• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The best

    I am not sure why all the negative reviews, I can only attribute it to user error or other hardware issues not related to the monitor. I have it hooked up to my Mac Pro. It's amazing compared to the Apple branded monitor. The picture is so unreal. I hooked it up to my MacBook Pro, no issues there neither. I am running the latest version of MacOS. If you want a the best monitor on the market, don't hesitate in buying this monitor. Don't pay no attention to the negative reviews. You have to tweak the monitor, you have to set it as your primary screen, etc..it's not a monitor issues, it's a user issue. So rest assured, this monitor is the tops of the tops.....but do yourself a favor, buy it open box somewhere and save a few hundred....great monitor. In fact, I am searching for my 2nd one currently....

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Perfect

    Paired with a 2018 MacBook Pro . . . perfect out of the box, superior visual quality and still is.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic!

    I replaced a 21:9 LG display that used Thunderbolt 2 with this, and I couldn't be happier. Great interoperability with the MacBook Pro (much better than previous), and the image quality and brightness are really fantastic. No regrets

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    What a nice monitor, not sure what all the bad reviews are about?

    This is a fantastic product. I'm not sure what all the bad reviews are about, perhaps there have been revisions. Mine works flawlessly with my 2018 MacBook pro. Really glad I didn't let the bad reviews persuade me to look elsewhere. You get the fully integrated functionality like the Thunderbolt displays. The panel looks as good as my iMac 5k. I love the matte black finish, kind of industrial looking. Nice.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Thunderbolt Display!

    I've recently upgraded my MacBook Pro from a late 2013 to one of the new 2018 (the 13" Core i7). In addition to that upgrade, I also purchased the LG UltraFine 5k display and the new Black Magic eGPU. This setup is amazing! The monitor plugs into the eGPU, and the eGPU plugs into the MacBook. I have ONE cable for everything. I love it.

    As for the monitor, aside from the iMacs I've seen in the Apple Stores, this is the most gorgeous display I've ever seen. 5k resolution, bright, color accurate, amazing! Highly recommended if you can swing the insanely high price.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just Wonderful

    This is an amazing 5k display! I use it with a 2018 MacBook Pro 13" (2.7GHz, 16GB, 1TB SSD), and the Blackmagic eGPU. No dead pixels, beautiful display, sounds great, and no issues. Photoshop on this is really nice.

    Admittedly I'm coming from a 7 year old MacBook Pro and 23" Cinema Display, hence, this is quite the upgrade. I'm just in awe.

    Thank you Apple!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This is my dream Display.

    LG great job. Amazing graphics good color. Only word "best“.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    This is amazing

    I Use this with my iMac Pro. Wow. Wonderful Graphics and so great. I don't unterstand this critical rates.

    Ps: i'm a Programmer.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    I love it.

    The Display is so Great and so good to use. I work with this Display on my MacBook Pro 2017!

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Buy the newer version LG part number 27MD5KB-B not 27MD5KA

    After extensive research it appears the issues are related to the first generation of this display which is part number 27MD5KA. LG has since rectified the issues and the updated monitor part number is 27MD5KB-B. I purchased the newer 27MD5KB-B for use with my 2017 MacBook Pro and it has work flawlessly. It's a gorgeous display that got off on the wrong foot.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing 5K monitor...don't understand the negative reviews

    I've been using a Mac for 15 years and this monitor, placed right beside a 27" Retina iMac, looks absolutely identical! Not close...IDENTICAL. Seriously, I do a lot of photo editing and regardless of what resolution you put this monitor on, its flawless. That said, you do have to do a quick calibration with the Color Sync Utility in macOS to set the whitepoint where you want it. You can set the whitepoint to match a MacBook Pro, if you're using one with the monitor, or you can simply set the whitepoint to where you'd like your whiteness to be. That's the ONLY adjustment needed on the monitor, otherwise it comes perfectly calibrated from the factory.

    I have absolutely none of the issues some reviewers here have complained about...literally everything works perfectly with this monitor. It charges my 15" MacBook Pro (2017) as it should (85W power supply) and the three USB-C ports on the back of the monitor serve a hub to keep your MBP free of cables and dongles.

    If there is one tiny thing to complain about, it's nothing at all to do with the performance of this monitor...it's how it's made. When compared with other monitors it's just fine, but a) it's not of the thin bezel design, it has a 1/2-inch bezel on the left, right and bottom and because of the camera and light sensor on top, the bezel is slightly larger. But the case is matte black so you don't even notice this. It's not a beautiful piece of sculpted aluminum, as if manufactured by Apple. But it's made to work perfectly with a Mac Pro, MacBook, or Mac Mini. Or any other Mac with a USB-C port.

