Apple’s Studio Display, which was just revealed, has been confirmed to work with PCs, but with limited functionality. The Studio Display, which was unveiled at Apple’s Peak Performance event on March 8, will work with classic PCs, according to the company. Windows users, on the other hand, will not be able to use all of the capabilities.
When Studio Display is linked to a PC:
Certain components that require MacOS to function, such as the True Tone component, will be unavailable. “Automatically adjusts the display’s colour temperature as the environment changes for a more natural viewing experience,” according to True Tone technology.
Although non-Mac users can use the built-in 12MP Ultra Wide webcam, Center Stage is only compatible with macOS.
Because people are always presented in the centre of the screen during video conversations, even if they walkabout, the functionality is a very valuable addition to the product.
Any functions that require a firmware update will not function on a PC. Support for Spatial Audio and the video-based Dolby Atmos will be available solely for MacOS systems. As a result, instead of being able to fully utilise the Studio Display’s six-speaker sound system via Dolby Atmos and Spatial Audio, PC users will be limited to the speakers’ fundamental capability.
A 5K Retina screen is included with the Studio Display. As a result, according to Apple, the screen resolution will be controlled by the operating system. If your PC has a powerful enough graphics card, you’ll be able to take advantage of some of the Studio Display’s technical specifications, such as a variety of commonly used colour options. Some of them, according to Tom’s Hardware, span from photography (P3-D65) to internet and web development (sRGB).
Again, the GPU must be capable of handling such colour gamuts as well as a 5K resolution at 60 frames per second. The Studio Display’s connectivity options, particularly the Thunderbolt 4/USB-C ports, may be problematic for some workstations.
Apple’s 27-inch Studio Display will be available on March 18 for $1,599 to $2,229, depending on the configuration. Although that is a high price for a monitor, Apple claims it is “laden with extraordinary features that no other desktop display can deliver.” The 5K Retina display has a brightness of 600 nits, P3 broad colour, and True Tone technology. It also includes the A13 Bionic microprocessor, which enables features like Spatial Audio and nano-texture glass to reduce glare.
According to display researcher Ross Young’s sources, Apple is already working on a replacement to the Studio Display, and a more powerful Pro variant might be available as early as June.