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Less than a month after LG's UltraFine 5K Display became unavailable to order on Apple's online store, its smaller UltraFine 4K Display counterpart has also gone out of stock in several countries, such as the United States, Canada, and Australia. The display remains available to order in the United Kingdom for now.

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While it is possible that the UltraFine 4K is being discontinued, the fact that the product page remains live on Apple's website suggests that LG may be facing supply issues. The UltraFine 5K also remains unavailable from Apple.

Introduced in May 2019, the UltraFine 4K features a 23.7-inch display with a 3,840 x 2,160 pixels resolution, two Thunderbolt 3 ports, three downstream USB-C ports, up to 500 nits brightness, P3 wide color gamut support, and built-in stereo speakers. The display was priced at $699.95 on Apple's online store in the United States.

The original UltraFine 4K featured a 21.5-inch display with a 4,096 x 2,304 pixels resolution prior to being discontinued last year.

Apple continues to sell its high-end, 32-inch Pro Display XDR with a 6K resolution for $4,999.

Article Link: LG's UltraFine 4K Display is 'Currently Unavailable' From Apple Store
 

jimthing

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Seemingly there may be issues with fixes too:
 
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DesertNomad

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I won't buy one of these LGs with all the problems associated. I still have a 27" Thunderbolt Display and a 30" Cinema Display on my 15" MPB. I hope to upgrade to a 16" MBP soon but find it really hard to justify a $6K Apple display. We really need an Apple-branded 5K display.
 

krfr

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I won't buy one of these LGs with all the problems associated. I still have a 27" Thunderbolt Display and a 30" Cinema Display on my 15" MPB. I hope to upgrade to a 16" MBP soon but find it really hard to justify a $6K Apple display. We really need an Apple-branded 5K display.
I hope they release one for consumers. I had two thunderbolt displays and one blew up. I really miss having a second display but I can’t justify their $5k price.
 

GoodOne

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I won't buy one of these LGs with all the problems associated. I still have a 27" Thunderbolt Display and a 30" Cinema Display on my 15" MPB. I hope to upgrade to a 16" MBP soon but find it really hard to justify a $6K Apple display. We really need an Apple-branded 5K display.

What problems?
I have the LG 5k Display Running with a 2019 MBP 15 and it works perfectly. Great picture quality.
 

decisions

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Is this the best display for MBPs? If not what are some other good options within a similar price range or lower?
 

JoelTheSuperior

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LG is bringing out a new 32" 4k screen at the end of the month, I suspect it's being quietly discontinued...
 

CWallace

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Is this the best display for MBPs? If not what are some other good options within a similar price range or lower?

The 5K one is, IMO.

The old 21.5-inch Retina 4K also was. The current 23.7-inch is not retina so maybe?

During the rumors of a "cheaper 24-inch iMac" that were running around in March, some of us thought that maybe it would use the 4K panel from this LG Ultrafine.
 

BWhaler

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I hope Apple is finally getting smart and releasing high quality display for the rest of us.
 

reallynotnick

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LG is bringing out a new 32" 4k screen at the end of the month, I suspect it's being quietly discontinued...

4K at 32in just seems awkward too big to use in 2x mode and too small to use in 1x mode.

Personally I really want a 30-32in 5K monitor as that would be perfect for me to use in 2x mode (5K at 27in isn't bad, but I just want everything a tad larger since I love my 24" 1920x1200 and that would make everything about the same size just sharper and more screen real estate)
 

nutmac

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I would so dearly love a 4k and 5k monitor made by Apple.
Heck yeah, I would pay the same exact price as the entry-level 21.5" 4K and 27" 5K iMacs, minus the cost of included keyboard and mouse (or $1121 and $1621), just to get the monitor that has Apple aesthetics and features.
 

azentropy

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I would so dearly love a 4k and 5k monitor made by Apple.

I wanted that for years, however I'm convinced now they would be so over-engineered and over-priced it wouldn't be an attractive product to me anyway. There is no reason why we couldn't put the display of the $1799 27" 5K iMac into a standalone monitor for under $1200 - but that will probably never happen. If anything we will get a 27" Pro Display XDR that will start at $2499 (without the stand) in addition to the exiting 32" that starts at $4999.
 
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