• 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Would not buy again

    • Written by KIRILL Z from Bellevue

    The screen works really well when it works, but it flakes out more often that I'd like it too. Best feature - it's a matt display, so you get less glare and more true colors. Worst feature - it randomly stops working and would not reconnect to my laptop.. then magically starts again a few hours later. It's rather unreliable for how extensive it is.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    One of the few misfires from (kind of) Apple

    • Written by David D from Newtown

    I've been working with this LG 5K monitor for a while. I was not too keen on its aesthetics as others have said, but it is functional. The screen looks good, although the bezel is a bit of an embarrassment. I find the built-in webcam very suboptimal, colors are off, and it's not as vibrant as the camera that I use in my MBP or other Apple devices (including a separate iMac).

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful 5K Monitor

    • Written by Sitthipong T from Denver

    I'm glad I bought this monitor for my MacBook Pro 2018, after having read all those bad reviews about the issues when it first came out to the consumer market. It's so beautiful, the image, colors, pixel density, etc. I don't have a single issue with the monitor, not even backlight bleeding, perhaps I'm lucky? It truly plug and play with my MacBook Pro, just use a USB-C Thunderbolt 3 cable. My monitor was made in Jan 2019 (901 serial no.) with the little square icon on the box and the back of the display. I believe it means the display has been properly shielded and fixed from the Wi-Fi interference issues when it first came out. It has the latest firmware version from LG, works perfectly fine with my MacBook Pro running MacOS Mojave. I bought an additional 3-year premium warranty service and support with LG just in case, since I'm planning to use it for at least 3 years.

    6 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Not good if constantly on the go

    • Written by Jay D from New York

    IF you are someone who is always on the GO and is constantly plugging in and unplugging this monitor don't get it. I REPEAT DO NOT BUY IF YOU ARE ALWAYS ON THE GO PLUGGING AND UNPLUGGING THIS MONITOR.

    If your macbook or apple product sits home all day every day then yes its perfect for that use. if you are always taking meetings daily and in and out of the office every day. This will not suffice. the USB-C connection will go bad and the monitor will stop working. Considering there is only 1 USB-C video port the other 3 won't work and you will have a monitor that is only good for charging your macbook.

    5 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    I'm sorry I bought this monitor. I feel lied to and misled.

    • Written by Robert M from Toronto

    I bought two of these monitors. Working with my Mac, they work very well, with some odd limitations. For example, you cannot stretch a window across both monitors. But otherwise they seem to do the job they're meant to. But ONLY with a Mac!

    These monitors only work with Mac, they do not work with any Windows computer! If you have a Windows machine from work, for example, and want to have your Mac hooked up to one monitor, and your work PC hooked up to the other, you can't do it. I don't know why. There are no Windows drivers for this monitor. Windows does not detect the monitors when you're plugged in. Believe it or not, LG, there are still some people who work in both Mac and Windows worlds.

    I feel lied to and misled by LG. It never even occurred to me that anyone would make a monitor that would only work with one computer ecosystem, so I didn't even think to check on this before purchasing. Now it's too late for me to return them. There is nothing on neither the Apple product page nor the LG product page that explicitly states that this monitor will only work with Mac and will not work with Windows, which I think it should, given that it's really very unusual for a monitor to only work with one kind of computer. It's a lie of omission, which is still a lie.

    So if you work in both Mac and Windows, don't even bother with these monitors. Don't buy them. I'm going to sell these monitors and buy monitors that work with both ecosystems. And, I'm even going to buy something non-LG because I'm so annoyed that they lied through omission.

    3 of 10 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    2018 Macbook Air fan overheats

    • Written by Allison B from Brooklyn

    I have the newest model of the Macbook Air with 16GB of RAM and yet my fan keeps spinning whenever I plug this into the monitor. Super annoying and makes me not want to use the monitor.

    3 of 8 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    After a Year of Use

    • Written by Nelson A from Simi Valley

    Now that I have used this monitor daily for the past year I wanted to share my experiences. I read so many negative reviews that I almost skipped this purchase. But I trusted that Apple would not continue to sell a POS and that a later version likely had the kinks worked out. In all my time with this product I have never experienced any of the failings reported earlier. It has performed flawlessly and the 5K screen is a delight to use every day. It's the perfect accompaniment to my 2017 MBP.

    6 of 8 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do Not Waste Your Money - Worst Monitor Ever

    • Written by JEFFREY J B from Charlotte

    This monitor is a complete waste of $1300. It freezes constantly, jams up the Mac, and I can no longer use this total piece of junk. The reviews about freezing are spot-on. Do Not Buy. I am trying to determine what recourse I may with Apple. Total garbage product. I use this with my laptop which I take to other locations - only this LG 5K creates the issues. TOTAL WASTE!

