• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Display

    Use a 4K LG display with MacBook Pro 15 Touch Bar equipped with the more powerful discrete graphics. So far I have had no issues. Plugging and unplugging when walking away from desk with laptop in hand while awake works fine. Single cable both feeds video to display and charges my MacBook. Colors are beautiful and speakers better than expected although as expected no sub for standalones.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    If you have a new MacBook, get this monitor

    After reading the reviews about connectivity, I decided to give the monitor a try anyway. After a night of using the 4k monitor, I had zero issues with it waking back up. In fact, I decided that the 4k monitor was too small, returned it, and order the 5k version. Have been using it a couple of days now and it's also working as advertised.

    My guess is that the first run of these may have come away with issues, but the one in inventory at Apple now seem to work rather well.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Serious issues waking from sleep with my spec'd out 15 MBP w/Touchbar.

    It's really buggy. Every other time I wake it from sleep or redock it freaks out and reboots on it's own or just sits at a blank black screen and therefore forces me to hard reboot it with the power button. This is a daily occurrence. I miss my cinema display. Avoid this monitor until Apple/LG can get all bugs worked out.

    32 of 33 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Crashes Macbook Pro 13" Touchbar

    Certain times, when connected, the monitor would crash my Macbook Pro 13" touch bar. I would have to consistently unplug and re-connect the cable, restart my computer, wait and then continue my work. Additionally, some of the programs I run would appear stuck at the top of the screen and this issue would resolve itself when the monitor was disconnected.

    Overall, I would not recommend this product. It looks sleek and has adjustable height but at the end of the day, what's that all worth to a monitor that only works half the time (at best).

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a good pair.

    I'm running two of these, and when you can actually get them on, they're beautiful and perform well. Quite surprised at the sound quality as well.

    However I am gravely suffering from the sleep issue. It doesn't go to sleep, and doesn't wake up. When I go to wake it up, it completely crashes and needs a cold boot. This happens every single time.

    I believe the problems are both with the laptop and the monitor. I don't seem to have issues when I bring my MBP to work and use my APPLE Thunderbolt 2 Display.

    22 of 23 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Color uniformity is bad

    Color reproduction is bad. The left side of the screen has a red color shift to it, whereas the right side looks more greenish. I returned it the next day and got a new one, which had the same problem, only slightly less. Returned that one too and got a refund.

    25 of 28 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Plug and Crash

    The display remains dark when connected to a 2016 MacBook. Once connected, the MacBook slows down and eventually crashes.

    26 of 29 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Awful I Can't Believe Apple Is Selling This

    First Problem, If you have 2 displays and your macbook goes to sleep you need to unplug one and replug it in because only one display wakes up.
    Second Problem, Your devices will randomly stop working and nothing works. All 3 usb c ports don't work and ive tried everything to fix it and no luck.
    Completely disappointed. Not even wroth $20.

    25 of 27 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Erratic 4K dual monitor perf.. Sloppy for Apple.

    Sloppy execution for 2 monitor display. Only one of monitor wakes up from sleep. The monitors don't charge the Macbook pro 15 and the battery drains till the system shuts down. Lost unsaved work. The primary plug in cable is only USB c. Did not recognize belkin thunderbolt3/usbc sold by apple.

    What happened? After 3 years of waiting... We are still waiting. Needs more work either from LG or from apple

    11 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not just LG UltraFine

    I do have exactly the same problems of black screen, crash, not waking up, "plug-unplug-crossing your finger" game with my Lenovo Thinkvision X1 27" 4k USB-C monitor and MPB late 2016. So, I doubt that all of our problems are due to the poor design/quality/whatever of LG or Lenovo. This whole experience rather underlines the steady decline of quality assurances at Apple that at least I have experienced in the past years. I'm seriously contemplating leaving Apple behind (what a shame!!) because of reliability and quality issues and the lack of sufficient customer care, including warning, information, etc. Although I put only 1-star at the rating but I'm sure that this 1-star should really go to Apple and not LG.

    18 of 23 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Looks great, when its running properly

    I will echo many of the concerns here that many others have. The big one is the random black screen and freeze waking up from sleep which is a problem losing work the use of open applications etc. The next is not having the ability to daisy chain to another monitor if needed. I was told to troubleshoot myself and unplug the USB-C chord before I put the new 13" mbpro to sleep. Really? I can't see myself unplugging the chord every time I put the mb to sleep. Also I find myself constantly having to adjust the settings for brightness as they seem to reset themselves. Overall its great to have the plug and play feature of just one chord, but not having any support and being pointed towards LGs site for firmware and software updates that don't address the big key issues here is a problem, especially for a 22" monitor that is over $600

    17 of 19 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Cheap and buggy. Not apple quality.

    Buggy garbage. I expect better from Apple and was happier with my old thunderbolt display. Using two 4k displays with new 13in Macbook and often one or both displays gets corrupted or freezes after waking up the computer from sleep. Unplug...plug. Unplug...plug. Cross fingers. Plug...unplug.

    I expect better from my apple products.

