LG 32UN880-B 32″ UltraFine Display Ergo UHD 4K IPS Display with HDR 10 Compatibility and USB Type-C Connectivity, Black

LG 32UN880-B 32″ UltraFine Display Ergo UHD 4K IPS Display with HDR 10 Compatibility and USB Type-C Connectivity, Black

Elevate productivity with flexible workstation and monitor in one. Height-adjustable to help you do your best work. Turn to LG’s 31.5” UltraFine UHD 4K IPS Display Ergo Monitor to edit photos, create content and design graphics at just the right height — whether sitting or standing. An ergonomic monitor that works hard for professionals looking for an even more proficient workstation, while still delivering amazing 4K picture, breathtaking clarity, fine detail and accurate color. POWER Input 100-240 Vac, 50/60 Hz and Power Consumption (Max.) 55W .

Features & Specifications

  • 32” UltraFine UHD (3840 x 2160) IPS Display
  • Viewing Angle is 178º (R/L), 178º (U/D); Brightness is 350nits(typ); Aspect Ratio is 16:9
  • LG Ergo Stand (Extends/Retracts/Swivels/Height/Pivot/Tilt)
  • DCI-P3 95% Color Gamut with HDR 10
  • USB Type-C with 60W PD
  • 3-Side Virtually Borderless Design
  • Dimensions: ‎16 x 28.1 x 25.2 inches
  • Weight: ‎22.7 pounds

Pros & Cons

Pros

This is the best monitor for a mac mini m1. With this review, I will walk you through my journey on finding the best under 1k monitor out there. I will tell you what to keep in mind and what to expect. And the issue I had prompted a replacement. Having a bad sample is inevitable every once in a while, and this is the first time I had to return a monitor because of issues. Still, I hope to debunk some things and help you make the best of this monitor. 1. I started by purchasing an LG 32 inch VA monitor. Bad idea for a mac mini or if you care about black colors. VA monitors for productivity are not the best because the black will ghost with every screen scroll against a lighter background. I do photo, design, and video work, and I couldn’t deal with the narrow view angles. so I returned this to my local Sams and upped my budged to include an IPS display 2 I found this 32un880-b monitor. This monitor has the best ergonomic stand if you have a solid desk, as I do. See picture. I had to get a replacement within a week because of a power supply issue that will make the screen flicker after a prolonged sleep session. After I troubleshot with LG, Amazon sent me a replacement the next day, and the second monitor is perfect. See below for my troubleshooting issues to help you if you’re experiencing the same. 3. You need to use this monitor with USB c or display port to USB c with the mac mini. If you don’t, the retina resolutions will not be available to you. You can use HDMI; just be prepared for your text to look small or big on a mac. A BIG difference between display port 1.4 over UBC compared to HDMI. 4. This monitor is not meant to be turned off manually. Just leave it on, and the monitor goes to sleep to save power according to your computer. On the mac mini, I just hit the lock button, which prompts the computer to turn off the screen right away. If you turn it off manually, the hub on the back will power down as well. 5. take your time with the cable management solution and use velcro ties cut to size so that the wires have plenty of space to move with mount. If you don’t, you will stress the connectors or the cables. 6. The antiglare coating is fine. If you’re used to a shiny glossy screen on your laptop, you will see a difference, but I’ll rather have a reduced glare than having everything reflecting on the monitor. 7. You will not be able to control the speaker's volume within the OS. the speakers work ok, but I recommend the Logitech 407 speakers via USB connection to control over OS. Great sound and low noise. You don’t need to disconnect these either. If you disconnect, you will always hear a power-up chime that can be loud. I never disconnect the speakers, so I never hear the noise. 8. If you plan to use a webcam, make sure it is secured to the monitor with alien tape or position it away from the monitor. I use a camera stand with a splitter. See picture. Yes, you can connect behind the monitor on the hub. 9, USB strip lights will draw too much power on the USB hub with a mac mini. I’m using with an extension and using the stand cable management system to keep everything clean. 10. I will be creating a complete setup guide like on the picture, so check out youtube soon if you would like to see my setup in action. Troubleshooting info: I had to buy this monitor twice. The first one had a flickering power issue that I troubleshot and determined to either be the power supply or the power management in the monitor. The monitor would work great for a while, and then when it would sleep for a time, it would wake up and flicker and distort the image. (See the second pic)I had to cut power to the monitor and power it on again to get it to go away. I loved the monitor, so I requested a replacement with the same through amazon, which transferred me to LG for troubleshooting. after I explained everything, I called Amazon again, they send me a replacement monitor the next day. The new one works perfectly.

