Apple unveiled the long-awaited successor to the trashcan Mac Pro at the 2019 Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), which was largely well-received, as the new Mac Pro provides ample amounts of computing power and custom hardware for video editing, as well as proper expandability, though at a starting price of $5999. Likewise, the 6K Pro Display XDR is well-received among professionals for providing impressive color reproduction and undercutting the five-figure price tag of professional-grade displays.
The announcement that the Pro Stand was sold separately—for the eye-watering price of $999—was met with audible groans in the room, as well as ridicule and derision on social media, as the stand is essentially a well-machined chunk of aluminum.
That being the case, here's a roundup of 10 monitors on offer for less than the price of Apple's Pro Stand. Granted, these will not beat the Pro Display XDR in a head-to-head comparison, but they stand on their own as quality products.
James Sanders is a staff writer for TechRepublic. He covers future technology, including quantum computing, AI, and 5G, as well as cloud, security, open source, mobility, and the impact of globalization on the industry, with a focus on Asia.