Earlier this week, Apple announced its new Studio Display. A 27-inch 5K display monitor designed for the new Mac Studio, one of the questions at launch was will the display work with Windows. On its website, Apple has given an answer to the question, and it is yes. That means Windows 11 and Windows 10 customers can use the new Apple Studio Display.
Following up on that confirmation, the company spoke to The Verge and said the display will work on Windows PC. However, there are some caveats worth knowing about. Most notably – but also predictably – macOS apps will not be available. That include Center Stage, the “Hey Siri” ability, and Spatial Audio.
Apple says at the core is simply a display that works like any normal PC monitor that has integrated speakers and webcam.
The webcam was one area where compatibility was in question. Apple says that to provide firmware updates to the webcam, connection to a Mac device is necessary. Speaking to The Verge, spokesperson Alex Bender says the 12-megapixel lens will work on any PC. Again, this does not really clear up the question of firmware updates.
While the Apple Display is a 5K 60Hz screen, not every Windows PC will be able to support that performance. So, the resolution will depend on your system. Of course, that's the case with any monitor you use on Microsoft's platform.
It is good that Apple Display works on Windows, I guess, but it would be a bad buy for any Windows 11 user. This is very much a product created to be primarily compatible with other Apple devices. On Windows, there are more affordable options that deliver the same or even better specs. Let's not forget the Apple Studio starts at an eye-watering $1,600.
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