• 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Display turn out some weird color after 1 year.

    • Written by Andy N from Singapore

    To be honest I love this monitor. But after 1 year of usage, the screen started to appear some pink and purple color on every side of the screen near the bezel. I cannot accept this kind of quality for the price I have paid. Better buy similar products direct from LG with 3 years warranty.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Monitors

    • Written by Ryan F from Spring

    Just bought two of these, and the displays are beautiful! It's also nice that it keeps my laptop charged.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    This latest model seems to have fixed the original model's issues

    • Written by Ken W from Coeur d'Alene

    I had two LG Ultrafine 5Ks from a year ago and you'd get ghosting issues all over the place. It "appears" those problems are no more! Beautiful quality and bright displays to augment my iMac Pro. I was hoping that the 5K had the cascade Thunderbolt 3 second port to daisy chain another Thunderbolt device but nope. Anyways, I couldn't be happier so I bought two. (I couldn't wait for the Pro XDR any longer and this was a cheaper solution.)

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very happy

    • Written by Tony R from London

    I've been hesitating for a long time, if anything because of the mixed on-line reviews. And yes, it's not necessarily a beautiful physical device, but it does have an amazingly beautiful display - 5K is just that much better than 4K or anything with lower resolution.

    The display works just fine: easy set-up, nice to charge and project the MBP with one cable.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Extremely dissapointed with the software quality

    • Written by Miguel S from Duvall

    I got so many recommendations from people who bought this monitor that I decided to give this a try. It was a hard sell for me because of how expensive it is, but figured since it's sold by Apple it should pass the quality standard. I was so wrong.

    On the first day I encountered that the camera stopped working after quickly testing it with Photo Booth. The green light remained on even after I turned off the app. After restarting my computer and resetting the monitor, it never came back on.

    Decided to try and update the firmware thinking maybe it's a bug that's been fixed. Turns out you have to use an app from the app store, LG Screen Manager, which is a complete waste of time. The app keeps telling me there is an update and it tries to download the update but never makes it past 0% and says there was an "interruption". Trying to figure out the issue and looking online resulted in no help. There is no firmware online that you can download, you have to use the app. Contacting support was useless as it takes a day for them to respond and they tell you things you already know.

    On top of that, my applications where rendering really oddly white white squares covering the applications. I never got it to go away even after restarting/resetting the monitor.

    Needless to say, this is a poorly produced monitor that will be returned immediately. So disappointed that Apple would sell this monitor that is riddled with issues, especially for the price you pay. I'll be looking elsewhere.

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Mixed Results so far

    • Written by David K from Atlanta

    I have been using the monitor for about 2 months with my MacAir. I replaced my 8-10 year old Apple Cinema Display. Great camera and great monitor and sound. My only issue is that the camera periodically stops working with MS Teams or Webex. I can not tell if this is an app issue or the camera issue. Otherwise, love the monitor

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed; Not worth the price

    • Written by Kathleen O from Aloha

    Problem from the onset. Received in Jan 2017. Black screen was prevalent and caused unexpected shutdown/reboots with MacBook Pro. After months of troubleshooting with Apple, it was determined that the problem is with lack of proper shielding on the LG monitor. Sent to LG who fixed it. Problem seemed resolved for months. Now for unknown reason, monitor appears lifeless (though power going through cord to MacAir). Connect to my MacAir, and MacAir screen becomes as black as the LG display. Determined no issue with the Mac. Once again, I need to send my LG off to repair, and this time, out of warranty. When its working, the display is nice, but not worth the price compared to other brands.

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  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Pretty and dead.

    • Written by eugene K from cary

    I just got the LG UltraFine 5K Display for my MacBook Pro. There is no manual. Four cables. The monitor has four ports for USB-C, one of which is marked with a lighting icon: is this a power cable? Do I not need the 110V power cable at all? If I need both (which I suspect I do) then why mark it as if it is power-only? I hooked the Thunderbolt cable to my MBP and to another USB-C port on the monitor. The monitor is dead as a doornail. The app from LG is as useless as the dead monitor. No buttons, no explanations, for the monitor that was supposed automatically with a Mac and costs 3 times more than competition. Another "lowly" 4K monitor at my home for $280 has no problems whatsoever. "Well done" LG and Apple!

    9 of 29 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing display!

