• 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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  • 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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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Really nice panel

    • Written by Ash B from PLYMOUTH

    With Apple refusing to update their previous Thunderbolt Display, this is the best we're going to get for now. It's a really nice bright glossy panel with a really good wide colour range. The design is rather boring and the bezels a tad thick, but really happy with this display overall.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect panel, great overall product

    • Written by Viktor L from London

    Great build quality and presentation, perfect panel, it is the definitive companion display for any Apple product, no unnecessary and confusing hardware buttons, it’s perfectly integrated with MacOS.

    The two cons: No FaceTime camera, and the built-in speaker is far from what we got used to from Apple. It distorts at even mid volume.

    Price is actually really fair considering the features.

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