• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Backlight Failed

    After 6 months of use, the backlight failed.

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    This is NOT a 4K display when used with Late 2016 MBP with touchbar

    I have used this display to augment the display of my MBP; the 4K Ultrafine is positioned behind and just above the display of my (open) MBP. I have had no flaky behavior like other posts, and the 60W charging works just fine, although a bit slower than the 87W supply that came with my MBP.

    I recently augmented the 4K Ultrafine display with a Trendnet USB-C to Gigabit Ethernet dongle. Similar to the displays, I leave both network interfaces active. I believe that the hardwire connection is preferred by the operating system, but I have not confirmed this.

    My only issue with this display is that OS X 10.12.5 and the Radeon Pro 455 graphics card will not drive the display at the resolution listed on this site. Since the connection is just USB-C, the display uses DisplayPort as the connection type and only gets a maximum of 2560 x 1440 @ 60 Hz with 30 bit color. The Radeon is also driving the Built-In Retina LCD at 2880 x 1800 with 32 bit color via DisplayPort. If you select "native" resolution for the 4K Ultrafine, it drives it at an even lower resolution.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Frustration to the max due to missing automatic brightness adjustment

    Unfortunately, I bought two of those, and it is always frustrating to adjust the brightness if the light changes. You have to go to the system settings and then try to use the slider and move them around to about the same position on each slider. I wish this display would have had buttons and a detached from the macOS functionality to adjust the brightness automatically. It is nearly fraudulent to mention the automatic brightness sensor. For what is it used? Decoration? Those monitors are also somehow ugly. I regret that I bought them and did not send them back in time.

    17 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A great display

    After reading all of the bad reviews, I was nervous about purchasing this display, and nearly chickened out on buying the thing at all. Since purchasing it, I've had nothing but a fantastic experience - literally no problems at all. The image quality is outstanding. I review a lot of documents for my work and PDFs viewed on the display are crisp and bright making reading documents a pleasure. I love the screen of my late-2016 13" MacBook Pro I run this display on, but the 21" screen is a welcomed addition to my work system. No more squinting at small type on documents. I can now see everything. My only regret is that I didn't buy this display sooner.

    6 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Will not recommend

    I downgraded from an Apple Cinema Display 27" to the 4K UltraFine due to the sleek design and the space it will save on my desk, but quickly realized it isn't up to quality, much like the latest products Apple has brought into the market.

    The monitor can only adjust up and down
    The volume is terrible, the display case rattles when it adjusts above 3-4 bars, even when receiving calls over Facetime or Skype which leads to the next part – it does not have a camera, and overall isn't worth the money.

    It feels like a $350 monitor.

    21 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty but not functional

    First things first, the display looks gorgeous. Both the design and the quality of the picture are great. However, this display does NOT function well with a mac. Around 20% of the time, disconnecting or connecting my brand new MacBook Pro will completely bring my system to a halt. The screen(s) will glitch and you will be forced to restart your computer. DO NOT BUY.

    28 of 32 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely love this display (I tried two others before puling trigger)

    The display is crisp, sharp and extremely bright. If there is any problems connecting the display it HAS to be user error, an older model MacBook/Mac or a faulty display. . I connect to the MacBook Pro 15' late 2016. It works flawlessly. I work from home and tend to go back and forth from my garage to my studio often. It problem gets connected and disconnected 15-20 times a day easily. I will also connect to my 2013 iMac, using it as a third display or close the MacBook Pro and use the LG and iMac displays flawlessly . I was trying to avoid paying the $699 price tag BUT after trying out the $400+ LG ultra wide 4k and then the Dell ultra HD I quickly realized that this display was well worth the money. The Thunderbolt 3 (usb-c) connection, the Apple like crisp resolution, perfect color match to the MacBook Pro, and the ease of set-up are worth it alone. The speakers have to be one of the best for monitors under 1k. I have 4 total displays I use daily and this is by far my favorite. I edit Video and Photos for a living so I rely on quality displays. Its not my most expensive display nor my least but it far outshines the lesser and definitely keeps up with the most.
    The only negative I have is the 3 additional usb-c ports on the back of the display don't have a very high write/read speed, BUT being a video guy nothing I own is ever fast enough. They are perfect for extra charging ports, bluetooth hubs, or light data connections (Thumb drives ...) I give the display 2 thumbs up �� ��

    7 of 9 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    NEW VERSION

    I got a supposed new version ( april 2017); it works very well with the macbook 12 inches; stunning image; plug and play; so far, very functional

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant monitor, works flawlessly with MBP 2016 w TB

    Beautiful screen. Plug & play.
    Easy split screen settings.
    works well with either MBP 2016 13" with touch bar or MacBook 12"
    The complains other write about the slow USB-C hub got nothing to do how the monitor operates (which is a fast USB-TB connection)
    Most would purchase the monitor without the hub altogether.
    It does charge/provides power to the connected devices, stop whining!
    I'm FAR from being a Mac fanboy/culture, yet enjoy apple products (yet).

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful - but frustrating

    Half the time this screen won't wake up from sleep when connected to my 2016 MBP with TouchBar. I have unplug and replug and let it restart itself every. single. time. It is beyond frustrating and time-wasting.