    • Written by Richard R from Gilmer

    Perfect companion for my MBP

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very satisfied

    • Written by David E from Cambridge

    This display is a vast improvement over my old 27" Apple Thunderbolt Cinema Display. The Apple Display, which was due for a replacement, kept crashing my MacBook Pro. This display works flawlessly with my MBP, and looks great. Resolution is fantastic. The default color profile seems to me to have a slightly off-white color cast, but it doesn't bother me in the least, so I haven't tried to correct it in Settings. Audio output works fine, although the speakers are perhaps not quite as good as the ones in my old Apple display. I have several other devices connected to the USB ports--a printer, a scanner, and an external hard drive. All work fine. All in all, I'm very satisfied.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Not sure it’s worth the money

    • Written by Susan J from Sarasota

    Setup - easy. you don’t even need to open the display settings - the Mac knows the monitor’s position, and the mouse acts appropriately.

    Physical aspects:
    does not match iMac - black plastic with thinner bezels
    More important - the connection for both power and USB-c input are lose. Every time I physically adjusted the screen - either up & down or moving the entire unit, the connections became unconnected and screen went black. Luckily I don’t reposition the monitor that much.

    Screen quality:
    Sharpness, not quite as sharp as the iMac. Text is larger. I also tried the scaling setting instead of native resolution, but the results were worse.

    Color - this would be best described by pictures, but I can’t add any to the review
    The LG has a yellow cast.I switched from the native LG color profile to iMac one and then tried all the others. The one I liked the best was "image p3". Even in P3, the yellowish cast is still there, but when put next to the iPad, the colors are much closer, though still a bit warmer.

    Conclusion: when I first compared it to the iMac, I was ready to return it. Once I compared it to the iPad —which is where I do almost all my art — I saw it was much closer to what I saw on the iPad and to the final print product. Worth the price over other 27” monitors? Don’t know - going to a store later to check the others out.

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Size is nice but it is not as bright as the 23.7.

    • Written by Jesse T from Forchheim

    So I bought the new 23.7 LG Ultrafine x 2 when they came out. I had got rid of my iMac and just use my 2019 top line MacBook Pro with them. They are mega bright and crisp when looking at the text with the hidpi. I originally wanted the 5k but it was still the old one so I didn't order it.

    Anyway, I ordered and received the new 5k today and I like the size but the screen was no where as near as bright as one of the 23.7 screens standing next to it. In terms of resolution, you have more room on the display but not much visually striking when comparing them side by side, albeit it is 5k but in retina mode on the 23.7 really hard to see a diff. I was planning to use 27 and one of the 23.7 side by side, but as I said the brightness difference was immediately noticeable and I had it on the brightest setting. I tried it with each monitor connected to opposite sides of the MacBook Pro., still no change.

    The other thing just a bit weird is that the 5k will rise higher than the 23.7 on its vertical stand which is a shame for the 23.7 since I much more prefer the higher height capability. Anyway, I sent if back unfortunately because I wasn't sure if was a defective screen.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    First Impression

    • Written by MICHAEL S from trinity

    I've used the monitor one day so I'm not ready to write an overall review. One word of caution: There is only one input and my MacBook and iPad Pro require the provided USB c cable while my MacBook Pro requires the provided USB C firewire cable. My vision of switching seamlessly was dashed!

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  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Fingerprints over the display. "Shimmering" screen

    • Written by Fedor V from Oakland

    I have a previous version of this display and the updated version I received is different -- there's a more yellow tint to the panel (which is fine) but there's also a strange "shimmer" effect that you can see when glancing across the display. It's hard to explain but it's like the pixel density isn't uniform and there are vertical "rivers" going across the display. The old one does not have this issue.

    The display also arrived with clearly visible fingerprints on both sides of the display, I'm guessing that's where the worker just grabbed it by the screen to put it in the box. This should not happen with a new in box item and is a sign of lax quality standards at LG...

    33 of 34 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Works for 2018 Mac with Radeon Pro 560X

    • Written by Brandon A from Sparrows Point

    I spent a lot of time looking for a monitor that would work for my Mac and this one seems to fit the bill. The monitor works seamlessly so far. All I have to do is connect one thunderbolt cable, which is supplied. My only complaints so far is the plastic bezel and that it doesn't rotate vertically.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    AWESOME SAUCE!!

    • Written by Lawrence M from seaview

    ok. SHORT AND SWEET. THE New 24" I could not get past the rez diff. This monitor rocks. The rez is to my eye as good or better than 2019 imac which I had it sitting next to being run by a 2017 mid MBP. Thanks LG and Apple. great job. Also the bezel is my friend. Much smaller than imac and it feels like the ipad pro and after a short period of time you do not even notice it as it goes away and you see that great 5k. Also the adjustment arm is really nice especially on a height adjustable desk or I guess and desk for that matter :).

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