• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing image quality!

    • Written by Andres S from New York

    I got this to replace my LG 4K to work with my 2016 MacBook Pro. The image quality is the best I have ever seen! Totally worth it, wish it had HDMI Input to plug in my PS4 tho.

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I wish I had accepted that the bad reviews are the truth

    • Written by Russell F B from SEVEN HILLS

    This is a supposedly "new model" that shouldn't have the wifi router issue... it does... it also just turns itself off and back on again at random. The image quality when it works is absolutely gorgeous. But the problems make using it an unpleasant experience. "It just works" should become "It just might work". Given that this has been on the market for more than a year these well documented issues should have been corrected. Im returning it.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Display

    • Written by Peter H from Belper

    Don't be put off by the poor reviews of this monitor, although it obviously had some initial shielding issues, these seem to have been sorted out. It may also not be the greatest monitor in terms of style but actually it's not bad and you soon get used to it. The picture quality really is very good and it works a treat with a MacBook Pro via USB-C.
    My only negative is that I wish it had more thunderbolt 3 connections as my audio interface still needs to be connected the MacBook rather then the monitor. Yes it's expensive but can pick up recon ones for a lot less, I just didn't want to risk it.
    Go for it........

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it, works very very well.

    • Written by Andy N from El Dorado

    I have been using this monitor for a year now as a daily monitor connected to my 2017 Macbook Pro 8-10 hrs/day (for video conferences 3-6 hour, email general office work. At first there were some issue with connectivity and random crashes, as expected as an early adopter of the best of the best, but as with all software-driven hardware the good folks at LG and Apple have been constantly improving both the monitor and OS software to work very well together. Using this monitor works precisely the same as my old set up (2013 MBP w Apple Cinema Display). Here are the keys to success: Open and log in to laptop before connecting the monitor, once connected you can closed the clamshell on the MBP. When stepping away, I have the screensaver set to come on after 10 min, and sleep set to 90 min, this way I can be gone for lunch and it wakes without issue. When leaving it for several hours or overnight, I put the MBP to sleep and then disconnect the monitor cable from the MBP. Following these rules, just like as I did with my previous all-apple setup, it works flawlessly and allows me to enjoy the best monitor on the market. Hope this helps.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    STAY AWAY AT ALL COST.....

    • Written by Lance C from San Jose

    I was so eager to get this monitor but it has been nothing but a complete disappointment. I've unfortunately been a victim of the notorious flickering screen. In addition to this, the sound is just horrible and the monitor just isn't up to par in quality with what I usually expect out of Apple; in-store and online.

    I've reached out many times to the Apple Business Team as well as in-store staff and Apple keeps directing me to LG saying that since it is their product, therfore they will support the problem. In saying that, I've now reached out to LG and had their technician come to my home twice which lead me to miss work. The first time resulted in sticking a foam sticker into the monitor in hopes that it would stop the flicker. Then the second time resulted in the technician and I waiting for 30 mins in hopes for a flicker. The tech also told me to just place the computer and work on my living room floor for a couple days to see if it would be any better. Really? Go from working in my office to the living room floor all because my monitor won't do what it was advertised to do? But to make matters worse, nothing was triggering the flocker for the tech so he said I would have to actually film it to get any further service.

    Just to make thing even more interesting, both times, the LG technician told me to reach out to Apple for a replacement or resolution. All in all, the support from both Apple and LG have been horrendous through this "passing the responsibility" game they are playing.

    Being that I've been a loyal Apple user since I was a child, this has been nothing but a product that has been supporting the claim that "Apple has lost it." Apple CS, being that you know this is a continued issue, why are you even selling this in your stores and online? It's just careless and a true testament that you have truly lost sight of keeping your customers' needs as a priority rather than your investors' quarterly earnings targets.

    Thank you to Apple and LG for playing this back and forth game and at least maintaining some sort of consistency through your poor customer service; so much so, that my warranty is about to conclude and you will no longer be legally obligated to bring any resolution to this matter for myself and any other of your loyal customers.

