Hands-On With LG's Latest UltraFine 4K Display With Thunderbolt 3 Support

Friday March 22, 2019 1:19 PM PDT by Juli Clover

LG recently debuted a new 32UL950 32-inch UltraFine 4K display, but this latest model, priced at $1300, wasn't designed in partnership with Apple.

It still shares quite a few design similarities with prior UltraFine models, though, so we thought we'd check it out in our latest YouTube video to see whether it's a solid option for the purchase price.

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The LG 32UL950 UltraFine Display features a black front panel with slim bezels and a curved base with a plastic monitor arm. It's tilt and height adjustable, so you can get it into the perfect position, and it can even be used in portrait orientation.


As with many LG displays, it's VESA compatible so you can mount it on the wall to save desk space. It is equipped with two USB-C Thunderbolt 3 ports, which can be used for fast data transfer, 60W charging for your MacBook, and daisychaining an additional 4K monitor if desired. There are also two USB-A ports, a DisplayPort, an HDMI port, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and built-in speakers.


The 4K display of the LG 32UL950 UltraFine is great, with crisp, detailed images and sharp text, though it's not quite as nice as the 5K UltraFine that LG offers in partnership with Apple.

This is a 32-inch display, but it's not ultrawide, and it has a resolution of 3840 x 2160 at 60Hz. Running this display at full resolution makes the on-screen elements quite small, so buyers might want to use it at 3360 x 1890 or 3200 x 1800 instead. Other display features include HDR and DCI-P3 support for excellent contrast and color.


For content creation or digital media, the LG 32UL950 is a solid choice, but it's not the greatest for gaming because it maxes out at 60Hz. It does support Radeon FreeSync and Dynamic Action Sync, though.

LG charges $1300 for the display, but it's available on Amazon at a cheaper price of $1100. That still makes it more expensive than LG's 5K monitor, so it's not going to be for everyone.

Make sure to watch our video up above for a closer look at LG's new UltraFine display, and let us know what you think of it in the comments below.

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14 months ago
I own 2 LG UltraFine 5K monitors. They are the best 5K displays available. I have really enjoyed them. Looking forward to see what Apple releases in the future. I hope they stick with LG panels for their Apple-branded displays. LG has the best display technology in my opinion (their IPS and OLED).

With all that said, the monitor in this review should not have the UltraFine name or the UltraFine price tag.

Also, 27" is perfect for a display size, while 32" is just too big.
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14 months ago

There is no way I would by this LG garbage with Apple’s display launch immminent

What exactly is awful about it? This is a similar display I use for a work desktop and I have no complaints whatsoever, I think this display looks stunning and the color calibration is excellent.
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14 months ago

I own 2 LG UltraFine 5K monitors. They are the best 5K displays available. I have really enjoyed them.

Just wait until you have to deal with LG's unholy return process if it breaks.

You won't be singing LG's praises after that.
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14 months ago
Can I get that wallpaper from the video? Thanks.
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14 months ago

Just wait until you have to deal with LG's unholy return process if it breaks.

You won't be singing LG's praises after that.

Actually, one of my monitor stands was wobbly and I’ve been out of warranty for a while now. LG sent me TWO brand new monitor stands for free. If you’re familiar with this monitor, you know that the stands are metal and not necessarily a cheap part to give away for free. Also, their shipping packaging was insanely elaborate.

I have nothing but great things to say about LG as a company and their products. I also own an LG C8 OLED TV and it is top notch.
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14 months ago

And it’s ugly as sin

While the stand isn’t to my liking, I think the front is pretty attractive. Very small bezel, no branding/logo.
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