    33 of 37 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love 4K - hate 5K

    I have had the LG Ultrafine 4K since receiving my MacBook Pro 15" (late 2016, touchbar) and it has worked beautifully. Decided to replace my Apple Thunderbolt display with the LG Ultrafine 5K for my 2 monitor setup. The 5K has been a disaster. Black screen, screen flashes, eventually leading to a locked up computer. My Ultrafine 4K on the other hand works perfectly. I did have the Apple Thunderbolt Cinema display set up, until I moved it to another location. Two monitors worked great - until I added the Ultrafine 5K and Ultrafine 4K together.

    So now I'm back to a single 4K while I work through or return the 5K situation. Interesting to me, that people here are having a problem with the 4K similar to my 5K problems. The 5K uses a Thunderbolt 3 cable, the 4K a USB-C. One monitor works, another doesn't. Hesitant to add a 2nd monitor as it seems many with 2 4K's are having problems. Don't yet know what I'll do.

    12 of 14 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    bad experience

    This display is ONLY compatible with the most recent macbooks that have a built in USB c port. I even bought a USB c to HDMI cable to try to connect it but since the display only turns on by plugging in the USB c cord, the display is completely useless. Apple should do a better job of specifying that it only works with USB c enabled macbooks, as most people do not own these yet. I'm sure it would be great but it doesn't work with most apple computers.

    19 of 32 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    The 5K Display....

    I have the 5K with a MBP 15"...Apple should be ashamed. The display wakes erratically, sound setting do not hold and just glitchy behavior. I bought this from Apple and while I know this is not an Apple product, Apple is promoting this as a strong display. I hope that software updates will occur...the display control panel doesn't work on Sierra fully and there is just so much wrong. I'm sorry I upgraded to a new MBP and this monitor. I've been a lifelong Apple user and fan, but some of this lately is causing me to wonder. That's big for me.

    45 of 53 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Incredible screen and color accuracy - but has one major problem

    I bought two of these LG Ultrafine 4k displays and they are hands down the best display I have ever owned. The picture quality and brightness is incredible!

    The only problem so far (owned them for 2 weeks) is that it doesn't wake up after my 2016 Macbook Pro 15 goes to sleep. You have to unplug the USB C connector and plug it back in.

    10 of 11 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great when it works, incredibly frustrating most of the rest of the time

    I'll keep my review short. This monitor pretty good when it works with my 2016 MBP13 with touchbar. However, it is constantly causing crashes usually when waking from sleep. Very frustrating experience.

    27 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Perfect Companion to my new 2016 MacBook Pro!

    Having used Apple’s Thunderbolt display in the past, I was really excited for the introduction of an “Apple-sanctioned” display designed to work seamlessly with my new MacBook Pro. I also wanted to take advantage of the sale price since the UltraFine display is part of Apple’s current USB-C accessory discount program.

    Unboxing the display was simple. Open the box, remove a styrofoam block that keeps the display secure during shipping, lift the unit out of the box, and remove the soft wrapping that protects the screen and base. Then on to a small accessory box that contains the power and USB-C cables. It also has a sleeve containing warranty and instructional docs. A VESA mount is also included in the accessory box.

    Setup consisted of connecting the power cable between the display and outlet, and the USB-C cable between display and MacBook Pro. My mac immediately recognized the display.

    The screen is absolutely gorgeous. Bright. Brilliant. It looks identical to the Retina screens we know and love. And for practically half of the price of the recently-discontinued Thunderbolt display.

    I like the simple black design aesthetic. Very clean looking - no distracting LEDs or rows of buttons to mess with. I personally like the 21.5” size - not too big, not too small, either. Perfect for my needs. If you’re a graphics professional, you will probably want to check out the 27” 5K version.

    To be fair I will admit that the cable management could have been handled better. Perhaps in a future version they’ll add some type of channel or tie to hide the power and USB-C cables behind the stand. As other reviewers noted, it does not have a FaceTime camera. This would have been nice, but certainly not a deal breaker for me.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    LG UltraFine 5K locking up too

    I purchased the LG UltraFine 5K 27" monitor from Apple as soon as it was available. Received it today and I am having the same issues with it suddenly going dark (black). You can click the mouse a few times and it will intermittently come back on, but eventually just stays black. Then you have to disconnect and reboot your MacBookPro to get its screen to work. Spent time on the phone with Apple Support today, but all I got was a request to gather more data and they will get back to me.

    21 of 24 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Too many problems w/ MacBook

    Bought this for my wife to connect to her late 2016 retina MacBook. The monitor itself looks beautiful and strikes a good balance of size and pixel density. Also I love how the monitor charges the MacBook with a single cable.

    Problem is, as many other users have noted, I have an issue where the screen flashes black (goes off and on), which happens once every 3 minutes or so, which is enough to be super annoying. No amount of support or troubleshooting has led to any solutions here. It's very frustrating since both the macbook and monitor are brand new and are advertised to work together.

    Another thing is that, contrary to a couple of reviews here, with the latest OS X there doesn't seem to be an option to run the monitor in 4k at 60 Hz (have to use 30 Hz which looks very laggy).

    30 of 33 people found this useful