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27" Class UltraFine™ 5K IPS LED Monitor (27" Diagonal)
At 218 pixels per inch to deliver 5K resolution (5120 x 2880 at 27”) the LG UltraFine™ 5K display lets you experience the definition and detail of a Mac on a large 5K screen.
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 5K display.
5K Display with Thunderbolt™ 3
The LG UltraFine™ 5K display with Thunderbolt™ 3 port can 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.¹
How to Connect LG UltraFine 5K Display with Your Mac
We recommend that you use the LG UltraFine 5K Display as a second monitor with Mac mini and Mac Pro, as the display might not turn on until you boot into macOS. As a result, pre-boot features such as Boot Picker and macOS Recovery might not be available on the display.
The LG UltraFine™ 5K 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 5K screen, which provides a more natural representation.²
Consistent Color and Clarity
This 5K high-definition monitor with IPS minimizes color shift and delivers detailed, accurate images on the UltraFine™ 5K screen. Color is consistent from edge to edge.
Clear Communication and Entertainment
The LG UltraFine™ 5K display has an internal webcam and responsive speakers/microphone that are perfectly suited to entertainment and communication, allowing you to watch movies, and video chat.³
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
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
LG UltraFine™ 5K 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.⁴
Rated 5 out of
Extremely Nice MonitorPurchased to be a second monitor for my 2019 iMac 27" Retina computer. This display provides a perfect match to the iMac in terms of picture quality, richness and accuracy of color and resolution. I can put a high resolution picture on both monitors and they look identical. I require dual monitors for my work as well as to work with my astro-photos. This is a high quality display which integrates with the iMac so well that it seems to be a part of the original system.
Date published: 2019-12-08
Rated 3 out of
Uses too much power when Macbook is sleepingI had a power meter connected to the monitor and when I do not connect a Macbook when it is off it draws 1 watt. Which is reasonable. However if I connect my Macbook to the power outlet of the monitor it draws 25 watts when the battery is fully charged. I also connected a Chromebook and there also when its off and fully charged the monitor draws 25 watts! Any explanation here or is there maybe a firmware update that can fix this? I already run the latest firmware
Another problem is that waking up the screen and the mac can take quite a while, which is frustrating.
To end on a positive note. The image quality of the screen is fantastic
Date published: 2019-11-11
Rated 5 out of
supreme user from
Great monitorI bought this about a year ago. I had none of the issues that others had.
Rarely bottom left flickers but goes away when heats up. Great image quality. No problems with my 4th gen Macbook Pro.
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is there a way to connect an xbox one to this monitor?
Asked by: Jacob levy
The LG 27'' Class UltraFine™ 5K IPS LED Monitor (27'' Diagonal), Model # 27MD5KA-B features four Thunderbolt™3/USB Type-C ports on the back, and it has a native resolution of 5,120 x 2,880. You can look for adapters that will allow you to connect to the Thunderbolt™3/USB Type-C type ports on the monitor or look for USB-C to HDMI cables that you can use...^IFV
Answered by: Ivanf
Date published: 2020-03-25
What year produced
Asked by: Terrance l
The LG 27'' Class UltraFine™ 5K IPS LED Monitor (27'' Diagonal), Model # 27MD5KA-B was released in 2017...^IFV
Answered by: Ivanf
Date published: 2020-02-20
will this work on a Windows 10 PC?
Asked by: bill000
The LG 27'' Class UltraFine™ 5K IPS LED Monitor (27'' Diagonal), Model # 27MD5KA is officially unsupported on Windows 10 but it can mostly work with a Windows PC that supports Thunderbolt™3. What might not work on a PC with Windows 10 is the brightness adjustment, reliable USB device recognition on hot-swaps or the webcam...^IFV
Answered by: Ivanf
Date published: 2020-11-08
Is there a way to order a replacement stand for this monitor?
Asked by: ioop
Parts and accessories can be obtained through our parts distributor, Encompass Parts. Their contact number, for placing orders and pricing information, is 866-779-7906. You can also use their website, at https://www.encompassparts.com/ ^CP
Answered by: ChrisPSM
Date published: 2019-07-21
is this monitor compatible with new the mac mini os majave ?
Asked by: tee man
The LG Screen Manager application that provides a monitor software update feature can be downloaded and installed from the Apple store for the LG 27'' Class UltraFine™ 5K IPS LED Monitor (27'' Diagonal), Model # 27MD5KA. Supported OS: macOS 10.13, 10.14
App Store URL: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lg-screen-manager-lg-monitor/id1142051783 ...^IFV
Answered by: Ivanf
Date published: 2019-07-18
I can't get macOS to recognize the camera in my monitor. I have tried updating everything, I have downloaded the LG Manager and it did nothing, and this is very frustrating that such a basic function isn't working on a $1k+ monitor.
Asked by: TiredofThisMonitor
We regret to read that you are experiencing issues with your MacOS not recognizing the built-in camera on the LG 27" Class UltraFine™ 5K IPS LED Monitor (27" Diagonal), Model # 27MD5KA and sincerely apologize for any inconvenience. The new version 2.08 of the utility made it High-Sierra compatible and improved connectivity quality on the USB-C ports and fixed the software to the integrated camera that assisted with low performance in low-light conditions. It also brought a more precise control with volume controls from the Mac itself or attached keyboards. There are many reasons as to why the camera is not recognized and we recommend that you contact our Support Center at (800) 243-0000 and get some troubleshooting assistance from a product specialist...^IFV
Answered by: Ivanf
Date published: 2019-06-13
Why won't the screen go to sleep? It goes black but won't go to sleep.
Asked by: Hunt4868
We are sorry to see you are having trouble with your monitor. For best assistance, give our computer specialists a call at 800-243-0000. ^CP
Answered by: ChrisPSM
Date published: 2019-03-04
noticeable white horizontal lines flash on and off on the right side of monitor, distortion of video. I'm using a 2013 macpro with an official apple adapter, not official mac thunderbolt 2 cord, just ordered an official cord though.
Asked by: snowychi
Hello and sorry to hear, that doesn't sound right. Please give us a call at 1-800-243-0000 when you are with the unit so we can help out. ^AC
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