Is LG UltraFine only monitor that can charge MBP?

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by LincolnsiPod, Oct 13, 2018.

  1. LincolnsiPod macrumors 6502a

    Nov 20, 2009
    I'm looking at upgrade possibilities and wondering if the LG UltraFine line is the only monitor brand that can charge the MBP 2018 (with the 85W requirement) and work nicely as an external display. Are there any other monitors I may be overlooking?
  2. metabob macrumors newbie

    Nov 2, 2016
    There are a bunch of monitors available with single-cable USB-C support, but not sure how many of them have full 85W charging support.

    Besides the UltraFine line, LG have other monitors with USB-C, such as the LG 27UK850-W (27", 4K). That one, I think, is only 60W, but in practice the power output is enough (we have a couple in our office).

    Lenovo has some, like ThinkVision P27h (27", WQHD), but that seems to be only 45W.

    I seem to remember Samsung had something, but can't find it now, so maybe I'm not remembering correctly.
  3. LincolnsiPod thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Nov 20, 2009
    Thanks, I've been digging more into this, and it seems like the UltraFine 5K really is the only one rated to charge at that level, the lower powered one could charge as long as the MBP isn't under heavy use but it's probably safer to go with the Apple approved one. Now to wait for a Black Friday sale.
  4. VictorTango777 macrumors 6502

    Oct 28, 2017
    Dell UltraSharp 38 inch curved monitor U3818DW.

    USB-C Power Delivery up to 100 W
    Internal power supply: no power brick
    Built-in KVM switch
    3 year standard warranty
  5. AboveallthatisRandom macrumors newbie


    Nov 3, 2018
    Another option would be to looking a Thunderbolt 3 Dock then plugging in monitors via Displayport or HDMI whilst retaining the 85W charging.

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