• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just Works.

    • Written by Michael K from Darvel

    Plug it in and go. It's that easy. It's integtated in a way third party montors usually are not. Very smooth. Ideal for a MacBook Pro when you need to do work requiring a slightly larger screen. Sits well with a MacBook - you probbaly will keep it open and use both screens. Get a stand that allows the MacBook to be fully open and at eye height. It's evidently a panel of like quality Apple use. So far can't complain and the USBC hub is a nice extra.

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Cannot support the power when Macbook Pro 15' screen is on

    • Written by Jiafan Y from Walnut Creek

    The color, resolution, and stereo sound are all great. One major drawback is that even if it claims to have an 85W power supply and the power icon in the status bar does always show charging sign. However, if the built-in display and the external display are both in-use, the battery level is dropping continuously. In this case, you still need to plug in the power cable.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great monitor only for latest Macbook Pro models

    • Written by Joyce C from San Francisco

    I have both 2015 and 2018 MacBook Pro. The monitor works perfectly on my 2018 MacBook Pro with USB-C.

    When it comes to my 2015 MacBook Pro... I had to order adapter to make it work...
    1. Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter
    2. Apple Thunderbolt Cable (2.0 m) - White

    The total cost for this setup was over $100...

    Hope this review will able to help people who have older models to get a great monitor with additional cost.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The 24" iMac

    • Written by Dennis M from Anchorage

    Most people will pair this with a laptop or a Mini, however I decided to pair it with my 2017 4K iMac, 16Gb Ram, 512 SSD, to give me a bit more real estate. The only adjustment I made was increasing the brightness once it was hooked up. The complaint about the larger bezels disappears once the display is turned on. You just don't notice any difference including the slightly lower resolution compared to the iMac. I considered other brands like BenQ, Dell etc that were 4K and 27" monitors with color gamut similar to the LG and the cost and poor reviews scared me away and given my desk space I did not have room for a 27" monitor but did not realize that until I set up the LG. I did a lot of research, took my time and I'm convinced I made the right decision.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Failed suddenly after 24 mths and crashes any connected Mac

    • Written by Edward B from London

    My Ultrafine 4k monitor I purchased from Apple in 2017 has suddenly started crashing my MacBook Pro. I'm unable to update firmware with LG Screen manager - even remoting in as it freezes whilst the monitor plugged in via USB-C. Tried another MBP and a mac-mini and the same happens, screen blank and computer freezes. Needless to say it's out of warranty. I don't think I have ever bought anything digital that has failed so quickly. I understand from the forums that many other customers have had the same issue & the 22MD4KA has been withdrawn from sale by Apple, but now seems to have re-appeared. It was great while it lasted, but now I have a £600 brick that's out of warranty.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A brilliant monitor

    • Written by Alex B from Cambridge

    I've been running 2 older Dell 2408WFP 1920x1200 DVI-D monitors off my 15" MacBook Pro (4x Thunderbolt 3) using StarTech USB-C to DVI-D cables. No dongles.

    But one monitor died and I replaced it with the new 4K TB3 display with the intent to buy a second one late to daisy chain.

    So. It just works. Powers the MacBook. Bright. Stable. Great colour, and integrates perfectly into the display controls in MacOS 10.14.5 (and may do with earlier versions, but that's what I'm using). From sleep wakes half a second after the MacBook display. No Issues.

    And for a bonus, I can plug the remaining Dell display's USB-C to DVI cable into the TB3 out on the back of monitor and daisy chain. So that doesn't just work with TB3 kit. If you're using a dongle then you should be able to plug that dongle into the TB3 out and daisy chain.

    So one cable doing power and two monitors despite one monitor being a decade legacy jobbie.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for web and graphic design

    • Written by Andy C from Christchurch

    I'm a product designer and was previously on a 28" Samsung LN monitor. I took a screen size reduction to get the 24" LG Ultrafine but I'm happy to say I actually prefer it.

    I can comfortably design 1600px wide designs in Sketch at 100% size including sidebars, and the clarity of the screen is exceptional. Running off my 2016 15" MBP the screens are basically identical. I was skeptical when researching, but in reality you can't notice the difference - it's a stunning display and the luminosity is excellent.

