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22MD4KA-B

Key Features

  • 4K (4096 x 2304) IPS Display
  • 219 Pixel Per Inch
  • P3 99% Color Spectrum
  • USB-C
  • Built-In Speaker
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Ultra Clear 219 PPI 4K Display

Ultra Clear 219 PPI 4K Display

At 219 pixels per inch to deliver 4K resolution (4069 x 2304 at 21.5”), the LG UltraFine™ display lets you experience the definition and detail of a Mac on a large 4K screen.

Rich Color, Better Detail

Rich Color, Better Detail

A color spectrum of P3 99% enables you to edit your high-resolution photos precisely. You will experience exceptional detail and rich color on this 4K display.

USB-C Versatility

USB-C Versatility

One USB-C port can replace multiple ports for transmitting data, 4K video and power charging. It is also able to simultaneously charge mobile devices while charging your MacBook (up to 60W). In addition, three USB-C downstream ports (480Mbps) let you connect additional devices.¹

How to Connect the LG UltraFine 4K Display via USB-C cable

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Recommended Connection with UltraFine 4K Display

Recommended Connection with UltraFine 4K Display

1. 13" / 15" New MacBook Pro (Late 2016) Or 12" MacBook Retina (2015~)
Check your release date of Mac devices

2. macOS Sierra 10.12.2 or later
Check your macOS version

3. Use enclosed 'USB-C cable' in the box
The USB-C Cable has 'USB mark' on the cable.

How to Connect LG UltraFine 4K Display with Your Mac

If your Mac has a built-in USB-C port, you can use LG UltraFine 4K only with the provided USB-C cable.

How to Connect LG UltraFine 4K Display with Your Mac
Ultimate Visibility

Ultimate Visibility

The LG UltraFine™ 4K display reaches a brightness of 500cd/m² and can express a wide range of color and contrast. You can experience vivid, lifelike images on a 4K screen, which provides a more natural representation.²

Consistent Color and Clarity

Consistent Color and Clarity

This 4K high-definition monitor with IPS minimizes color shift and delivers detailed, accurate images on the UltraFine™ 4K screen. Color is consistent from edge to edge.

Easy Display Control with macOS

Easy Display Control with macOS

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

Multi-Function Screen Manager

Multi-Function Screen Manager

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

Convenient Adjustable Display Stand

Convenient Adjustable Display Stand

LG UltraFine™ 4K displays have convenient height/tilt adjustment. Users can customize the display height to create a more personal, comfortable workstation, or easily wall-mount the display with the use of a VESA mount bracket.³

ENERGY STAR® Qualified

ENERGY STAR®

ENERGY STAR® certified monitors meet stringent energy efficiency requirements set by the US Environmental Protection Agency in On, Sleep, and Off Modes. On average, monitors that have earned the ENERGY STAR® are 25% more energy efficient than standard options.

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What People Are Saying

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excelent addition to my MacBook Pro Monitor has beautiful 4K display and works with my MacBook Pro as a sec monitor perfectly , no software to instal , except Manger from Ap store to keep firmware and driver update.
Date published: 2018-08-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Still the best small size 4k display in market After almost 2 years since it released, 22MD4KA is still the best in its size range.
Date published: 2018-07-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brilliant image, easy set-up Looking for a high quality near pro monitor for my new MacBookPro led me to find several good options but none were really tuned to the laptop like this one is. The colors and contrast are excellent out of the box. And the screen size is perfect for my desk. The only difficulty I had was updating the LG software which failed the first few times I used the monitor, however it finally took. The multi-monitor mode looks interesting but I can't see any reason I would use it.
Date published: 2018-07-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Monitor! If I'm being honest, I only bought this monitor because it was the least expensive one guaranteed to work flawlessly with my MacBook Pro. I'm not a tech person and I don't care to spend time researching specs to find the perfect item. I want to plug it in and have it work. This monitor does that. It has a beautiful, clear picture and its size is great for drafting.
Date published: 2018-06-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Why did I wait so long This monitor is everything I hoped it would be. Integration with my MacBook was easy. All I had to do was plug it in when the provided cables.
Date published: 2018-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from An incredible display I bought this about a month ago and I’m so happy with it. It is by far, the external best display I’ve ever used. I really enjoy using it. Makes my laptop as fun to use as my iMac 5k Thank you LG!
Date published: 2018-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Just what I wanted! As a writer, I need to have a portable computer and purchased a new MacBook. Also, sometimes I need a larger screen or multiple screens, at the same time so I purchased the LG 23MD4KA-B screen which fits perfectly on my desk. Its clarity is excellent, it's easy to watch, and I am best pleased with it.
Date published: 2018-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best monitor I ever have This product is definitely the best 4K consumer grade monitor on the market, and it’s actually on the edge of pro. I think this is the top level of the current monitor technology until the OLEDs and microLEDs become widely available. Extremely bright, stunning colors, invisible pixels, very little ghosting and acceptable contrast level for an LCD panel. It works perfectly with MacBook Early 2015, even the refresh rate reduced to 48 Hz. But unfortunately, even the monitor has an ambient light sensor, there is not an option for adjusting brightness automatically on the macOS display preferences interface (High Sierra, Version 10.13.4). Lastly, be aware of the three port USB-C hub on the back of the monitor is limited to 2.0 speeds because of the bandwidth limitations.
Date published: 2018-04-11
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ASK & ANSWER

