Lg 4K monitor

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  1. Pbrutto macrumors 6502a

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    just dropped by to say my lg 4K that said delivers Jan 6 just was shipped. That is crazy underpromise/overdeliver.....I don't even have my MacBook yet!
     
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    I've heard it doesn't charge the MBP over USB-C, any truth to that?
     
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    Not true, it charges a MacBook Pro at up to 60W over USB-C.
     
  4. Macalway, Nov 23, 2016
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    Oh, great a dedicated thread (just posted 10 seconds ago in the other thread)

    Just hooked up this 4k to my 13" 2016. Really incredible. Take your pick, either the 5k or the 4k.
    note: Obviously the 5k is much better. The fact that the 4k is USB 2 is lame, but i don't like big monitors, so my options are limited. This monitor is very high end though, and for $550 that's decent. Wait until these show up at Apple stores, people will want them.
     
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    Just got mine today, ordered 15th November and wasn't due until next year.

    Running it on my 12" MacBook. A little laggy,
    but think it may be due to the integrated graphics in my MacBook not being powerful enough to drive all those pixels.

    Interestingly, my Bowers and Wilkins MM-1 speakers don't work when plugged in directly to the monitor.
     
  6. gr2020 macrumors member

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    I stopped by my local Apple Store today to see if they had any on display. They didn't, but they did have one available that I could buy - so I did. :) So anyway, you might stop by your local store, and you could get lucky!
     
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  8. Macalway, Nov 23, 2016
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    Macalway macrumors 68020

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    Yes they are worth it. Pricey, but worth it. The 4k has those USB 2.0 ports though, so there's that. Not a deal breaker, but hey! WTF? There's cost cutting with that one. Half the price though. With all the things being release with this line-up, the monitors are not the most costly, now that they are on sale.
    note: The 21" is actually rather heavy, and it's not the stand, it's the monitor. Very substantial.
     
  9. Brookzy macrumors 601

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    In case you're interested, the fact there is only USB 2 on the 4K display is a design decision rather than cheaping out. As it is, it can support 4K@60Hz over USB-C. If it had USB 3, there would be less bandwidth available for video, which would limit it to 30Hz.

    The solution would be to use Thunderbolt 3 - however this would make the display incompatible with the 12" MacBook.

    So, to make it compatible with the 12" MacBook at 60Hz they had to use USB-C with USB 2 ports.
     
  10. Macalway macrumors 68020

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    Thanks. It's a bit confusing these days :D
     
  11. jmebbk macrumors regular

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    So what lead do you use to connect the MacBook Pro non touch bar 13 to the leg monitor?
     
  12. Brookzy macrumors 601

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    The one that comes with the display! :)
     
  13. jmebbk macrumors regular

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    Huh?
    Thought you need one of those vgi's or something to connect the laptop to the monitor?
     
  14. Fireball Dragon macrumors 6502a

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    Quick question. Are you using the monitor with a 12" MacBook? Mine appears to be a little laggy, and I think it is in 30Hz mode.

    Do you know how I can check/or change this?
     
  15. jozero, Nov 23, 2016
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    1) Can you up the resolution past its stated 4096x2303 resolution ? The 21" iMac has the same stated "recommended" resolution ( its likely the same panel ) but you make it go higher if you want.

    2) If you connect an USBC to lightening cable to one of the none charge ports, and connect an iPhone does it charge the iPhone if the MacBook is connected ? What if the MacBook isn't connected ?

    Thanks
     
  16. cult hero macrumors 6502a

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    You're not implying legitimate technical and business reasons for doing this, are you? We all know it has USB 2 because Tim Cook is counting gold coins atop his throne of dongles (or something).
     
  17. Brookzy macrumors 601

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    This is a USB-C monitor so will work with computers with USB-C ports and it comes with a USB-C cable in the box.

    Running in clamshell mode may help.

    It should say the Hz under the display section of system preferences.

    Sarcasm?
     
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    It is my hope that I am never in a situation where I use the phrase "throne of dongles" without sarcasm. Haha. (Although I suppose I just did, technically.)

    Yeah. I was being complimentary actually.
     
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    Haha, it is hard to see the wood for the trees with the amount of animosity in some threads! :p
     
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  22. jozero, Nov 24, 2016
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    I have been deciding between those two as well.

    The Apple / LG one has a higher resolution. 4096 x 2304 vs 3840 x 2160
    The Apple / LG one has speakers that surprisingly reviewers are saying are quite decent. The LG 88 one has no speakers.
    The Apple / LG has a much more solid metal base (reviewer noted). The LG 88 monitor base is actually pretty crappy. If you type hard the monitor wobbles. Personally for me I hate when a monitor does that.

    And on a downer note ... The Apple / LG as added bezels that no understands why.

    I am guessing next CES in early January we are going to see a flood of USBC 4k / 5k monitors. Hoping for a thin bezel DELL one. They tend to make excellent monitors with great range of ports on the back. a 4K 24 inch one would be ideal. 27" with 4K resolution is too large.
     
  23. cult hero macrumors 6502a

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    I had actually considered that last night. I appended "(or something)" as a result, but a good old "lol" might have been better. Not sure.

    Besides the obvious appearance, more inputs, and different outputs (USB-A and audio rather than USB-C) I'd be willing to bet that the audio won't work with your Mac's media keys / TB sliders. I have a similar model (using Thunderbolt 2 no less) and about the only negative I can think of is that I have to adjust volume on the monitor itself rather than via the media keys.

    I wonder why LG and Apple went with such a boring look for these new monitors. LG makes some very attractive monitors.
     
  24. Jaekae macrumors 6502

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    that one has 4K on 27 inch, so its less PPI (not retina) apples LG have little higher resolution than a normal 4K display on 21 inch so it looks retina like the macbooks screen
     
  25. CasablancaDR macrumors member

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    I want to ad this 4K LG display to my 2016 MacBook Pro 15 (27 is way too big for me).

    One question : is the 60W delivered by the monitor enough not to "lose" battery on my MacBook Pro during heavy use ?
     

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