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LG UltraFine 5K Display Now Ships in Quicker 3-5 Business Days

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Apple's website has been updated to indicate the LG UltraFine 5K Display now ships in 3-5 business days in the United States, compared to a previous estimate of 2-4 weeks listed since just minutes after the display launched on December 20. The improvement suggests the display's supply and demand mix has improved.


The new 5K display, created in partnership with Apple, remains on sale for $974 until March 31, when the price will return to $1,299.95. Shipping estimates vary in other countries, including 2-3 weeks in the United Kingdom, 4-6 weeks in Australia, and upwards of 1 week in Canada.

LG's UltraFine 5K Display connects to the latest MacBook Pro with a single Thunderbolt 3 cable, which simultaneously streams up to 5K video, transfers data, and charges the notebook at up to a full 85W. Apple also sells a 21.5-inch UltraFine 4K Display for $524 until March 31, when it returns to $699.

In addition to 5K resolution, the 27-inch display has a wide DCI-P3 color gamut that shows more vibrant colors compared to the traditional sRGB standard. It also has a built-in camera, microphone, stereo speakers, and three downstream USB-C ports at 5 Gbps speeds for connecting peripherals.

MacRumors editor-in-chief Eric Slivka called the LG UltraFine 5K Display a "worthy companion" to the latest MacBook Pro, even without the same look and feel as Apple's discontinued Thunderbolt Display. Also be sure to read our USB-C Display Buyer's Guide for other display options with single-cable connectivity.

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I'm looking to add a computer to my office upstairs. Would it be better to get an imac or a 13" new mbp and pair it with this LG display? This isn't for any sort of design usage. Just normal web surfing and basic office usage.
 
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I'm looking to add a computer to my office upstairs. Would it be better to get an imac or a 13" new mbp and pair it with this LG display? This isn't for any sort of design usage. Just normal web surfing and basic office usage.
I've always liked the versatility of having a notebook that can be converted into a desktop setup with a single cable. Best of both worlds. iMac can't go with you.
 
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I'm looking to add a computer to my office upstairs. Would it be better to get an imac or a 13" new mbp and pair it with this LG display? This isn't for any sort of design usage. Just normal web surfing and basic office usage.
I think you answered your own question. An MBP and a 5K monitor for websurfing and basic office usage is a textbook definition of overkill. That being said, if an MBP/LG5K combo is a consideration then cost is not an issue. With cost being out of the way, get what you want.
If it's me, and this is just a web/basic computer... a mac mini and a decent monitor and call it a day.
 
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jerm13

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I think you answered your own question. An MBP and a 5K monitor for websurfing and basic office usage is a textbook definition of overkill. That being said, if an MBP/LG5K combo is a consideration then cost is not an issue. With cost being out of the way, get what you want.
If it's me, and this is just a web/basic computer... a mac mini and a decent monitor and call it a day.
cost isn't a factor. so I guess I'm asking the best option. macbook with monitor or an imac. I hadn't considered the mac mini since it's not been updated for quite some time.
 
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69Mustang

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would the 5K LG monitor work okay with the mac mini?
Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. Sorry 'bout that. The mac mini is a sore spot for me. I have been wanting to get one for the past 2 years. Apple has not updated it (don't mention that last turd they called an update - I will hunt you down) in forever. If it does get updated this year along with the imac and pro, I hope it gets 5K capability. I also hope my wife will let me be the boss. The latter will most likely happen before the former and the latter ain't happening.

Seriously though, even though I am not a fan of AiO's, your best bet for a stationary computer is probably an imac. Curiosity question. You seem excited about the 5K monitor. What do you think you'd get from it?
 
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I'm looking to add a computer to my office upstairs. Would it be better to get an imac or a 13" new mbp and pair it with this LG display? This isn't for any sort of design usage. Just normal web surfing and basic office usage.

If you have ZERO intention of using the MBP anywhere but at that ONE desk, then get the iMac. It's less clutter and looks better overall (with better performance, even though you don't need it, for less money, even though that's not a factor for you). But if you plan on using your laptop ANYWHERE else, then get a 13"/5K combo.
 
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I've always liked the versatility of having a notebook that can be converted into a desktop setup with a single cable. Best of both worlds. iMac can't go with you.
i picked up the thunderbolt display instead brand new off of kijji for half the price it was new. it aint 5k..but sitll high res.


im a . tool
 
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theluggage

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cost isn't a factor. so I guess I'm asking the best option. macbook with monitor or an imac.

To state the obvious: if depends on whether you want portability or not.

If the computer is never going to leave the desk in your office then an iMac will be cheaper and neater.

If you want to use the computer on the road or "commute" it between home & work then the macbook option is attractive.

The disadvantage of the iMac is that you can't use it as a display for other devices, so when the computer is obsolete, so is the built-in monitor.

The current 27" iMac is fairly up-to-date as long as you're not gagging to jump on the TB3/USB-C donglewagon: there's no suitable newer-gen processor for it yet and it doesn't sound as if you're going to need a super-duper graphics card. Just remember to get a 2TB (or more) Fusion or an all-flash model.
 
