Apple Studio Display specs, price and comparison to Pro Display XDR

On Tuesday, in addition to the new models from Apple iPhone SE and iPad Air as well as next to the all new MacStudio also presented a suitable monitor. The Studio Display is a 5K monitor that can be purchased with optional nano-texture glass. It is intended to serve as a screen for office and studio environments, whether music, photo and video, 3D environments or programming. The new Apple Studio Display can be used with the Mac Studio, but also with other Mac, iMac and MacBook models. Here you can find more data and the comparison with the Apple Pro Display XDR.

The Apple Studio Display is compatible with the Mac Studio and various Mac, iMac and MacBook models. The 27-inch screen also has its own audio system and a FaceTime camera. You can find more dates, the price and more in this post.
The Apple Studio Display is compatible with the Mac Studio and various Mac, iMac and MacBook models. The 27-inch screen also has its own audio system and a FaceTime camera. You can find more dates, the price and more in this post.

Apple Studio Display Specifications

The Apple Studio Display is a screen that can be combined with two different stands for the desk as well as with a VESA mount on the wall. In the following you will find all important technical data from the Studio Display data sheet:

  • Manufacturer: Apple
  • Product: Studio display
  • Product Type: Screen
  • Dimensions (incl. standard stand): 47,8 cm high, 62,3 cm wide, 16,8 cm deep
  • Weight (including standard stand): 6,3 kg
  • Dimensions (incl. height-adjustable stand): 47,9 to 58,3 cm high, 62,3 cm wide, 20,7 cm deep
  • Weight (incl. height-adjustable stand): 7,7 kg
  • Dimensions (incl. VESA mount): 36,2 cm height, 62,3 cm width, 3,1 cm depth
  • Weight (including VESA mount): 5,5 kg
  • Display diagonal: 27 inches (68,29 cm)
  • Display resolution: 5.120 x 2.880 pixels @ 218 ppi
  • Display brightness: 600 nits
  • Other screen data: P3 color space, supports 1 billion colors, True Tone
  • Screen surface: standard glass or nano-textured glass (against reflections)
  • FaceTime camera: 12 MP ultra wide-angle lens with 122° field of view, ƒ/2.4 aperture and follow mode (Center Stage)
  • Loudspeakers: 6 loudspeakers for differentiated stereo sound and support for 3D sound (Spacial Audio)
  • Microphones: 3 studio quality microphones with noise cancellation and "Hey Siri"
  • Processor: A13 Bionic Chip
  • Connections: 1 x Thunderbolt 3 (can be used as a 96 W charger), 3 x USB-C (each up to 10 GBit/s)
  • Tilt with stand: 30° tilt range from -5° to +25°
  • Included in delivery: Studio Display, Thunderbolt cable (1 m)
  • Price: 1.749 euros to 2.459 euros

Apple Studio Display reference modes

The Apple Studio Display, which was introduced on March 8, 2022, offers various reference modes for the ideal display of colors, brightness and contrast. These modes help to calibrate the screen to specific applications and goals without manual fine-tuning. According to the device's official data sheet, the following reference modes will be available at launch:

  • Apple Display (P3 600 nits)
  • HDTV video (BT.709-BT.1886)
  • NTSC video (BT.601 SMPTE-C)
  • PAL and SECAM video (BT.601 EBU)
  • Digital Cinema (P3‑DCI)
  • Digital Cinema (P3‑D65)
  • Design and Print (P3‑D50)
  • Photography (P3‑D65)
  • Internet and Web (sRGB)

Studio Display - Apple monitor price

As you have already seen in the overview above, there are different versions of the new Apple monitor. The display size of 27 inches is always the same. However, you can choose from different display glass and different stands or a VESA mount for the wall. Below you will find the corresponding pricing after selecting the individual factors.

Tiltable standard stand Height-adjustable stand VESA Mount
standard glass 1.749,00 € 2.209,00 € 1.749,00 €
nano texture glass 1.999,00 € 2.459,00 € 1.999,00 €

Comparison of Studio Display and Pro Display XDR

With the Mac Pro of 2019, Apple has that too Pro XDR Display presented. The 6K screen should iron out the disadvantages of existing professional displays, bring other advantages and be cheaper. For comparison, at that time Keynote a Sony screen is listed for $43.000. Nevertheless, the Pro Display XDR with a 32-inch display from 5.499 euros was and is a big investment. Especially since the "Pro Stand" stand costs another 1.099 euros. Basically, the two current Apple displays for the Mac can hardly be compared. I'll try the following anyway.

Pro Display XDR (2019) Studio Display (2022)
Diagonal 32 inches (80,26 cm) 27 inches (68,29 cm)
Resolution 6.016 x 3.384 pixels @ 218 ppi 5.120 x 2.880 pixels @ 218 ppi
aspect ratio 16:9 16:9
screen glass Standard glass or nano-texture glass Standard glass or nano-texture glass
default brightness 500 Nits 600 Nits
XDR brightness 1.000 nits with 1.600 nits peak -
contrast ratio 1.000.000:1 n / a
Audio - 6 speakers + 3 microphones
camera - 12 MP wide angle with center stage
Prices from € 5.499 from € 1.749

Apple Studio Display and Peek Performance event on video

If you want to get the most important information about the new Mac Studio and the Studio Display in short form, then there is a corresponding advertising video from Apple. You can also view detailed information and the presentation of the other devices with the VoD of the "Peek Performance" keynote. So that you don't have to search long, I have embedded the two videos below for you:

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9 comments on “Apple Studio Display – Specifications, price and comparison with Pro Display XDR”

  1. Beatrice Willius

    That an adjustable monitor costs 500 euros more than the fixed monitor is outrageous. It's like the reels that go for $700 or so. Or these superfluous cleaning cloths.

    1. Jen Kleinholz

      Yes, you can at least buy something alternative for the cleaning cloths, but you will probably not find anything comparable for the monitor holder.

  2. @Beatrix: That's called a market economy. You don't have to buy the Apple display. You can also connect other (height-adjustable) monitors to the Mac Studio. If you want Apple design and quality, you pay more...

  3. I am interested in the alternatives to the Studio Display 2022. Who can give recommendations for alternative monitors?

    1. Jen Kleinholz

      The question is a bit broad. In principle, every monitor is an alternative. What is particularly important to you? short response time for gaming, high frame rate, 5K resolution, sound, USB C connection, what kind of panel, etc...?

      1. That is only partly true, it should be comparable to the Studio Display 2022 in many respects. I am interested in who can hold a candle to this display in as many points as possible.

        1. Jen Kleinholz

          Well, the display has an iPhone processor built in. There is no other display from other manufacturers that has this. But I'll leave the recommendation to others. I just think the question is too "open ended".

          1. Beatrice Willius

            The built-in iPhone processor is pretty uninteresting. I find the question clear. What alternative is there that comes close to the studio display?

            I'm sitting here in front of a 3,5 year old iMac. Even for that there is no alternative monitor that comes close to the 5k resolution, except maybe the LG 5k Ultrafine. But otherwise there is nothing.

          2. Jen Kleinholz

            Hello Beatrice! What I didn't get from the question was that the iPhone processor is uninteresting...that may be an important feature for some people in the Apple ecosystem. I just don't think it's efficient if you don't state exactly what's important to you and hope that someone will sacrifice their time to look for equipment. Little by little, what is important and what isn't becomes clear. ;-) But if you understood it exactly, you can perhaps give S.Dirk a tip. 😂 I'm opting out...

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