• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality Product

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

    2 of 8 people found this useful

  • 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!

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 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.

    6 of 11 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.

    21 of 22 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

    15 of 15 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 11 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

    20 of 21 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.

    31 of 33 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.

    33 of 34 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.

    25 of 25 people found this useful

  • 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!

    3 of 8 people found this useful

  • 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.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Nothing but trouble

    Please Apple, reintroduce your own display. My old 4K Thunderbolt display always worked perfectly. This LG Ultrafine gives me nothing but trouble. Needs calibration every single time I start up. Since OSX High Sierra 10.13.1 the screen is blurry. LG Screen Manager 2.08 does not react. Sigh... Cost a lot though & sells through Apple Store, so my expectations were high enough...

    25 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Panel frequently powers off when connected

    The actual quality of the panel is great, however it frequently will power down/disconnect from my MBP and then reconnect several seconds later. MacOS will of course respond by moving all connected windows back to the internal display and then move them back when the monitor "reconnects". I've ensured the cable is securely fastened, and since I'm using a two arm VESA mount system, neither the laptop or monitor are moving. Often I can resolve the issue temporarily by rebooting the MBP, disconnecting power to the monitor, waiting a few, reconnecting power to the monitor, doing a factory reset of the monitor, again rebooting the MBP and praying.

    Other times disconnecting the panel will cause macOS itself to become unstable, leaving my laptop in a state in which nothing is being rendered on the internal display, touch bar, etc. and the only option is to hold the power button down and hard reboot it.

    It's a nice panel, but it's completely unusable. I'm now on my FIFTH, yes FIFTH warranty exchange of this panel with LG, and let me tell you, the process isn't seamless. If you do buy this monitor, keep the packaging, because you're going to need to ship it back to LG a few times.

    20 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible burn in

    The screen has insane burn-in/image retention after a couple months use. Putting up any white image on the screen for about a minute or so will leave it there burned in for hours/days. I have never seen it this bad on any other monitor.

    25 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A huge step backwards from the Thunderbolt Displays of past

    Image panel itself is great but this does not deliver on the promise of being a single cable solution for an on the go professional. No network, no Thunderbolt support for downstream devices means no effective way of connecting to and using external storage. Buggy/inconsistent support by macOS leads to lots of visual artifacts/glitches. Very disappointing.

    24 of 25 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Beware not a good display even after firmware update

    Hello,

    We bought a few of these LG 5K displays for our office and out of the 4 we bought, 3 of them all have the same issue. There is massive ghosting on these displays. We even installed the latest LG Firmware fix and that did not do anything, in fact, it made matters worse. Also if you ever have problems you have to call LG Support and not Apple since its a LG Product.

    I cannot recommend these displays. They are problematic and don't live up to the expensive price tag.

    25 of 26 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great monitor - LG needs to fix the firmware

    Its beautiful working on this monitor. It is paired with a MBP15 with TB. Some issues at first (March 2017) when waking up etc do not exist any more. After some update everything was fixed (I dont remember when though).
    At home I have a 27 iMac and I use this at work.
    I love that everything is at the same place for a seamless experience when working - but I now I can see pixels on the other monitors, including the one at home.
    - A negative issue is that it gets a bit wobbly depending on the desk which is annoying - especially when you type aggressively.
    -LG's firmware is extremely poor quality, offers nothing and doesn't do what it is supposed to do (known issue until now October 2017)

    5 of 6 people found this useful