Best 4k 27" monitor for a Macbook Pro?

over 3 years ago from Wassim B, Growing indie maker

  • Jordan Justice, over 3 years ago

    I typically bring up this article when someone asks me this.

    Because of this, I stayed on a 27" 1440p monitor until I had the chance to upgrade the LG UltraFine 5K.

    There are some UltraWides that are 1440p with Thunderbolt 3, which would allow you to power your MacBook and run any peripherals with a single cable, which is neat!

    TL;DR - 4K and MacOS doesn't really get along that great, with your budget, consider a 1440p display.

    EDIT: 4K at 27" is the concern here. The LG UltraFine 4K monitor (22") supports the proper scaling.

    8 points
    • Wassim BWassim B, over 3 years ago

      The LG UltraFine 5K looks nice but the price is bummer.

      I mean, if I add 600€ on that price I can get a 5k iMac!

      0 points
      • Jordan Justice, over 3 years ago

        Occasionally Amazon or Woot will run a flash sale on refurbs for around $699 USD.

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      • Marc EdwardsMarc Edwards, over 3 years ago

        The 5K iMac is a great choice. :)

        It sucks, but there’s just not many options right now if you want a Retina display. It’s the LG 5K UltraFine, or an iMac, or… the Pro Display XDR. The new LG 4K UltraFine is worse than the older model (lower PPI, 8bit per channel rather than 10bit per channel).

        The only caveat for the iMac is that it’s likely to get an update very soon. Waiting a little and saving for an iMac could be a sensible option!

        2 points
      • John PJohn P, over 3 years ago

        LG Ultrafine has a whole pile of issues, if you get one of the wrong models it's badly shielded so will hose your wifi signals.

        Really not worth the money and pretty shocking Apple ever endorsed it.

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