    Honestly, this monitor is a class act! Yes, it's expensive...but so is that Mac you're using it with. If you have a

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Use 2 of these with MacBook Pro

    Owned for 4+ months, absolutely no issues. The important thing to note is that these displays have requirements, they need to be used with the correct ports on the Mac. To use 2 displays you also must have the correct hardware, I would recommend doing a little research before purchasing. If set up correctly the experience is outstanding.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing image quality!

    I got this to replace my LG 4K to work with my 2016 MacBook Pro. The image quality is the best I have ever seen! Totally worth it, wish it had HDMI Input to plug in my PS4 tho.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it, works very very well.

    I have been using this monitor for a year now as a daily monitor connected to my 2017 Macbook Pro 8-10 hrs/day (for video conferences 3-6 hour, email general office work. At first there were some issue with connectivity and random crashes, as expected as an early adopter of the best of the best, but as with all software-driven hardware the good folks at LG and Apple have been constantly improving both the monitor and OS software to work very well together. Using this monitor works precisely the same as my old set up (2013 MBP w Apple Cinema Display). Here are the keys to success: Open and log in to laptop before connecting the monitor, once connected you can closed the clamshell on the MBP. When stepping away, I have the screensaver set to come on after 10 min, and sleep set to 90 min, this way I can be gone for lunch and it wakes without issue. When leaving it for several hours or overnight, I put the MBP to sleep and then disconnect the monitor cable from the MBP. Following these rules, just like as I did with my previous all-apple setup, it works flawlessly and allows me to enjoy the best monitor on the market. Hope this helps.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best Monitor

    - Works well with my MacBook (5k, 60Hz)
    - Works also well with my Windows Pc (4k, 60Hz). I am using the Thunderbolt Ex 3 PCI Extension Card.
    - I have Mouse and Keyboard connected to the Monitor and i can easily switch between Mac or Pc by just plug/unplug the Thunderbolt 3 Cable.

    - The Product-Design is well done.

    I was skeptical fist but i am absolutely glad i bought this display.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    It's just perfect

    We've spent plenty of time trying to find a substitute for apple cinema in our company. Several testdrives made us stop our searches when we met this display. The quality of picture, response and external design are 5 stars of 5

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Work Just Fine

    Bought this few days ago, it works just fine, impressive clarity, easy to function

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    A wonderful though expensive monitor

    Visually, this is an A+ monitor, a wonder to behold. It is very well integrated with current generation of MacBook Pros. I did not have any of the problems mentioned by the many unfairly negative reviews. When you plug in the monitor, be sure to use the port on the back with the powerbolt to connect to the MacBook. I DK how this does with other computers, but it works just fine with my 13" MBP...though I'm not trying to play video games. It's great having a substantially larger desktop. But it's expensive. The Dell 4K monitor that it replaced was around $500, so it's hard to justify $1200. On the other hand, Dell's 5K monitor goes for nearly $3000. I'm rating it solely on it's visual quality, not on how good a value it is.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works Great - no issues other people have noted

    I was hesitant after reading a lot of negative reviews about sleep, monitor brightness, connectivity/setup and other issues. Simply said, I have not had any problems. The monitor wakes and sleeps with my computer, brightness is always at my preset level, speakers and video are acceptable (it's a monitor, not a Bang and Olufsen home theater system).

    The picture is beautiful, the monitor size is perfect for work at home or tech/visual-heavy work, the icon and text size are precisely what they should be, the screen adjustment makes setting up an ergonomic workstation a cinch and the USB-C design means I only have 1 cable for display, sound and power for my macbook, finally free from the cluster*&#$ of cables past. Finally, the built in power converter also means no clunky junk on the floor.

    My only suggestions for improvement would be:
    1. Build feels a bit cheap for the price. The tradeoff - metal casing or a heavier build would make it heavy
    2. Minimalist on-screen controls (as in 0) can leave one feeling lost when looking to adjust screen settings like brightness and contrast (I never actually figured out where/if adjustment is possible)

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding Display

    I bought this to use with a 2016 MacBook Pro, and I've had it for about year. I absolutely love it. During the course of the last year, using this on a daily basis, I've never encountered any issues with it. It powers my MacBook Pro so I literally have just a single power cable running down to the outlet and another that plugs into the MacBook Pro. That's it! It makes for a very clean setup.

    The real joy of this monitor, however, is the display. Better than anything I've ever used before. Colors are true and text is razor sharp and crisp. The more you zoom, the bigger the text gets but with zero pixelation. For someone like me who has not the best eyes anymore- I absolutely love it. I am totally pleased with my purchase of this monitor, and though the price is definitely on the high end, I believe it provides an equal amount of value.

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