    33 of 38 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Best Monitor I have owned

    This is a great piece of Kit, sharp text, vibrant colours - so easy to set up. Works perfectly with my 12in MacBook. The ambient light sensor is a bonus. Well worth its premium price tag, no regrets in buying. Highly recommended.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Improved My Camera No End

    About 18 months ago, I upgraded my DSLR. I was always a little disappointed with the picture quality except, curiously, when I exported to my HD TV. I received this monitor in December '16 as a Christmas present to complement my new MBP. My first reaction to its picture quality was 'wow' and it has improved my camera's photos from average to great (my old external monitor clearly wasn't up to the job).

    The monitor's display quality is really good, a little better than the late-2016 (USB-C) MBP's inbuilt display in my opinion. It's a compact monitor but has 'deceptively spacious' working space - when it came out of the box I was worried that it was too small but, for me, it's perfect. This is a monitor to work with, not to show images to a crowd of people.

    Physically, it is minimalist but well built; the stand is particularly good with a heavy baseplate and a simple lift from low to high enough to stand behind an open 15" MBP. There are no controls, when the attached Mac boots, the monitor lights up, when the Mac shuts down, so does the monitor. The monitor charges the Mac over the same cable as the Mac sends the video so it's true one-wire USB-C operation.

    The rest is just OK: the monitor has speakers and they're fine for casual use. It has 3 uncommitted USB-C ports but they are only USB2 with USB-C sockets so they will slow down modern devices - but they're fine, my USB3 Time Machine drive is usually plugged into one and it just takes a little longer to do its job. The reason is that the monitor isn't a Thunderbolt device like its big brother, it's a USB device.

    For me, it's excellent.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Best 4K for MacBook Pro

    I've used a number of 4K/UHD displays on MacBook Pro's, and this is by far the best experience. It connects with minimal cabling, the screen is perfect; not glossy and not matte, it fires up instantly when connected, and the colors are brilliant and bright. The extras are the built-in speakers, the USB hub, and the clean physical design. If you want something beyond the junk on Amazon, this is it.

    11 of 14 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    More Impressive than the bigger sibling (5k).

    I returned the 5k because it's has patchy backlighting and varying hues of green and pink, much like the issues the late 2016 macbook pros are exhibiting. The 4k has a similar issue, but way less obvious.

    The 4star rating is because overall it's a solid monitor. However, there is a big audio jump between one and two bars when adjusting sound from the keyboard; it's worst on the 5k. I hope LG comes out with a fix for this. I opted for the 4k not just because of the pink/green hue issues, but also because it has a nicer boarder (5k has a large forehead to accommodate a camera and microphone), no fan (the 5k has a fan behind the mounting plate; I noticed a humming sound from the monitor and found it had the fan; it's a subtle sound), and wobbles less on the desk.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    An absolute disaster for Apple

    It's a gorgeous display, but like almost everyone else here, it refused to wake up from sleep with a 2016 MBP with Touchbar. So it was useless and I returned it.

    Connects using USB C but only provides USB 2.0 ports... WTF?

    I can't believe for a second that Apple did any serious testing of their own on this monitor. The problems are so glaring and widespread they would have found them. Some people at Apple are really asleep at the switch.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    LOOKS GREAT BUT

    **PRECURSOR** - Using brand new 15" MacBook Pro w/Touchbar fully loaded ($4k+ spec)
    - I am using three of them together (was told up to 4 could be used on high spec)

    1) When you wake up the computer from sleep one of three things happens:
    a) only one OR two monitors turns on, NEVER all three
    b) loses responsiveness altogether and all three need to be re-plugged in
    c) computer glitches and must be restart

    2) these displays are not very intelligently designed in terms of routing of cables, how the move about and how they sync together.

    3) getting the brightness between all three identical is nearly impossible. changing settings using system preferences is a near nightmare.

    Overall I will be returning all three monitors to apple in the next 24 hours. 2 stars for crystal clear picture.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work properly

    As a lifelong Apple customer and fan, I've never written a negative review of a product. Sure, there is always room for improvement, but this situation is different.

    The LG display and brand new MacBook Pro continually crashes when being plugged in or unplugged..about 20-30 percent of the time you get a weird flickering and the screen won't orient properly. This setup causes about 5-10 reboots per week.

    Sadly, this reminds me of Microsoft in the 90's. Clearly Apple didn't work as closely with LG as they claimed.

    I don't get why apple won't make displays that just work. The PC market is shrinking, but it's not going to disappear in the next 10 years.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Near miss

    I have not had issues with my display not waking from standby, flickering or colour temperature like some others have had. The issue I'm having like everyone else, low level sound is all or nothing. One bar of sound level via the keyboard isn't quite enough, next bar up the sound is blaring at you and you have to adjust the video or music level via the players software to get to an acceptable level. Software fix is required!

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Beat expectations.

    After all the bad reviews when released I couldn't decide what was the best choice with my new 15 inch MBP. In the end I went with two 4k's and it is great! The speakers are good and two of them do charge a 15 inch MBP so less cables. If your debating what to get and think the 5k's are overpriced then this is the best option.

    1 of 2 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Ambient Light Sensor/Volume step-changes

    Ambient light sensor does not work with MacOS Sierra 10.12.3

    Volume step-changes are too significant in comparison to any other form of audio output.

    9 of 10 people found this useful