• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    12 Months in still loving them

    I purchased a pair of these to hook up to my late 2016 15" MBP and I am loving them. No crashing issues. Once in a while (5 times in 12 months.) on wake up one of the monitors comes up dark and I have to go into display settings to adjust the brightness.

    Great quality. Buying another one today for my remote office!

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Don't buy

    I've owned this display now for almost 12 months. With each MacOS update I keep hoping the integration will finally come, but so far no. I also own an old Thunderbolt display. What a difference! Yes, the resolution of the LG display is stunning. The sound is pretty good, but here's what is lacking compared to the Thunderbolt display:
    Unreliable camera integration - Unlike my Thunderbolt display which never lets me down on videoconferencing, this thing almost never works. The light is on (often during a videoconference) but no picture. Craptastic!
    Intermittent crashing of the system - This is completely unpredictable, but I've lost count of the number of times when I plug in the USB3 cord and it brings things down.
    Settings app I only discovered a couple of months ago - Found this by digging into the LG website. Without it you don't get periodic firmware updates.
    No ethernet - A major omission. Yes, that's right, no ethernet port on the thing. So, you have to have a separate USB3 to ethernet connection if you want to use your corporate or office ethernet connection.
    I could probably come up with more. Suffice it to say, I would never buy another one of these.
    Apple, get your act together and come out with a Thunderbolt 3 display!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice resolution, color gamma, but... unstable connection with my MBP

    When connected to my late '16 MBP 15" the connection is often unstable. Making my MBP switching from the display to my MBP display a lot. It's like a black out, en then a few seconds later it comes back. This is very frustrating when working projects where I really need the extra display. This is very frustrating on a € 5000 setup! The problem occurred after updating OS X to the latest version. And with only one year of support, witch is just passed for the MBP, I feel really abandoned by Apple!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful, solid display!

    This display exudes Apple's quality for color accuracy and function.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do your research before you buy

    I mistakenly didn't do my due diligence and read all the reviews for this display before I bought. This display has given me nothing but problems, I decided to go with the LG because my Thunderbolt Display was amazing and lasted me 5+ years without any issues. I bought the LG and keep getting random turn offs/on to poor color quality and just overall reliability issues. For these reasons, unfortunately, I cannot recommend this display. My old Thunderbolt Display was better quality and built to last.

    29 of 31 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Had major problems in less than one year

    This display has given me many problems, especially for the $1299.99 price tag, I certainly expected it to last longer than six months. I only bought the unit six months ago, and already the display fails to turn on...I had to send it back to LG for repair and they have had it now for a month and still haven't fixed or replaced my unit. I wish Apple would make displays again. I miss the Thunderbolt. I cannot recommend this display.

    24 of 24 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality Product

    Great image quality (what would you expect from 5K), looks sleek. Overall great purchase.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pixel Issue

    The display I picked two months ago is experiencing some pixel issue. There is a white line along the side till the centre, which is extremely annoying. Please, make sure you will check the display's quality before you are out of the Apple Store if you decide to purchase one of these 5K displays. If you are not planning to purchase the display, it is a good news for you.

    Overall experience:
    The display's colour is sharp, however, the pixel issue is unacceptable. Since the display is not Apple's product, it is very hard for me to find LG's repair service, and even if I find the location of the repair store, it is very hard for me to carry the display to move around. So, just don't buy it!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works perfectly out-of-the-box as of Nov 2017

    I picked up a new one from the Apple store on Nov 1. I've read all the reviews, and they've apparently fixed up all the problems. The sound from the speakers is tremendous, there's no WiFi interference, and I've experienced no other problem in the past month using everything this display has to offer. No firmware update necessary.