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Screen burn after < 2 years without daily use

    • Written by Nichole L from Portland

    I regret this selection. I’ve consistently experienced visual glitches and now the screen is starting to burn in and it hasn’t even been two years. The manufacturer only has a 1 year warranty. There are better ways to spend your money. Find another monitor. Very disappointed that Apple sells such a faulty product.

    9 of 9 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Reviews are spot on - this is JUNK

    • Written by Lindsey J from Amarillo

    This deserves a zero star rating. I read the reviews, I did my homework, I SAW all the bad things people said and I bought it anyway thinking maybe people got a faulty product and that I would be luckier. Nope. My fault and lesson learned. This display goes blank about half the time the computer goes into 'sleep mode' and won't wake up again. At this point, I have to unplug it from the laptop (BRAND NEW MacBook pro with Touch Bar - purchased alongside this monitor) and do a hard restart. Happens at least two times a day but as much as five times a day. Productivity is effected, time wasted and money wasted. I am DISGUSTED with this item and that Apple sells it. SHAME ON YOU APPLE FOR CONTINUING TO SELL THIS ITEM!

    28 of 31 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wonderful Display

    • Written by John B from WAUKESHA

    I purchased a new Mac mini, and this display looks as good at my home as it did at the apple store. One word of warning, a Mac mini will not take a 2nd monitor that uses a Thunderbot input. the 2nd monitor must use an HDMI. But this display itself is terrific!

    5 of 10 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it

    • Written by Josh S from Franklin

    I love this monitor. The clarity, brightness, and resolution are quite excellent. The speakers are clear and loud enough for streaming. It's nice to be able to power my MacBook Pro from the monitor. I was worried I'd have to take up two Thunderbolt ports on the MacBook, so this was a pleasant surprise. Even better, I can plug three other Thunderbolt accessories to the back of the monitor instead of attaching them to my MacBook. I haven't used the webcam yet, but it's nice to know it's there. Highly recommended! Expensive, but so far I feel that it was worth the investment.

    3 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    This product is cheaply made

    • Written by Ollie C from Keizer

    I would not recommend

    7 of 25 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful Displaybut unsuitable for Skype/Facetime.

    • Written by David V from Bodegraven

    Beautiful dispay. I love to work on it.

    Unfortunately camera and microphone drop-out during Skype calls.
    After 1,5 year calling with applecare, there still isn't a solution.

    8 of 12 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I don't get all the negative reviews -- this with latest Macbook Pro 13inch

    • Written by Martin L from Medford

    Works great. Great resolution. Great features.

    Did not realize at the time that this comes with built-in camera and speakers, so Webex works really great (as long as your network allows it). Can't say enough positive about this monitor.

    I connect via USB-C cable to Macbook Pro 13-inch (bought 2019), disconnect, etc. All works well.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    1 star because 0 isn't an option

    • Written by Scott R from Louisville

    Why Apple thought it was a good idea to outsource their displays is beyond me. Image retention, crashes when switching from older Thunderbolt displays, horrible aesthetics, volume control issues... total embarrassment to my Mac setup.

    17 of 22 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Garbage display DEAD after 2 years

    • Written by Mohammed D from Los Angeles

    I bought this display when it came out, the wifi issues aside, this thing was great until 2 years later it suddenly died on me. Now I'm out the $1k I spent on this thing. Stay away.

    16 of 21 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Basically a scam

    • Written by Mat B from Niagara Falls

    So the first batch have the issue where routers will cause interference, but they fixed it, right? Wrong, because this monitor has other issues. First, the blacks arent great, and at angles it's pretty horrible, nothing close to the Apple displays you're used to, so when a rep in a store says its the best model, they are lying. Aside from that, I now notice that image retention on it is HORRIBLE, and googling it, its apparently a long standing issue. How can Apple sell faulty monitors like this? This thing is way too expensive to have issues you'd expect on an entry-level monitor, not something for professionals.

    10 of 13 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Does not work with newest (2018) MacBook Pro

    • Written by Maxfielfd B from San Francisco

    As others have said, this does not work well with Apple's newest hardware.

    This monitor interrupts the bluetooth connection from the 2018 MacBook Pro - meaning you can't use a Magic Keyboard and (especially) Magic Mouse reliably with this monitor and the 2018 MBP. Constant lost connections.

    Additionally, this monitor causes the MBP to revert to a completely black screen after unplugging - meaning you have to manually restart your laptop each time you disconnect from the monitor.

    Overall - Looks great, just doesn't work well.

    18 of 20 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Apple Thunderbolt Display MUCH better!

    • Written by Joanna C

    I bought this for my home office, but have had nothing but issues. Already been sent to LG twice and came back with same issues. Ended up selling it and getting an Apple Thunderbolt Display. The colors are MUCH crisper on the Apple Thunderbolt Display and it matches my Macbook pro perfectly. Apple quality is the best, have not had any issues - zero with the Thunderbolt Display...And a good value too! Highly recommend going to the Apple Thunderbolt 27" versus the LG 5K...I will never buy another LG product again!

    15 of 19 people found this useful