• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Display turn out some weird color after 1 year.

    • Written by Andy N from Singapore

    To be honest I love this monitor. But after 1 year of usage, the screen started to appear some pink and purple color on every side of the screen near the bezel. I cannot accept this kind of quality for the price I have paid. Better buy similar products directly from LG with 3 years warranty.

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Definition of Garbage

    • Written by Laura R from Washington

    This monitor is the literal definition of garbage. The colors available on the monitor are hugely inaccurate, and is not something you can calibrate to - the colors just don't exist. I had a colorblind developer call me out for using the wrong color when I sent designs made using this monitor. Light purples appear as beige-y/taupe shades.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Sound is substandard

    • Written by John V from Ladysmith

    The visual part and the connections are OK, but the sound is terrible. Had hoped to replace my Bose computer speakers, but that won't happen as the sound of these speakers are below average, without ANY bass. The speakers of my new MacBookPro sound better than this. Could have done with cheaper Dell monitor for same results. Disappointed as all other Apple products are so good. Way overpriced for what you get.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    A Great Panel

    • Written by Mark D from Somerton

    OK. It is a bit pricey, but...the panel itself is beautiful. The connectivity is great with the display having 2 TB3 ports so I can either add a second display or (as I am doing) add a TB3 SSD drive. The monitor works great with my 2018 MacBook Pro. 1 TB3 cable handles the video / data transfer and it also charges my MBP. The display itself seems pretty well made although not up to the 27" Thunderbolt Display quality. It it pretty much plug & play out of the box. One great thing is that the profile of this display matches the display of the MBP so using both screens at the same time is fantastic. All in all I am a happy customer. If you own a Mac this is a good option.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth it

    • Written by Ben T from Burbank

    A reliable, high quality monitor that charges and acts as a hub for devices is worth this price.

    I have a 3-screen setup for late 2019.

    Left monitor is iPad Pro 12.9” (charging via monitor USB-c cable, connected using Sidecar in MacOS Catalina).
    Middle is this LG ultra fine. It’s great.
    Right is the MacBook Pro laptop (charging via monitor Thunderbolt-3 cable).

    Touchbar on the iPad Pro (thanks to Sidecar), touchbar on the laptop.

    Real keyboard in the middle of the desk. Real mouse.

    I caught up to a month of past due computer work in a week with this setup. The ultrafine monitor was the key to unlocking a whole workstation of productivity for me. Well worth it.
    The old version of this product did not come with a thunderbolt 3 cable. That was idiotic on LG’s part and the mistake was corrected in this version.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful for a while, screen burn in and interference

    • Written by Mark H from York

    This was the first version of the product which turned out to have some issues with interference from Wi-Fi etc. I suffer some static like dots (very subtle) but more recently noticed a significant amount of screen burn it. I have a newer version which doesn't have this issue.

    I use my monitor daily (in combination with a LG UltraFine 5K and another LG UltraFine 4K and it is very often on. However I do try to keep the apps moving and keep a changing desktop background and screensaver where possible. Unfortunately, there is permanent burn in around the edges of the screen and you can even see the icons of the windows that are commonly used. Bit of a shame and since it is over 3 years old, likely nothing they can do.

    Might be a common issue with any monitor but I've personally never had it before.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great display

    • Written by Aaron L from Houghton Le Spring

    This display is fantastic paired with a MacBook Pro or similar.

    Thunderbolt makes connection easy and keeps the desk super tidy - one power cable to the monitor, one cable to the MacBook for power, display and sound. Wireless keyboard and Magic Mouse.

    The quality of the display is excellent and akin to any built-in apple display.

    It’s expensive for a monitor is the only major drawback and a minor one is no webcam built in (for this kind of money this should be built in) but I’m very happy with it on balance given the above.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Good Mac Integration

    • Written by ROBERT S from Bradenton

    I've been using 27" iMacs for several years, but wanted to downsize a bit both in screen size and required desk space. The 21.5" iMac is too small, so i decided to go with a Mac Mini and the LG UltraFine 4k Display. Overall I'm pleased. Pros are quality of the display, both in image and design, and Mac integration (brightness and volume controls). The only negative so far is the auto brightness adjustment seems to be overly responsive. Minimal changes in ambient lighting result in a screen either way too dim or way too bright. I've disabled this function in settings. One thing to keep in mind is the native resolution is 1920 x 1080. I find this makes everything a bit too large on the screen and this is especially noticeable after having used the 5k iMac for years. I changed the scaling which works well in terms of image quality, but I've noticed a slight degradation of quality when scrolling. This is a trade-off I can live with, I suppose. For a price point $100 lower, I'd probably rate it five stars.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrific resolution and easy connection to MacBook Pro (2017)

    • Written by Renee T from DAVIS

    I am running two of these off my 2017 MacBook Pro, and they work beautifully. Together with the MacBook screen I have three high-resolution monitors that make me very productive, as I can have different apps open on each monitor. I can't tell the difference in resolution between these and the Retina display on the MacBook. Integration was seamless and everything was up and running in no time. One issue I had--that was also mentioned by another reviewer-was that one of the monitors doesn't always wake up from sleep, and I have to unplug and re-insert the cable into the Thunderbolt port on my MacBook Pro. But it's a minor issue. I would definitely buy these or similar displays again.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Display

