Apple’s Studio Display is the ultimate home office monitor
Apple’s Studio Display monitor is effectively an iMac with the computer part ripped out — and for some, that could be a very good thing. This high-end display packs a gorgeous 5K screen for creative work and casual bingeing, but it really stands out with an excellent webcam, microphone and speakers that allow it to serve as an all-in-one home office powerhouse.
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However, all of that functionality comes at a steep $1,599 starting price, and it has a few notable drawbacks compared to some cheaper monitors. So is the Studio Display worth the splurge? Here’s what I think after using it as my main work (and play) monitor for a week.
Who it’s for:
Apple’s Studio Display is best suited for creatives who want a high-quality 5K screen for serious photo and video editing. It’s also great for anyone who works from home, thanks to an excellent integrated webcam, speaker set and microphone. It’s primarily made for Mac users, and using it with a Windows PC won’t give you access to all features.
What you need to know:
The Studio Display packs a 27-inch 5K Retina screen, which is great for both creative visual work and bingeing your favorite TV shows. It also gets you a 12-megapixel camera with Center Stage, a six-speaker sound system and a three-microphone array, all of which impressed in our testing. The Studio Display connects to Macs and PCs via Thunderbolt 3, and can even charge up your MacBook while connected.
How it compares:
The Studio Display isn’t nearly as expensive as Apple’s $4,999 Pro Display XDR, which has a larger and sharper 32-inch 6K Retina display. Despite its bigger size and better resolution, the XDR lacks an integrated webcam and speaker set and doesn’t even ship with a stand, so you’ll be choosing between a versatile prosumer display and one designed for heavy-duty visual work. The Studio Display is pricier than competing 5K monitors like the $1,296 LG UltraFine 5K, which also has an integrated webcam and speakers.
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