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LG UltraFine 5K Display

Introducing LG UltraFine 5K Display

LG UltraFine 5K Display

5K IPS Display

P3 99% Color Spectrum

Thunderbolt¢‚ 3 Ports

3 USB-C Downstream Ports

Built-In Camera & Rich Bass Speaker

[MKBHD]

My first impression of the LG was pretty positive.

For someone who works with video all the time or with photos, editing, it's kind of nice to have.

[Jonathan Morrioson]

Colors are popping, saturation is the number one word that comes to mind.

[Austin Evans]

So you have the thunderbolt 3. So you can charge the laptop over single cable which gets you extra usb-c port on the monitor.

[MKBHD]

So picture quality is A+.

[Austin Evans]

UltraFine looks awesome. It is just awesome.

LG UltraFine 5K Display

The Ultimate Mac Companion

  • Overview

    With a stunning 5120-by-2880 resolution and P3 wide color gamut, the 27-inch LG UltraFine 5K Display brings your favorite photos and videos to life. So whether you’re watching a movie or editing an image, this high-performance monitor delivers immaculate 5K resolution for even the most pixel-packed visuals.

    A single Thunderbolt 3 cable (included) provides up to 85W of charging power to your MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports. And three downstream USB-C ports (5 Gbps) offer additional connectivity and power to compatible devices and accessories.

    Built-in stereo speakers, camera, and microphone deliver a rich media experience. And with over 14.7 million pixels, you won’t miss a single detail of your next design layout, photo edit, or FaceTime call.

    Outstanding image quality

    The LG UltraFine 5K Display features a 27-inch IPS panel, P3 wide color gamut, and 500 cd/m² of brightness. And with over 14.7 million pixels — 77 percent more than a typical 4K UHD display — the human eye can’t discern the individual pixels.

    Perfect for photo and video editing, the UltraFine 5K Display gives you plenty of room for a multitude of tools and windows, while rendering incredibly lifelike images and razor-sharp text instantaneously.

    Simplified user experience

    Connect the UltraFine 5K Display to your MacBook Pro via an included Thunderbolt 3 cable, which supports 5K video, audio, and data simultaneously — all while supplying up to 85W of charging power to your MacBook Pro. And with seamless macOS integration, you can control volume and brightness on your 5K display without the need for physical buttons.

    Use the adjustable stand to create a personalized environment for work or play. Or disconnect the stand and mount the display on your preferred VESA arm using the provided VESA cover.

    Highlights

    Outstanding image quality

    Over 14.7 million pixels

    Built-in stereo speakers, camera, microphone, and three USB-C ports (5 Gbps)

    Video, data, and power over a single Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) cable (included)

    What’s in the Box

    LG UltraFine 5K Display

    Thunderbolt 3 cable (2 m)

    Power cord

    Easy setup guide

    VESA cover

    Tech Specs

    Display Size: 27-inch (diagonal) 5K display with IPS technology

    Resolution: 5120-by-2880 with support for billions of colors

    Brightness: 500 cd/m²

    Color Gamut: P3 wide color gamut

    Ports: One Thunderbolt 3 (input), three USB-C (USB 3.1 gen 1, 5Gbps)

    Power Delivery: Up to 85W over Thunderbolt 3 for host power and charging

    Camera Type: Built-in camera

    Speaker Configurations: Stereo

    Power: Built-in power supply

    Height: 18.3 in./46.4 cm

    Width: 24.6 in./62.6 cm

    Depth: 9.4 in./23.9 cm (with stand), 2.1 in./5.4 cm (without stand)

    Weight: 18.7 lb./8.5 kg

    System Requirements

    Operating System: macOS Sierra 10.12.1 or later

    Connection: Thunderbolt 3–enabled Mac

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    Mfr. Part Number: 27MD5KA-B.AUSA

    UPC or EAN No.: 8806087930849

    Warranty

    Note: Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple's Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service. The documentation and packaging for this product is in English.

  • 2.0 Average
    2 out of 5 stars
    Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Could be great, but is not right now.

      Apple products used to just work, that was the beauty of them, No fussing around, no complicated configuration, they just worked. I cannot believe that Apple Apple products used to just work, that was the beauty of them, No fussing around, no complicated configuration, they just worked. I cannot believe that Apple are selling a product on their own online store that has some basic flaws. This appears to be happening more and more and as much as I want to love this, I can't right now. I have invested a lot of money in a new MBP 2016 15inch and this LG 5K display. The number one problem is that the display does not wake up from sleep when it is connected to my MBP (and the MBP is in closed lid mode/clamshell). So in order to wake it I have to remove my MBP from it's vertical dock, open the lid of the laptop and wake it up using it's own trackpad or keyboard. BUT....that does not work either!!! The thing just crashes! Completely unresponsive. So I have to hard reboot the MBP. This is not acceptable LG/Apple. Yes this can probably be fixed with a software update, but why does this basic function not work out of the box. Just on that principle I will be returning mine and waiting till someone else comes up with a solution that just works.

      • Written by Sunjay V from Harrow

      20 of 21 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Could be great, but is not right now.

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Update, if possible needed.

      I don't care about design I need it functional and easy. Using just one cable is the best best solution for me. The displays resolution is amazing, the size bri I don't care about design I need it functional and easy. Using just one cable is the best best solution for me. The displays resolution is amazing, the size brightness and clearness is stunning. But the functional issues are with a lot of problems. Example: The display has 3 USB-C ports on it's back. My configuration is one is using 4-Port USB 3 Anker Hub and one is using Belkin Ethernet adapter. If I reconnect the Macbook 15" to the display, both adapter don't wake up. as long as you reconnect each dongle on display's back again. That's not comfortable. Even the sound is just average but better than nothing

      • Written by Stephan R from Abu Dhabi

      9 of 10 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Update, if possible needed.

