• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Avoid this display! It's defective

    This display is defective and has not been fixed by LG or Apple. It's prone to flickering (left and right parts of the screen on and off) making it unusable. It's not the cable as I switched this out with others.

    Just avoid it and settle with a Dell 4K or like It's not worth the hassle.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Monitor

    - Works well with my MacBook (5k, 60Hz)
    - Works also well with my Windows Pc (4k, 60Hz). I am using the Thunderbolt Ex 3 PCI Extension Card.
    - I have Mouse and Keyboard connected to the Monitor and i can easily switch between Mac or Pc by just plug/unplug the Thunderbolt 3 Cable.

    - The Product-Design is well done.

    I was skeptical fist but i am absolutely glad i bought this display.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Clarity but...

    The monitor's clarity and crispness of text is excellent. However I cannot get the white to match my IMac 5k. Then monitor presents "warmer"colors not matter how I adjust it. Otherwise great and I like only having a single cable to my macbook for the monitor and power.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's just perfect

    We've spent plenty of time trying to find a substitute for apple cinema in our company. Several testdrives made us stop our searches when we met this display. The quality of picture, response and external design are 5 stars of 5

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Image Quality

    The UltraFine 5k is truly spectacular, despite, the many online reviews, I find the build quality to be great. The height adjustment is one of the best features. The often criticized 'chin' is really nothing to worry about in person. The P3 panel is breathtaking. It makes looking at any other display (aside from Apple's own 5k iMac) a waste of good eyes. As a designer, the color accuracy of this panel is truly amazing. I liked it so much, I picked up a second LG 5k! They connect wonderfully to my Late 2016 15" MacBook Pro. The only thing I wish? More connectivity on the back...It would be nice to be able to connect these wonderful displays to my eGPU. Even 4k/mDP ports on the back, in addition to some USB type-A, would have really rounded out this model.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failed after 14 months

    The fan on this monitor failed after 14 months, 2 months after the manufacturers warranty expired. This is an expensive monitor to fail just 14 months after it was made.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Work Just Fine

    Bought this few days ago, it works just fine, impressive clarity, easy to function

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A wonderful though expensive monitor

    Visually, this is an A+ monitor, a wonder to behold. It is very well integrated with current generation of MacBook Pros. I did not have any of the problems mentioned by the many unfairly negative reviews. When you plug in the monitor, be sure to use the port on the back with the powerbolt to connect to the MacBook. I DK how this does with other computers, but it works just fine with my 13" MBP...though I'm not trying to play video games. It's great having a substantially larger desktop. But it's expensive. The Dell 4K monitor that it replaced was around $500, so it's hard to justify $1200. On the other hand, Dell's 5K monitor goes for nearly $3000. I'm rating it solely on it's visual quality, not on how good a value it is.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    Well, I was a little cautious in ordering this monitor based on the reviews on this website but I am glad I did purchase. I pulled it out of the box, connected to my MacBook Pro 2017 15" & it works like a charm. Granted, I am not using it for some of the technical aspects others are but for me as a business professional working from a home office, it has been brilliant. It's expensive but I decided to go with it to save me having to compromise with other connections and adaptors. The one cable from monitor to display for everything is awesome. Love it.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing display

    I have now used this display for video editing, photography and other common tasks for 10 months and I absolutely love it.
    It is bring in daylight, but also dims well in low ambient light. The sharpness is unreal, and the colours very accurate (calibrated with iProfiler). I have it plugged through a single thunderbolt 2 adapter on my Mac Pro, it runs flawlessly.
    I would recommend this display to any professional.
    $1699 might be a bit steep but worth it in the end.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked great for one year

    I bought my LG Ultrafine monitor at the end of December 2016 to go with my then new 15" late 2016 MBP. I was very pleased at first - a stunning picture, and I suffered none of the problems that I read about concerning connectivity, WiFi interference, etc. Then, at about the 1 year mark, it began to have trouble. The problem is that it doesn't wake up from monitor sleep consistently, especially if it has been asleep for more than 4 hours. I tried everything aside from sending the unit out for repair: replaced the thunderbolt cable, installed the LG Screen Manager software, switched ports, unplugged the USB cable from the monitor that leads to my peripherals hub, reinstalled High Sierra, reset the SMC. It may be a coincidence but the problem coincided with when I upgraded from Sierra to High Sierra. When I wake the Mac up from sleep, the Mac itself wakes up, and it still gets power via the thunderbolt cable from the monitor. I have my ethernet adapter plugged into the monitor and the Mac sees it. But, the monitor itself doesn't wake up without unplugging the cable and plugging it back in. My work around is to do a fresh reboot every morning, and that seems to last for the day. Still, a monitor this expensive should do this.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Monitor

    I purchased a 2017 Macbook Pro with USB-C ports so I needed to find something to replace my really nice, lovable, Apple Thunderbolt Display, which worked super well with my old Macbook Pro.

    This new UltraFine 5K Display is really awful. I just purchased my 2nd one, only because the display itself is closest to what I had with the Apple Thunderbolt Display. The reason it's awful is that even though my 2nd one is the latest and greatest version, it still flickers. Brand new, and it just randomly starts flickering. No router nearby or anything like that. Secondly the thing I detest is the sound. It went backwards in technology about 20 years. The volume increments are laughable, and the sound quality is just awful.

