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LG UltraFine 5K Display

Introducing LG UltraFine 5K Display

LG UltraFine 5K Display

5K IPS Display

P3 99% Color Spectrum

Thunderbolt¢‚ 3 Ports

3 USB-C Downstream Ports

Built-In Camera & Rich Bass Speaker

[MKBHD]

My first impression of the LG was pretty positive.

For someone who works with video all the time or with photos, editing, it's kind of nice to have.

[Jonathan Morrioson]

Colors are popping, saturation is the number one word that comes to mind.

[Austin Evans]

So you have the thunderbolt 3. So you can charge the laptop over single cable which gets you extra usb-c port on the monitor.

[MKBHD]

So picture quality is A+.

[Austin Evans]

UltraFine looks awesome. It is just awesome.

LG UltraFine 5K Display

The Ultimate Mac Companion

  • Overview

    With a stunning 5120x2880 resolution and P3 wide colour, the 27-inch LG UltraFine 5K Display brings your favourite photos and videos to life. So whether you’re watching a film or editing an image, this high-performance monitor delivers immaculate 5K resolution for even the most pixel-packed visuals.

    A single Thunderbolt 3 cable (included) provides up to 85W of charging power to your MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports. And three downstream USB-C ports (5 Gbps) offer additional connectivity and power to compatible devices and accessories.

    Built-in stereo speakers, camera and microphone deliver a rich media experience. And with over 14.7 million pixels, you won’t miss a single detail of your next design layout, photo edit or FaceTime call.

    Outstanding image quality

    The LG UltraFine 5K Display features a 27-inch IPS panel, P3 wide colour and 500 cd/m² of brightness. And with over 14.7 million pixels — 77 per cent more than a typical 4K UHD display — the human eye can’t discern the individual pixels.

    Perfect for photo and video editing, the UltraFine 5K Display gives you plenty of room for a multitude of tools and windows, while rendering incredibly lifelike images and razor-sharp text instantaneously.

    Simplified user experience

    Connect the UltraFine 5K Display to your MacBook Pro via an included Thunderbolt 3 cable, which supports 5K video, audio and data simultaneously — all while supplying up to 85W of charging power to your MacBook Pro. And with seamless macOS integration, you can control volume and brightness on your 5K display without the need for physical buttons.

    Use the adjustable stand to create a personalised environment for work or play. Or disconnect the stand and mount the display on your preferred VESA arm using the provided VESA cover.

    Highlights

    Outstanding image quality

    Over 14.7 million pixels

    Built-in stereo speakers, camera, microphone, and three USB-C ports (5 Gbps)

    Video, data and power over a single Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) cable (included)

    What’s in the Box

    LG UltraFine 5K Display

    Thunderbolt 3 cable (2m)

    Power lead

    Easy setup guide

    VESA cover

    Tech Specs

    Display Size: 27-inch (diagonal) 5K display with IPS technology

    Resolution: 5120x2880 with support for billions of colours

    Brightness: 500 cd/m²

    Colour Gamut: P3 wide colour

    Ports: One Thunderbolt 3, Three USB-C (USB 3.1 Gen 1, 5 Gbps)

    Power Delivery: Up to 85W over Thunderbolt 3 for host power and charging

    Camera Type: Built-in camera

    Speaker Configurations: Stereo

    Power: Built-in power supply

    Height: 46.4 cm / 18.3 in.

    Width: 62.6 cm / 24.6 in.

    Depth: 23.9 cm / 9.4 in. (with stand), 5.4 cm / 2.1 in. (without stand)

    Weight: 8.5 kg / 18.7 lb.

    System Requirements

    Operating System: macOS Sierra 10.12.1 or later

    Connection: Thunderbolt 3–enabled Mac

    Manufacturer Information

    Part Number

    Mfr. Part Number: 27MD5KA-B.AUSA

    UPC or EAN No.: 8806087930849

    Warranty

    Note: Apple’s One-Year Limited Warranty does not apply to products that are not Apple-branded, even if packaged or sold with Apple products. Non-Apple-branded products may have the benefit of a manufacturer’s warranty provided by the product manufacturer — please see your product box and literature for details. Benefits under the manufacturer’s warranty are in addition to rights provided by consumer law.

