Apple Studio Display (IPS)

Apple Studio Display (IPS)

Apple Studio Display (IPS)

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BEST RATING
Productivity:
4.9
CASUAL GAMING: Fair6.1/10
COMPETITIVE GAMING: Poor5.0/10
PRODUCTIVITY: Best in Class9.5/10
MEDIA CONSUMPTION: Good7.0/10
RESOLUTION: Best in Class10.0/10
BRIGHTNESS: Good7.6/10
CONTRAST: Fair6.0/10
COLOR VOLUME: Poor5.6/10
REFRESH RATE: Poor4.9/10
RESPONSE TIME: Poor5.9/10
TEXT QUALITY: Best in Class10.0/10

The Apple Studio Display, with its high-resolution screen, excels in providing exceptional image and text clarity, which makes it excellent for productivity tasks, such as digital photo editing given its robust sRGB color gamut coverage. Its glossy finish allows for vibrant colors, although it can be reflective in bright environments. For media consumption, the display is good, but it doesn’t support HDR gaming, limiting its performance for HDR content. It is not the best choice for gaming due to its poor refresh rate and response time, and it lacks features like VRR (Variable Refresh Rate) to reduce screen tearing. It comes at a premium price, and while it’s not ideal for competitive gaming, it does offer features like multiple USB ports and decent brightness, making it a strong option for professional creative work. The lack of an adjustable stand, however, could affect ergonomics, and you might need to invest in a third-party stand or VESA mount for more flexibility. Give Feedback

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Evaluation

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Pros
  • High resolution and screen clarity
  • Excellent text quality
  • Wide color gamut for photo editing
Cons
  • Lacks adjustability in stand
  • Not suitable for HDR gaming
  • Limited refresh rate for gaming

Ratings by Category

Productivity:
4.9
The productivity score is based on a variety of factors like resolution, screen size, pixels per inch, ergonomics and screen coating.
Media Consumption:
4.0
The media comparison score is based on a variety of factors like resolution, contrast, brightness and screen coating
Casual Gaming:
3.1
The casual gaming score is based on a variety of factors including refresh rate, resolution, contrast, brightness, color gamut and screen coating.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$1,499
Screen Size
27"
Resolution
5120 x 2880
Screen Type
LED
Screen Sub-type
IPS
Refresh Rate
60Hz

COLOR, CONTRAST & BRIGHTNESS

Native Contrast
1052:1
SDR Peak Brightness
584 nits
Suitable for HDR Gaming and Media Consumption
No
sRGB Color Gamut
99.1 %
Suitable for Digital Photo Editing
Yes

MOTION CHARACTERISTICS

Total Response Time
20.4 ms
Strobing / BFI
No
Persistence Blur Score
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5/10
Ghosting Score
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6/10

TEXT & IMAGE CLARITY

Pixels Per Inch
218 PPI
Coating
Glossy
Text Clarity Score
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10/10
Image Clarity Score
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10/10

PORTS & CONNECTIVITY

HDMI 1.4 Ports
0
HDMI 2.0 Ports
0
HDMI 2.1 Ports
0
Micro HDMI Ports
0
DisplayPort 1.2 Ports
0

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