• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Major Disappointment

    Bought this one from the Apple Store Grand Central and was so excited to hook it up as an external monitor for my iMac 5K (Late 2014). Turns out - while the iMac officially supports driving one 4K external display, this one is an exception. No matter what I've tried, it didn't work. Turns out - Apple does not clearly mention that the UltraFine series are supported only on the new 2016 hardware with Thunderbolt 3. Even tho the pre-2016 hardware states it can drive 4K or 5K displays, these are not going to work. Fair warning - don't waste your time if you don't have one of the new 2016 MacBooks.

    41 of 92 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely stunning display quality at a great price - but ONLY USB-C

    First of all, this is quite possibly the best 4K display I have seen in terms of color accuracy and detail. The display finish is similar to Apple's latest MacBook Pros - clear, glossy but very little reflectance - the best of both worlds. Connected to my 2016 MacBook Pro with its native USB-C connector, the display is stunning.

    Another surprise? The built-in speakers on this monitor are amazingly clear, loud, and good quality, unlike most monitors. You can even feel the bass (to some extent - don't expect miracles).

    Now for the downside for all who had *hoped* they could connect this to older Macs with adapters. You can't. The specifications are very clear - this monitor requires a Mac with a native USB-C connector. Apple's Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter doesn't provide DisplayPort pass through. And third party USB-C to DisplayPort 1.2 connectors don't handle the 4096x2304 resolution of this monitor. The monitor is simply not recognized by older Macs.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Mac Pro - Connection Problem

    I just received this today and have been trying to connect it to my '13 Mac Pro to no avail. I know the monitor works as I was able to get it connected to my wife's '15 MacBook (looks great).

    Based upon descriptions on the Thunderbolt 3 to 2 dongle and answers for the LG display on the Apple Store, I anticipated I could use the T-3to2 dongle, and a T-2 cable to connect it to my Mac Pro. This does not work (tried multiple dongles, cables and Mac Pro ports).

    Spoke to Support and eventually got bumped to a Senior who ultimately suggested another dongle. His info points to this monitor only be supported out of the HDMI port on the Mac Pro. Based on this it would be the "USB-C Digital AV Multiport Adapter".

    Looks like I will be ordering one of those and will see what happens.

    43 of 89 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Fine monitor, matches your Windows gear perfectly, too bad I have Mac

    Sharp monitor that I've paired with my Macbook Retina 12 inch. The MacBook runs the monitor well. Very disappointed with the "look" of this monitor. I was waiting for an "Apple" monitor and Apple has indeed issued this one with LG, and I read somewhere Apple isn't making monitors anymore. However one reason people love Apple is the Apple design. This is a black monitor and doesn't match my gold MacBook in color of course, or in style. If Apple is indeed out of the monitor business, I hope they aren't also leaving the industrial design business. But otherwise a good choice for your USB-C MacBooks or MacBook Pros.

    Also an instruction manual would help, like one that tells you why one USB-C port in the back is marked differently than the other three, and what that means.

    20 of 48 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great screen and build quality, but screen blanks out every few seconds

    The whole screen goes black for about a second every 8-12 seconds - not triggered by anything like keyboard input or trackpad. Problem is solved temporarily by rebooting with LG display plugged into MacBook 2016, until MacBook goes to sleep or you unplug and replug when problem restarts.

    48 of 51 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works great with MacBook 12"

    Works great with 12" MacBook with included cable. Charges MacBook and functions as USB-C hub allowing connection of external drive for Time Machine, iPhone/watch/iPad, etc. (w/purchase of additional dongle). Internal display speakers sound ok but aren't great. Display looks awesome (zero stuck pixels and no other visible flaws I can see).

    180 of 209 people found this useful