• 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Size is nice but it is not as bright as the 23.7.

    • Written by Jesse T from Forchheim

    So I bought the new 23.7 LG Ultrafine x 2 when they came out. I had got rid of my iMac and just use my 2019 top line MacBook Pro with them. They are mega bright and crisp when looking at the text with the hidpi. I originally wanted the 5k but it was still the old one so I didn't order it.

    Anyway, I ordered and received the new 5k today and I like the size but the screen was no where as near as bright as one of the 23.7 screens standing next to it. In terms of resolution, you have more room on the display but not much visually striking when comparing them side by side, albeit it is 5k but in retina mode on the 23.7 really hard to see a diff. I was planning to use 27 and one of the 23.7 side by side, but as I said the brightness difference was immediately noticeable and I had it on the brightest setting. I tried it with each monitor connected to opposite sides of the MacBook Pro., still no change.

    The other thing just a bit weird is that the 5k will rise higher than the 23.7 on its vertical stand which is a shame for the 23.7 since I much more prefer the higher height capability. Anyway, I sent if back unfortunately because I wasn't sure if was a defective screen.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Buyer beware, if you run into issues LG support is useless...

    • Written by Jaroslav K from Ottawa

    Bought the earlier version in late May 2019 (i.e. less than 3 months ago) and checked it thoroughly so that if there was an issue I could return it right away. When it works it works great (5 stars). The 1 star review is for the support on these things.

    Unfortunately didn't discover until a couple of months in that the display flickers (white flashes) when I connect it to my wife's 2017 15" MacBook Pro. The cable has no signs of damage and works fine on my own laptop. On my wife's laptop the issue goes away if I use Apple's own 0.8m Thunderbolt 3 cable, so I suspect that the cable is the issue. But...

    When I called LG they told me that the Thunderbolt 3 cable was not included with the display (really? it's in the box LG!) and that I should contact Apple. Apple is pointing me at LG. Rock vs hard place.

    Unfortunately the Apple 0.8m cable is too short for my setup so I'm looking for a reliable third-party Thunderbolt 3 cable to replace the one provided. The 45 minutes I wasted talking to LG "support" is time that I'll never get back :(

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    What's wrong with this screen?!?!?

    • Written by Andrei N from London

    The first thing i noticed after powering up my new 5k UltraFine is that there's a panel issue.

    Especially easy to see on any uniform colour on screen (white, grey, etc) - there are weird vertical patterns forming. Another user (Fedor V from Oakland) also described a shimmering effect which I think is probably what I'm also experiencing.

    Working as a designer this is a deal breaker.

    I exchanged the first monitor for another new one and that also exhibits the same problem.

    Also checked the model on display in the Apple Store and that one had this issue too. So I'm guessing this is a new issue for this "updated" model.

    So sad I have to return it now again - knowing that this entire "crop" of monitors is compromised. Really Hope LG gets a hold of this and fixes the issue as they did last time with the WiFi Interference.

    Begs the question though... does no one ever test these products? Or at least looks at them?

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    First Impression

    • Written by MICHAEL S from trinity

    I've used the monitor one day so I'm not ready to write an overall review. One word of caution: There is only one input and my MacBook and iPad Pro require the provided USB c cable while my MacBook Pro requires the provided USB C firewire cable. My vision of switching seamlessly was dashed!

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Fingerprints over the display. "Shimmering" screen

    • Written by Fedor V from Oakland

    I have a previous version of this display and the updated version I received is different -- there's a more yellow tint to the panel (which is fine) but there's also a strange "shimmer" effect that you can see when glancing across the display. It's hard to explain but it's like the pixel density isn't uniform and there are vertical "rivers" going across the display. The old one does not have this issue.

    The display also arrived with clearly visible fingerprints on both sides of the display, I'm guessing that's where the worker just grabbed it by the screen to put it in the box. This should not happen with a new in box item and is a sign of lax quality standards at LG...

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for 2018 Mac with Radeon Pro 560X

    • Written by Brandon A from Sparrows Point

    I spent a lot of time looking for a monitor that would work for my Mac and this one seems to fit the bill. The monitor works seamlessly so far. All I have to do is connect one thunderbolt cable, which is supplied. My only complaints so far is the plastic bezel and that it doesn't rotate vertically.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AWESOME SAUCE!!

    • Written by Lawrence M from seaview

    ok. SHORT AND SWEET. THE New 24" I could not get past the rez diff. This monitor rocks. The rez is to my eye as good or better than 2019 imac which I had it sitting next to being run by a 2017 mid MBP. Thanks LG and Apple. great job. Also the bezel is my friend. Much smaller than imac and it feels like the ipad pro and after a short period of time you do not even notice it as it goes away and you see that great 5k. Also the adjustment arm is really nice especially on a height adjustable desk or I guess and desk for that matter :).

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