LG UltraFine 5K Display

LG UltraFine 5K Display Review

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Last Updated on May 1, 2024 by Daniel Osakwe

Monitor screens have come a long way in their OLED and plasma incarnations. The new generation of these highly energy-conserving pixels isn’t just about getting brighter; it’s about getting better quality. By that I mean: that when you see a 5K display on the screen, (like the LG UltraFine 5k display) know that it’s delivering information in a higher resolution than ever before.

LG has just unveiled its newest addition to this family, the LG UltraFine 5K (2880×1620) display. This 27-inch monster packs graphical power in a package that’s just 23.8mm thin.

LG UltraFine 5K monitors are the new kid on the block and they’re blowing our minds. 70% of buyers pick the model they originally saw online before making a purchase. The best thing about this new monitor is that it gives you more space than traditional monitors.

You can work in full portrait view with almost no bezel on most of the screen. Put all your favorite apps right at your fingertips with the ability to resize the screen as needed.

LG UltraFine 5K Display Setup

LG UltraFine 5K Display

The structure of the LG UltraFine 5K display is first-rate. Its matte dark casing is smooth and inconspicuous, with a scarcely perceptible LG logo on the front. From the outset, I thought it was strange that the highest point of the bezel was thicker than the base and sides. In any case, it blends in very well with the remainder of the bezel, and it quit pestering me after that day.

The stand is very much planned, making it simple to change both the stature and vertical point of the screen. While it’s anything but an LG screen, the quality could be mistaken for an Apple product, which is most likely why Apple suggests it on their site. It’s additionally presumably why it costs more than $1,000.

Setting up the screen requires just two cables— a power cord for AC power and a Thunderbolt 3 cord for video and data. I connected the screen and my iMac Pro promptly recognized it, set the right resolution, and chose the right “LG UltraFine” color profile.

On account of the Thunderbolt association, the associated Mac naturally recognizes the display, just as the underlying camera and speakers. 2560×1400 is the standard resolution for the UltraFine 5K display.

At the point when you select this setting, it actually utilizes the full resolution of 5120×2880 to display pictures and text with 2x “HDPI” or “retina display” sharpness.

LG UltraFine 5K Display Quality

I had elevated requirements for this $1,300 screen, so I was somewhat baffled to discover it wasn’t awesome. There were bright spots close to the highest point of the screen (perceptible on a dark screen), and the side-point see was a lot more regrettable than I anticipated. However, the issue was resolved by a technician.

He advised me to actually push on the board where the light was spilling through. I did this utilizing a delicate material and really heard the board fit properly. The bright spots are presently scarcely perceptible and at this point don’t trouble me. Sadly, the helpless side-view point can’t be fixed. The glare is exorbitant when I’m not gazing straight toward the monitor.

In the event that I see it’s anything but a sharp point, I can scarcely see anything on the screen — much more terrible than any Apple display I’ve utilized. Luckily, I once in a while take a look at the display from an outrageous point, so I’ve had the option to “neglect” this issue.

The first time I utilized the LG display, the content appeared to be somewhat fuzzier contrasted with my iMac Pro display. Be that as it may, several days, the content peculiarly appeared to turn out to be all the more clear. I’ve never known about screens having a break-in period, however, perhaps this one did. Or on the other hand, perhaps I just became acclimated to it.

Following half a month of utilization, I have no bad things to say about the sharpness of the pixels. It’s an incredible display and the tones are right on the money, intently coordinating with my iMac Pro. The white levels are even somewhat better, perhaps in light of the fact that my iMac Pro display is very nearly three years of age.

LG UltraFine 5K Specs

  • Display (max): 5120 x 2880 pixels
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  • Screen Size: 27″
  • Dimensions: 24.63 x 2.12 x 14.77 in
  • Weight: 14.11 lbs
Pros Cons
Image is sharp and defined Wobbly at full height
500 cd/m² brightness A bit pricey
Easy to use
Pairs well with Apple products
Good microphone quality


I feel this screen is focused on a specific specialty of Apple clients who like straightforwardness and convenience over the best accessible color accuracy or approaching something beyond USB-C/Thunderbolt 3.

The LG UltraFine 5k monitor makes a convincing contention for Apple clients who need to overcome any issues between the more established Thunderbolt and Cinema Displays yet are as yet waiting for Apple to update a fresher display not long from now.

I’d suggest getting the revamped model, as you save a decent lot of ‘Apple charge’ getting it through this course. For the next emphasis, I’d prefer to see HDR 10, some better speakers, and marginally higher Adobe RGB inclusion.

By and large, I’d suggest the LG UltraFine 5K, for its dazzling display and unmatched usability with Apple items.