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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 5120x2880 resolution and P3 wide colour, the 27-inch LG UltraFine 5K Display brings your favourite photos and videos to life. So whether you’re watching a film 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 colour and 500 cd/m² of brightness. And with over 14.7 million pixels — 77 per cent 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 personalised 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 (2m)

    Power lead

    Easy setup guide

    VESA cover

    Tech Specs

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

    Resolution: 5120x2880 with support for billions of colours

    Brightness: 500 cd/m²

    Colour Gamut: P3 wide colour

    Ports: One Thunderbolt 3, Three USB-C (USB 3.1 Gen 1, 5 Gbps)

    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: 46.4 cm / 18.3 in.

    Width: 62.6 cm / 24.6 in.

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

    Weight: 8.5 kg / 18.7 lb.

    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.AUSA

    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

      507 of 586 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

      301 of 331 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

      311 of 362 people found this useful

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

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Best Monitor

      - 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 an - 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.

      • Written by Lukas V from Umiken

      2 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Best Monitor

    • 4.0 out of 5 stars

      Great Clarity but...

      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 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.

      • Written by Ross Y from Aptos

      2 of 2 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Great Clarity but...

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      It's just perfect

      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. T 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

      • Written by Kostya A from Moscow

      1 of 1 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?It's just perfect

  • Answers from the community

    • Answer

      You can buy 2,3, or 4 and use them in tandem. They do not daisy chain though. The LG 4K display d You can buy 2,3, or 4 and use them in tandem. They do not daisy chain though. The LG 4K display does not have a DisplayPort output to support daisy chaining. The LG 4K is a USB-C display (USB-C with DisplayPort alt mode, using DisplayPort 1.2 (4 lanes), and USB 2.0). I don't know if macOS supports DisplayPort MST (for daisy chaining displays using DisplayPort). The MacBook Pro supports DisplayPort 1.2 which can't support more than one 4K 60 Hz display anyway. Each side of the MacBook Pro (left side and right side) can support two displays. The MacBook Pro 15 inch allows up to four 4K displays. The MacBook Pro 13 inch allows two 4K displays. Thunderbolt 3 can support two 4K 60 Hz displays from a single port using Thunderbolt display daisy chaining, a Thunderbolt 3 to Dual DisplayPort or HDMI 2.0 adapter, or a Thunderbolt 3 dock. However, I am unaware of any Thunderbolt 3 product that has more than one USB-C port with DisplayPort alt mode (required for USB-C displays like the LG 4K). It might be possible to use an LG 4K with DisplayPort only (no USB) by using a USB-C to DisplayPort cable, but then any functions of the display that require USB will not be usable (audio, brightness control, USB hub). Brightness control may be possible using an app that uses DDC/CI. To get two ports supporting USB-C with DisplayPort alt mode from a single Thunderbolt 3 port (so you can use the other 3 ports for other stuff), you need the following: 1) two Sunix UPD2018 or two Delock 89582 (PCIe USB 3.1 gen 2 host controller with USB-C DisplayPort alt mode port). 2) one Thunderbolt 3 PCIe expansion box with two or more slots such as the Sonnet Echo Express SE III, or two Thunderbolt 3 PCIe expansion boxes each with one slot such as the Sonnet Echo Express SEL (Thunderbolt 3 Edition). 3) one Thunderbolt 3 to Dual DisplayPort adapter such as the one made by Sonnet (not all Thunderbolt 3 products are Mac compatible so check the manufacturer's specs).

      • Answered by Joseph V from Fort Langley
      • on 25 Feb, 2018
    • Answer

      The LG UltraFine 5K display’s Night Shift works based on the Built-in Retina Display settings dialog The LG UltraFine 5K display’s Night Shift works based on the Built-in Retina Display settings dialog (see HT207513). But this is not the case with (Automatically Adjust Brightness) option. With the LG UltraFine 5K connected to my Touch Bar/2017 MBP (latestOS/FW) there are Display dialogs for each display, but only the Built-in Retina Display has an (Automatically adjust brightness) checkbox. At the Apple store I checked an LG-UF5K display connected to a new Mac Pro as the primary/only display but the Display dialog also did not have the (Automatically adjust brightness) checkbox, so this limitation is not a function of being a secondary display. Per LG UltraFine 5K display (27MD5KA-B) spec sheet at LG website the UF5K capability is implemented. Per LG UltraFine 5K display (27MD5KA-B) Troubleshooting section of the manual macOS still lacks support. It is annoying that a couple times a day the UF5K is too bright/dim while the Built-in Retina Display adjusts. I did not expect this given Apple marketed and sold both. I have put in a feature request for macOS support. Right now this is the one daily detractor to an otherwise nice display. I did make a request to Apple to add support.

      • Answered by Bernard R from Belmont
      • on 31 Mar, 2018
    • Will this work with a late 2013 Macbook Pro?
      • Asked by David S from Pacifica
      • on 28 Oct, 2016

      Best Answer:

      Unfortunately it will not. The only 2 computers cable of powering this 5k display currently are the Unfortunately it will not. The only 2 computers cable of powering this 5k display currently are the late 2016 13" MacBook Pro and late 2016 15" MacBook Pro. The only other Macs capable of driving a 5k display are the Late 2013 Mac Pro and the Late 2014 27" iMac 5k and bothe these require the use of two thunderbolt 2 ports. The Dell UP2715K 27-inch 5K display is the only 5k display that Apple "official" supports for these two computers. In Summary: The LG UltraFine 5k Display is only comparable with the following Macs: - 13" MacBook Pro (Late 2016) *supports the use of 1 5k LG display - 15" MacBook Pro (Late 2016) *supports the use of 1 or 2 5k LG displays

      • Answered by Brandon L from Littleton
      • on 30 Oct, 2016