    5 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Useless! Macbook pro crash after connecting / disconnecting

    Like the screen quality. But it keeps crashing my macbook pro after connecting / disconnecting the monitor. Which makes is useless. Apple support doesn't know any solution, internet is full of users with the same complaints.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Lemon that was DOA

    I bought the first version of the Ultrafine Display in 2016 and it was one of the defective models that kept crashing the computer and later was recalled. I gave the second version of the 21" display a try a few weeks ago and it finally worked. It was sold with defective firmware but the updates fixed the insanely loud audio. After some use, I realized that that the size wasn't big enough.

    So, I exchanged it for the super-expensive 27" model. It turned out to be DOA.

    Pros: none, since it arrived DOA
    Cons: very expensive, looks cheap and ugly, technical issues

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Lots of problems!

    I'm one of the first buyers. I ignored the wifi problem because it is avoidable by not using the router behind the screen. But 6 months into the normal usage of this display I found serious image retention problem, even when the display is on showing a static webpage for 1 minute! Avoiding all LG products at all cost in the future. P.S. there is a huge gap between the first level and second level of the volume in the internal speak inside the display. Awful product.

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice display, but numerous issues

    Looks good, functions bad:
    - My mac often freezes on wake
    - Random disconnects

    18 of 18 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Died after 18 Months

    For how expensive this is, it should last WAY longer than 18 Months, but now I have a dead monitor that I spent $1000 on and can't do anything about it.

    28 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This display has some serious issues

    We bought a bunch of these in early 2017 and 9 out of 10 of them have some serious issues...From random rebooting, to USB-C problems, all with the latest firmware...We cannot recommend these monitors at all. Our old Thunderbolt Display's worked great, we thought we would "upgrade" to these LG's, but they were in fact a downgrade. Also the picture quality leaves a lot more to be desired...Even with the latest firmware updates and hours on the phone with LG, the issues all still persist.

    30 of 30 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Screen burn-in problem

    Not even one year old and having screen burn problems. Not recommended.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Stunning Display

    I'm only 2 days into owning the 27" version; so, if anything changes, I'll update my review.

    Right now, I'm beyond thrilled. This is the best display I have ever owned. It's basically a giant Retina display. It is so clear that I could even go without my glasses if I needed to.

    Setup was a breeze. Just take it out of the box, plug into power, and connect the USB-C cable to the Mac and the the display and you're done. Access to the USB-C ports is so simple compared to monitors that try to hide them behind an access cover.

    I do have one complaint. I've been unable to register my purchase because of the location of the serial number. Apparently it's hidden behind the display stand connection of the back of the display. The model number is also placed at the bottom of the display; so that you have to lay it down flat to get a picture of the very fine print label.

    Unfortunately, I have to use 2 different MBPs for work; so, I thought I had to stick with my old Dell display for one computer and the UltraFine for my other. However, I just discovered that I can use a Thunderbolt adapter for my older MBP to also connect to this display. Now, I can just switch out which MBP is attached to my display. It won't be super convenient, but it will be better than having 2 monitors on my desk.

    Right now, I think you can't go wrong with this display. It's very pricey, but worth it!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best display I've ever had

    Everything runs smoothly with my 15MBP 2017, wakes up, sleeps, finds wifi and everything. And the colours, the contrast, it's divine.

    5 of 8 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Nice monitor, but slows on screen recording even w/latest MacBook Pro

    I like the 27" monitor, I have poor vision. It's beautiful, but I also need to record screencasts for students. Have tried Quicktime and Screenflow, both have jumpiness, like cursor hops from location to location instead of smooth transition. No problem when recording on just the MacBook Pro retinal display. Activity Monitor doesn't go above 30% total usage. Display settings don't help - prefer Scaled, Larger Text (for vision) and a big cursor, but any setting gives cursor jumpiness. I'll be returning this simply because I need smooth screen recording.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Brilliant monitor (literally)

    I read some negative reviews about using this with my macbook pro but it seems that whatever gremlins were in the earlier models may now have been sorted. Everything else you've heard about the quality, colour and resolution is true. Very glad i purchased this.

    5 of 5 people found this useful