• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed, Poor quality and warranty is a complete hassle

    Purchased on April 21, 2018, and the monitor will not turn on now. It's less than 4 months old and only used occasionally as I travel for work. This is unacceptable especially given the price of this monitor. My 11 year old Apple monitor (which I LOVED) was still going strong, but no long compatible with the new MacBook Pro laptop configuration. Thus the new monitor. I'm now out $700, no monitor, and the hassle of shipping it off for repairs. That is if I can ever connect with a human being at LG to service.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Wrong Color Tempurature

    I like the monitor. The USB-C connectivity is undefeated; clean and simple operation, and also aesthetically pleasing. But.... As a photographer, this monitor is simply off. I bought this LG UltraFine 5K expecting accurate colors right out the box. The screen has a slight yellow tint to it.

    But here's the kicker

    I returned the monitor in exachange for the same exact one, in hopes it would be fine. Not the case. It still had the same problems, so unfortunately, it's a no from me. Hurts to say that especially when I'm an Apple enthusiast.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth the money

    Incredibly sharp, colors are great, USB-C works beautifully (charges my 13" MBP). No issues with anything so far. Quality product and I was surprised how heavy and sturdy the base is. Upgraded from a FullHD display and the difference between the two is night and day.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So slow I want to throw it against a wall

    Beautiful display but it's so slow with my 2017 13" MacBook Pro with touch-bar. I can't even have 2 programs running at the same time (ex: Photoshop and Safari browser) without wanting to poke my eyes out. The lag is awful. And on top of it, the really old apple Cinema Display works perfectly with my laptop. Apple product not working well with a non-Apple project....shocking.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it, great for connecting to mbp

    I use this with my 2018 quad 13" MBP. It works perfectly. I use it in clamshell mode, when i get to the office I just connect it via the USB-c cable and it charges my MBP and shows an awesome picture. The image quality is very good. As good at least as my old 2017 iMac. No heating issues using this in 4k mode with my 13". The only complaint is that the built-in speakers aren't great. Also, the USB-c are only USB 2 speed. I guess I'd also have liked a headphone socket but oh well. This plus the top 13" works far better for me than a 15" at the same price. Very happy.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bought two ... two failed

    One failed after two months of use, the other after three. Within days of one another, they just would not turn on. Of course, there is no power button, or any other way to troubleshoot. So, now I am down to my laptop monitor when at my own desk, while I ship these to be fixed. Not pleased with the quality. One ... I would see as unfortunate. Two (combined with the other reviews) and I am blaming build quality.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Issues with LG monitor sound and brightness controls

    I purchased an LG 27UK850-W 27" 4K UHD IPS Monitor with HDR10 with USB Type-C Connectivity and FreeSync (2018) as recommended by Apple website. I connected the monitor using the UCB-C cable provided by LG.

    Issues:

    1) You cannot control the LG monitor sound output using the up and down keyboard keys.

    2) You cannot control the LG monitor brightness using the up and down brightness keys.

    Apple claims LG monitors are FULLY compatible with its products. This is incorrect and should be rectified in the description on the website.

    After placing a call to Apple Support, I was told that the USB-C port does not provide keyboard control for the LG monitor sound and brightness and I need to use the monitor HDMI port and a USB-C-to-HDMI cable converter. This is totally ridiculous, what is then the point of having a USB-C connection?

    Apple needs to review its website and describe in detail the incompatibilities with LG monitors.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I regret having bought this monitor

    I wanted to have a good monitor to go with my newly bought MacBook Pro. So I bought this LG4K Display monitor. Now I have used it for more than 3 months and I regret having bought this product.
    The biggest problem with the Display is that it is "Un-Apple". The screen, the sound are all good, but not "Apple-good". I still have my 24-in all-in-one iMac from 8 years ago, and I can tell you that I prefer to watch a movie on that over the LG Display.
    It doesn't have ambient light sensor so I need to adjust down the brightness every evening, manually.
    It only works on Apple machines and I can't use it with my other devices.
    At this price range, I DON'T recommend it.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    LG UltraFine 4K Display

    Plug and play. I plugged the display into the power outlet, plugged the USB C connector into my MacBook Pro and instantly was viewing my desktop on the LG display and my existing Cinema Display. The hardest part was finding the LG Screen Manager app. Don't go directly to the LG website, but do a search in Safari for "LG Screen Manager" and find the correct page that way.

    Beautiful display!

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No comparison to Apple Thunderbolt Display

    I'm writing this as a web designer who was looking for a comparable replacement for an Apple Thunderbolt display. If that sounds like you, don't buy this display! By comparison with the Thunderbolt — it's tiny, doesn't have a camera and isn't at all good looking (it looks like PC gear from the 90's). You already know that the only ports are USB-C, and that's every bit as annoying as you imagine it will be —they're not only a giant pain to convert, but there's only one port that connects to your Mac and delivers power. The other ports are slow enough to noticeably impact performance, so you'll want to connect directly to your Mac... meaning more cable/converting nightmares. Worse still, the single powered cable struggles to handle everything at once if you're doing more than just browsing the web — I experienced mouse/bluetooth connections slowing to an unusable speed when the Mac was handling tasks like a video call. Basically the display drains the life out of your Mac's performance. In summary, this is nowhere near the plug-and-play quality of Apple gear.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The optimal size.

