LG Ultrafine 4K & 5K Monitors Offer USB Type-C Compatibility


With more and more USB Type-C devices on the market, it’s no surprise that even computer monitors are adapting to the change. LG has released two models with such connectivity: a 27" 5K display and a 21.5" 4K display, both built on an IPS (In-Plane Switching) panel, which provides you with wide viewing angles and vivid colors. The 5K display features a 5120 x 2880 resolution, whereas the 4K model measures in at 4096 x 2304. Additionally, both monitors can reach a brightness of 500 cd/m2 for a wide range of color and contrast, and have a 99% coverage in the DCI-P3 RGB color space, making them suitable for users handling color-sensitive work.

While both monitors have USB Type-C connectivity to support their high-resolution displays, the 5K model utilizes Thunderbolt™ 3 technology, which can transmit video and data simultaneously, and can also charge laptops with up to 85W of power over a single cable. That doesn’t mean the 4K model isn’t just as capable though, as with USB Type-C, it can do all the above, except it only supports up to 60W of power delivery. This single-cable solution makes it great for Mac and MacBook users and requires a Mac OS 10.12.1 or later system. One last notable set of features of the 5K monitor is its built-in webcam, speakers, and microphones, for easy and convenient video chatting.

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