Apple LG UltraFine 4K, 5K Displays Now 25% Off, Starts at $659 in Canada


On top of today’s price drop on USB-C and Thunderbolt accessories to accommodate new MacBook Pro backlash, Apple has also dropped the price of its 21.5-inch LG UltraFine 4K and 27-inch 5K displays. Below is the new pricing:

  • LG UltraFine 4K Display at 25% off: $659.00 CAD (was $879.95), ships in 5-6 weeks
  • LG UltraFine 5K Display at 25% off: $1274 CAD (was $1699.95), available in Dec.

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These monitors come included with an 85W charging cable, three Thunderbolt 3 ports, built in stereo speakers, camera and microphone.

These are decent price drops. The price of the 4K display is cheaper than a refurbished 27-inch non-Retina Thunderbolt display (which is ancient) from Apple which usually sells for $799.

Okay, who’s getting one now? Or will you wait for these to hit the refurbished store?


  • Kev

    I have a 2010 MacPro tower. Anyone know if it’s possible to upgrade video card to support 4K monitors? I would buy this display to replace my 24 and 27″ LED CinemaDisplays. Decent price.

  • Joe

    Hey Kev,

    Yes this is possible. Google Mac Tower Video Card replacement… there’s a company that will sell you a video card pre flashed so it will run properly with MacOS.

    You could also buy a used Trash Can but if you’re happy with the Mac Pro 2010 then upgrade it and enjoy 🙂

  • Kev

    Thanks. I found the Sapphire HD7950 but $500 is too costly. The new MP was a big disappointment. I love having internal drives without having to spend extra on Thunderbolt. Waited like everyone else for CinemaDisplay updates but that never came. I won’t buy another MP again.

  • Ian

    The LG 4K is only 21″…way too small for me… 🙁

  • SV650

    Yeah, the 27″ size is sweet.

  • Whoops, fixed. Thanks.

    Yeah, it’ll be hard to come down from a 27″ monitor.

  • jpodcaster

    How do you think these compare to the Dell P2715Q 4K 27″ monitor? I have a 2015 MacBook Pro 15″ and want an external 4K monitor to go with it. Should I go Dell or future-proof myself with one of these LGs (bearing in mind the increase in cost for the 27″ LG over the Dell)?

  • Chris Kim

    If these looked better (and more “Apple”-like), I’d be more interested at these price points, especially the 5K.

    Agree with others 21.5″ for 4k is too small in my opinion. I have a 27″ 4K monitor, which I plan to run at 1080p in pixel-doubled HiDPI mode when I get my new 2016 MBP (ie. 3840×2160 4K looks like 1920×1080, every “pixel” = 4 monitor pixels).

    IMO, 1080p on a 27″ monitor shows text “slightly bigger than necessary”, but very comfortable, whereas 1080p on a 21.5″ monitor would look too small. (The 21.5″ 4K iMac runs at pixel-doubled 2048×1152, which is just a bit more resolution than 1080p, and I think things look too small)

    I think the 27″ 5K monitor (5120 x 2880 running pixel-doubled resolution of 2560 x 1440) would be perfect from a “text size” perspective (ie. this is what the 27″ 5K iMac runs at), so would be more willing to get the 27″ 5K vs the 21.5″ 4K, but again, not when styling looks that ugly…