Posted Mon Jun 3, 2019 at 12:30 PM PDT by Steven Cohen
The new professional display offers advanced "Extreme Dynamic Range" performance.
Apple has revealed its latest professional display model, the Pro Display XDR. The new 6K Retina screen is designed to pair with the company's upcoming Mac Pro, offering an advanced imaging workstation solution.
"Pro Display XDR is the world’s best pro display and the perfect companion to the all-new Mac Pro," said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. "With Retina 6K resolution, gorgeous color, extreme brightness and contrast ratio, and a highly functional design, Pro Display XDR delivers the most comprehensive set of features ever offered on any display at this price point."
The Pro Display XDR features a 32-inch 6K Retina IPS LCD panel with a resolution of 6016 x 3384. In addition, the display offers P3 wide color gamut coverage and true 10-bit color support. Likewise, the screen uses polarizer technology to provide a superwide off-axis viewing angle, along with an industry-leading anti-reflective coating to reduce reflections. Meanwhile, the device also incorporates direct LED backlighting with 576 full array local dimming zones and an advanced thermal system, enabling 1,000 nits of sustained full-screen brightness, 1,600 nits of peak brightness, and a 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio -- resulting in advanced HDR capabilities dubbed "XDR" (Extreme Dynamic Range) by Apple.
From a design perspective, the display uses edge-to-edge glass and 9-millimeter borders housed within an aluminum enclosure. A Pro Stand (sold separately) is also available with tilt and height adjustments, along with a rotation option for orienting the display in portrait mode. And when it comes to connectivity, the screen is designed for use with a single Thunderbolt 3 cable, offering compatibility with Mac products like the new Mac Pro.
The Apple Pro Display XDR is set to launch this fall for $4,999, while the Pro Stand will cost an extra $999. In addition, a special matte Pro Display XDR version with nano-texture tech for low reflectivity and less glare will also be available for $5,999.
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