The 27-inch display has a 5120×2880 resolution and P3 wide colour and supports 500 nits of brightness. Apple says “with over 14.7 million pixels — 77 per cent more than a typical 4K UHD display — the human eye can’t discern the individual pixels.”
It comes with a single Thunderbolt 3 cable and charges your MacBook Pro with Thunderbolt 3 (USB-C) ports, while there are also three USB-C (5 Gbps) ports, to go with stereo speakers, front camera and microphone. The monitor also supports VESA mounts.
The LG UltraFine 5K display supports MacBook Pro, MacBook Air and iPad Pro (but not at full 5K) and offers up to 94W of charging power.
The following Mac models are supported on full 5K resolution:
- iMac Pro introduced in 2017
- iMac introduced in 2017 or later
- Mac mini introduced in 2018
- MacBook Pro introduced in 2016 or later
- MacBook Air introduced in 2018 or later
The LG UltraFine 5K Display runs at 3840 x 2160 at 60Hz on:
- MacBook introduced in 2015 or later
- Mac computers with Thunderbolt 2 ports using the Thunderbolt 3 to Thunderbolt 2 adapter
- iPad Pro with USB-C
The display supports 3840 x 1800 at 60Hz on the following Mac model:
- Mac mini introduced in 2014, preferably using macOS 10.12.4 or later