Apple Pro Display XDR Review

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The Apple Pro XDR Display disappointed reviewers with its limited connectivity options, lack of support for gaming configurations, and inability to calibrate the display. However, they were happy with its color accuracy and brightness.


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Product Snapshot


The Apple Pro Display XDR is a high-end 2020 display that pledges to deliver best-in-class color accuracy, deep blacks thanks to Full Array Local Dimming, and excellent peak brightness for both SDR and HDR content. Also, the display’s near-complete coverage of the sRGB, Adobe RGB, and DCI-P3 color gamut makes it a perfect fit for the high-end photo and video production. With the option to get the screen version that is fitted with a nano texture cover glass, users who can’t control the lighting in their environment will benefit significantly from the reduced glare and reflectivity. Those who will need to switch between portrait and landscape mode constantly will also appreciate the flexibility offered by its Pro Stand – options that make the Apple Pro Display a lot more versatile than the Sony BVM-HX310. Make sure you get to the end of this Apple Pro Display XDR review to see how it compares to the top-rated computer monitors available.


our Verdict

The Apple Pro Display XDR display is a great choice for content creators and editors, with accurate colors and high brightness levels. Unfortunately, gamers may not be as pleased due to the input lag and lack of G-Sync/FreeSync support. It has a high contrast ratio and beautiful design, but limited connectivity options and no calibration.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Excellent color accuracy and brightness
  • Beautiful design
  • High contrast ratio
  • Sturdy build quality
  • Optional nano texture glass cover to reduce glare and reflectivity

Reason to Avoid

  • Not ideal for gaming
  • No buttons on the monitor for adjustments
  • Pro stand purchased separately
  • Brightness fall-off at the edges of the screen

Apple Pro Display XDR Specs

Display TypeRetina 6K Display
HDMI Inputs
HDR FormatYes
Max Resolution6016 x 3384
Panel TypePanel Typen/a
Refresh Rate60 Hz
Response TimeResponse Timen/a
Screen size32"
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAdaptive Sync

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Test Results

Brightness (nits)1,580.45
Contrast Ratio (as ratio x:1)519,518.5
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)98.7
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)94.3
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)96.7
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)0
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)0
Response Time (ms)0
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)0
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)0
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)0
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)0
Reflections % (Total Reflections)0

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  • PC Mag

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    THE GOODVery brightVery sharpCan do almost anything if set up rightTHE BADExpensiveOff-axis brightness and color… Read More


    Nilay Patel
  • The Verge

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    Apple’s Pro Display XDR provides exceptional color accuracy and build quality at a price that’s… Read More



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