    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      Update, if possible needed.

      I don't care about design I need it functional and easy. Using just one cable is the best best solution for me. The displays resolution is amazing, the size bri I don't care about design I need it functional and easy. Using just one cable is the best best solution for me. The displays resolution is amazing, the size brightness and clearness is stunning. But the functional issues are with a lot of problems. Example: The display has 3 USB-C ports on it's back. My configuration is one is using 4-Port USB 3 Anker Hub and one is using Belkin Ethernet adapter. If I reconnect the Macbook 15" to the display, both adapter don't wake up. as long as you reconnect each dongle on display's back again. That's not comfortable. Even the sound is just average but better than nothing

      • Written by Stephan R from Abu Dhabi

      9 of 10 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Update, if possible needed.

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Could be great, but is not right now.

      Apple products used to just work, that was the beauty of them, No fussing around, no complicated configuration, they just worked. I cannot believe that Apple Apple products used to just work, that was the beauty of them, No fussing around, no complicated configuration, they just worked. I cannot believe that Apple are selling a product on their own online store that has some basic flaws. This appears to be happening more and more and as much as I want to love this, I can't right now. I have invested a lot of money in a new MBP 2016 15inch and this LG 5K display. The number one problem is that the display does not wake up from sleep when it is connected to my MBP (and the MBP is in closed lid mode/clamshell). So in order to wake it I have to remove my MBP from it's vertical dock, open the lid of the laptop and wake it up using it's own trackpad or keyboard. BUT....that does not work either!!! The thing just crashes! Completely unresponsive. So I have to hard reboot the MBP. This is not acceptable LG/Apple. Yes this can probably be fixed with a software update, but why does this basic function not work out of the box. Just on that principle I will be returning mine and waiting till someone else comes up with a solution that just works.

      • Written by Sunjay V from Harrow

      20 of 21 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Could be great, but is not right now.

  • Answers from the community

    • Answer

      The LG UltraFine 5K display’s Night Shift works based on the Built-in Retina Display settings dialog The LG UltraFine 5K display’s Night Shift works based on the Built-in Retina Display settings dialog (see HT207513). But this is not the case with (Automatically Adjust Brightness) option. With the LG UltraFine 5K connected to my Touch Bar/2017 MBP (latestOS/FW) there are Display dialogs for each display, but only the Built-in Retina Display has an (Automatically adjust brightness) checkbox. At the Apple store I checked an LG-UF5K display connected to a new Mac Pro as the primary/only display but the Display dialog also did not have the (Automatically adjust brightness) checkbox, so this limitation is not a function of being a secondary display. Per LG UltraFine 5K display (27MD5KA-B) spec sheet at LG website the UF5K capability is implemented. Per LG UltraFine 5K display (27MD5KA-B) Troubleshooting section of the manual macOS still lacks support. It is annoying that a couple times a day the UF5K is too bright/dim while the Built-in Retina Display adjusts. I did not expect this given Apple marketed and sold both. I have put in a feature request for macOS support. Right now this is the one daily detractor to an otherwise nice display. I did make a request to Apple to add support.

      • Answered by Bernard R from Belmont
      • on 30-Mar-2018
    • Answer

      You can buy 2,3, or 4 and use them in tandem. They do not daisy chain though. The LG 4K display d You can buy 2,3, or 4 and use them in tandem. They do not daisy chain though. The LG 4K display does not have a DisplayPort output to support daisy chaining. The LG 4K is a USB-C display (USB-C with DisplayPort alt mode, using DisplayPort 1.2 (4 lanes), and USB 2.0). I don't know if macOS supports DisplayPort MST (for daisy chaining displays using DisplayPort). The MacBook Pro supports DisplayPort 1.2 which can't support more than one 4K 60 Hz display anyway. Each side of the MacBook Pro (left side and right side) can support two displays. The MacBook Pro 15 inch allows up to four 4K displays. The MacBook Pro 13 inch allows two 4K displays. Thunderbolt 3 can support two 4K 60 Hz displays from a single port using Thunderbolt display daisy chaining, a Thunderbolt 3 to Dual DisplayPort or HDMI 2.0 adapter, or a Thunderbolt 3 dock. However, I am unaware of any Thunderbolt 3 product that has more than one USB-C port with DisplayPort alt mode (required for USB-C displays like the LG 4K). It might be possible to use an LG 4K with DisplayPort only (no USB) by using a USB-C to DisplayPort cable, but then any functions of the display that require USB will not be usable (audio, brightness control, USB hub). Brightness control may be possible using an app that uses DDC/CI. To get two ports supporting USB-C with DisplayPort alt mode from a single Thunderbolt 3 port (so you can use the other 3 ports for other stuff), you need the following: 1) two Sunix UPD2018 or two Delock 89582 (PCIe USB 3.1 gen 2 host controller with USB-C DisplayPort alt mode port). 2) one Thunderbolt 3 PCIe expansion box with two or more slots such as the Sonnet Echo Express SE III, or two Thunderbolt 3 PCIe expansion boxes each with one slot such as the Sonnet Echo Express SEL (Thunderbolt 3 Edition). 3) one Thunderbolt 3 to Dual DisplayPort adapter such as the one made by Sonnet (not all Thunderbolt 3 products are Mac compatible so check the manufacturer's specs).

      • Answered by Joseph V from Fort Langley
      • on 25-Feb-2018