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cost isn't a factor. so I guess I'm asking the best option. macbook with monitor or an imac. I hadn't considered the mac mini since it's not been updated for quite some time.
If you have zero need for portability, get a high spec iMac.

If you think you will need the portability, the 15 inch rMBP and 5K display is a fantastic combo.
 
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maninhat

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For some reason, Apple has removed both LG displays from the Swiss online Apple store...
 
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multipasser

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There is absolutly NO info about this monitor and using it on windows. I have called LG and they have no info because it is not in their catalog. Apple only resells it?

For now it seems some pc's can use it but the Dci-p3 must be set per program, while in Osx it is set on a root level.?
So maybe LG should release windows drivers that make it 100% functional? What is the best next option, the dell 5k?
 
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You know things are slow with Apple when a change in shipping times on a third party product is front page news for Macrumors. Yawn.
 
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chfilm

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If only anyone could put one of these on a mac pro via the adapter and tell us how the picture looks like.
 
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Quick shipping on new product = no demand. I'm so passionate about this issue and I'm afraid that this LG display sucks big time. Bring back a fully Apple designed display with beautiful bezier curved edges. No more of this trolling customers with tasteless design cues. This LG could have a Dell sticker on it and have been sitting in a warehouse since 2005, I wouldn't know the difference. It's really that bad.
 
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djon41

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It looks like the 4k version has also been updated to a similar time frame. Hopefully that means mine ordered last week ships earlier than quoted!

There's also a weird glitch on the website that shows the product link as 'undefined' and even though the page loads when you click it, there is a pop-up claiming the item is not available.
 
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Apple's website has been updated to indicate the LG UltraFine 5K Display now ships in 3-5 business days in the United States, compared to a previous estimate of 2-4 weeks listed since just minutes after the display launched on December 20. The improvement suggests the display's supply and demand mix has improved.


The new 5K display, created in partnership with Apple, remains on sale for $974 until March 31, when the price will return to $1,299.95. Shipping estimates vary in other countries, including 2-3 weeks in the United Kingdom, 4-6 weeks in Australia, and upwards of 1 week in Canada.

LG's UltraFine 5K Display connects to the latest MacBook Pro with a single Thunderbolt 3 cable, which simultaneously streams up to 5K video, transfers data, and charges the notebook at up to a full 85W. Apple also sells a 21.5-inch UltraFine 4K Display for $524 until March 31, when it returns to $699.

In addition to 5K resolution, the 27-inch display has a wide DCI-P3 color gamut that shows more vibrant colors compared to the traditional sRGB standard. It also has a built-in camera, microphone, stereo speakers, and three downstream USB-C ports at 5 Gbps speeds for connecting peripherals.

MacRumors editor-in-chief Eric Slivka called the LG UltraFine 5K Display a "worthy companion" to the latest MacBook Pro, even without the same look and feel as Apple's discontinued Thunderbolt Display. Also be sure to read our USB-C Display Buyer's Guide for other display options with single-cable connectivity.

Article Link: LG UltraFine 5K Display Now Ships in Quicker 3-5 Business Days
[doublepost=1484069643][/doublepost]MINE STILL SAYS SHIPPING IN 2-4 WEEKS AND I ORDERED IT SEVERAL WEEKS AGO. IS IT GOING TO CHANGE SOON?????
 
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I want to actually see one first. I wonder when they'll be in display in the stores. I haven't seen any reviews about the performance on 13" MBPs. I want one but not if it's a slide show.
 
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[doublepost=1484069643][/doublepost]MINE STILL SAYS SHIPPING IN 2-4 WEEKS AND I ORDERED IT SEVERAL WEEKS AGO. IS IT GOING TO CHANGE SOON?????
If I remember correctly, that figure doesn't change. Mine didn't, right up to when it shipped. Don't they also state a delivery date, which is approaching?

I got mine yesterday, gorgeous display! The colour, brightness and clarity, all fantastic.
 
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aristobrat

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Quick shipping on new product = no demand.
Meanwhile, they're still enforcing the limit of "two per physical address", and they're still not available for companies to purchase via Apple's e-commerce site.

The company I work for is dying to buy a bunch of these but realistically can't. So I'm not so sure about the demand assessment.

Quick shipping on new product = no demand. I'm so passionate about this issue and I'm afraid that this LG display sucks big time
I haven't been able to find a tech review that says this monitor sucks. Have you?
 
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Squuiid

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Dead pixel on mine. Annoying but can't be bothered to go through the pain of returning it.
 
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Meanwhile, they're still enforcing the limit of "two per physical address", and they're still not available for companies to purchase via Apple's e-commerce site.

The company I work for is dying to buy a bunch of these but realistically can't. So I'm not so sure about the demand assessment.


I haven't been able to find a tech review that says this monitor sucks. Have you?
what cmpany cana fford a bunch of 5k displays? yikes
 
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