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Please first review the detailed product information and help guides in the Product Support section for this product prior to posting a question.

Are there plans for a non USB-C version of this display? Would love to use this with the previous generation of MacBook Pros.

Asked by: Jeff Miller
Regrettably, we do not have any information on if LG will collaborate with Apple to design another monitor like the LG 22" Class UltraFine™ 4K IPS LED Monitor (21.5" Diagonal), Model # 22MD4KA-B that does not feature USB-C ports. There should be adapters available that you can use to connect to the USB-C port on the monitor...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2018-07-06

Could I use this monitor for an win 10 computer by mini dp? I mean input is dp alt.mode usb 3.1 Gen1, is there any adapter to make this happen, from minidp to usb 3.1. Thanks.

Asked by: frankshu
Regrettably, LG does not manufacture adapters that you can use to connect to the USB-C or HDMI ports on LG 22" Class UltraFine™ 4K IPS LED Monitor (21.5" Diagonal), Model # 22MD4KA. There should be a variety of adapters available and you should be able to find those through online sites or retailers that sell cables or computers...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2018-04-12

Does the ambient light sensor work at all? I have been unable to find any report of its usage and it does not work for me in Sierra. Can you specify a combination of Mac and MacOS where it can actually be used to automatically adjust the brightness?

Asked by: Lee3
The Ambient Light Sensor (ALS) should work fine. To find how it works, open System Preferences and select Displays. Enable "Automatically adjust brightness" and the computer will use the ambient light sensor to automatically adjust the brightness. You can also check if Mac OS is updated. The ALS operates in accordance with Mac OS and some Mac OS doesn’t support the display ALS. If all mentioned above don't work, try to place your hand on the ambient light sensor and check if your screen will turn black. If not, then the ambient light sensor might not be working. ^AC
Answered by: amber
Date published: 2017-12-27

How can I adjust the brightness of the ultrafine 4K in Windows? This only seems to work in macOS. In Windows I can only change the brightness of my MacBook's screen. The slider for the ultrafine is missing.

Asked by: Lee3
This monitor is designed for Mac OS only. To change the brightness, it will be thru the settings of Mac. ^AC
Answered by: amber
Date published: 2017-12-27

 Is this monitor work with the Windows 7 ?

Asked by: Day2night
The LG 22" Class UltraFine™ 4K IPS LED Monitor (21.5" Diagonal), Model # 22MD4KA is a Plug-and-Play monitor. The need for a monitor driver is a common misconception since these drivers have not been relevant since Windows XP, as the Plug-and-Play standard has eliminated the need for them...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-11-14

Hi, is this monitor compatible with PC laptops? I have a laptop that has USB-C, Mini DP and HDMI. Could this connect through a mini DP out > USB-C in? I do not have TB3.

Asked by: juanbastos
I was hoping to hook it up to my PC (GForce 1080 card) - I tried a thunderbolt DP to USB c and it did not work. Support said ' the 22md4ka was only meant for mac with USB c and mac OSX sierra' - they did not know how to get it to work  That said, there must be some way/hack around it... It would be great to know if anyone has figured this out.....?
Answered by: sohojoe
Date published: 2017-10-24

Can this monitor support charging the 2016 MacBook Pro 15"?? 

Asked by: Ani95
Yes - i use this monitor display + charge my MBP 2016 15"
Answered by: sohojoe
Date published: 2017-11-05

The tech specs say "three USB-C downstream ports (USB 5 Gbps)", which would indicate USB 3. Early press reports of this monitor said that it was only capable of USB 2 speeds. Has something changed?

Asked by: RichardHD
Hi RichardHD. Regrettably, we cannot speak on early press reports for the LG 22" Class UltraFine™ 4K IPS LED Monitor (21.5" Diagonal), Model # 22MD4KA, but it is possible that either those early specifications were incorrect. Specifications are always subject to change which is why the company does not release preliminary specifications until they are finalized...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2017-11-05
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