    Having the single TB-3 cable powering and connecting everything is awesome. I've gone from 3x cables plugged in (power, monitor, phone charger) to a single cable with everything else plugged into the back of the monitor. It's amazing what that does for cleaning up my workspace and how that translates to productivity.

    To be nit picky, the bits I'd improve for next time is to make the screen 16:10 ratio, just that extra inch height would be nice when coding up websites to get a bit more above the fold. Secondly I have scaled the display to have it match my MBP 'zoom' - this doesn't really result in any distortion, just kind of an annoying thing to have to do.

    Overall, it's an excellent monitor and aesthetically pairs really nicely with my MBP Space Grey. I'd recommend it, even when coming from 27 or 28" monitors - you'll be surprised how much those three extra inches don't matter at all :). I will be grabbing a second one when the budget allows so I can have my MBP closed and just the displays when at home.

    Hope this helps someone, I don't think you'll regret grabbing one of these.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Be mindful of the connectivity

    • Written by Weizong C from Borehamwood

    I've read some reviews about the 27 inch monitors. It had some bad reviews about connectivity in the early days then seemed to be fixed after a while. As this 24 Inch one is new product and I thought it would be ok. However the £629 monitor doesn't wake up like my £50 one in my office doe when I press a key.

    I still like the display, will possibly keep it and just wait Apple or LG to update their software.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not ready for production

    • Written by Barrington H from West Row

    This monitor appears to have been released before the firmware and supporting app were ready. The Screen Manager software doesn't support screen split or monitor control and it doesn't come back to life after I put it in to sleep mode - I either have to open and close the lid of my MacBook or unplug the monitor. I've tried both USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 cables for connectivity. I purchased this monitor as I thought it would 'just work' as Apple products do. It feels very third party, which I understand it is, but unless these issues are fixed in the next fortnight, i.e. my return period, I'll be sending it back. It looks beautiful, but it's disappointing. I would rather keep the monitor as aesthetically it looks nice, the screen is beautiful and it charges my MacBook Pro 15", but if it can't work as it's supposed to, the frustration kills creativity.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This is really ultra fine

    • Written by Scott S from Greenwood Village

    Connected to: 2018 Mac Mini with i7 processor

    I love this monitor. I have only had it half a week. It replaces a Del P2415q which is, in itself, a great monitor. I did not want t replace it but I started having consistent troubles of varying sorts with it connecting and staying connected to the mini. long and short of that is that the problems are likely not in the Mini and they were not in that Dell Monitor. Likely, the complexity of how the T2 chip is involved in all the connections is the culprit, and there are known issues. Perhaps, some day, Apple with have a fix.

    I was losing serious time getting work done fiddling and I decided to buy this monitor, in the hopes that with all the integration with Mac that Apple had likely worked out all the kinks with these LG monitors. I WOULD SAY SO!

    I had not planned to replace that Dell. It's really a great monitor, and this costs pretty much more. But given the troubles I as having and the tight integration, I went for it. I am fairly confident I will not see those problems again. This is just different. There have been no graphics hiccups or start up stalls (where the monitor disconnects) like I was having.

    It's really an even better monitor than the Dell, also, in three very important ways.

    1. 500 Nits for the LG to 300 Nits for the Dell. That 300 was barely enough in the bright, big window room I work in. It's really great to have the extra brightness.

    2. Built in speakers. The Dell did not have that, either. The ones built into the LG sound good. Are you going to listen to music on them? I hope not. But a serious upgrade on the speaker in the Mini.

    3. This is the best part that I had wondered if I'd care that much. The built in control for things like brightness and volume of the speakers on the Mac Magic keyboard work flawlessly with this LG monitor. On the Dell, I was changing the brightness through the day and that always involved two button presses just to get to where I could adjust it. Here, it's just those two keys on the Apple keyboard. That's really great.

    The LG also has loads of ports (3 USB Cs and 2 TB2--one of which you would use with the supplied cable to connect to your Mac (as long as it has TB3 ports on it). That means you instantly gain several downstream ports you can plug more things into if you have more things to plug.

    As for looks, I like this a lot better than I thought I would. I'm sure it is plastic but it's really great plastic (the bezel, I mean). It seems quite study. The look is understated but modern and functional.

