Apple is launching a high end professional display, alongside the new Mac Pro. This display compliments the most powerful Macintosh’s advanced graphics capabilities.
This year’s Mac event saw the return of the popular tower Mac Pro. Apple replaced the original Mac Pro tower with the “trash can” model, which wasn’t internally expandable. After much criticism from professional Apple users and the media, the new Mac Pro revisits the tower design, with a new, bold look.
The new Mac Pro isn’t all about beauty. The machine has plenty of room for internal customization. It comes with the most advanced graphics adapter on the planet.
Powerful graphics require a state of the art display. Apple had to create the first 32-inch Retina 6K display, as other monitors on the market were not up to snuff. This display is really made for the new Mac Pro and would be overkill for most other machines.
Apple’s new Pro Display XDR features industry leading brightness. It runs between 1000 and 1600 nits, which is well beyond the capabilities of most monitors. Its 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio gives professional users the darkest blacks and the brightest whites. The Pro Display XDR is capable of displaying over a billion colors.
Internally, the new Pro Display XDR is composed of many layers. The timing controller chip features 10 times the refresh rate of the display itself, in order to reduce blooming and latency. The light mixing and shaping layer refracts individual LEDS to provide uniform lighting and minimize blooming. A color transformation layer helps convert blue light to white light. Yet another layer features a micro-lens array to ensure that individual LEDs blend together, without creating a pixelated image. All of the layers combine to offer the most impressive monitor on the market today.
Apple’s re-entrance into the monitor business comes a few years after discontinuing the Cinema Display line of monitors. The Cupertino company turned their back on professional users, causing an uproar. It appears that Apple may have finally placated their high end users.