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Discussion in 'MacRumors.com News Discussion' started by MacRumors, Mar 15, 2017.
It's such a Dell or Microsoft invention. Apple had a great thing going.
This and it doesn't come with 32gb of RAM. Pathetic.
Had mine fixed. I had very bad backlight bleeding, blotchy around the edges of the display. The new display I get is much better. Very impressive image and color depth for the price, I have to say
You have no more authority than I do, or anyone else here for that matter, to dictate what a thread exists for or what it does not, and what the ensuing discussion should encompass. As such, I couldn't care less for your opinion on that.
As for your last statement, you're incorrect - design is not irrelevant, and you'll find that it matters to a lot of people on these forums.
Lipstick on a pig. Avoid this product.
I need two new monitors. And I'm planning to go from HD to 4K or 5K monitors. But there are so many new monitors coming out this year. All-tough maybe not in 5K many will be 4K + HDR and a better refresh rate so you can have a better solution monitor then this LG 5K monitor when you're looking for a more allround monitor. With more allround I mean good enough for gaming and good enough to work on with Adobe Photoshop which I need to do on daily basis for work.
My advice, if you can wait, then by all means wait. Just within a few months many new monitors will arrive which might not be offering a 5K resolution but in terms of overall performance will come up with better results.
Wow! "in denial", "overreacting" and now just plain old "incorrect" - it's just not my day...
Design is about more than how something looks as Apple have been telling us for many years. Anyway, thanks for your insights, I'll leave it at that I think and get back to the thread topic.
I hope some more 5K monitors do come out but I honestly doubt that anyone will match the price of the LG for a while, especially while discounted. After owning a 5K iMac I'd personally be reluctant to go back to anything less but of course YMMV. A good 4K monitor with wide colour gamut is a good solution for many tasks.
Everyone here is talking about the exterior aesthetics of this LG monitor. Can someone comment on how it actually performs and accurately represents colors?
In a time when Apple products are outdated and IMO insanely overpriced I could case less about how it looks.
Yes the top bezel is larger, but you barely notice it when in use because the frame is matte black and the display is stunning.
I have one and this has been my experience.
Precisely. Which is even more reason to desire to purchase a display with this panel through Apple. Apple(’s outsourced manufacturing) does the QA on the panels (which can pick up where LG’s purported sloppy QC leaves off), handles warranty claims, in-store replacements, offers Apple Pay, etc.
Yes, I hold the same view - design is multifaceted. Appearance is one element of that. You characterised a discussion on the design of the bezel as "bickering over irrelevant miniatue". As I said before, that simply couldn't be further from the truth; design is not irrelevant, it is fundamental.
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The display is stunning. But the bezels are still noticeable in use. I've used one in an Apple Store. The matte black frame looks cheap.
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Show us how this is "ironic" - I think you may have chosen the wrong word.
Also many of Apple's displays in their iMacs are LG. Their relationship has been a long one.
You should contact the press, and Apple, and notify them that you own this rarity; you'd get a LOT of attention and possibly be able to sell it for a gigantic profit.
10 LED Cinema Displays at work. 3 Are broken (will turn off after 1 minute of use) and one literally went up in smoke within the first week (was repaired through Apple though).
The 6 remaining Cinema Displays are unusable, since on ALL remaining models, the "white" in the pictures have either become (varying) shades of grey or yellow. Not solid but gradient (left to right).
Utter garbage monitors: Hideously overpriced, rediculously high energy consumption, poor color accuracy (it would only be half as bad, if it was as least a consistant color shift of the whole display, but it really isn't), ergonomics from 20 years ago (not adjustable in height). But apart from that: Probably the best looking monitors I have ever seen.
Your informative posts are much appreciated. I bought an LG 5K back in December but had to return it to the Apple Store because of issues with the included USB-C cable and the well documented RF interference problem (likely from my router which was about 3 feet away). I am looking to re-buy either a 702 or 703 model and am interested in others experiences with them. When I had mine and it worked it looked absolutely great. I understand what others are saying about the bezel but from my experience it just kind of disappears when you are viewing the display. It's a total non issue for me. My biggest concern is having to potentially deal with LG after the Apple Store two week return period expires. For that reason alone I am tempted to wait for the refresh of the 27" iMac.
Thanks and yes I agree totally on the bezels being a non-issue. As I was trying to explain to someone else earlier you need to see the display in its normal setting, not in a product photo or brightly lit Apple Store where the lighting highlights the dark bezels. You also tend to be focussed on the bezels in that environment whereas when at home, you are focussed on the content. Lastly, in the Apple Store, unless the displays are being powered by a 2016 MBP then they are not running at 5K regardless of what 'About This Mac' says. When I viewed the 5K in the store it was being powered by a Mac mini.
I share your concern about having to deal with LG support. My 14 day period has restarted due to getting a pair of replacement displays. I'm still evaluating them but I have to say, one of them is still losing sync every so often. I'm keeping a record of when it does it and once I get a clear picture of how often it happens, I will try each display on its own to see if it is one of them or both of them that are at fault. If it's just one of them then I'll try swapping cables between them to isolate the problem further.
Yeah they're noticeable because you're most likely standing over it and used it for 5 min.
I've used it at home for hours and I don't notice it. TBH, it's a trivial thing.
I'm still using my 12 year old 23" ACD. It's a timeless design. If it weren't so thick I don't think anyone would realize it is old.
Sorry to hear about you sporadically losing sync on one of your LG 5K's. I really want this display to be as trouble free as my 27" Thunderbolt one has been for the last four years. At least from my experience, LG support is just isn't where it needs to be. Once when I called about my 5K they told me somebody would get back to me in 3 business days. Even the Apple Store manager thought that was totally unacceptable and suggested himself that I just return the display. Hopefully, LG support will get up to speed but I'm still skeptical until they demonstrate otherwise.
Nope, not standing over it and used it for longer than 5 minutes.
The fact is that the design remains the design, whether you actively try to look past it and forget it, or not.
He meant the bezels don't really stand out during actual use. I found the same thing myself. The monitor looks hideous in pictures. When I got it and opened the box, I was pleasantly surprised that it looked better in person, but did still find the bezel to be very noticable.
That all changed once I mounted mine to a VESA arm and started using it. I haven't noticed the top bezel a single time in over two months of use. It became a non-issue once you stopped perseverating on it. If you're determined to be disgusted by it, you will. I'm sure there'll be a few of those people, but if you intend to just get on with your life, it does become seemingly invisible.
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Take a look at the 2016 MBP's screen and describe the bezels to me.
The top bezel being larger is a fact. It being noticeable is subjective. I don't notice it while in use and a few owners agree.
I think part of the reason I don't notice it is because I use 2 displays side by side and where the displays meet, the two thicknesses of side bezel are roughly equal to the thickness of the top bezel. See the photo I posted earlier if you don't know what I mean.
Can someone remind me how many of these the 15" MBPtb can run at the same time? Did I hear 3? If so, I wouldn't mind seeing what it would look like on one of those 3 monitor stands. Probably ridiculously slow graphics performance, but still kinda cool.