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Apple drops the price of the LG 4K and 5K displays it announced last Thursday by 25%

5 hours ago, Bleedingyamato said:

I'm confused.  What does Apple have to do with an LG brand monitor?

Apple discontinued their ThunderBolt displays and went to LG

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1 hour ago, huilun02 said:

There eight 4K IPS displays under $500 and they all happen to be bigger as well.

Also this 5K IPS display for $900.

 

Just saying

That 5k 27 inch seems to be my kind of display. Seriously, 4K at 27 inch looks awesome (pixel density ftw) I can't imagine 5K... Seriously considering getting a second 980ti and going 4k now...

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5 hours ago, zMeul said:

Apple discontinued their ThunderBolt displays and went to LG

That's an interesting move for Apple.  Even if it is just the monitor it's not going to be an Apple designed monitor with the distinctive look.   

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6 hours ago, huilun02 said:

There eight 4K IPS displays under $500 and they all happen to be bigger as well.

Also this 5K IPS display for $900.

 

Just saying

The monitors also don't have the same color range, plus the 5k one requires two DP cables to power it. 

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8 minutes ago, Bleedingyamato said:

That's an interesting move for Apple.  Even if it is just the monitor it's not going to be an Apple designed monitor with the distinctive look.   

The likely answer: Apple realized that monitors are increasingly a commodity product like TVs, where it's hard to compete beyond price.  Even an over-the-top display like the UltraFine 5K can only sell for so much.

 

The strategy that works well for PCs and phones (where you can hold firm on the price for a year, sometimes more) doesn't really apply to monitors... people expect those things to be discounted within months.  And that's anathema to a company that prefers to set the same price for everyone and rarely cuts prices at its own stores (Black Friday is usually as good as it gets).

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2 hours ago, Commodus said:

The likely answer: Apple realized that monitors are increasingly a commodity product like TVs, where it's hard to compete beyond price.  Even an over-the-top display like the UltraFine 5K can only sell for so much.

 

The strategy that works well for PCs and phones (where you can hold firm on the price for a year, sometimes more) doesn't really apply to monitors... people expect those things to be discounted within months.  And that's anathema to a company that prefers to set the same price for everyone and rarely cuts prices at its own stores (Black Friday is usually as good as it gets).

Good point.  By having these made by LG Apple still has good monitors to offer customers who wasn't stand alone monitors but Apple is removed from pricing issues more so than if they made the monitors themselves.  

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LG certainly makes some pretty good displays, but theyr pricetags and quality dont seem to blow the competition away much either .-.

 

But for Apple devices, they certainly look better than the IMacs in general xD.

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4 hours ago, shdowhunt60 said:

14ms response time on the 5K.

 

Visions of input lag...

Response time isn't a measure of latency/input lag. Even if it was, 14 ms is basically instantaneous from direct human perception.

 

http://www.humanbenchmark.com/tests/reactiontime

 

14 ms is on the higher side as far as response time goes, so it may have some blurriness in high motion situations, but it's not going to add anything to the input lag.

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