• 5.0 out of 5 stars

    4K Ultrafine for Graphic Design

    • Written by Scott D from Glasgow

    I had been working for a year or so on my MacBook Pro 2016 and had meant to buy the 4k screen back in 2016 when it was on offer however, I ran out of cash. 18 months on, working solely on the 15" MacBook Pro Screen (which was fine for most things) I could finally afford a bigger screen. I wanted USB C and I wanted hassle free. I looked at everything, HP, DELL, other LG screens but the fact that this was an Apple collaboration with LG made the difference. I bought the screen plus the bluetooth keyboard and Magic Mouse 2 through Apple Business. Plugged in.. GO.. the screen is amazing, I was worried it wasn't big enough as it looks quite small in the picture but it's definitely big enough for all your Adobe CC palettes so don't worry. It unplugs/plugs back in fine, my 2 USB 2 drives work fine from the MacBook Pro. No issues. PLus for YouTube etc it's awesome, It's solid. Buy one. You won't be disappointed.

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Love it, great for connecting to mbp

    • Written by Andrew L from PAIGNTON

    I use this with my 2018 quad 13" MBP. It works perfectly. I use it in clamshell mode, when i get to the office I just connect it via the USB-c cable and it charges my MBP and shows an awesome picture. The image quality is very good. As good at least as my old 2017 iMac. No heating issues using this in 4k mode with my 13". The only complaint is that the built-in speakers aren't great. Also, the USB-c are only USB 2 speed. I guess I'd also have liked a headphone socket but oh well. This plus the top 13" works far better for me than a 15" at the same price. Very happy.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    An absolutely stunning display

    • Written by Andrew T from Canterbury

    I wanted a screen for my MacBook Pro and bought this with some trepidation due to several negative reviews. Perhaps I'm lucky but, for me, it's been an absolute dream and perhaps one of the best pieces of computer equipment I've ever bought.

    • Unbox monitor
    • Plug it in
    • Connect the supplied USB-C cable to the MacBook Pro
    • Hey presto! Monitor comes to life with the most amazing image quality. Not only that, it charges the laptop as well.

    Unplug the laptop and the monitor automatically turns off. Love that, too.

    One thing to bear in mind is that the audio output automatically switched from the MacBook Pro to the monitor (at full volume) so that shocked me when an e-mail came in. Simple to change that in System Prefs of course.

    But really, it's a stunning piece of kit. Very solidly built and really, the picture is just amazing.

    5 of 5 people found this useful

  • 3.0 out of 5 stars

    Crisp but smaller than you imagine. One dead pixel.

    • Written by Tim K from Cairndow

    This monitor is easy to set-up and is crystal-clear. It works seamlessly with the latest MacBook Pro (so much so that I've ditched my ageing desktop Mac completely). Negatives: It's small. I wish that I had saved enough for the 27" model. Whilst the solidity of the stand is excellent and it adjust vertically and tilts with ease, the lack of any swivel means that I have to lift the hefty base plate to move it (we don't all sit locked into a single seating position). Finally, and really annoyingly, I have a dead pixel which I only discovered when trying to edit it out of a photo! It's probably not enough to battle over a belated return, but do make sure that you set the background to plain white to test it when you get one as desktop backgrounds can easily mask these imperfections.

    5 of 7 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Questionable Design, Constantly crashes when plugging in

    • Written by Darren C from Westminster

    Without fail every time I plug in this monitor the entire system freezes requiring a restart. While this has been buggy before 10.13, 10.13 has taken this to a whole new level of buggyness.

    This is on a 15" 2017-maxed-out-macbook-pro and using LG's provided screen manager utility so it's quite clear problems still exist with this product even after routergate.

    Otherwise I'd love to say the monitor is great for the price - with decent colour and resolution for a 21" screen.

    But it's questionable design makes it's a shame it doesn't work with more devices, and some standard usb ports and/or ethernet on the back would be much more useful than usb 2.0-speed usb c ports. What are you actually imagining we plug into these?

    All in all after owning this for 3 months or so I can say this would be a much better screen all round if they had just put some decent standard connectivity onto it.

    7 of 8 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    loose cable

    • Written by Donald S from West Olive

    I bought the new 13" MBP and LG 22MD4KA-B from Apple in late 2016.

    The USB-C to USB-C cable supplied by LG has loose-fitting ends. For example, if you simply bump the cable, the LG goes black. Both ends are loose. It doesn't snap firmly in to my MBP nor into the monitor.

    Twice I have contacted LG and each time they sent me an identical new cable.