  • 3.0 Average
    3 out of 5 stars
    Number of stars Percentage Number of reviews
    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      Very, very disappointing

      I have this attached to a new MBP 15" and over the first couple of weeks of use it has been a very poor experience. The display panel itself is excellent - fabu I have this attached to a new MBP 15" and over the first couple of weeks of use it has been a very poor experience. The display panel itself is excellent - fabulous image quality. But that's it. Connecting the MBP to the display causes the MBP to freeze frequently, or not respond at all. Connected keyboards (with required USB adaptors, naturally) constantly need to be unplugged and plugged in again to work, and connecting the MBP with the lid closed while trying to wake it with an attached keyboard works maybe 1 time in 10. All in all, this is far from great and another example of Apple not giving the Mac enough time or talent.

      • Written by Mark W from Middlesex

      134 of 141 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Very, very disappointing

    • 2.0 out of 5 stars

      Nice display but lots of issues

      The 5k resolution looks awesome when paired with my new 2016 MacBook Pro but ... The MBP takes a long time to boot when connected to this display. The display i The 5k resolution looks awesome when paired with my new 2016 MacBook Pro but ... The MBP takes a long time to boot when connected to this display. The display intermittently goes off then on again. It also seems to forget about the attached USB3 hub (connected to the display via Apple's own USB-c to USB3 dongle) and none of the USB devices work until I disconnect and reconnect the hub. Not sure if the problems are with the display or the MBP, or both. Not a good experience.

      • Written by Steve B from Derby

      100 of 104 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?Nice display but lots of issues

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      £900 for a monitor that can't be used if you have wifi?

      It's being reported that if your fairly close to your router you get strong screen flickering and if you're too close and have your router on your desk like me It's being reported that if your fairly close to your router you get strong screen flickering and if you're too close and have your router on your desk like me it douesn't work at all. As apple/lg cheaped out on any kind of em shielding.

      • Written by Naveed I from London

      75 of 106 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?£900 for a monitor that can't be used if you have wifi?

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Great Display

      Don't be put off by the poor reviews of this monitor, although it obviously had some initial shielding issues, these seem to have been sorted out. It may also n Don't be put off by the poor reviews of this monitor, although it obviously had some initial shielding issues, these seem to have been sorted out. It may also not be the greatest monitor in terms of style but actually it's not bad and you soon get used to it. The picture quality really is very good and it works a treat with a MacBook Pro via USB-C. My only negative is that I wish it had more thunderbolt 3 connections as my audio interface still needs to be connected the MacBook rather then the monitor. Yes it's expensive but can pick up recon ones for a lot less, I just didn't want to risk it. Go for it........

      • Written by Peter H from Belper

      Is this review useful?Great Display

    • 5.0 out of 5 stars

      Superb. If you have a Macbook Pro, buy this monitor

      The only thing I regret about this monitor is that I didn't buy it earlier. I put off buying this monitor because of the bad reviews. Instead I went through The only thing I regret about this monitor is that I didn't buy it earlier. I put off buying this monitor because of the bad reviews. Instead I went through two other monitors, each of which were much cheaper but whose picture quality was noticeably worse than the iMac screens. I returned those monitors and given assurances about how easy it was to return to Apple if faulty, I put up the money to buy this monitor in April 2018 - and it's worth every penny. Clear, bright, crisp, great colours. Plus only one cable connecting to my 2017 MacBook Pro. I've not had the problems other users have complained about (perhaps LG have improved their quality assurance by now). The monitor has built-in camera and sound, plus the stand has that clean, minimal aesthetic that looks like an Apple-designed device. The only quibbles are (a) raising or lowering the height is a bit stiff; (b) running Windows using BootCamp the display will sometimes suddenly go black for a few seconds - but is this due to the LG monitor or the MacBook Pro video card or Microsoft's Windows software? In any case I don't run Windows enough for this to be a problem.

