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LG UltraFine 5K Display

Introducing LG UltraFine 5K Display

LG UltraFine 5K Display

5K IPS Display

P3 99% Color Spectrum

Thunderbolt¢‚ 3 Ports

3 USB-C Downstream Ports

Built-In Camera & Rich Bass Speaker

[MKBHD]

My first impression of the LG was pretty positive.

For someone who works with video all the time or with photos, editing, it's kind of nice to have.

[Jonathan Morrioson]

Colors are popping, saturation is the number one word that comes to mind.

[Austin Evans]

So you have the thunderbolt 3. So you can charge the laptop over single cable which gets you extra usb-c port on the monitor.

[MKBHD]

So picture quality is A+.

[Austin Evans]

UltraFine looks awesome. It is just awesome.

LG UltraFine 5K Display

The Ultimate Mac Companion

  • Overview

    With a stunning 5120-by-2880 resolution and P3 wide color gamut, the 27-inch LG UltraFine 5K Display brings your favorite photos and videos to life. So whether you’re watching a movie or editing an image, this high-performance monitor delivers immaculate 5K resolution for even the most pixel-packed visuals.

    A single Thunderbolt 3 cable (included) provides up to 85W of charging power to your MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports. And three downstream USB-C ports (5 Gbps) offer additional connectivity and power to compatible devices and accessories.

    Built-in stereo speakers, camera, and microphone deliver a rich media experience. And with over 14.7 million pixels, you won’t miss a single detail of your next design layout, photo edit, or FaceTime call.

    Outstanding image quality

    The LG UltraFine 5K Display features a 27-inch IPS panel, P3 wide color gamut, and 500 cd/m² of brightness. And with over 14.7 million pixels — 77 percent more than a typical 4K UHD display — the human eye can’t discern the individual pixels.

    Perfect for photo and video editing, the UltraFine 5K Display gives you plenty of room for a multitude of tools and windows, while rendering incredibly lifelike images and razor-sharp text instantaneously.

    Simplified user experience

    Connect the UltraFine 5K Display to your MacBook Pro via an included Thunderbolt 3 cable, which supports 5K video, audio, and data simultaneously — all while supplying up to 85W of charging power to your MacBook Pro. And with seamless macOS integration, you can control volume and brightness on your 5K display without the need for physical buttons.

    Use the adjustable stand to create a personalized environment for work or play. Or disconnect the stand and mount the display on your preferred VESA arm using the provided VESA cover.

    Highlights

    Outstanding image quality

    Over 14.7 million pixels

    Built-in stereo speakers, camera, microphone, and three USB-C ports (5 Gbps)

    Video, data, and power over a single Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) cable (included)

    Did You Notice?

    A single Thunderbolt 3 cable (included) supports 5K video, stereo speakers, a camera for video conferencing, three USB-C ports, and up to 85W of charging power. It’s the perfect match for MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports.

    Apple Recommends For

    Photo and video editing, working with a multitude of windows, and watching high-resolution videos.

    What’s in the Box

    LG UltraFine 5K Display

    Thunderbolt 3 cable (2 m)

    Power cord

    Easy setup guide

    VESA cover

    Tech Specs

    Display Size : 27-inch (diagonal) 5K display with IPS technology

    Resolution : 5120-by-2880 with support for billions of colors

    Brightness : 500 cd/m²

    Color Gamut : P3 wide color gamut

    Ports : One Thunderbolt 3 (input), three USB-C (USB 3.1 gen 1, 5Gbps)

    Power Delivery : Up to 85W over Thunderbolt 3 for host power and charging

    Camera Type : Built-in camera

    Speaker Configurations : Stereo

    Power : Built-in power supply

    Height : 18.3 in./46.4 cm

    Width : 24.6 in./62.6 cm

    Depth : 9.4 in./23.9 cm (with stand), 2.1 in./5.4 cm (without stand)

    Weight : 18.7 lb./8.5 kg

    System Requirements

    Operating System : macOS Sierra 10.12.1 or later

    Connection : Thunderbolt 3–enabled Mac

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    Mfr. Part Number : 27MD5KA-B.AHKA

    UPC or EAN No. : 8801031781270

    Warranty

    Note : Products sold through this website that do not bear the Apple Brand name are serviced and supported exclusively by their manufacturers in accordance with terms and conditions packaged with the products. Apple’s Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Please contact the manufacturer directly for technical support and customer service.

  • 2.5 Average
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    • 3.0 out of 5 stars

      It just works....not!

      I have a MBP 15" late 2016 and thought that 2 of these monitors would make a perfect setup. The monitor has a great resolution. This is definitely as good as I have a MBP 15" late 2016 and thought that 2 of these monitors would make a perfect setup. The monitor has a great resolution. This is definitely as good as I expected it to be. Here comes the 'but' Well .... it just doesn't work. Even after the latest macOS upgrade my MBP still crashes every time it tries to come back from sleep mode. In addition to that the external USB keyboard attached to one of the monitors is not recognized after power is cut of and turned on again. Solution here: unplugging the USB cable from the back of the monitor. Also the sound output doesn't stay on the selected monitor but always switches back to the other one. Overall a poor experience. Very sad.....

      • Written by Bernd A from Wiesloch

      479 of 553 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?It just works....not!

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Almost, but not quite there yet.

