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27MD5KA

Key Features

  • 5K (5120 x 2880) IPS Display
  • 218 Pixel Per Inch
  • P3 99% Colour Spectrum
  • Thunderbolt™3
  • Built-In Camera & Speaker

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LG UltraFine 5K/4K Display

A New Way to Mac

The LG UltraFine 5K monitor is the perfect partner for Mac and MacBook users, providing a compatible external display alternative. As well as this LG offers their UltraFine 4K displays for use with MacBook.

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218 PPI

Ultra-Clear 218 PPI 5K Display

Using 218 PPI ultra-fine pixels per inch to embody 5K (5120X2880) resolution, LG UltraFine 5K (27”) display provides the equivalent Pixel Per Inch (PPI) as a New MacBook Pro Retina’s display. Now, you can experience the high definition and detailed image of a Mac on a 5K large-screen display.

*PPI : On displays of the same size, a greater number of pixels per inch (PPI) produces better, clearer picture quality.

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P3 99%

Rich Colour, Better Detail

A colour spectrum of P3 99% enables you to edit your high-resolution photos precisely creating the perfect image. You will see more detail and richer colours on the 5K high-resolution display.

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Thunderbolt™ 3

5K Display with Thunderbolt™ 3

LG's UltraFine 5K display with Thunderbolt™3 can transmit a 5K video and data simultaneously as well as charging a New MacBook Pro up to 85W with just one single cable. Plus, three USB-C downstream ports (USB 5 Gbps) let you connect additional devices as needed.

*UltraFine 5K display requires a Thunderbolt™ 3 enabled Mac with macOS 10.12.1 or later.

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Brightness

Ultimate Visibility, The Finest Brightness

The LG UltraFine 5K display has brightness of 500cd/m2 and can express a wide range of colour and contrast. You can experience vivid, lifelike images on a screen with a 5K resolution display, which provides a truer representation of nature while you edit or work on a visual image.

*The default setting is half of the maximum brightness value, but it can be adjusted.

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IPS

Clear Visual Contents from Any Angle

The 5K high definition display with IPS minimizes colour shift and delivers detailed, accurate images on the LG UltraFine 5K display. The colour is consistent on the screen from edge to edge, and it conveys the perfect visual output.

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Built-in Camera & Speaker

Clear Visuals and Live Sound

The LG UltraFine 5K display* has an internal webcam** and responsive voice speaker that are perfectly suited for entertainment and communication, such as watching movies, FaceTime calls and online chat. It offers a more detailed, vivid picture for viewing or keeping in touch with family and friends.

*UltraFine 5K Display only support Thunderbolt™ 3
**Only UltraFine 5K has built-in Webcam

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Display Control

Seamless Display Control with macOS

Detailed control of display setting, such as brightness, can be done using macOS without having to use any physical buttons.

*Adjust Display Setting > Brightness Slidebar or Ctrl + Brightness up

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App

Multi-Function Screen Manager

The LG Screen Manager has been optimized for macOS to provide diverse and powerful multi-screen options. For example, it provides options such as automatic division of the screen into two to four frames in accordance with users' specific needs.

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Stand

A Flexible Workstation with Adjustable Stand

LG UltraFine 5K displays have convenient height/tilt adjustment and offer an easy setup wall-mount for utilizing a VESA mount bracket.
Users can customize the display height to create a more personal, comfortable environment.

*VESA mount bracket is not included in package.

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What People Are Saying

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Display This is a great thunderbolt display, I have it setup on a new MacMini (2018) server alongside a 2011 Apple Thunderbolt in dual display mode. The UltraFine offers noticeably more colour depth and richness than the Thunderbolt and is considerably brighter. I have no complaints about the screen performance. The stand is clutter-free, functional and allows desk space to be used, the height adjustment is a great feature. However, on first setup, the screen took a VERY long time to be recognised by the MacMini in dual display mode - so long I thought it was not going to work at all. Additionally when the MacMini is woken from sleep in the morning, waking up both displays can take 30-45 seconds. When the LG does wake, the brightness control does not respond - the old Thunderbolt works fine. I find I need to open the System Preferences and make a Display Arrangement adjustment to reset the display and trigger the LG to respond to brightness controls. An expensive display, worth the money if you are going to sit in front of it all day. Five stars all round easily if the quirks around the wake-up were fixed.
Date published: 2019-03-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Really good, in nearly every way. After owning a lot of displays over the years, these are easily the best ones I've every owned for non-gaming business and design usage, especially on Apple Mac machines with the OS integrations, but even users on other operating systems can enjoy most of its benefits. At 27" they match the size of Apple's previous Cinema/Thunderbolt Displays, not only offering the same resolution, but importantly at double the quality level (218 pixels-per-inch). This is great as it almost identically matches MacBook Pro laptops (220ppi), so items stay consistent with one another across screens, and the quality is as near to print as you can currently get. Other display qualities that are excellent, include: colour gamut (99% DCI-P3) at a depth of 10bits, 500nits max brightness (plenty bright enough in most environments), anti-glare treatment (helps reduce glare decently), IPS panel with nearly a full 180-degree (178 to be precise) viewing angle, and finally HDCP2.2 & HDCP1.4 support when needed for DRM-controlled content. The dual 5W stereo speakers are also decent for built-in ones, as is the camera which does full HD 1080p compared to Apple's laptops at 720p standard HD. It also has a built-in mic, which like all built-in ones, is decent enough for basic online chat usage. Having three additional downstream 5Gbit/s USB-C gen.1 ports on the back of each display is useful for connecting basic USB peripherals that require slow/medium speed connections. For example, you can connect an external backup drive to the back of a display and it will back up the connected Mac's internal SSD, meaning you don't need to connect this drive directly into the Mac. In fact only a couple of items may slightly annoy some users. The ambient light sensor only works with the latest 2018 models of Mac (not the 2016/2017 ones) which features the "True Tone" capability with the "Automatically adjust brightness" macOS settings. Additionally related to this, are the displays brightness settings controls. If you have two LG 5K displays connected to a 15" MacBook Pro, you can adjust only one of the LG 5K's directly using the keyboard, without having to opening the Display Preferences on the Mac, and more importantly they do not have a way to control ALL your displays brightness settings at the same time; to be able to easily set exactly the same brightness across all three of your displays (two LG 5K's and the MacBook's display) by using just one slider control rather than three separate ones. Hopefully the latter issue may be addressed by a software update in future, as usefully the UltraFine LG 5K displays feature "Screen Manager" software, meaning that along with screen layout controls, the display can receive software updates later on. Perhaps in a future version we'll be able to plug two Macs into one screen and easily flick between them and have picture-by-picture/picture-in-picture options. But with todays tech, this really is an astounding display monitor that as a Mac user I can strongly recommend.
Date published: 2019-03-03
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