The new Studio Display was one of the attractions of Apple’s March 8 event this week. Even though the professional-level monitor with 5K resolution is primarily geared at multimedia creators using Apple’s Mac devices, it appears that it may also function with Windows computers.
Although Apple’s new display’s webpage does not explicitly mention Windows support, Apple spokesperson Alex Bender told The Verge that the Studio Display will operate properly in Windows. While paired to a PC that supports it, the display “acts like any standard monitor with a built-in webcam and speakers,” according to Bender.
There are, however, a few caveats. Features like Center Stage will not operate on Windows systems. Neither will Hey Siri or Spatial Audio. The webcam will also appear as a 13 MP webcam, and the monitor resolution will be determined by your PC.
Reportedly, the Studio Display, which costs $1,600 and has USB-C and Thunderbolt connectivity, may not be suitable for all Windows users. While it may be interesting to buy if you’re a Windows or Mac user, it’s quite pricey for what it is.
Other options include QLED and OLED panels, as well as monitors with ultra-fast refresh rates. Although it won’t reach 5K resolutions like Apple’s, the new Alienware 34 Curved QD-OLED Gaming Monitor is a nice option. Also, there are Microsoft Teams-certified displays with built-in speakers and even a webcam.
Does Studio Display only work with Mac or can it also be used with Windows PCs?
I use both with the same docking station so if it’s Mac-only then that’s an instant deal breaker. pic.twitter.com/mlhpPRhV6V
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