LG UltraFine 5K Display Experiences Problems When Placed Too Close To A Router
Apple has recommended that Macbook Pro users who want a separate display should use the LG’s UltraFine 5K Display. Overall, it’s a fine piece of hardware and works well with the Macbook Pro. However, there is one major flaw in the hardware.
Apple first introduced the LG UltraFine 5K Display at an event last year and said it represented a collaboration between Apple and LG. Since Apple had chosen to discontinue its own Thunderbolt display last year, many users saw this as the closest thing to an official Apple product.
Unfortunately, there is one major problem with the LG UltraFine 5K Display that other monitors do not have. If it is placed too close to a router, roughly within 6.6 feet, then it can become unusable.
Zac Hall, of 9t05 Mac, found that his monitor would experience such problems when placed near a router. Another Apple user mentioned having similar problems in his review on Apple’s website. Both users were instructed to move the routers farther away from their computers. At that point, they noted that the problem went away.
LG said the issue only affected their 5K displays and that none of their other monitors were affected. Beyond that, LG gave no insight into what exactly caused the problem or if the had a more permanent solution.
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