    The display itself, is nice to look at. That's it's only redeeming factor. And if this thing didn't flicker on me, I'd probably give it 3 stars since I can always just purchase a good quality Bluetooth speaker. However, on my previous Apple monitors, I could always depend on them having really great sound.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great - no issues other people have noted

    I was hesitant after reading a lot of negative reviews about sleep, monitor brightness, connectivity/setup and other issues. Simply said, I have not had any problems. The monitor wakes and sleeps with my computer, brightness is always at my preset level, speakers and video are acceptable (it's a monitor, not a Bang and Olufsen home theater system).

    The picture is beautiful, the monitor size is perfect for work at home or tech/visual-heavy work, the icon and text size are precisely what they should be, the screen adjustment makes setting up an ergonomic workstation a cinch and the USB-C design means I only have 1 cable for display, sound and power for my macbook, finally free from the cluster*&#$ of cables past. Finally, the built in power converter also means no clunky junk on the floor.

    My only suggestions for improvement would be:
    1. Build feels a bit cheap for the price. The tradeoff - metal casing or a heavier build would make it heavy
    2. Minimalist on-screen controls (as in 0) can leave one feeling lost when looking to adjust screen settings like brightness and contrast (I never actually figured out where/if adjustment is possible)

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    after updateing sierra my monitor is not working and freeze my mackbook pro

    Please fix it !!!!!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    new MBP + 2 monitors = no good

    I don't know if it's my new MacBook Pro or if it's an issue with LG's monitors, but I can't plug two of these in to my MBP as promised and have it just work (and yes I'm plugging each onein to a Thunderbolt port on either side of the keyboard directly, not daisy-chaining them). If I restart after plugging them in, then they work, but if the laptop goes to sleep, only one of the monitors wakes up and I have to restart again to get the other one to respond. So disappointing. Also, the picture quality of these monitors is great, but the build-quality and design of these monitors looks like junk next to my MacBook Pro. They wobble a lot, too, just from typing. It's sad that these are probably the best available right now.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Great picture, bad everything else.

    The colors, contrast, and clarity are phenomenal. Best I've ever experienced in a monitor. HOWEVER, the picture quality does not outweigh the glaring negatives about this product. To start with a big one, when waking my mbp from sleep w/ the monitor plugged in, there's about a 50/50 chance that my mbp crashes. Ridiculous! Another negative is the painful lag when working in adobe programs or sketch. My fully upgraded machine suddenly slows to a crawl when I'm plugged into this monitor. Apparently Apple didn't give the mbp's enough guts to handle their own monitors. The last major negative is the frequent static/fuzzy screens that flash on and off when waking up my machine. On the flip side this usually indicates that my computer isn't going to crash, however it takes about 30-45 seconds for the monitor to display my desktop after strobe-like static flashing.

    TLDR: Great image. Horrible user experience. Monitor must be unplugged at all times when not using your computer or else risk a total system crash and reboot.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't expect much...

    This display is OK for what it is, but don't expect 5K resolution, and don't expect the internal USB-C hub to be particularly useful...
    I have had this display for nearly a year, and used it with two different 2016 MacBook Pro's (and three different motherboards between them). None of the MacBook PROs have ever offered me a 5K resolution option. The "default for display" is 2560x1440 and no scaled resolution better than 3200x1800 is available. This doesn't bother me so much as 2560x1440 is pretty adequate. However, more problematic is that the internal USB-C hub is terrible. One of the basic utilities of this display is that it can offer one-wire-docking for your MacBook, and if you're on a wired network this is accomplished by having a USB-C -to-ethernet adapter (I'm using Apple's) plugged into the back of your monitor so that you get networking when you plug your mac in as well as video, mic, speakers and camera. But if you actually *use* the network, the LG USB-C hub can't handle it. For me, this evidences itself in video conferencing. I can get on a video conference, but generally after a few minutes the network drops off, then the MacBook doesn't see the LG's camera, microphone or speakers anymore. I recently sent the LG display in for repair in the hopes of addressing this issue, but it has returned unchanged. (And the notes on the repair ticket don't mention the problem, instead saying I sent it in for "video problems". Apple takes no responsibility for this display and LG Tech support is not particularly useful.)

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Dont buy

    Dead on arrival. Had to return. Consistent with bad reviews.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Way better than the reviews would have you think.

    Like many others, I was significantly deterred by the reviews on the Apple website.

    I decided to go off the 91 or so 5 star reviews and after having the monitor for almost one week now that it seems the lower rating reviews apply to early monitors.

    As a loyal Apple customer and huge fan of the ‘Apple deisgn’ this monitor is actually quite elegant in appearance. It’s design is understated and it should blend into most apple-centric work stations sympathetically. Furthermore the build quality is impressive and it’s plastic doesn’t look or feel at all plasticy.

    Agreed, the energy saver sticker on the screen... not ideal but was a non event to remove.

    It has literally so far worked out of the box without any drama. I have been producing music and photo editing in Logic and Photoshop with the monitor configured as a seperate screen with my 15” 2017 MacBook Pro touchbar open. The MacBook evidentially gets a little warm when pushing all the pixels and extra fan noise will be heard which I had not yet experienced on the MBP until pairing it with monitor.

    I experienced a little start up glitch yesterday when the macbook woke up from sleep but it was quickly resolved.

    5k looks immense on this screen.

    Overall, I’m very happy with the purchase.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    I use this with a 2017 MacBook Pro and I love it! Gorgeous display quality, colours, text clarity and comfort. The best thing about it is that is requires only 1 cable . Finally, my workspace is neat with minimal cables. Recommended.

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