    The screen is vivid, as bright as you could want it, and gorgeous. I run this at one level up from the default for the display as to resolution. (one to the right of the default) That works best for me. I've been used to 4k for awhile, but if you are not, I cannot recommend that enough. The screen is glossy and it works. The Dell was a high quietly matt. Either are truly very good. I do not have a preference, but if I were working a lot with photos, the glossy screen of the LG would win hands down.

    I do not know your budget. I am very please that I spent $ 699.00 on this. it solved a problem that was wiping out days worth of work time and it made me much happier than doing merely that. It's a great monitor.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrific Display; Slight Downgrade From 5K iMac

    • Written by Jim M from Belleville

    I decided to replace my aging 2014 5KiMac with a 15” MacBook Pro and this display. I went to the Apple Store nearest me and bought it before the floor employees even knew it was in stock.

    My initial usage wasn’t without problems. The monitor would resist my entreaties to turn on when I woke up the MacBook Pro. I went to the local Best Buy and spent $39 for an Apple Thunderbolt 3 cable to replace the stock LG cable. The new cable solved the problem about 90% of the time, but the monitor still refuses to wake up once a week or so. I have to unplug the cable and plug it back in.

    The LG monitor maintenance app is laughable; if I wait until the app tells me to update the firmware, I’ll never get beyond the version that shipped with the display.

    The 24” display is a slight downgrade from my 5K iMac, but the desk real estate I’ve gained back is significant. The display itself is gorgeous, even if the stand is blocky. And since I’ve switched to USB-C for all my peripherals, I welcome the ports. I’ve concluded that I should spend the extra money to buy another display and run them side-by-side rather than buy a TB3 hub.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Daisy Chain Works Well

    • Written by Scott D from Seatac

    Before I comment on these displays, let me explain my setup:

    * 2x LG Ultrafine 4k (2019) Displays.
    * 13" Macbook Pro 2016, 3.3 GHz i3, Iris 550
    * MacOS Mojave 10.14.5
    * Hootoo USB-C Hub
    * USB Keyboard, Mouse
    * Thunderbolt Cabling: Macbook -> Display -> Display
    * USB Cabling: Display -> USB-C Hub -> Mouse + Keyboard

    TLDR: This should not work, but it does. One cable to my MBP, and everything just sorts itself out.

    I ordered my second Ultrafine after the first one arrived last week. I was happy with the resolution, but I needed more screen space so I can keep my notes, browser, editor and chat on screen at the same time. I am surprised at how well this works. I had expected any of the following problems:

    * Not enough bandwidth to push both displays over one TB3 link. Has yet to happen, but then again, I tend to work in one quarter of the total space at a time, occasionally glancing at the others.
    * Drop outs or weirdness from my third party USB-C hub. This happened occasionally before when I used my Dell monitor's built in USB hub. Not a problem so far.
    * Slow or janky vertical scrolling. (Both monitors are in portrait orientation). As clean as it ever is -- applications that use node-webkit still tear, but they do that even without the excuse of large external displays.
    * Excessive CPU load on my Macbook. It doesn't really seem to care. Glad I refused the update cycle, I'm still waiting for a keyboard that is unafraid of random dust motes.

    The last time I had a daisy chained configuration like this was the Thunderbolt Displays, and they always acted just a tiny bit flaky with my 2013 era Macbook Pro. This has been rock solid.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great display

    • Written by Kyle J from Mishawaka

    I've had this display for over a year now and I love it. It's brightness and resolution match my MacBook Pro. I love that I can use one cable to connect and charge my Mac.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best 4K Display! ( Great Built In Speakers! )

    • Written by Norman A from Parker

    The LG UltraFine 4K display looks and performs amazing. I use it paired with my MacBook Pro 15" and I couldn't be happier with it. I highly recommend this display!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It's mostly pretty great.

    • Written by Eric J from Brooklyn

    We're in a weird space with desktop displays right now. There was only one true "retina grade" desktop display, the LG Ultrafine 27"; the initial released product had some flaws, and after a couple years it disappeared from the market. This has re-appeared in its place.

    The 27" had the same 200dpi resolution as the 5k iMac. This 24" display has a 180dpi resolution. In "retina theory," one should be sitting farther away from the screen than from a 27" display for it to be considered retina-grade. Of course, people don't sit farther from smaller monitors, they sit closer.

    What this means is that if you put this screen next to a 5k iMac or a Macbook Pro at native resolution, everything on the 24" display is going to look too big, like Duplo Lego blocks.

