• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not user friendly

    • Written by Jeffery A from Pacifica

    Won't work with 2013 Mac Pro (even though the "genius" told me it would).

    When using it on my 2016 MacBook, brightness buttons don't do anything. The ports on the back don't do anything, maybe they require thunderbolt 3? I guess there are no internal speakers?

    This display quality looks OK but otherwise, too many things don't work and Apple doesn't do a good job explaining before purchase. This monitor is TOO expensive considering its many flaws.

    3 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I bought two, two failed. Now Broken again! (See August 4 review)

    • Written by Christopher A from Athens

    I bought two of these, and with 3-4 months, both failed! They were repaired in August. Now one broke again. (Won't turn on.)

    This is not isolated. Apple really stunk it up going with these LG's. They still produce iMacs, why not keep going with the Cinema Displays?

    10 of 12 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Hands down the best

    • Written by Ratoo L from San Jose

    UltraFine 4K is hands down the best 4K monitor I've seen - And especially a unbelievable steal if you snatched on several $199 refurbished sale on third party site (Not Apple). Still come with new box and pristine condition. Only downside is no rotate, non-flexible dock and require you to go all in on USB-C. But then I ditched old MacBook Pro for using a Core M MacBook as my daily driver - That's how good the monitor is, makes enduring Core M worthwhile.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very High Quality Monitor

    • Written by Brian H from MICO

    Finally - a monitor worthy of being paired with a retina device.

    I tried a few other monitors before landing on this one. I've paired with a MacBook 12 Retina and MacBook Pro 13 ... both are fantastic when paired.

    Daily I run the pro in clamshell mode and enjoy the extra space while having it render text sharp and crisp. I tried a larger 4K monitor and a widescreen monitor previously. While the 27" 4K was clear and crisp, it really was too large for my workflow. It required extra movement on the trackpad.

    This monitor at 21.5 is "Just Right" and the sound is good too!

    3 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely stunning Monitor - Worth the Money

    • Written by William M from Voorhees

    After just recently purchasing a 2018 MacBook Pro, I wanted to have a monitor that was equal in viewing quality to my 4K iMac that I've had since 2015. I was really reluctant to spent this amount of money but after trying another brand's 4K monitor and a Dell Ultra Sharp Monitor, both of which offered terrible image quality, I decided to try the LG UltraFine 4K Display and I am absolutely blow away. The resolution and quality of the display is outstanding and I love that I can control sound, brightness, etc. right from my Apple Wireless Keyboard.

    I am so glad that I decided to make this purchase. I was a bit hesitant reading some of the less that satisfied reviews but I have to say that in my opinion, if you have a MacBook Pro, this is the monitor you need. You get what you pay for.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    A warning for those purchasing an LG UltraFine display

    • Written by Jason P from San Francisco

    LG first replaced my unit in early 2017, I was left without a display for a month.

    LG again replaced my display in early 2018 after the continued issues with the replacement unit. Another set of hours on the phone, another month without an external display.

    When the 2nd replacement arrived (3rd unit in total), it too was defective. They agreed to replace the unit. Another month without a display.

    My 3rd replacement unit arrived and worked up until 2 weeks ago (so roughly 8 months). The screen is flickering again and the base of the unit stopped functioning altogether. I’m currently using books to prop up a $700 display.

    LG refuses to repair the unit, citing that it is no longer covered by a warranty. So a product they replaced 8 months ago isn’t guaranteed to work beyond 8 months.

    So, to recap, a $700 “premium product” has now failed 4 times in less than 2 years, with which I was without for a total of 3 months, and is now my financial responsibility.

    This is unreasonable. It seems I was an early adopter with a dud, LG has sent me multiple defective units, and I now have a $700 paperweight.

    I trusted Apple when they launched this LG product with their new MacBook design. I trusted Apple partnered with a company that could offer reasonable support if their products failed. I was very much wrong.

    Never ever purchasing an LG product again, and definitely cautious of any third party products Apple recommends.

    39 of 44 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    My favorite display – not for everyone.

    • Written by Gavin A from Souderton

    I have never seen another display that matches the image quality of this display. The resolution is comparable to that of an iPhone. At least for me, despite it's small size, I look at the display it actually seems much bigger than it actually is because of this extremely high resolution. It looks more like a backlit large scale photograph in a museum.

    I only give it four stars because it's use of Thunderbolt 3 complicates using this display with any other non-apple device. It is possible with the help of a PCIe card from Sunix (at the time of writing, the UPD2018) and a powered PCI extension slot (any will do). The slot only needs to be connected to an external power source, not an existing PCI bus.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A year of heavy usage - perfect monitor!

    • Written by Julijonas U from Vilnius

    I've been using the monitor for more than a year and am very happy! Haven't had any, even minor issues...

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed, Poor quality and warranty is a complete hassle

    • Written by Lisa C from Prospect

    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.

    25 of 27 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Wrong Color Tempurature

    • Written by Mason M from Henderson

    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.

    14 of 20 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth the money

    • Written by Carlos K from Vantaa

    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.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    So slow I want to throw it against a wall

    • Written by Hannah C from Boston

    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.

    18 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Bought two ... two failed

    • Written by Christopher A from Athens

    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.

    12 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Issues with LG monitor sound and brightness controls

    • Written by Gamal A from COLLEGE STATION

    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.


    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.

    29 of 36 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    I regret having bought this monitor

    • Written by Raymond Z from 浦东新区

    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.

    14 of 18 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    LG UltraFine 4K Display

    • Written by John A from Castle Rock

    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!

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The optimal size.

    • Written by Rostyslav S from Miami

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

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works with PC and Mac

    • Written by P K from Naperville

    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!

    6 of 6 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely love it

    • Written by Charlie R from BRONXVILLE

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

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

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

    • Written by Chris O from Milwaukee

    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.

    24 of 25 people found this useful