• 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.

  • 1.0 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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  • 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.

    2 of 3 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!

    4 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    No Split Screen.

    • Written by Nathan D from Mounds View

    LG touts this monitor as supporting split-screen options. I was excited for this. After receiving monitor, I was unable to get this feature to work (via LG Screen Manager). After 45 minutes with LG support, I am told Apple has disabled this feature, "call Apple". Yeah. Other features so far are awesome, but to advertise a feature that's not available is fraudulent. Thus 1 star

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    After some years still grerat

    • Written by Edwin B from Dresden

    I bought one of the first screens and got a replacement screen. But since that time the screen works very well.

    Best,

    Edwin

    0 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It Works Great - Make Sure You Update the Firmware

    • Written by Wesley M from Portland

    This monitor works perfectly. I've now purchased 2 with no issues.

    I read all of the old reviews. Maybe it had issues before, but as recommended by others I updated the software as soon as it came in. With a newer maxed out MBP 15" with USB-C, everything works fine. As of now with the latest updates, I've never experienced any issues. They may have resolved all of the old problems people have.

    2 of 3 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Do yourself a favor and buy a Thunderbolt Display instead

    • Written by Kimberly S

    I bought a few of these LG 5K displays for the office...They were so terrible with random shut offs and power downs...I ended up just returning all five of them and getting myself some used original Apple genuine Thunderbolt Displays instead. I have never been happier and now all my equipment is genuinely Apple and matches too. Very happy with my thunderbolt display from Apple and bought it on eBay for a fair price.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Internet speeds throttled

    • Written by Gary L from Fort Gibson

    I've used the LG 5K display for over a year now with several different latest model MacBook Pro's. Initial problems included the monitor not starting up after the MacBook would wake from sleep or just starting up after shut down.

    A persistent problem from the beginning has been internet speeds dropping from 800MBS when directly connected to the MacBook to 220MBS when connected through the monitor. I've tested different USBc to ethernet adapters, cables and ports but nothing has resolved this problem.

    LG tech support is non-existent and Apple suggest trying a specific USBc to ethernet adapter that crashed my MacBook Pro requiring a complete restoration.

    I use a Pegasus drive for backup and it won't run through the monitor USBc ports so I must connect it directly to the MacBook also.

    So the idea of one cable is good, however, the implementation is poor.

    4 of 5 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing and beautiful. Perfect.

    • Written by Paul C from Albuquerque

    This monitor is gorgeous. It has all the fit and finish of an Apple product and you can tell Apple worked closely with LG here to produce a great product. The resolution is outstanding. The single cable USB-C connection to my MacBook Pro is awesome. This screen connects and responds faster than the HDMI that I am used to. I bought this mainly to have the USB-C expansion ports. The built-in mic and camera for video conferencing is just icing on the cake. I am a full-time programmer and spend my career in front of screens. This is the best, the sharpest, the most functional I've ever used, by far.

    5 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    2nd monitor works great

    • Written by Jerome F from Hermosa Beach

    The first one I bought on September 2017 worked for 3 months and then decided to never turn on again. I was really annoyed. I took the monitor back to the Apple store, and they replaced it with a new one.
    I've had this second monitor for almost a year, and this one hasn't given me any issues. I plug in my MacBook Pro, and it just turns on every time.
    Maybe the first batch of LG monitors were defective?? Who knows. Just keep your receipt!

    3 of 6 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Get a Thunderbolt Display instead!

    • Written by Chris D

    This is the worst monitor I ever owned. Nothing but problems and issues...I ended up just buying a Thunderbolt Display on eBay for $650 and its pure Apple quality. The LG just kept turning off and on all the time on its own and the color on it wasnt very good. Recommend to get a Thunderbolt Display instead, works great no issues.

    7 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    i don’t think you should buy this monitor…

    • Written by Todd L from Farmington Hills

    i never write reviews, and i LOVE everything apple (i even love apple products with some flaws)… but i bought this monitor and:

    - it was tilted to one side, and could not be straightened, so it was replaced, then…
    - it had a very strong green cast to it, which could not be fixed either by calibration or by a factory reset. the apple business team members who helped me (they’re great!) even checked this same monitor which was set up in the apple store and confirmed the strong green cast.

    maybe you don’t care if there’s a green cast (assuming you don't first get one with a permanently-tilted screen) but i do desktop publishing and design and i need a monitor that can represent at least fairly accurate colors… so i bought another brand.

    best,
    todd

    10 of 10 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    BUYER BEWARE!! ONLY WORKS ON OCCASION!!

    • Written by Alex A from Philadelphia

    I have never taken the time to review a product on the Apple site before, but am so disgusted by what's transpired, I felt compelled to share my experience with others.... Beyond disappointed with my purchase. This hunk of overpriced junk does not work as described. First, you have to purchase a different cable.... the one that comes in the box does not work properly, and is incapable of transmitting data at the required speeds (20 vs 40gb/s)... this was something that was recommended to me by an Apple Genius when I complained that the screen wasn't working as promised (she also said that it seems to sometimes work better if you use the ports on the right side of the computer, but that doesn't seem to make a difference for me). Second, it works sporadically... at best. Sometimes, you plug in your computer and it works just fine (maybe 2 out of 5 times). 1 out of 5 times, it doesn't work on the first go, and its a game of plugging and unplugging until the monitor decides in wants to work. Probably 2 out of 5 times, there is nothing at all. No image, no connection, no nothing. Restarting the computer *occasionally* makes a difference, but usually not. So 2 out of 5 days/week (I take my laptop to and from work every day) I am wholly unable to use this monitor.... completely unacceptable for a $1300 screen.

    16 of 17 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Used ~12 hours, developed bad lines

    • Written by Brandon K from Austin

    Monitors shouldn't develop a pink streak after only being used lightly for a week.

    8 of 9 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    It took time

    • Written by Mark R from Derry

    Yes this monitor had issues with sleep mode on a MBP. Finally that is not longer an issue, I'm running 10.14.1 Mohave and all is well. The picture is fabulous . . go look at one then decide . .

    0 of 1 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Wobbly, single input

    • Written by David B from Concord

    No one can responsibly buy one of these without seeing it in a store. It wobbles if you breathe on it. I've seen better constructed stands on $180 monitors. This was not a one-off abused floor sample. Many reviews say the same thing.

    This monitor only has a single input. That was also a deal-breaker for me; I maintain other machines.

    I'm buying the just-released LG 32UL950-W 4K monitor at this same price. My one reasonable fear, having seen that LG can sometimes build junk, is that this will also have a wobbly stand. Some LG stands are fine; I'm playing Russian Roulette.

    4 of 6 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not compatible with (almost) anything

    • Written by Matheus V from Corvallis

    It uses a non-standard Thunderbolt 3 port that carries two DisplayPort signals. This means it's not compatible with anything but a recent mac, and only when connecting directly to it. There are no adapters out there to use this with eGPUs, for example.

    5 of 9 people found this useful