First LG UltraFine 5K Displays Arrive Early for Lucky Customers

Discussion in ' News Discussion' started by MacRumors, Dec 23, 2016.

  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    While the LG UltraFine 5K Display went on sale earlier this week, it was actually the second time it became available for purchase. Apple very briefly accepted orders for the display in late November, possibly by mistake, and some lucky customers who bought one received six to eight week shipping estimates.

    Apple emailed some of those first-wave customers earlier this week to let them know their order would be shipping sooner than expected, typically with an expected delivery date of December 28 to December 29. But, in the United Kingdom at least, at least a few lucky customers received their displays today.

    LG UltraFine 5K Display delivered to a lucky customer in the United Kingdom

    "I ordered literally within seconds of them going on sale, with estimated delivery of December 28-30," said MacRumors forum member Stealth66, who ordered two LG UltraFine 5K displays. "I received a shipping email out of the blue yesterday afternoon, and they were delivered today by UK Mail."

    "I've used Apple's Thunderbolt Displays for a few years and I must say these LG 5Ks are awesome," he added. "Very bright, incredibly sharp, and worked flawlessly out of the box, just like an Apple product! It works fine with the Belkin Ethernet adapter plugged into the back of the display."

    The forum member noted the Thunderbolt 3 cable included in the box with one of the displays was defective, prompting him to make a Genius Bar appointment to obtain a replacement cable.

    MacRumors forum member iBrooker, located in Wales, said his LG UltraFine 5K Display coincidentally arrived today at the same time as his new MacBook Pro, with the deliveries handled separately by couriers DHL and DPD.

    "I've spent a couple of hours setting it all up and have to say the display itself is stunning," said iBrooker. "However, I'm still a bit peed that there is no headphone out--so I will have to waste one USB-C port for that. I am not fussed on the built in speakers, and didn't really want/need a camera."

    LG's UltraFine 5K Display, designed in partnership with Apple, connects to the new 15-inch MacBook Pro with a single Thunderbolt 3 cable, which provides up to 85W of power to charge the notebook. The 27-inch IPS LED display has peak brightness of 500 nits and a wide DCI-P3 color gamut for more accurate and vivid colors.

    The display has an adjustable and removable stand with VESA mount, built-in camera, microphone, stereo speakers, and three downstream USB-C ports at 5 Gbps speeds. It has a 60Hz refresh rate and 217 PPI. The display can be purchased from Apple for $974 until March 31, when it increases to $1,299.95.

    The majority of orders placed in late November should begin arriving to customers in the United States and elsewhere next week. Orders placed this week were initially estimated to ship in as few as 3-5 business days, but orders quickly became backlogged and shipping estimates slipped to 2-4 weeks.

    For those still looking into purchasing a 4K or 5K display, be sure to consider the smaller LG UltraFine 4K Display or other USB-C displays available.

    Article Link: First LG UltraFine 5K Displays Arrive Early for Lucky Customers
  2. definitive macrumors 68000


    Aug 4, 2008
  3. MH01 Suspended


    Feb 11, 2008
  4. turbineseaplane macrumors 601


    Mar 19, 2008
    The bezel....and that stand...

    I'm surprised Apple didn't leverage a bit better design out of LG given the collaboration on the unit.
  5. Corrode macrumors 6502a


    Dec 26, 2008
    Calgary, AB
    Can't wait to get mine. First time with a laptop/external monitor setup. Wonder if I'll want a separate keyboard and trackpad rather than the one on my MacBook Pro (as pictured in the article).
  6. Thunderhawks Suspended

    Feb 17, 2009
    --- Post Merged, Dec 23, 2016 ---
    What about when you lay it on its back and the display doesn't stay put without rocking
    from all the plugs and cables?

    These are real problems that must be addressed. The picture quality is unimportant!

  7. TazmoStarkana macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2016
    Stand looks small as hell it better not wobble.

    Any lag/staggering/choppiness when moving/resizing windows quickly?
  8. Thunderhawks Suspended

    Feb 17, 2009
    Yes, you do! Best desktop experience one can get. That's what I do home and office.
  9. jerry16 macrumors regular


    Sep 12, 2016
    across the universe
  10. Amacfa macrumors 68000


    May 22, 2009
    Pretty nifty that the display not only transmits a 5K signal but also powers the MacBook.
  11. ProjectManager101 Suspended


    Jul 12, 2015
    Apple is a big bubble... no one in there cares about anything any more. They just want to suck the money out of Steve Jobs legacy. Tim Cook is a huge fraud.
  12. 2457244 macrumors regular

    Jul 20, 2015
    I feel sorry already for those partners during christmas. :)

    We have such a pretty christmas tree this year.. .. hon? honey?
  13. spinstorm macrumors 68000

    Sep 14, 2007
    I ordered one of these 2-4 weeks delivery.

    I don't know if I am happy or annoyed they came early. It is possible that this is good news and all the orders will arrive early OR they could just be very luck!
  14. TazmoStarkana macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2016
  15. puma1552 Suspended

    Nov 20, 2008
    ill stick with my 2008 24" LED ACD instead.
  16. WolfSnap macrumors 6502a


    Sep 18, 2012
    Ordered it in November during the 2-hour window. Still haven't even been charged. :(
  17. coolfactor macrumors 601

    Jul 29, 2002
    Vancouver, BC CANADA
    Yes, now sure how this passes by management. Do we Apple users live in a different perceptual universe with unrealistic standards?
  18. xmonkey macrumors 6502a

    Jun 30, 2016
    Would really like to see these in stores before buying. The discounted price is quite good for what it does.

    So edgy.
  19. ka-spot macrumors 6502a

    May 23, 2012
    Sofia, Bulgaria
  20. FightTheFuture macrumors 65816


    Oct 19, 2003
    that town east of ann arbor
    I can see why you're bummed about the company's latest moves, it effects me professionally. But consider that maybe Apple, and tech in general, isn't going where we want it to go anymore.

    It's pretty hideous.
  21. TMRJIJ macrumors 68040


    Dec 12, 2011
    South Carolina, United States
    And how are they sucking money out of Steve Jobs with this 'LG Product'?
  22. dannys1 Suspended


    Sep 19, 2007
    Now, if only they got less battery life than the 18.5 hours Consumer Reports
  23. TMRJIJ macrumors 68040


    Dec 12, 2011
    South Carolina, United States
  24. pjny macrumors 6502a

    Feb 18, 2010
    What a bunch of spoilt brats who complain about every apple product. ten years ago a 5k monitor for under $1k would be unimaginable. now people are complaining about the bezel and how Apple's moves "effects me professionally".

    if you can't get work done with this level of gear you are like a carpenter who blames his tools.


Share This Page

168 December 23, 2016