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I bought this to use with a 16" Macbook Pro Thunderbolt 3. This was my first foray into non-Apple monitors after 25 years and after some learning lessons and LG support I think I'm pleased. I'm using it plugged into a CalDigit T3 Plus hub and a CalDigit DP > HDMI cable (rated at 60hz - important) - HDMI is a requirement for full access to all the monitor's features. Over the course of the first month (my return period) I experienced popping sounds, the screen going blank momentarily at least once a day plus fluctuations in brightness. The fluctuation in brightness was resolved by plugging the unit into a separate wall socket from my laptop and hub - do that, problem gone and hasn't returned. Popping and screen going blank once a day seems to be tied to large amounts of static electricity which the monitor is highly sensitive to - I could walk into the room and pass by the monitor and it would react. (I live in a desert where the humidity is frequently less than 7-8% which coupled with a windy season between Spring & Summer creates enough to shock me continually throughout the day.) I removed my chair mat and bought a can of static guard and after using it the popping and the daily screen reboot have also stopped. LG Technician worked with me, going through all my settings, making minor adjustments - Amazon advised twice I should return it. I'm glad I didn't. I had no problem working with LG - they were quite supportive and immediately responsive. In my case, all the problems with the monitor was actually symptoms of other "workable" issues beyond the monitor. I know a number of people have experienced some of these performance issues. There was a lot of trial and error getting to the solutions but now I've got a monitor that's working great with my MBP. I'm not bothered by the matte screen and the color is great. Definitely a great mid-priced "prosumer" monitor.
I initially ordered a pair of 27" version because I thought that two 32" monitors side by side would take up too much space (and they do). But I returned the 27" pair and replaced it with two 32" ones. Why?
A little bit a background: I sit in front of these two monitors all day long: I code (VS), I trade (webull, coinbase), and I play BF5.
My experience with the 27" version: + DPI (sharp text and images) + brightness (especial in HDR gaming) + size (perfect side by side setup for my desk ~50") + price (best I could find at this resolution with HDR) - display area for gaming (not enough real estate for me, my previous monitor was a 43" 4K)
In the end I returned the 27" pair because I was getting tunnel vision playing my favorite game. Yep, only fault I could find.
My experience with the 32" version: + price (best I could find at this resolution with HDR) + brightness (especial in HDR gaming) + size: much better for gaming; no more tunnel vision; plus, text is much easier to read from a distance (see my final thoughts) - DPI; (Naturally) There is a very noticeable difference in the sharpness of text and images as compared to the 27" version (same resolution & larger size=less DPI). However, now that I've been using them for a few days, the difference is becoming less and less noticeable. - They take up more (horizontal) space on my desktop; I had to slide my desk a few inches to make room for them
Final thoughts: I would say that what really sets the two sizes a part is the DPI. I think that for sharpness 27" is ideal at 1440p and 32" at 2160p (but this one will cost you $100 extra https://amzn.to/3tBzK11). However, if you sit far away from the monitor like I do (30-40"), you might have to enlarge your OS text size while using the 27".
I can't really comment on the OEM stands monitors as I used a VESA desk mount for both setups (https://amzn.to/3vKgv7g).
I hope you will find this review helpful; I am happy follow up if you have any questions.
I bought three of these. I use one for regular computer use and use all three together when running stock trading charts. The displays look great and work really well independently as well as together, mostly because of the "borderless" frames. I'm so happy with them.
The 2560x1440 size is basically a 2K monitor which is, unfortunately, becoming harder to find. I loved the 2K resolution on my old Apple Thunderbolt monitors and I wanted to replicate them, but 4K seemed to be the thing at the time. However, when I tried a 4K monitor, I found that it caused more eye strain so 2K ended up being the sweet spot for me. I'm very happy with the deep blacks, great resolution and good light control. I do a lot of design work on a Mac, but would be happy to use these monitors for that as well if I did not need a PC for charts. The price of these is actually pretty amazing as well.
A couple of things to know: -- these use either HDMI (2x) or DP-IN cables, so make sure you have inputs for those types in your computer. -- the stands are not all the same height, so if you are using several monitors, they may not line up. It's close, but I personally would like it better if they were the same height since I extend my screen to span all three monitors as a virtual single screen. -- obviously make sure your graphics cards can handle 2K, especially if using multiple monitors.
I'm very happy with these monitors. They were recommended by a friend who uses them for the same reason and he steered me well!
I originally purchased this to use with my new Apple M1 laptop and can finally give a more detailed explanation about my experience.
PROS: You get value for your money here, 32" 4k monitor that comes with a monitor arm and USB-C power charging all in one cable for your laptop(up to 60w just about enough for a Macbook Air or Slim laptop)
CONS: The brightness and display colors are AVERAGE for a 4k display. When you compare it with a higher end 4k displays. Go look at a APPLE/LG 5k monitor or a iMAC Retina display.
PROBLEMS: 1) Randomly when waking my connected laptop the monitor will have a weird scaling issue, and the desktop get's shrunk down to the size of 1/4 of the screen. Don't know exactly why this happens but I think it's related with either the new operating system MacOS Big Sur or M1 apple chip. 2) The USB hub on the monitor is not reliable, and I lose have no connection to the wireless mouse and keyboard I have connected to the back of the monitor(using 2.4ghz receiver). This happens when I re-connect the USB-C cable to the laptop or restart the laptop while connected.
In the end, I was lucky enough to have another laptop(2019 macbook pro, running MacOS Catalina) and while it was connected, I never experienced any of the problems mentioned above. So if you're not running a laptop with MacOS Big Sur + M1 chip, then you might have a better experience.