• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well With Mac Mini 2018 and Black Magic EGPU

    • Written by David R from KEIGHLEY

    After spending some time researching this product on the internet there are mixed opinions and reviews I wanted a good monitor to do video editing on my Mac Mini i5 2018, As I am not a gamer I purchased the Black Magic EGPU and the LG UltraFine 5K display. The display connected to the EGPU works well out of the box and just as important all my keys on the mac keyboard work with the monitor so there is no more fiddling with buttons on the monitor to alter brightens etc. The sound quality is also better than my previous monitor and the picture quality and colour are superb. Also I tested face time with the built in camera and mike and they work well just as they did in my old iMac. In conclusion I find this setup perfect for my needs as I wanted to separate the monitor from the computer it all works well and I am impressed with the quality of the screen.

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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.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing display!

    • Written by Richard R from Gilmer

    Perfect companion for my MBP

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very satisfied

    • Written by David E from Cambridge

    This display is a vast improvement over my old 27" Apple Thunderbolt Cinema Display. The Apple Display, which was due for a replacement, kept crashing my MacBook Pro. This display works flawlessly with my MBP, and looks great. Resolution is fantastic. The default color profile seems to me to have a slightly off-white color cast, but it doesn't bother me in the least, so I haven't tried to correct it in Settings. Audio output works fine, although the speakers are perhaps not quite as good as the ones in my old Apple display. I have several other devices connected to the USB ports--a printer, a scanner, and an external hard drive. All work fine. All in all, I'm very satisfied.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • 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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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best monitor I've ever owned.

    • Written by Mike S from Sydney

    > Best display
    > Super bright (500 Nits)
    > Great colour accuracy
    > Charges up to 15" MBP.
    > Single USB-C Cable.
    > Great speakers
    > Software controlled
    > Built in Webcam/Mic
    > Adjustable robust stand + VESA mount.

    Only downfall is that I wish more eGPU solution were supported other than the Blackmagic eGPU. Also the bezels are way too large.
    100% recommend this beast.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Mixed Results so far

    • Written by David K from Atlanta

    I have been using the monitor for about 2 months with my MacAir. I replaced my 8-10 year old Apple Cinema Display. Great camera and great monitor and sound. My only issue is that the camera periodically stops working with MS Teams or Webex. I can not tell if this is an app issue or the camera issue. Otherwise, love the monitor

  • 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!

    6 of 12 people found this useful

  • 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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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not sure it’s worth the money

    • Written by Susan J from Sarasota

    Setup - easy. you don’t even need to open the display settings - the Mac knows the monitor’s position, and the mouse acts appropriately.

    Physical aspects:
    does not match iMac - black plastic with thinner bezels
    More important - the connection for both power and USB-c input are lose. Every time I physically adjusted the screen - either up & down or moving the entire unit, the connections became unconnected and screen went black. Luckily I don’t reposition the monitor that much.

    Screen quality:
    Sharpness, not quite as sharp as the iMac. Text is larger. I also tried the scaling setting instead of native resolution, but the results were worse.

    Color - this would be best described by pictures, but I can’t add any to the review
    The LG has a yellow cast.I switched from the native LG color profile to iMac one and then tried all the others. The one I liked the best was "image p3". Even in P3, the yellowish cast is still there, but when put next to the iPad, the colors are much closer, though still a bit warmer.

    Conclusion: when I first compared it to the iMac, I was ready to return it. Once I compared it to the iPad —which is where I do almost all my art — I saw it was much closer to what I saw on the iPad and to the final print product. Worth the price over other 27” monitors? Don’t know - going to a store later to check the others out.

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  • 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.

    9 of 11 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Quality - Excessive Backlight Bleed for dark rooms

    • Written by Kianoosh M from Burnaby

    Image quality is Great! I compared this monitor with more than 5 high-end monitors, this one has the best image quality and sharpness - but unfortunately, I experienced a very noticeable, annoying excessive backlight bleed (and IPS glow) which is not acceptable for high-end monitors with that price tag; so I returned after 1 day! If price drops I can ignore the backlight bleed and buy it again, If not, LG or Apple should make sure that they value customers and fix the problem (upgrade) or change their quality control standards for pricy items.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 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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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Flashes Black

    • Written by Travis K from Vancouver

    This monitor constantly flashes off and on again.
    It's totally random.
    The "support" process from LG is awful... I have to put the monitor in a box and send it to a factory somewhere in Ontario.

    I'm giving this a 2 only because the image quality is good.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    It's not fully compatible

    • Written by Giuliano R from LONDON

    The quality of the screen it's good but I'm having big issues with compatibility with my brand new MacBook Pro 15" 2019. The display it's connected with a thunderbolt 3 usb-c cable.

    When I turn on the computer the screen doesn't turn on automatically and I have to enter the password to be able to close the screen and have it mirrored to the LG.

    Much more annoying is that when the laptop goes in sleeping mode sometimes I have to disconnect and reconnect the display to make it work. This is particularly annoying when you have all the hard drive connected to the display.

    I don't recommend anyone to buy this display and the compatibility issue makes it extremely use unfriendly.

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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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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible Quality Control

    • Written by David P from Hamilton

    I have gone through 12 of these monitors & returned them all. I have finally given up. The issues were as follows, in order of frequency:

    - Dust/debris under the screen (most visible on white screen). ~8/12
    - Dead pixels (stayed black on a white screen). ~5/12
    - Pink/blue vertical artifacts on white screen (described as "shimmering" in the other reviews). 4/12
    - Stuck pixels (stayed green on a black screen). 1/12
    - Damaged backlight. 1/12.

    The most frustrating part of all this is there were only 1 or 2 issues per unit, so chances are there are good displays out there. I played the lottery 12 times and lost every time.

    These defects are absolutely inexcusable in a monitor of this price. If you decide to purchase one, I strongly suggest that you take the time to look it over completely before the return window closes.

    The whole thing's been incredibly frustrating, since the monitor is great otherwise. LG needs to up their quality control, particularly by investing in some dust filters for their factory & in their panel yields.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed; Not worth the price

    • Written by Kathleen O from Aloha

    Problem from the onset. Received in Jan 2017. Black screen was prevalent and caused unexpected shutdown/reboots with MacBook Pro. After months of troubleshooting with Apple, it was determined that the problem is with lack of proper shielding on the LG monitor. Sent to LG who fixed it. Problem seemed resolved for months. Now for unknown reason, monitor appears lifeless (though power going through cord to MacAir). Connect to my MacAir, and MacAir screen becomes as black as the LG display. Determined no issue with the Mac. Once again, I need to send my LG off to repair, and this time, out of warranty. When its working, the display is nice, but not worth the price compared to other brands.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty and dead.

    • Written by eugene K from cary

    I just got the LG UltraFine 5K Display for my MacBook Pro. There is no manual. Four cables. The monitor has four ports for USB-C, one of which is marked with a lighting icon: is this a power cable? Do I not need the 110V power cable at all? If I need both (which I suspect I do) then why mark it as if it is power-only? I hooked the Thunderbolt cable to my MBP and to another USB-C port on the monitor. The monitor is dead as a doornail. The app from LG is as useless as the dead monitor. No buttons, no explanations, for the monitor that was supposed automatically with a Mac and costs 3 times more than competition. Another "lowly" 4K monitor at my home for $280 has no problems whatsoever. "Well done" LG and Apple!

    7 of 20 people found this useful