    8 of 8 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Hopefully I got a good one!

    • Written by Lawrence M from seaview

    So in reading all these reviews quite honestly it freaked me out to even think about buying on of these. So I did the next best thing and bought 1 27" and one 22" of these refurbished by a place in LA. So far I have to say the screen is amazing. I have had every Apple Monitor including a 5k Mac but really liked th eidea of plug and play and I completely get the comments about it not looking Appleish" but as a designer I am super focused on the screen and it is great. I like the telescoping because it really can line up nice. Even put the 22 and 27 on the 15" MBP and it was great. Again it could blow up tomorrow but I really like it. One 27" in the studio is amazing and the 22" for travel is a great size and the box can be carried on a flight. Combine this with the new Wacom Intuos that has has the bluetooth finally working and a trackpad and it is awesome sauce! I would give it 5 stars but all these bad reviews are making me think I might have lucked out? That's it. Happy Branding and Designing!

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding picture quality

    • Written by Michael O from Lachine

    I hesitated before buying this monitor because of the bad reviews but still decided to buy it. I don't regret buying it; it's the best picture quality I've ever seen by far.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great product, works perfect with MBP 15inch

    • Written by Rudolph K from WAKERLEY

    Great picture quality, speakers fantastic, love the 1 cable connection to by MacBook Pro.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Superb. If you have a Macbook Pro, buy this monitor

    • Written by Mark M from Sydney

    The only thing I regret about this monitor is that I didn't buy it earlier.

    I put off buying this monitor because of the bad reviews. Instead I went through two other monitors, each of which were much cheaper but whose picture quality was noticeably worse than the iMac screens. I returned those monitors and given assurances about how easy it was to return to Apple if faulty, I put up the money to buy this monitor in April 2018 - and it's worth every penny. Clear, bright, crisp, great colours. Plus only one cable connecting to my 2017 MacBook Pro. I've not had the problems other users have complained about (perhaps LG have improved their quality assurance by now).

    The monitor has built-in camera and sound, plus the stand has that clean, minimal aesthetic that looks like an Apple-designed device. The only quibbles are (a) raising or lowering the height is a bit stiff; (b) running Windows using BootCamp the display will sometimes suddenly go black for a few seconds - but is this due to the LG monitor or the MacBook Pro video card or Microsoft's Windows software? In any case I don't run Windows enough for this to be a problem.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with older Macs with some limitations

    • Written by Chris T from San Francisco

    FYI, this display does work with the 2013 Mac Pro (as advertised) at reduced resolution and looks pretty good without distracting jagged edges, but it also works with the 1G 2012 MacBook Pro Retina at further reduced resolution (2560x1440). Other models may be compatible at similarly lower resolutions, though it's far from ideal, as text appears noticeably pixelated.

    The build quality leaves something to be desired as the display wobbles left-right if there's any vibration at all transmitted from keyboard to desk. The picture quality is good, with a slight black crush, but excellent color gamut. The audio at moderate volume causes internal parts to vibrate, I wouldn't use this for music playback or any audio-based work.

    There is a reason Apple is getting back into the display business. It's unfortunate that this collaboration didn't work out better.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Avoid this display! It's defective

    • Written by Glan T from Bellevue

    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.

    19 of 22 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Monitor

    • Written by Lukas V from Umiken

    - 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.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Clarity but...

    • Written by Ross Y from Aptos

    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.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's just perfect

    • Written by Kostya A from Moscow

    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

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Image Quality

    • Written by Ryan W from Walker

    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.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Failed after 14 months

    • Written by Steve M from Cutchogue

    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.

    23 of 25 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Work Just Fine

    • Written by Munir H from apple valley

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

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A wonderful though expensive monitor

    • Written by Robert B from Beaverton

    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.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Relieved!

    • Written by ANT C from AUCKLAND

    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

    • Written by Philippe C from CALGARY

    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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