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Will the LG 27UD88 monitor work with my MacBook Pro?

Will the LG 27UD88 monitor work with my MacBook Pro?

Best answer: Yes it will, but it may not efficiently charge your 15-inch MacBook Pro while you're using it. You'll have to close your MacBook or make sure it's off in order to get a full charge. The monitor will charge your 13-inch MacBook Pro without any issues.Amazon: LG 27UD88 monitor (opens in new tab) ($580)Amazon: LG UltraFine 5K (opens in new tab) ($1,490)Apple: MacBook Pro (opens in new tab) ($1,300 - $2,800)

While the LG monitor and your laptop are compatible, they may not be the most practical companions

You can definitely use the LG 27UD88 monitor with your MacBook Pro, regardless of the size, but keep in mind that it won't be able to fully charge your 15-inch MacBook pro if you're using it constantly. If your laptop is asleep, it will slowly charge the device, but not everyone wants to have to stop using their MacBook in order to fully charge it. It'll charge the 13-inch version just fine.

While this might be a downside for some, it's worth noting how incredible this monitor is as a device: you can customize your monitor layout to have the perfect work environment with the help of a single, mess-free USB Type-C cable. The 4K display is ideal for both gaming and editing through photos and videos, and If you're looking for a quality monitor, LG is always a great direction to head in.

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We would recommend taking a look at something like the LG UltraFine 5K (opens in new tab) instead: not only is it a terrific product, but it also will work with both sizes of MacBook and charge them effortlessly. The only downside? It's a little more expensive, but you do get that peace of mind that your MacBook pro is charging when you're using it.

The worst part about the UltraFine 5K? The price tag, but the UltraFine 5K is also built to work with both the 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro, developed in partnership with Apple. With a resolution of 5120x2880, you'll have a hard time seeing any pixelation on the 27-inch IPS display, which also features excellent color range thanks to its support for the Display P3 color gamut.

This beautiful 4K UHD monitor from LG is bound to have you falling in love with working at your desk again. Just note that it won't be able to fully charge your 15-inch MacBook Pro.

While this monitor is quite a bit more expensive than its LG 27UD88 monitor sister, it is worth noting that it has a stunning 5K display and additional USB-C ports, making it ideal for efficient work, whether you're organizing documents at the office or family photos at home.

Pick out your MacBook Pro in silver or space gray aluminum, turn on that retina display, turn on that 2.2GHz - 2.6GHz dual-core 7th-generation Intel Core i5 processor, and see how this new piece of tech can change your life for the better.

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