    • Written by Michael B from Eureka

    I bought the 24” LG UltraFine 4K display to replace the aging 23” ACD connected to my 2018 Mac Mini. Wow! What a gorgeous display. I run it at 3840X2160 with 32GB of memory in the Mini and the display is crisp with no noticeable lag. The 3840X2160 resolution seems perfect for this size monitor. The sweet spot for UI size and plenty of screen real estate. I tweaked a few preferences including Finder view options and everything is very readable even for my old eyes. Great color, very bright, speakers sound good, and all the ports on the back are nice. I’m a retired graphic designer who still does some design work. I find the display attractive and actually like the thin black bezel. I work in Affinity Design, Affinity Photo and MacOS Photos primarily and this monitor is perfect with those apps.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just Works.

    • Written by Michael K from Darvel

    Plug it in and go. It's that easy. It's integtated in a way third party montors usually are not. Very smooth. Ideal for a MacBook Pro when you need to do work requiring a slightly larger screen. Sits well with a MacBook - you probbaly will keep it open and use both screens. Get a stand that allows the MacBook to be fully open and at eye height. It's evidently a panel of like quality Apple use. So far can't complain and the USBC hub is a nice extra.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Cannot support the power when Macbook Pro 15' screen is on

    • Written by Jiafan Y from Walnut Creek

    The color, resolution, and stereo sound are all great. One major drawback is that even if it claims to have an 85W power supply and the power icon in the status bar does always show charging sign. However, if the built-in display and the external display are both in-use, the battery level is dropping continuously. In this case, you still need to plug in the power cable.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great monitor only for latest Macbook Pro models

    • Written by Joyce C from San Francisco

    I have both 2015 and 2018 MacBook Pro. The monitor works perfectly on my 2018 MacBook Pro with USB-C.

    When it comes to my 2015 MacBook Pro... I had to order adapter to make it work...
    1. Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) to Thunderbolt 2 Adapter
    2. Apple Thunderbolt Cable (2.0 m) - White

    The total cost for this setup was over $100...

    Hope this review will able to help people who have older models to get a great monitor with additional cost.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The 24" iMac

    • Written by Dennis M from Anchorage

    Most people will pair this with a laptop or a Mini, however I decided to pair it with my 2017 4K iMac, 16Gb Ram, 512 SSD, to give me a bit more real estate. The only adjustment I made was increasing the brightness once it was hooked up. The complaint about the larger bezels disappears once the display is turned on. You just don't notice any difference including the slightly lower resolution compared to the iMac. I considered other brands like BenQ, Dell etc that were 4K and 27" monitors with color gamut similar to the LG and the cost and poor reviews scared me away and given my desk space I did not have room for a 27" monitor but did not realize that until I set up the LG. I did a lot of research, took my time and I'm convinced I made the right decision.

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  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Failed suddenly after 24 mths and crashes any connected Mac

    • Written by Edward B from London

    My Ultrafine 4k monitor I purchased from Apple in 2017 has suddenly started crashing my MacBook Pro. I'm unable to update firmware with LG Screen manager - even remoting in as it freezes whilst the monitor plugged in via USB-C. Tried another MBP and a mac-mini and the same happens, screen blank and computer freezes. Needless to say it's out of warranty. I don't think I have ever bought anything digital that has failed so quickly. I understand from the forums that many other customers have had the same issue & the 22MD4KA has been withdrawn from sale by Apple, but now seems to have re-appeared. It was great while it lasted, but now I have a £600 brick that's out of warranty.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A brilliant monitor

    • Written by Alex B from Cambridge

    I've been running 2 older Dell 2408WFP 1920x1200 DVI-D monitors off my 15" MacBook Pro (4x Thunderbolt 3) using StarTech USB-C to DVI-D cables. No dongles.

    But one monitor died and I replaced it with the new 4K TB3 display with the intent to buy a second one late to daisy chain.

    So. It just works. Powers the MacBook. Bright. Stable. Great colour, and integrates perfectly into the display controls in MacOS 10.14.5 (and may do with earlier versions, but that's what I'm using). From sleep wakes half a second after the MacBook display. No Issues.

    And for a bonus, I can plug the remaining Dell display's USB-C to DVI cable into the TB3 out on the back of monitor and daisy chain. So that doesn't just work with TB3 kit. If you're using a dongle then you should be able to plug that dongle into the TB3 out and daisy chain.

    So one cable doing power and two monitors despite one monitor being a decade legacy jobbie.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for web and graphic design

    • Written by Andy C from Christchurch

    I'm a product designer and was previously on a 28" Samsung LN monitor. I took a screen size reduction to get the 24" LG Ultrafine but I'm happy to say I actually prefer it.