    The optimal size. Minimalism. Excellent image. Price is hight. But the Porsche is expensive too...

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with PC and Mac

    Bought this display as I wanted to connect it with my new HP Elitebook (which has UsB-C) and the macbook pro. It works beautifully with both the machines and powers them when used. I wanted to buy another display but looks like there is no usb-c hub to connect multiple monitors to a single usb-c. Anyways outstanding display content and looks amazing-Appleish!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely love it

    It works seamlessly with my 2016 MacBook Pro with touch bar. Would recommend it to anyone looking for a High quality monitor!

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I wish that I hadn't ignored low reviews of this

    I saw the reviews mentioning fairly consistent problems with this display, and I ignored them. I wish I hadn't.

    In fairness, this display has the best image quality I've ever seen. But it stopped working completely about 10 weeks after I bought it. It just gives me a blank screen, and no longer charges my 2016 MacBook. I tried powering everything off and on. I tried a new USB-C cable. I tried the MacBook with another display that I have access to, and that worked fine. Nothings helps the LG display come back on, though.

    Adding insult to injury: I knew in advance that this display didn't have a camera, but come on. It even has a little dimple for one in the top front center of the enclosure, which I guess they reused the design for from another model. A display that costs this much and was supposedly designed to work with Apple products should have a camera.

    Also, Apple cannot help with this product. An Apple representative apologetically referred me to LG. LG did send me a shipping label to return the display for servicing, but their customer service is nowhere near as good as Apple's.

    I bought this display because the array of other displays out there is so bewildering, and I thought that Apple vetted this one well before offering it in the Apple Store. Given all the problems that people have reported with this, it doesn't seem that they did. I wish that Apple would either choose another third-party displas to recommend, or begin making their own again.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ghosting

    I've been using this monitor for about 6 months with a 2017 MacBook. After 5-10 minutes displaying a static image on screen, like a pdf, the image will ghost for extended periods of time, and new patterns of image retention will appear before the older ones vanish. Sometimes I look at the screen and wipe my eyes because I think I'm hallucinating or dizzy. This monitor uses an LG-produced panel, obviously, however I have not experience this same issue with my 5K iMac, which also uses an LG panel. The build quality is so-so; even on a sturdy desk you will experience a noticeable amount of wobble, which is annoying if you come from using an iMac. The display is plastic, not glass, and is prone to scratching (never use anything but a clean microfiber cloth to clean). Overall, it performs as advertised as far as interface and ease of use goes-I haven't experience the sleep/wake issues that others have reported, however the brightness adjustment sometimes fails to work until I've opened and closed my MacBook, which can be very annoying.

    Overall, I don't regret purchasing this monitor when it was still at the promotional price, but given that Apple has stated it will make a "professional" monitor to go alongside the upcoming "modular Mac Pro", I'd wait it out to see what they'll have to offer. If the new monitor is anything like the old Cinema and Thunderbolt Displays and current iMacs, which there's no reason to believe they won't be, the UltraFine 4 and 5K monitors will soon be relics.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great monitor.

    No flicks, total control with your Mac keyboard... The secret? Download the LG Screen Manager App and automatically, it will update its firmware, and that's it... Everything is working perfect.

    PROS:

    - Great image, same as my Macbook Pro 2016 (but in 21 inches)
    - Just 1 cable
    - No buttons
    - Good sound

    CONS:

    - Cheap plastic

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love this monitor

    Works great with my 2017 MacBook Pro. You don't need to buy anything; it comes with the cable that you attach to your computer, and you don't need speakers because the built-in ones are pretty good. Overall a great product for a clean desk setup

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great Display

    Absolutely happy with this purchase. No issues whatsoever. Perfect. I had a different 4K display from another maker and had nothing but issues. This LG plugged in and worked perfectly right away.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Good picture. Can't adjust brightness. LG app is awful.

    Just bought display at the Apple Store. The screen always just shows the same high level of brightness regardless of light conditions on a 2017 MacBook Pro w/ Touch Bar. Won't respond to any of the following:

    1. When using the LG display as a secondary display, press the "<" button and then control-click the small brightness increase/decrease buttons -- that has no effect for me.

    2. I also tried changing the LG display to be the primary display, but the touch bar on the MacBook Pro still only controls its own screen.

    3. Finally, I downloaded the LG Screen Manager app from LG and attempted to use it to download a firmware update. That app could not even tell what firmware version was currently installed on the monitor and refused to pull down any updates. I then selected the factory reset option on that app, but it had no effect. I can't believe Apple encourages users to download ANY app from LG.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazingly good screen

    Please take a few minutes and update firmware of your display. Lookup LG Display Manager software, install it and update firmware. You will be rewarded with the most beautiful display currently on the market. Same advice for the LG 5K display.

    3 of 3 people found this useful