    Apple support seemed unaware of the issue and it isn't their product but they said to bring it to the Apple store which I will when I can get there.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars


    • Written by Sundeep B from London

    Bought in February this year.
    Excellent image quality and clarity. I've never had screen issues as reported by other users.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Very, very good, but...

    • Written by George D from Newton Kyme

    Purchased in August 2017 direct from the Mac Store. I am using with MacBook Pro (Touch Bar) 15".

    Great monitor that is more than big enough due to the real estate of the 4k display.

    Great design
    Amazing screen and resolution. 21.5' is plenty big at 4k
    Easy movement of the screen up, down and tilt
    Super simple to use. No buttons! Plug in the USB-C at the back and it auto finds and connects
    The 3 other ports at the back have helped unclutter my desk

    No Camera and Microphone. Very dis-appointing at this price point.
    USB C ports at the back are only USB 2, which is a very silly limitation. And does strike one as nickel and diming the customer.

    Other than those 2 niggles, I am loving using it and it is a seamless integration with the Mac. I would recommend.

    4 of 4 people found this useful

  • 2.0 out of 5 stars

    Display great, badly let down when sound plays as white noise after sleep

    • Written by Dave B from HAYLE

    While the quality of the display itself is really good, I've been very disappointed to find that if my MacBook has been asleep for a length of time, on wake the the LG display plays any sound as white noise or distorted sound with white noise mixed in. As a result I could not recommend this monitor to anyone, which is a shame. Also only supporting USB2 on the monitor hub is equally disappointing but I was aware on this on purchase.

    7 of 7 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Just works

    • Written by Mark P from Aldershot

    Received my LG monitor today. Simple, clean design and well packaged. Just plug the USB C cable and everything 'just works'! Beautiful screen and a perfect complement to my new MacBook Pro 13".

    One feature I found out by accident is that like Windows 10, you can 'snap' windows left and right by holding down the mouse on the 'green' button in the window you want to snap.

    This is Apple at its best...everything works together without minimal technical messing about. Perfect.

    PS: I have been using a Mac since 2008 and left earlier this year to a Surface Pro 4. While the Surface Pro 4 and Windows has matured a lot, Apple's ecosystem and quality is still the best, hence my return.

    1 of 1 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    The Best Monitor I have owned

    • Written by Stephen C from MAIDSTONE

    This is a great piece of Kit, sharp text, vibrant colours - so easy to set up. Works perfectly with my 12in MacBook. The ambient light sensor is a bonus. Well worth its premium price tag, no regrets in buying. Highly recommended.

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Improved My Camera No End

    • Written by Anthony S from BOURNEMOUTH

    About 18 months ago, I upgraded my DSLR. I was always a little disappointed with the picture quality except, curiously, when I exported to my HD TV. I received this monitor in December '16 as a Christmas present to complement my new MBP. My first reaction to its picture quality was 'wow' and it has improved my camera's photos from average to great (my old external monitor clearly wasn't up to the job).

    The monitor's display quality is really good, a little better than the late-2016 (USB-C) MBP's inbuilt display in my opinion. It's a compact monitor but has 'deceptively spacious' working space - when it came out of the box I was worried that it was too small but, for me, it's perfect. This is a monitor to work with, not to show images to a crowd of people.

    Physically, it is minimalist but well built; the stand is particularly good with a heavy baseplate and a simple lift from low to high enough to stand behind an open 15" MBP. There are no controls, when the attached Mac boots, the monitor lights up, when the Mac shuts down, so does the monitor. The monitor charges the Mac over the same cable as the Mac sends the video so it's true one-wire USB-C operation.

    The rest is just OK: the monitor has speakers and they're fine for casual use. It has 3 uncommitted USB-C ports but they are only USB2 with USB-C sockets so they will slow down modern devices - but they're fine, my USB3 Time Machine drive is usually plugged into one and it just takes a little longer to do its job. The reason is that the monitor isn't a Thunderbolt device like its big brother, it's a USB device.

    For me, it's excellent.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Beat expectations.

    • Written by Jeremy N from Jersey

    After all the bad reviews when released I couldn't decide what was the best choice with my new 15 inch MBP. In the end I went with two 4k's and it is great! The speakers are good and two of them do charge a 15 inch MBP so less cables. If your debating what to get and think the 5k's are overpriced then this is the best option.

    1 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    You get what you pay for ...

