LG 4K and 5K Thunderbolt 3 Monitors

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    Nice.
    Is that 10-bit? 12-bit? ...8-bit?

    So the 5K monitor is 8-bit and sRGB (otherwise they would have specified HDR and color gamut...)

    I'm glad the shift to 4K and 10-bit color in consumer products has begun.
     
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    I love my LG USB-C 4k monitor, but I'll admit to being slightly jealous of Thunderbolt 3's ability to provide 4k video and high-speed data. Oh well, considering none of my devices support it yet either. :D
     
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    Too bad they won't likely support power delivery...
     
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    I'm sure they will. The USB-C one I already mentioned, the 27UD88, supports up to ~60W and has no problem charging my Cube 2in1.

    Edit:
    https://gtrusted.com/review/you-can...-to-charge-your-dell-xps-12-9250-while-docked
     
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    So one thing I hadn't realized even as someone who follows USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 developments fairly closely is that while a Thunderbolt 3 host port on a laptop is backwards compatible with USB-C, a Thunderbolt 3 device port (such as on the monitors this article is about) is not currently backwards compatible with a USB-C laptop.

    Intel is fixing this with their new "Titan Ridge" JHL7440 chip, but there's no way that was released early enough to make it into these announced LG monitors. As such, I'd personally hold off. I mean, I don't see phones (just as an example) getting Thunderbolt any time soon, so without that backwards compatibility it feels like I'd be too limited for what's supposed to be a universal connection.
     
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