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LG - UltraFine 27" IPS LED 5K UHD Monitor

Render raw, uncompressed images in 5K quality with this 27-inch LG UltraFine LED monitor. Its 5120 x 2880 resolution and P3 99 percent color spectrum provide elaborate image details, letting you achieve accurate results from your media editing work. The Thunderbolt 3 port of this LG UltraFine LED monitor lets you charge and sync a MacBook Pro laptop smoothly.

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$1,299.99

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    Overview

    What's Included


    • LG UltraFine 27" IPS LED 5K UHD Monitor
    • 6.6 ft. Thunderbolt3 Cable (Active Cable)
    • VESA design cover
    • Easy Setup Guide
    • Guides on Using Product Functions

    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    93% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (13 out of 14)

    Energy Ratings


    Features


    5K UHD 5120 x 2880 resolution with 16:9 aspect ratio

    Delivers crystal clear picture quality with stunning detail.

    12ms response time

    Helps prevent blurring, ghosting, and streaking during intense action sequences in video games and movies.

    Watch crisp images

    The 60Hz refresh rate is a good choice for gaming and other fast-moving media.

    27" anti-glare widescreen flat-panel IPS LED monitor

    Provides a large viewing area and clear images.

    Thunderbolt 3 input

    Allows you to transmit 5K video and data while simultaneously charging a new MacBook Pro (up to 85W) over a single cable. Plus, three USB-C downstream ports (USB 5 Gbps) let you connect additional devices as needed.

    178° horizontal and vertical viewing angles

    Ensure a clear view of the monitor from multiple vantage points.

    Clear communication and entertainment

    The monitor comes with an internal webcam, responsive speakers, and microphone that are perfectly suited to entertainment and communication, as well as allow you to watch movies and video chat.

    Hang your monitor on the wall

    Detach your monitor from its base to hang it on the wall via the VESA mount.

    1200:1 contrast ratio

    Provides a high number of shades between black and white for accurate color reproduction when displaying images with extreme differences between light and dark.

    500 cd/m² brightness

    Provides a highly visible display and crisp on-screen images.

    Rich color, better detail

    The 99% coverage of P3 color spectrum enables you to edit your high-resolution photos precisely. You will experience exceptional detail and rich color on this 5K display.

    Easy display control with macOS

    The detailed control of display settings such as brightness can be done using the macOS without the need to use any physical buttons.

    Multifunctional Screen Manager

    The LG Screen Manager has been optimized for the macOS to provide a variety of multiscreen options. For example, it can automatically divide your screen into two to four frames according to your specific needs.

    ENERGY STAR certified

    Designed to use less energy and meets strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy.


    Customer rating

    Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 14 reviews

    93%
    would recommend to a friend

    Pros

    Cons

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good with compromises

      Posted
      techtoyz
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I should preface this review by mentioning that I had a 24" Cinema Display and I had tried to go to the Dell Ultra HD 5K Monitor UP2715K 27-Inch Screen, but it had a lot of flaws working with Mac. Fast forward to today and I am now a semi-proud owner of an LG Ultra Fine 5K. The LG Ultra-Fines are great in a lot of ways: (1) A single cable provides power to all MacBook Pros (note the 4k model does NOT have output enough power to charge a 15" MacBook Pro). (2) A single cable also outputs video, audio and on the back of the display there are three additional USB-C ports. You'll likely still have to buy a few USB-C to USB-A adapters, but I was able to get these for $10 each when Best Buy had them on sale so this paled in comparison to the $99 HyperDrive or other multi-port adapters that people were buying. (3) HEIGHT-ADJUSTABILITY. Small but HUGE. I've never had a monitor with this and I have to say it's pretty nice because it gets you to sit ergonomically at your desk when using your computer. (4) Of course the 5K is immaculate. Add to the fact that it's a P3 which means it sports a 25% higher color gamut and you'll see colors in your photos you've never seen before. With the higher resolution, it also gives you well over 2x the amount of on-screen real estate than you would get by just using the built-in notebook's display (compared to the 15" model). (5) The audio system is above-average. It's not as good as, say, the sound system on a 5k iMac, but it suffices and saves me desk space and cabling on not having to purchase an external third-party sound system. (6) Because Apple is working with LG on this, the integration with macOS is as good as it gets for a third-party solution. However, it's surely not without its flaws: (1) Quirky with software. The latest software quirk is every time the display goes to sleep and you wake it up the brightness turns all the way up and this monitor is 500 nits so it's quite bright. I usually like to have it around 300-350. (2) Build quality. I really wish LG would have kept with the all-aluminum design-mentality of the Thunderbolt Display. With a monitor of this size and the base being plastic, the monitor is going to rock if your keyboard shares the same surface as the monitor. Luckily, I have a keyboard tray, so I was able to resolve this by moving the keyboard to the under-the-desk keyboard tray. (3) WiFi Quirk. To be fair, my display is not near my router, but this was a silly goof on LG's part and they should have done a full recall on them versus only replacing the displays if you experience an issue. The reason being, who's to say in the future my display won't end up near a router and if the manufacturer's warranty is up by then, you're stuck with a somewhat fatal flaw. Other thoughts: If you're going to be using this with a new Touch Bar model, I've found that I don't like working between a 15" and 27" so I use this exclusively with my notebook closed, the downside being I never get to use the Touch Bar or Touch ID, but it's a minor trade-off if you're a seasoned Mac user.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Forget 4k

      Posted
      Fozzie
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      I was hesitant because of the negative reviews around quality but it’s fine. No this isn’t an Apple quality display on the outside but the graphics are amazing. If you want to glue some aluminum on the outside and tell your friends it’s an Apple display be my guest. It’s fine the way it is for me. I do wish it had an HDMI port so I didn’t have to buy an adapter for my old MacBook Pro but oh well.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

      Price way too high, build quality lacking

      Posted
      Tomm
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      This is the Apple-recommended monitor for the MacBook Pro. Great idea, one thunderbolt connection does everything. But for $1,400, the build quality is sub-Apple, connections are flimsy, frame seems cheap. The 5K display is too intense and yet did nothing to improve the images from the Mac.

      No, I would not recommend this to a friend

      • Brand response

        LGAnswers

        Thanks for sharing your feedback. We take our consumer feedback into consideration for research, design, and growth opportunities. I will be happy to pass along this information to our Design Team. Please feel free to reconnect with us directly should you have any other questions or concerns via Twitter @LGUSSupport or Facebook www.Facebook.com/LGSupportUSA ^CP LG

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      The monitor is amazing -keep wireless routers away

      Posted
      beowulfjrd
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      The monitor is amazing. Very good with color and clarity of image. We had power off issues with a wireless router too close to the monitor. Removing the wireless device fixed the power off issues.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Pricey but worth it.

      Posted
      ilovepizza
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      It’s pricey but the monitor is awesome. The brightness is noticeable and the sharpness is awesome, especially when zooming in for photoshop. The pixel colors are great right out of the box for photos and video editing.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great image but big price

      Posted
      Ardalitors
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This monitor gives a stunning image detail, but at a cost, big price and without great build quality. Overall it's a great monitor if you want to work at the maximum resolution capable on a MacPro.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Monitor

      Posted
      Jcones
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite Plus MemberElite Plus Member

      Great monitor, will worth the price. Works perfectly with my MacBook Pro. Plan on purchasing another one for my office.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Ideal for MacBook Pro users

      Posted
      photorunner
      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Haven't tried other monitors to compare, but this works well with my MacBook Pro. Very sharp and bright.

      I would recommend this to a friend




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