    • Written by Bertie M from SWANSEA

    This display is excellent. Full stop. The monitor oozes quality in build and display. Lots of metal make it really sturdy and the height & tilt adjustment is very smooth. Now, the main part is of course the display quality and I have to say it cannot be faulted. I find once you have used a retina display you cannot go back. Crisp and gorgeous colour reproduction.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Stunning Display

    • Written by John S from Taunton

    I spent ages trying to decide in advance if this monitor would be too small. I took the plunge and I am glad i did. The image and text clarity is as good as on the 13 inch MacBook Pro it is attached to. Being older I had worried that the default scaled resolution might make text appear too small but it did not at all. The text is so pin sharp I can work comfortably for extended periods.

    Brightness is just right and colours are rich and sumptuous. YouTube 4K content looks amazing as does HD. For the first time I have been able to edit 4K images shot on the phone.

    Physically the monitor is sturdy with good adjustment. The USBC connectors could fit better perhaps and the limitations of usb2 speeds is well documented. I have limited peripherals to a lightning to usbc cable.

    I have experienced a wake from sleep issue on occasion though. I have not found a pattern to it. For me it's not a deal breaker but a fix would be nice.

    3 of 3 people found this useful

  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    No problems with screen as discussed from other reviews

    • Written by Anthony S from leeds

    Perfect screen, so clean and 24 hours in I haven't had any problems with the display at all. I bought this screen to try it out expecting to take it back from all the negative reviews. Literally blown away by the quality and thinking of getting a second. I wasn't sure if my entry level new Macbook pro would be able to power so many pixels.

    The quickest machine I've had Ive not even seen the beachball yet!

    Highly Recommend

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  • 5.0 out of 5 stars

    Response to "...absolutely criminal decision..."

    • Written by Alex B from Cambridge

    Response to "My only complaint at all with the display is the absolutely criminal decision to only offer USB 2.0 ports on the back. I understand the higher end 27" (which I would have bought if I could have found one) has to have something extra for the money other than a bigger screen but USB 2.0?"

    This is a USB-C device driving a 4K display. It's not a thunderbolt 3 device.

    There simply isn't enough bandwidth left to drive USB 3 or USB C sockets.

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  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Love the display but USB 2.0 ports? Really?

    • Written by Jeff N from HARTLEPOOL

    I've had the display a couple of weeks now and use it with a maxed out 15" 2016 MacBook Pro (except SSD) and I've had no issues at all with screen flicker and I use Final Cut Pro X, Capture One and Adobe Creative Suite all day so push it reasonably well.

    The display itself is incredible and easily on a par with the Retina display of the MacBook Pro itself in both pixels as well as brightness and colour. The actual build quality is also VERY good and much more sturdy than most monitors with very little movement of the screen if your desk were to move slightly for example. Having used Dell monitors a lot over the years they always had far too much "sway" in the stands to bounce around all over the place if your desk moved in any way at all.

    My only complaint at all with the display is the absolutely criminal decision to only offer USB 2.0 ports on the back. I understand the higher end 27" (which I would have bought if I could have found one) has to have something extra for the money other than a bigger screen but USB 2.0? Why of why with all the problems with lack of ports on the new MacBook Pro's do LG have to punish us the same as Apple. Surely we could have had USB 3.0 ports even if we couldn't USB 3.1. It's a brand new display with ports introduced 16 years ago. Absolutely no excuse for that and I've knocked a star off for it and I debated knocking 2 off for it.

    My final thoughts are that if you want to save some cash and 21" plus your MacBook Pro screen are ok for you then it's a great display but budget for a decent dock when they eventually come out to give you some usable ports for your Mac. Essentially, you buy a 2016 MacBook Pro but to get the best from it, wait until around Spring/Summer 2017.

    11 of 11 people found this useful

  • 4.0 out of 5 stars

    Response to Screen Flickering Review Written by Roc S from London 23-Nov-20

    • Written by Colin P from Liverpool

    This issue also occurs with my Philips USB-c connected screen and with some monitors/projectors when using apple's USB-c display adaptors. In my opinion the issue relates to the display port over USB-c implementation rather than the screens. It still requires Apple to fix the issue though given increasing number of new USB-C based MacBook Pro users

    44 of 49 people found this useful

  • 1.0 out of 5 stars

    Terrible product - Avoid

    • Written by Richard G from Silverstone

    This Monitor will black out every 10 seconds. Having spoken to both Apple support and LG support they both have yet to receive any information on this product. LG's advice was just to return it to apple as they have never seen one and none of there support use Apple products. Apples advice was you have 14days to return it.

    This is the first time I have ordered a product via Apple's website and felt let down by it.

    Save your time and money and avoid this until they solve the issue.

    58 of 71 people found this useful