When you spend around a $1,000 for a PC monitor, it should ship with a minimal set of expectations. Like, maybe, being able to use it within arm's reach of a router. According to reports, LG's UltraFine 5K Display Screen, which was designed in collaboration with Apple for the release of the new MacBook Pro, is reportedly experiencing some pretty hefty issues on that angle.
LG Monitors Are Causing Problems
TechCrunch confirmed, along with an LG support representative, that it's a known issue with the 27-inch version of the monitor, causing it to become unstable and unusable when positioned within two meters of a particular router.
According to a user on Apple's forum:
Right out of the box, the UltraFine 5K Display was hardly usable as it would consistently disconnect and even freeze my MacBook Pro, which made it nearly impossible to use for work on Thursday and Friday. Connecting it to my MacBook Pro constantly resulted in needing to reboot my machine to be able to continue working.
According to ExtremeTech, LG explained and made it clear that the issue doesn't apply to other of its monitors and suggested users that own the UltraFine 5K Display to keep the system two meters away from a Wi-Fi router as a fix - which isn't really much of a problem-solver at all, especially for those with limited space to adjust, like people who are currently living in pretty tight places like an apartment.
Will Apple Make A Move?
With all the issues that it's facing, the LG UltraFine 5K appears to be a fine and very impressive monitor, so long as you can guarantee that you won't be setting it up near a router. Now that Apple is using this specific Display on their MacBook Pros, potential customers are likely at the mercy of the said problem.
Perhaps it isn't too late for Apple to go look for another partner to supply their MacBook display screens.