I’d love to see Apple release a gaming monitor akin to the LG Ultrafine 32GS95UE

I’d love to see Apple release a gaming monitor akin to this LG Ultrafine 32GS95UE.

If Apple is really serious about Mac gaming — and it apparently is — it needs to release a standalone display such as LG’s upcoming Ultrafine 32GS95UE, but with features specially designed to appeal to Mac laptop owners. 

Here’s how LG describes the 32GS95UE: The groundbreaking 32GS95UE is the first UltraGear monitor equipped with the new Dual-Hz feature, allowing users to switch between 4K (3,840 x 2,160) at 240Hz and Full-HD (1,920 x 1,080) at 480Hz with one simple click. This time-saving innovation, easily managed via a hotkey or joystick’s directional switch, lets users instantly apply the optimal combination of screen resolution and refresh rate for the genre of game they’re playing. For fast-paced action titles and shooting games, users can select FHD 480Hz, while visually rich story-driven games can be enjoyed in 4K 240Hz.

In addition to the Dual-Hz feature, the 32-inch UltraGear OLED possesses an impressive 0.03ms (GtG) response time that helps eliminate motion blur, boost clarity and deliver dynamic gameplay. This, combined with the exceptional color and contrast that LG’s self-lit OLED technology is known for, takes the visual experience to a whole new level.

The 32GS95UE further enhances the user experience with its minimal screen bezels and powerful, nuanced sound. LG’s 4-side virtually borderless design provides a stunning display that doesn’t distract from the on-screen action. The monitor creates an exhilarating, three-dimensional soundscape with Pixel Sound technology and an integrated front-facing sound system featuring two woofers and support for DTS Virtual:X. The speakers are cleverly hidden behind the OLED panel itself, eliminating the need for external speakers and saving valuable desk space.

Pricing and a release date for the LG Ultrafine 32GS95UE haven’t been announced, but it will certainly be pricey. And an Apple competitor would likely cost even more. But such a display along with an Apple focus on gaming could bring even more serious gamers to the Mac platform.

I about we’ll see Apple release such a display. But perhaps we can at least get a mini-LED “Studio Display Pro” would be an improvement over the current Studio Display by adding ProMotion support. 

ProMotion is Apple’s name for the adaptive, high refresh rate, 120Hz display first available on the iPad Pro. While a standard refresh rate will update a display 60 times a second (60Hz), the ProMotion’s adaptive 120Hz screen works at twice this speed. This results in smoother scrolling, improved responsiveness and better gaming performance

Of course, the addition of mini-LED and ProMotion tech is likely to result in a higher price tag than that of the US$1,599 Studio Display. The display would probably cost more than the “non-Pro” version, but far less than the $4,999, 6K Pro Display XDR. 

And if Apple does offer a third external monitor, I’d love to see a 30-inch or 32-inch model with ProMotion at a price no more than $1,999.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.