    I can comfortably design 1600px wide designs in Sketch at 100% size including sidebars, and the clarity of the screen is exceptional. Running off my 2016 15" MBP the screens are basically identical. I was skeptical when researching, but in reality you can't notice the difference - it's a stunning display and the luminosity is excellent.

    Having the single TB-3 cable powering and connecting everything is awesome. I've gone from 3x cables plugged in (power, monitor, phone charger) to a single cable with everything else plugged into the back of the monitor. It's amazing what that does for cleaning up my workspace and how that translates to productivity.

    To be nit picky, the bits I'd improve for next time is to make the screen 16:10 ratio, just that extra inch height would be nice when coding up websites to get a bit more above the fold. Secondly I have scaled the display to have it match my MBP 'zoom' - this doesn't really result in any distortion, just kind of an annoying thing to have to do.

    Overall, it's an excellent monitor and aesthetically pairs really nicely with my MBP Space Grey. I'd recommend it, even when coming from 27 or 28" monitors - you'll be surprised how much those three extra inches don't matter at all :). I will be grabbing a second one when the budget allows so I can have my MBP closed and just the displays when at home.

    Hope this helps someone, I don't think you'll regret grabbing one of these.

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Be mindful of the connectivity

    • Written by Weizong C from Borehamwood

    I've read some reviews about the 27 inch monitors. It had some bad reviews about connectivity in the early days then seemed to be fixed after a while. As this 24 Inch one is new product and I thought it would be ok. However the £629 monitor doesn't wake up like my £50 one in my office doe when I press a key.

    I still like the display, will possibly keep it and just wait Apple or LG to update their software.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not ready for production

    • Written by Barrington H from West Row

    This monitor appears to have been released before the firmware and supporting app were ready. The Screen Manager software doesn't support screen split or monitor control and it doesn't come back to life after I put it in to sleep mode - I either have to open and close the lid of my MacBook or unplug the monitor. I've tried both USB-C and Thunderbolt 3 cables for connectivity. I purchased this monitor as I thought it would 'just work' as Apple products do. It feels very third party, which I understand it is, but unless these issues are fixed in the next fortnight, i.e. my return period, I'll be sending it back. It looks beautiful, but it's disappointing. I would rather keep the monitor as aesthetically it looks nice, the screen is beautiful and it charges my MacBook Pro 15", but if it can't work as it's supposed to, the frustration kills creativity.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This is really ultra fine

    • Written by Scott S from Greenwood Village

    Connected to: 2018 Mac Mini with i7 processor

    I love this monitor. I have only had it half a week. It replaces a Del P2415q which is, in itself, a great monitor. I did not want t replace it but I started having consistent troubles of varying sorts with it connecting and staying connected to the mini. long and short of that is that the problems are likely not in the Mini and they were not in that Dell Monitor. Likely, the complexity of how the T2 chip is involved in all the connections is the culprit, and there are known issues. Perhaps, some day, Apple with have a fix.

    I was losing serious time getting work done fiddling and I decided to buy this monitor, in the hopes that with all the integration with Mac that Apple had likely worked out all the kinks with these LG monitors. I WOULD SAY SO!

    I had not planned to replace that Dell. It's really a great monitor, and this costs pretty much more. But given the troubles I as having and the tight integration, I went for it. I am fairly confident I will not see those problems again. This is just different. There have been no graphics hiccups or start up stalls (where the monitor disconnects) like I was having.

    It's really an even better monitor than the Dell, also, in three very important ways.

    1. 500 Nits for the LG to 300 Nits for the Dell. That 300 was barely enough in the bright, big window room I work in. It's really great to have the extra brightness.

    2. Built in speakers. The Dell did not have that, either. The ones built into the LG sound good. Are you going to listen to music on them? I hope not. But a serious upgrade on the speaker in the Mini.

    3. This is the best part that I had wondered if I'd care that much. The built in control for things like brightness and volume of the speakers on the Mac Magic keyboard work flawlessly with this LG monitor. On the Dell, I was changing the brightness through the day and that always involved two button presses just to get to where I could adjust it. Here, it's just those two keys on the Apple keyboard. That's really great.

    The LG also has loads of ports (3 USB Cs and 2 TB2--one of which you would use with the supplied cable to connect to your Mac (as long as it has TB3 ports on it). That means you instantly gain several downstream ports you can plug more things into if you have more things to plug.

    As for looks, I like this a lot better than I thought I would. I'm sure it is plastic but it's really great plastic (the bezel, I mean). It seems quite study. The look is understated but modern and functional.

    The screen is vivid, as bright as you could want it, and gorgeous. I run this at one level up from the default for the display as to resolution. (one to the right of the default) That works best for me. I've been used to 4k for awhile, but if you are not, I cannot recommend that enough. The screen is glossy and it works. The Dell was a high quietly matt. Either are truly very good. I do not have a preference, but if I were working a lot with photos, the glossy screen of the LG would win hands down.

    I do not know your budget. I am very please that I spent $ 699.00 on this. it solved a problem that was wiping out days worth of work time and it made me much happier than doing merely that. It's a great monitor.

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