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SteelBlueTJ

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Can anyone confirm the M1 Mini works well with the LG 38” Ultrawide 38WK95C-W? I am about to pull the trigger on this display if it works well. Thanks!
 
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pmiles

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Read the post on the main page. Apple is aware of issues with resolutions on the UW displays... no timeframe on when a fix will be released. I wouldn't buy an M1 until said fix is released as it is surely not the only issue with external displays that they have to address.
 

SteelBlueTJ

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Read the post on the main page. Apple is aware of issues with resolutions on the UW displays... no timeframe on when a fix will be released. I wouldn't buy an M1 until said fix is released as it is surely not the only issue with external displays that they have to address.
I read that entire thread but nothing was mentioned about the 38WK95C-W monitor. The issues seem to be hit or miss depending on which monitor and cables used. I already have my M1 Mac mini. I was hoping someone had experience trying this display out but I guess not. Looks like I might be the guinea pig on this one.
 
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pokerpokalen

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I'm waiting for delivery of the 38wk95c monitor to use with Mac mini M1. Have you had the chance to try it yet?
 

coldsweat

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I have the LG Ultrawide 38UC which is the previous model I think (although apparently fundamentally the same - same panel / Case etc.).

It works perfectly but with one caveat - if you use HDMI, there is no 'scaled' mode' (retina) at 3840x1600 as there was with the 2018 Mini + Catalina (you have to live with the tiny menu bar & tiny system fonts). If you use the USB3 connection you have the 'Larger text -> More Space' scaling options (retina mode) that give you larger system fonts etc. at the native resolution.

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USB 3 Connection Left - HDMI Connection Right
 

SSonnentag

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When I turn off my LG 38WN95C-W UltraWide monitor and later turn the monitor back on, the screen never wakes. I can hit keys on the keyboard and move and click the mouse, but the monitor says there is no input. I’m using a Thunderbolt cable to connect the Mac mini to the monitor. If I disconnect the Thunderbolt cable and reconnect it, the monitor suddenly comes back on, but sometimes this causes the computer to crash and reboot. If I change the monitor source from Thunderbolt to DisplayPort and then back to Thunderbolt, the display suddenly begins working, but the Mac mini often crashes and reboots from doing this as well.
 

ascender

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When I turn off my LG 38WN95C-W UltraWide monitor and later turn the monitor back on, the screen never wakes. I can hit keys on the keyboard and move and click the mouse, but the monitor says there is no input. I’m using a Thunderbolt cable to connect the Mac mini to the monitor. If I disconnect the Thunderbolt cable and reconnect it, the monitor suddenly comes back on, but sometimes this causes the computer to crash and reboot. If I change the monitor source from Thunderbolt to DisplayPort and then back to Thunderbolt, the display suddenly begins working, but the Mac mini often crashes and reboots from doing this as well.
That definitely seems to be an Apple Thunderbolt issue which I've seen on a number of their machines with LG monitors and single-cable connections. Am disappointed there's still not a reliable fix for it.
 
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