Tuesday January 31, 2017

LG Ultrafine 5K Display Can Become Unusable When Near A Router

Is it time for Apple to introduce a true successor to the Thunderbolt Display? Probably, as LG has allegedly dropped the ball with their Ultrafine monitor, which may bug out when it is used near a routerآ—the author of this article experienced everything from disconnects to system freezes firsthand. How do display manufacturers manage to do it? Aside from typical issues such as dead pixels, banding, and light bleed, I may have to worry about how monitors behave around other kinds of hardware now?

There are other high-resolution external displays that work with new MacBook Pros, but the LG UltraFine 5K Display is the closest thing to a modern Thunderbolt Display for Mac users. The problem is it becomes unusable when positioned within 6.6 feet of a router. I discovered this issue after purchasing my own last week and thinking something was defective with my hardware. Right out of the box, it was hardly usable as it would consistently disconnect and even freeze my MacBook Pro, which made it unusable for work on Thursday and Friday. Connecting it to my MacBook Pro consistently resulted in needing to reboot my machine to continue working.

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