      • Written by Mark M from Sydney

      Is this review useful?Superb. If you have a Macbook Pro, buy this monitor

    • 1.0 out of 5 stars

      No Daisy-Chain Support

      Superb image quality. HOWEVER... The main problem I have with this display is that there is no ability to daisy-chain two of these displays with my MacBook P Superb image quality. HOWEVER... The main problem I have with this display is that there is no ability to daisy-chain two of these displays with my MacBook Pro 15" 2017. LG allegedly supports MST, but MacOS does not. Apple - if this is your 'official' display, sort out the compatibility issues.....otherwise, bring out your own display that actually supports daisy-chaining and doesn't have the issues that other users have described.

      • Written by Jamie H from Durham

      6 of 10 people found this useful

      Is this review useful?No Daisy-Chain Support

  • Answers from the community

    • Answer

      The LG UltraFine 5K display’s Night Shift works based on the Built-in Retina Display settings dialog The LG UltraFine 5K display’s Night Shift works based on the Built-in Retina Display settings dialog (see HT207513). But this is not the case with (Automatically Adjust Brightness) option. With the LG UltraFine 5K connected to my Touch Bar/2017 MBP (latestOS/FW) there are Display dialogs for each display, but only the Built-in Retina Display has an (Automatically adjust brightness) checkbox. At the Apple store I checked an LG-UF5K display connected to a new Mac Pro as the primary/only display but the Display dialog also did not have the (Automatically adjust brightness) checkbox, so this limitation is not a function of being a secondary display. Per LG UltraFine 5K display (27MD5KA-B) spec sheet at LG website the UF5K capability is implemented. Per LG UltraFine 5K display (27MD5KA-B) Troubleshooting section of the manual macOS still lacks support. It is annoying that a couple times a day the UF5K is too bright/dim while the Built-in Retina Display adjusts. I did not expect this given Apple marketed and sold both. I have put in a feature request for macOS support. Right now this is the one daily detractor to an otherwise nice display. I did make a request to Apple to add support.

      • Answered by Bernard R from Belmont
      • on 30-Mar-2018
    • Answer

      You can buy 2,3, or 4 and use them in tandem. They do not daisy chain though. The LG 4K display d You can buy 2,3, or 4 and use them in tandem. They do not daisy chain though. The LG 4K display does not have a DisplayPort output to support daisy chaining. The LG 4K is a USB-C display (USB-C with DisplayPort alt mode, using DisplayPort 1.2 (4 lanes), and USB 2.0). I don't know if macOS supports DisplayPort MST (for daisy chaining displays using DisplayPort). The MacBook Pro supports DisplayPort 1.2 which can't support more than one 4K 60 Hz display anyway. Each side of the MacBook Pro (left side and right side) can support two displays. The MacBook Pro 15 inch allows up to four 4K displays. The MacBook Pro 13 inch allows two 4K displays. Thunderbolt 3 can support two 4K 60 Hz displays from a single port using Thunderbolt display daisy chaining, a Thunderbolt 3 to Dual DisplayPort or HDMI 2.0 adapter, or a Thunderbolt 3 dock. However, I am unaware of any Thunderbolt 3 product that has more than one USB-C port with DisplayPort alt mode (required for USB-C displays like the LG 4K). It might be possible to use an LG 4K with DisplayPort only (no USB) by using a USB-C to DisplayPort cable, but then any functions of the display that require USB will not be usable (audio, brightness control, USB hub). Brightness control may be possible using an app that uses DDC/CI. To get two ports supporting USB-C with DisplayPort alt mode from a single Thunderbolt 3 port (so you can use the other 3 ports for other stuff), you need the following: 1) two Sunix UPD2018 or two Delock 89582 (PCIe USB 3.1 gen 2 host controller with USB-C DisplayPort alt mode port). 2) one Thunderbolt 3 PCIe expansion box with two or more slots such as the Sonnet Echo Express SE III, or two Thunderbolt 3 PCIe expansion boxes each with one slot such as the Sonnet Echo Express SEL (Thunderbolt 3 Edition). 3) one Thunderbolt 3 to Dual DisplayPort adapter such as the one made by Sonnet (not all Thunderbolt 3 products are Mac compatible so check the manufacturer's specs).

      • Answered by Joseph V from Fort Langley
      • on 25-Feb-2018