LG UltraFine Display (4K & 5K) Overview Updated January 10, 2017

LG UltraFine Display (4K & 5K)

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November 2016 - January 2017


The LG UltraFine Display is a product forged from a partnership between LG and Apple. It comes in both 4K and 5K varieties, and features USB-C connectors for connecting to eligible Macs and for connecting peripherals.

The LG UltraFine 5K Display is the de facto replacement for the Apple Thunderbolt Display. The 5K model is the flagship version of the display, and features native 5120-by-2880 resolution, a 1920-by-1080 camera, microphone, three USB 3.1 (gen 1) ports for connectivity to peripherals at up to 5Gbps, and can charge both the 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro at full speed via USB Power Delivery.

Be sure to read our full LG UltraFine 5K Display FAQ for more details, and also watch our hands-on walkthrough where we unbox and talk about the display’s details.

LG UltraFine Display Stories January 10

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LG’s UltraFine 5K Display is here, and while it tops the 4K model in virtually every statistic, there are some scenarios where you might consider buying two 21.5-inch 4K displays instead of a single 5K display.

Both UltraFine Displays are on sale for a limited time until March 31, 2017. The LG UltraFine 5K Display is on sale for $974 and the 4K version is on sale for $524.

That means that you can get two 4K models for $1048, or only $74 more than a single 5K display. Despite the 4K version’s noted shortcomings — lack of a camera, microphone, Thunderbolt 3, 10-bit color, etc. — this may be a viable option if it happens to meet your needs. expand full story

LG UltraFine Display Stories January 3

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When I decided the time had come to spend a lot of money on a shiny new MacBook Pro, I was tempted to get all the expense out of the way at once and upgrade displays at the same time. The problem is finding someone to take my money …

I currently use an Apple Thunderbolt Display in my home office, and with the simple addition of a Thunderbolt 2 to 3 adapter was able to continue doing so. It’s a great display for its time, but is showing its age a little. The screen is non-Retina and doesn’t compete with the brightness and color range of the 2016 MacBook Pro. The bezels also look rather large by today’s standards.

The display Apple would like me to buy as a replacement is the LG 5K UltraFine, but I have to say that it’s not really grabbing me …

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LG UltraFine Display Stories January 2

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LG’s UltraFine 5K Displays are slowly making their way into the hands of customers, and as such, there are still quite a few lingering questions about the units. We’ve already posted an in-depth hands-on video walkthrough, but in this post we’ll answer some of the most frequently asked questions that we’ve encountered thus far. expand full story

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LG UltraFine Display Stories December 31, 2016

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The LG UltraFine 5K Display is Apple’s answer to MacBook Pro customers who wish to connect their notebooks to an external display with a single cable. After reportedly getting out of the standalone monitor business, LG’s offerings, which are available in 4K and 5K varieties, might be the next best option.

The fact that you can connect a single Thunderbolt 3 cable from your MacBook to the LG UltraFine 5K Display is quite compelling. Not only will this provide display output, but it will also deliver the necessary power (up to 85W) to keep your MacBook Pro — 13- or 15-inch variety — charged.

We recently got our hands on the LG UltraFine 5K Display. Is it a good choice for MacBook Pro owners? Watch our hands-on video walkthrough inside to learn more. expand full story

LG UltraFine Display Stories December 21, 2016

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While Apple and LG are pitching the finally-on-sale UltraFine 5K display at owners of the 2016 MacBook Pro, some of those with older Macs have been wondering whether it might be compatible with their machines too. The short answer is ‘not really,’ but a new Apple support document shows that it is kind of compatible with some older machines …

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LG UltraFine Display Stories December 20, 2016

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Update: Shipping estimates are now at “2-4 weeks” on Apple.com and Jan 20 for in-store pickup.

Apple’s online store today started selling the new LG UltraFine 5K display that it unveiled in partnership with the company alongside its new MacBook Pros back in October. Apple has also extended limited time pricing by three months until March 31st alongside other accessories it currently has on sale for new MacBook Pro users. 

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