LG UltraFine 5K Display vs Alternatives?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by camhabib, Feb 28, 2017.

  1. camhabib macrumors regular

    May 29, 2008
    Considering picking up an LG UltraFine 5K display to use with my new 15" tMBP. While I know the convenience of just having one cable is great, and something I'd lose if I went with another display, how does the quality of the actual panel in this compare to other displays? Color rendition, uniformity, ease of calibration, etc. I'd be using it mainly for photos and text documents so while the 5k is great, I don't necessarily need it, and could run with two lower resolution monitors if this one isn't really worth it. Any feedback is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
  2. ZapNZs, Feb 28, 2017
    Last edited: Feb 28, 2017

    ZapNZs macrumors 68020


    Jan 23, 2017
    For what it is worth, I've seen (Dell) 5k and 4k models side-by-side, and I don't think the difference is financially justifiable considering you can often get two 4k displays for less than a single 5k (and you know the price on 5k will likely fall a lot in a few years.) Others may feel differently, so it's just my personal opinion.

    If you want one wire only, perhaps this display or something like it and this charging station or something like it could be an option?
  3. ManuCH macrumors 6502a

    May 7, 2009
    I got the Asus MX27UC and very happy with it. I also hear the LG 27UD88 is great as well. Both of them are 27" 4K and have USB-C.
  4. kevinkyoo macrumors 6502a


    Feb 5, 2016
    A relative of mine has Dell, and has had no complaints.
  5. camhabib thread starter macrumors regular

    May 29, 2008
    Does anyone know if the LG UltraFine 5k can run a monitor daisy chained from the back (1920x1200) or would it have to be directly attached to the laptop?
  6. livlif macrumors member

    Mar 26, 2009
    You can't daisy chain this monitor. you would have to use another TB3 port on your MBP.
  7. CaptRB macrumors 6502a


    Oct 11, 2016
    LA, California

    Boy, do I ever agree with this. I'm running twin Dell 27 at 4K@60hz and I saw one of these side-by-side with the LG. The difference wasn't there. In fact my friend insists that the Dell displays outperform his new LG for color rendition.

    I'm a professional photographer and I zero value in the LG monitor, which is also a clunky ghastly looking display. The single cable is nice, but that's a 450 dollar monitor they're selling for top dollar and they can keep it.

    If you must have 5K, there will be much nicer displays coming soon and for less money.


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