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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
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.
Rated 4 out of
Perfect size and image qualityI bought monitor to pair with a 2018 MacBook Pro, and I'm very pleased with monitor's image quality and size. Would recommend.
Date published: 2019-06-27
Rated 5 out of
Best of Both Worlds. Works great with MacBookProI bought this monitor to use with my 13" MackBookPro. The graphics card in the MBP takes full advantage of this 27 inch 5K LG monitor. The images are stunning. Even after a month, I am still in awe looking at the detail and quality of what I now see. It gets better.... the monitor both charges the MBP and runs off the MBP seamlessly on just one single cord. I leave the MBP closed and plugged into the monitor. I never have to touch or open the MBP. Using an Apple wireless keyboard & mouse, it all works like a desktop. Just touching the keyboard or mouse, wakes the system up and turns on the beautiful 27" LG 5K Monitor. This is the best of both worlds - unplug the MBP and go - you have a laptop - all with just one computer. This dual purpose, the convenience of use, and the beautiful images displayed on the monitor, make the price of this quality 5K LG 27" monitor well worth it.
Date published: 2019-06-16
Rated 5 out of
Great Picture!Purchased this monitor along with a new 15' MacBook Pro laptop.
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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
Same with mine, Camera light turns on but no video. Only purchased 5 days ago. LG is there a fix?
Answered by: ml2019
Date published: 2019-06-27
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
Answered by: Amber C
Date published: 2019-01-29
Hi, I have the Thunderbolt 3 version of this monitor and want to connect it to my Macbook Pro from 2015 with Thunderbolt 2. Is it possible? Also, is it possible to convert this Thunderbolt 3 into any mini display port?
Asked by: valley85
The use of Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 cable is possible. You can buy one directly from Apple. ^AC
Answered by: Amber C
Date published: 2018-12-18
Can this monitor be used with a Linux system with Nvidia Quadro P5000 16GB graphic card?
Asked by: Don123456
All monitors work with all graphics cards. You need to check the output on your computer and see what kinds of ports are available (if you have a dedicated video card, you’ll want to look at those outputs). Then, make sure that the monitor features the same type of ports—if it doesn’t, you’ll need some sort of adapter or special cable. The LG 27" Class UltraFine™ 5K IPS LED Monitor (27" Diagonal), Model # 27MD5KA has a resolution of 5120 x 2880 and features a Thunderbolt™3 port which 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...^IFV
Answered by: LGJoel
Date published: 2019-02-02
I need to order a replacement VESA plate - how can I do this?
Asked by: chnh22
Hello, please check out the link provided to see if this is what you are referring too. ^AC
Answered by: Amber C
Date published: 2018-08-14
Can I rotate the display to see it in portrait fashion instead of landscape?
Asked by: TomasG
The stand for the LG 27" Class UltraFine™ 5K IPS LED Monitor (27" Diagonal), Model # 27MD5KA cannot be pivoted from landscape to portrait mode...^IFV
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