      To go with my new 13" TouchBar-enabled MacBook Pro, I decided on this new LG 5K display because... well, there's no other options in the 5K space for this lapto To go with my new 13" TouchBar-enabled MacBook Pro, I decided on this new LG 5K display because... well, there's no other options in the 5K space for this laptop. The screen shows up in a massive box, and once it's unpacked - it's obvious why. The 5K display is fully assembled, i.e. on its stand, out of the box. Yep, just take it out and plug it in. 1.) There's an Energy Star sticker stuck to the screen itself, which is bewildering. Removing it without making any smudges is all kinds of fun. 2.) Volume leveling is currently broken in OS X as of 10.12.3. The level set to one volume bar is too quiet, and set to two volume bars is too loud. Anything above that is preposterous. What on earth? SHIFT+OPTION+VOL. Adjustment = micro changes of the volume to at least temporarily alleviate the issue (you'll end up with the volume midway between one bar and two bars - good grief). Thank goodness for this micro adjustment, because how this issue made it past QC boggles my mind 3.) Brightness adjustment is laggy in response when you press the brightness keys on the keyboard. It does work, though, but lagged. 4.) Shutting down the system sometimes results in a giant cursor stuck on the screen, with a small cursor you can move around, but the system never shuts down. You then have to hold the power button down to shut off completely. 3.75 out of 5. 5.) Since this is an LG product and not an Apple one, a standard 1-year warranty applies, with no ability to get AppleCare, which is a real downer. Overall, this is a lovely screen. You forget it's not aesthetically stunning like Apple's own displays - while using it, but there's certain to be a disconnect here in terms of just who is responsible for making sure the functionality is fully baked. Currently, it's not quite ready for primetime.

      • Written by William G from Seattle

      289 of 318 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Almost, but not quite there yet.

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Great picture quality, broken sound level

      I use the UltraFine 5k connected to a 2016 Macbook Pro 15". When selecting the monitor as sound output and adjusting the sound using an external keyboard or the I use the UltraFine 5k connected to a 2016 Macbook Pro 15". When selecting the monitor as sound output and adjusting the sound using an external keyboard or the touch bar, the sound level is way too loud. Already at the second "bar" the volume is very high. I also use a USB headphone DAC/amp and it does not have the same problem. I contacted LG about this and only got boilerplate responses. Let's hope Apple takes notice.

      • Written by Bjørn Olav R from Oslo

      303 of 350 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Great picture quality, broken sound level

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      new MBP + 2 monitors = no good

      I don't know if it's my new MacBook Pro or if it's an issue with LG's monitors, but I can't plug two of these in to my MBP as promised and have it just work (an I don't know if it's my new MacBook Pro or if it's an issue with LG's monitors, but I can't plug two of these in to my MBP as promised and have it just work (and yes I'm plugging each onein to a Thunderbolt port on either side of the keyboard directly, not daisy-chaining them). If I restart after plugging them in, then they work, but if the laptop goes to sleep, only one of the monitors wakes up and I have to restart again to get the other one to respond. So disappointing. Also, the picture quality of these monitors is great, but the build-quality and design of these monitors looks like junk next to my MacBook Pro. They wobble a lot, too, just from typing. It's sad that these are probably the best available right now.

      • Written by Johnston B from Marina de Rey

      Is this review useful?new MBP + 2 monitors = no good

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Great picture, bad everything else.

      The colors, contrast, and clarity are phenomenal. Best I've ever experienced in a monitor. HOWEVER, the picture quality does not outweigh the glaring negatives The colors, contrast, and clarity are phenomenal. Best I've ever experienced in a monitor. HOWEVER, the picture quality does not outweigh the glaring negatives about this product. To start with a big one, when waking my mbp from sleep w/ the monitor plugged in, there's about a 50/50 chance that my mbp crashes. Ridiculous! Another negative is the painful lag when working in adobe programs or sketch. My fully upgraded machine suddenly slows to a crawl when I'm plugged into this monitor. Apparently Apple didn't give the mbp's enough guts to handle their own monitors. The last major negative is the frequent static/fuzzy screens that flash on and off when waking up my machine. On the flip side this usually indicates that my computer isn't going to crash, however it takes about 30-45 seconds for the monitor to display my desktop after strobe-like static flashing. TLDR: Great image. Horrible user experience. Monitor must be unplugged at all times when not using your computer or else risk a total system crash and reboot.

      • Written by Cody C from Mission Viejo

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Great picture, bad everything else.

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Don't expect much...

      This display is OK for what it is, but don't expect 5K resolution, and don't expect the internal USB-C hub to be particularly useful... I have had this displ This display is OK for what it is, but don't expect 5K resolution, and don't expect the internal USB-C hub to be particularly useful... I have had this display for nearly a year, and used it with two different 2016 MacBook Pro's (and three different motherboards between them). None of the MacBook PROs have ever offered me a 5K resolution option. The "default for display" is 2560x1440 and no scaled resolution better than 3200x1800 is available. This doesn't bother me so much as 2560x1440 is pretty adequate. However, more problematic is that the internal USB-C hub is terrible. One of the basic utilities of this display is that it can offer one-wire-docking for your MacBook, and if you're on a wired network this is accomplished by having a USB-C -to-ethernet adapter (I'm using Apple's) plugged into the back of your monitor so that you get networking when you plug your mac in as well as video, mic, speakers and camera. But if you actually *use* the network, the LG USB-C hub can't handle it. For me, this evidences itself in video conferencing. I can get on a video conference, but generally after a few minutes the network drops off, then the MacBook doesn't see the LG's camera, microphone or speakers anymore. I recently sent the LG display in for repair in the hopes of addressing this issue, but it has returned unchanged. (And the notes on the repair ticket don't mention the problem, instead saying I sent it in for "video problems". Apple takes no responsibility for this display and LG Tech support is not particularly useful.)

      • Written by Greg E from Atlanta

      2 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Don't expect much...

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