    Fortunately, one can use resolution scaling to size everything approximately correct; your screen motion latency will suffer a bit, but you won't notice unless you're looking for it.

    The USB-C and built-in speakers are great. A camera is present but MacOS doesn't seem to see it and the documentation doesn't say anything about it.

    As it stands, this is the best and only retina-grade desktop display money can buy (excepting used/refurbished LG 27" Ultrafines), until the new Apple display debuts at $5000. I do hope that this display, with its refined construction and design language, is a sign that LG is re-releasing their 27" very soon.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks great, works perfectly with my 15" MacBook Pro

    • Written by Marcus D from Franklin

    I just upgraded to 2019 8-core 15" MacBook Pro from a 2015 27" iMac 5K and needed a larger screen for audio editing (which is suffering from really bad burn-in). I was originally looking at getting a Thunderbolt 3 dock for all my USB audio equipment and control devices with this new laptop which was going to cost me around $300. For $400 more I get the dock I needed along with a screen that looks better than my aging 5K screen and gives me even more screen real estate than I had before as a secondary monitor. And the way it seamlessly integrates with my Mac makes it feel like an Apple device. The small black bezel doesn't bother me at all when I'm using it (for those that wish Apple made an affordable 4K monitor). My only physical interaction with it now that it's set up is plugging the one thunderbolt cable in, so I don't care at all that it's not an Apple product. It does take a second or so longer to wake up than my laptop, but it's not a problem for me at all. Totally worth the price for how it works and looks!

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Happy customer. Meets my needs.

    • Written by Ryan M from Lafayette

    I bought two of these to replace an OWC Thunderbolt Dock + 2 Dell 4k Monitors. The Thunderbolt Dock was too flaky/unreliable, and getting rid of that also freed up more desk space. So far, these monitors have just worked as expected. No issues, and I love the direct macOS integration that replaces goofy buttons and ugly/complicated on-screen display menus that litter most consumer monitors.

    The only thing keeping these monitors from a 5-star review is the price. I think $499 (or maybe $599) is the correct market price while still considering the Apple premium. Most 4k monitors of this size range between $250-$400.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty happy

    • Written by John B from Hobe Sound

    I had a different LG display that was a 27" UHD 4K monitor. It was alright but I hated that I couldn't use my keyboard to control the on screen brightness. This worked instantly out of the box. I can use all the on keyboard functions such as brightness now. The color is great. I have it hooked up to a 6 core mini with 32gb of ram. I plan on getting a second monitor here in another month. My only complaint is I wish the monitor was a little bit higher. It's plenty wide but the height leaves something to be desired. I feel like my windows are a little squished even with changing the scaling if i go any smaller I wouldn't be able to read what I was typing/looking at. Thank you for bringing such a nice little monitor to us LG/Apple. Would have been nice to have had a camera within the monitor for $700 I would have at least expected that.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic

    • Written by Bobby V from Murfreesboro

    I purchased two of these displays to use with my new 2019 15" MacBook Pro because my wife stole my UltraFine 5k for her setup. I absolutely love these displays. The image quality is fantastic. The integration with MacOS works like magic. Being able to enable Night Shift, True Tone and scaling from the MacBook Pro is super convenient. And even though they're 24" displays, I still have plenty of room for my development projects. Highly recommend to anyone who doesn't want to spend $1,300 on the 5k and wants the MacOS integration.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Find another monitor

    • Written by Thomas P from Santa Monica

    OK- I have had this beautiful monitor for four months and well there's a serious defect that LG and Apple are not telling us. Apparently, through my research, the RFI ( radio frequency interference) shielding on the monitor is defective and because of that, the monitor goes off and then back on at random intervals. Very frustrating. I have installed RFI reduction magnetics on every cord, I've purchased copper fabric and draped it over the monitor, moved equipment, etc. My router is 6 ft away from the monitor, my MacBook Pro within 2 ft, as that makes sense right? I have tried to cover, move and hide every electrical device near the monitor - which OBTW is a lot, because, well I have a computer.

    OK - just got off the phone with senior customer support advisor Sean. He said call LG it's an LG product. I said, but I bought from Apple with the understanding (come to find out is wrong) that Apple vetted the products they sell. Sean said they did not. Nice.

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