• 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.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 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.

    0 of 3 people found this useful

  • 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!

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 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!

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 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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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth the wait

    • Written by Michael R from Portland

    I have been using an Apple LED Cinema Display (24") with my 2008 Mac Pro, and it's replacement, a 2018 Mac Mini. Needless to say, I was due for a new monitor. I was holding out for a new Apple monitor that I hoped would show up at WWDC 2019, but not only is the new Apple monitor outside of any rational home budget, it's much too large for my home workspace. This is about as plain as monitors get, but the panel itself is gorgeous, the setup seamless with the Mac Mini and the speakers sound surprisingly good. The first gen LG monitors had issues, they updated the 27" version to fix those if Amazon reviews are to be believed, but why pay 2X for marginally more real estate. And the 20" LG, now discontinued was too small. The Mac Mini + LG Ultrafine 24" is the iMac 24" we've never had. BTW, if I was still working (I'm retired), I would love this monitor with a MacBook on my office desk.

    The monitor comes with the cable needed for the Mac Mini 2018 or latest MacBook Pro. It also includes a VESA mount adapter. And a stand :).

    20 of 21 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Exactly what I was looking for.

    • Written by Patrick K from Woodbridge

    I was upgrading from a 10 year old Samsung 21” monitor. The difference is amazing. Gorgeous picture with much better detail than the old one. Sufficient power in the Thunderbolt 3 ports to charge my 2018 MacBook Pro as well as run a UA Arrow audio interface with no lag whatsoever. The downside I read in some reviews was the lack of camera, but I just put my existing HD USB camera on top and ran it with a USB-C interface plug to one of the other ports. The stand pops off easily with one locking slide, and the VESA plate pops in so I can use my existing mount. I have not tested the internal speakers, so I’m not going to comment on those. I couldn’t be happier with this purchase!

    11 of 11 people found this useful