ 700 prize.
The new 4K display resembles the 4K and 5K UltraFine displays of the previous generation with a black plastic housing with relatively thick bezels and a black aluminum stand. As with previous models, it can also be mounted via VESA if required.
It's bigger than the original 4K UltraFine display because it measures 23.7 inches instead of 21
Although this display has a 4K resolution, it is not designed for the full 3840×1260 resolution given its 23.7-inch screen size, since everything on the display would be very small. Instead, it should provide retinal clarity when scaled down to a more reasonable resolution, such as 1920×1080 or 2560×1440, we've set.
In addition to the larger display size, the new UltraFine display has two Thunderbolt 3 ports instead of a single Thunderbolt 3 port, so you can connect two of these monitors in series. We did not have a second to hand, but used Daisy Chaining with another 4K LG display, which worked well.
If required, you can also connect other Thunderbolt 3-capable accessories directly to the display. There are also three additional USB-C ports available. A Thunderbolt 3 and a USB-C cable are included. There is no webcam, but built-in stereo speakers, similar to the previous version of the LG UltraFine displays available from Apple.
The display is clear and vibrant and can compete with Apple's Mac's Retina display. We liked the glossy finish, though it tends to create more glare. With a brightness of 500 nits it is quite bright, and since it offers P3 color support, all the colors are full and lifelike.
Overall, we got a positive impression of this display. Since you can switch two of them in succession, it may be helpful to have two of them if you specify the smaller size and price of $ 700, which is half the price of the 5K UltraFine display.
After replacing the 4K LG UltraFine display, Apple may also replace the 5K UltraFine monitor on the horizon. The 5K monitor is currently sold out on the Apple website, although the listing has not been completely removed.
Apple also plans to re-enter the screens with rumors stating that a 31.6-inch 6K display is in the works and will be released along with a new Mac Pro coming out this year , Unfortunately, Apple's 6K display is considered to be very expensive, so it may be out of reach for many Mac users, who instead need to rely on other options such as LG's UltraFine displays.