LG UltraFine Display (4K & 5K) Overview Updated July 30, 2019

LG UltraFine Display (4K & 5K)

Forged from a partnership between LG and Apple

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November 2016 - July 2019


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 July 30

Apple is now selling a new generation of the 5K LG UltraFine display. For the first time, the 5K UltraFine is now compatible with the iPad Pro, finally offering a 5K display option for 2018 iPad Pro users.  Update: Apple’s support page says that the UltraFine display can only work with the iPad Pro at 3840 x 2160 @ 60Hz, so the quest to find a true 5K external display for the iPad is unfortunately not over.

Previously, the 5K UltraFine display would only work over Thunderbolt. Now, it can output 5K over USB-C DisplayPort, which means it can now work with any of Apple’s current Mac and iPad Pro lineup.

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LG UltraFine Display Stories May 24

After discontinuing the smaller 21.5-inch UltraFine Display, LG has released a new larger 24-inch UltraFine-labeled monitor in its place at the same $699 price point. If the launch of the new display flew under your radar, that’s probably because much of the spotlight was centered on Apple’s new 2019 MacBook Pro models, which launched alongside LG’s new display.

This new UltraFine Display is like a combination of the UltraFine 5K and the older UltraFine 4K Display, and for the most part that’s an okay thing. The biggest feature is the inclusion of not just one, but two Thunderbolt 3 ports. That’s an improvement over LG’s previous Apple-centric displays, as you’ll see in our hands-on video review. expand full story

LG UltraFine Display Stories May 21

Apple Store now selling new generation LG UltraFine 4K display with 23.7-inch screen, Thunderbolt 3 passthrough

Apple is now selling a new generation LG UltraFine 4K Display for the same $699 price as the previous generation. The product is now listed at the Apple Online Store with shipping from tomorrow.

LG UltraFine Display Stories May 20

The saga of the LG UltraFine display mystery continues. After the disappearance of the LG 4K UltraFine display from the Apple Store, and the continued lack of availability for the 5K UltraFine, the plot thickens with the discovery from TidBITS that you can now buy a new 23.7-inch LG display from Apple that is otherwise unlisted.

The seemingly-unannounced display is priced at $699. This is the same price as the ‘old’ 21-inch 4K LG UltraFine, and a few hundred dollars below the sale price of the 5K sibling.

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LG UltraFine Display Stories April 19

Apple has today removed its online store listing for the 21.5-inch LG UltraFine 4K Display. This is the smaller and more affordable USB-C display option at $700 compared to the 27-inch 5K version of the monitor which sells for $1,300.

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LG UltraFine Display Stories March 21

If you’re looking for a Thunderbolt 3-enabled external display, then LG is pretty much where it’s at. Not only does the Korean company produce the 34-inch 5K2K UltraWide Display, which is great for creative professionals, but it also produces an LG UltraFine 4K Display with Thunderbolt 3 in tow.

Not to be confused with the 21.5-inch 4K UltraFine Display that’s sold in Apple Stores, this 32-inch display comes with Thunderbolt 3, and features the familiar LG design language found on many of the displays within the company’s lineup.

Is the LG UltraFine 4K Monitor worth considering for those looking to add an external display to their desktop setup? Watch our hands-on video review for the details. expand full story

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