• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The optimal size.

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

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 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!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 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!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 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.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 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

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 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.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 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.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 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.

    2 of 2 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No Issues - Pretty Happy

    I read all the reviews, and candidly, they made this monitor seem horrible. So I went out to Target and bought an Acer 4k monitor, which was horrible for reasons beyond the scope of this message. I returned it and went to the Apple store and mentioned all the issues with the reviews of their new monitor and they said, "if you don't like it or there are issues, just bring it back". I brought it home and I have a new MacBook pro. Essentially this is simply a plug and play monitor (USB-C to USB-C). The color is awesome, I have had zero issues with the sound that people are mentioning, and zero issues with the additional 3 USB-C ports on the back. Yes, it is very expensive, but so was the Thunderbolt monitor from a few years ago. The upside is, it's great (no bitmapping for designers) and you don't require crazy HDMI cables as a monitor one would buy off the shelf at Target does. As a disclaimer, I have the 4k monitor. The apple team was transparent in mentioning the larger 5k monitor is not as good because it requires an additional adaptor, which slows it down. So my recommendation is the smaller monitor which is the one I have. Good luck.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    LG Monitor with new MacBook Pro

    I just bought this monitor for use in my office with new MacBook Pro. It works beautifully. NO set up issues whatsoever. It literally popped out of the box, (well packaged), and plugged into the new MacBook Pro with the one cable in less than 5 minutes.

    Very pleased with the product and combo so far.

    Like the vertical adjustability of the LG Monitor stand.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    After Firmware-Update of the LG - all is working as expected

    Hi folks,

    I love the LG UltraFine. But you have to know a few things before using it without pain:
    - Controlling the ambient light you have to press the CONTROL-key and change the light by the two control buttons (brighter/darker). Slider won't work.
    - Installing the LG Screen Manager app will update the firmware of the LG. After the update all problems related to sleep mode are gone.
    - Ambient light sensor isn't supported by macos at the moment. Perhaps with macos 10.13. (crossing fingers).

    I have mine LG connected to the OWC TB 3 dock. Replaced the short TB3 cable from OWC with a 1 meter Belking TB3, which improved performance, I think so. The original 0.5 meter long cable wasn't useful for me, to short. Despite the specs of the Belkin cable (20 Gb/s instead of 40) the cable is working without a hassle. :-)

    5 stars if apple will support the Ambient Light Sensor.

    14 of 15 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Drop-Dead Gorgeous

    I would not have believed how beautiful this monitor's screen is. Brilliant and no setup other than downloading software and firmware updates. Matched with Magic Keyboard and Trackpad, it makes for a very nice dock setup for my MacBook Pro. The only thing it's missing is the camera, but that's not a deal-breaker for me. Speakers are just as good as MacBook's as well.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Display!

    I love the minimalism of it... two cords thats it. One bringing power to the monitor the other for display/power to the laptop. The stereo on this thing is so impressive!!!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works very well with MacBook

    I wanted a external monitor with a larger screen for my MacBook (early 2015, 12" retina). I tried various adapters to get it to work with different external monitors. I tried to use a LED cinema display with a number of DisplayPort adapters and none worked reliably. I tried a number of displays via the HDMI adapter and was disappointed with the quality of font rendering. I tried the ACER KMIPUZ USB-C 2560x1440 display and was disappointed with font rendering and how it behaved when waking from sleep.

    If you are used to external monitors on PCs, note that Macs need a lot more pixels to get the same visual quality because windows renders fonts differently (much more crisp) than Macs do. It took me a lot of research to figure this out.

    I was worried about the LG UltraFine 4K because I thought it might not be big enough (the 5K is not supported on the MacBook). However, I am VERY pleased with the LG 4K. The font rendering is perfect. It does everything you would want it to do regarding sleep. It even wakes up when I hit my Logitech keyboard! You can take a sleeping closed MacBook and plug it in to the USB-C and then hit an external keyboard to wake the system without opening the MacBook. The display is so crisp that you can get by with a smaller screen than you might expect. A+

    18 of 19 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Could be cheaper, but a MacBook Pro must-have.

    The display is nearly identical to the 4K iMac. It is absolutely beautiful and very bright. You can attach accessories to the back of it to make a docking station setup for anything you would connect to it when in a desktop mode. Unfortunately it utilizes USB C instead of Thunderbolt 3 so the back ports only support USB 2.0 speeds, but it being USB C instead of Thunderbolt 3 adds compatibility with the 12 inch MacBook. The speakers are better than the ones built into the notebooks but they are not as good as dedicated speakers and this monitor does not come with the webcam. All things considered, this is a fantastic product and if you don't have a desktop but have a MacBook, this is the way to go.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Finicky out of the gate, but gorgeous.

    I had trouble early on with it waking without unplugging/replugging it after seemingly every sleep cycle, but a couple things have made me a happy customer:

    1. I bought a *full-fledged* USB-C cable from Belkin, which is not cheap, but seemed to greatly improve the sleep/wake issues over the included USB-C cable.

    2. A software update from LG (via their LG Screen Manager software available from their website) that seemed to coincide with the 10.12.6 MacOS Sierra update on June 19, 2017 has also seemed to make it run smoother.

    Setup notes: I also bought an HDMIUSB-C adapter for a second, non-retina external monitor and just plug the power cable into the back of that. Both monitors work well concurrently in concert with my late 2016 MBP w/ Radeon Pro 460.

    Hope this helps someone else out there.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Sleep/Wake Fail!

    Same issues as everyone else. Monitors won't wake up and you need to unplug / replug them in which is particularly painful if you have a hard drive plugged in since you can't eject it properly since all the screens are off. Major fail for Apple. Surprised after 7+ months there isn't a firmware or software update to solve this issues. Missing my Thunderbolt displays. Never had any issue with them.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No problems with a MBP 13" 2017...works great!

    Connected to the 13" 2017 MacBook Pro, this monitor works marvelously. Mirroring the MBP, with the MBP connected and cover closed, the LG Ultrafine 4K performs superbly. The speakers, the volume controls, the sharpness of the picture are very good and impress without complaint. Plug and play. The LG Mac downloads from the LG site are unnecessary and confusing...I don't need them. This was a great way to create a desktop machine using a laptop bridge...the best of all worlds for me; I can read two pages at once and see pdfs very well without strain. I tested iTunes, Endnote, Excel, Word, Omnifoucus, Nefliix; all work without problem for me.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for MacBook

    Everything worked better than expected. The USB C feature takes the place of a docking station in my application. I hook up the cable, and I'm ready to go while my MacBook charges. Sure the monitor is pricey in itself, but the USB C connectivity, in built in speakers and picture quality make for a nice desktop free of excessive clutter. The display is stunning as to be expected with the specs and LG quality. LG has some downloadable software that allow you to make use of split screen and other features. It's a bit clunky but I have used it in a couple of applications. Overall, I'm very pleased with the purchase and it suits my application better that I had expected.

    3 of 3 people found this useful