Great 4K monitors for a standing desk. I bought two of these monitors to replace my aging pair of 32" 1080P monitors. Love the mounting stand, which works perfectly for my standing desk. The 4K picture is pretty astounding when viewing anything with vivid colors. The only area that the picture lacks is that it doesn't get deep blacks, but that is common with IPS panels. There seems to be very little backlight bleed. It has HDR, but I think the brightness of only 350 nits limits it. I've found that I keep it turned off most of the time. I use both Mac and Windows, and both produce a stunning picture. Can't comment on the internal speakers because I use a sound bar, but I'm sure they suck. My biggest complaint about the monitor is that the monitor itself feels a bit cheaply made for how expensive it is (not the case for the stand). Despite that, I do not regret buying these monitors. A bit pricey, but they deliver. Also wanted to add, I think it's really cool that it charges your MacBook Pro when connecting to the monitor via usb-c/thunderbolt 3.

Excellent workplace monitor. I needed a third monitor for my workstation, so I figured I would go big while working from home. $700 was incredible value for a monitor larger than 31 inches, and it dwarfs my existing LG 27-inch 5k monitor. The included monitor arm is superbly well designed: secure, easy to assemble, and plenty of freedom of motion. The monitor looks best at it's native 4k resolution, or a crisp "Retina" 1080p. I tried "scaled 1440p", and like all 4k monitors, it gets a little fuzzy. It automatically supports Apple's Night Shift feature, like most modern monitors do. If you game occasionally, this monitor works well with it's 5ms refresh rate. If gaming is your primary purpose, there are 1440p monitors with <1ms refresh rates that would suit you better. Regarding monitor brightness, 350 nits is perfect for indoor settings. If sunlight directly hits your monitor, you might want one with 400 nits or better. I'm very happy with this monitor, and might even buy a second one!

LG 32UN880-B 32". If color matter, you will need to use HDMI. I am on a MacBook Pro 16". I was bothered to find that none of the calibration settings could be enabled until I switched over to HDMI. USB-C and DisplayPort do not support any of the important menu settings. I had to dig up a TB3 to HDMI adapter and use it instead of using DisplayPort which I normally use via a CalDigit TB3 hub. Another issue I am concerned about is that the three days I've had this display once a day the entire screen goes black and I have to unplug the HDMI cable then plug back in to get the signal back. I know it's not supposed to be a high accuracy color display but only allowing any color settings via HDMI only is kind of lame. I purchased this because of the stand that clamps to the back of my desk. This aspect is very nice. It's really allowed me to clean up my desk. Overall a great display for the price but if it keeps losing it's connection once a day I'll come back here and drop a couple of stars from the review.

Superb Monitor for Photo/Video editing use! Fantastic Ergo stand! Perfect with MBP M1 MAX. I am a Professional Home and Personal Chef and I teach cooking both in videos, directly online, and in live streams. I am also an online influencer and commentator. As such, my needs are mixed and many when it comes to microphones, mixers, and input devices to computers, studio & EDITING equipment, and various software. Quality Monitors are an exceptional need for both video and photographic editing. This LG monitor has met my expectations and my needs. The installation of the monitor on my desk is phenomenally great! The Ergo stand is fantastic and allows the 32" monitor to "float" in any position it is maneuvered to. Awesome! The monitor can also be placed in horizontal or vertical format. This stand is something that needs to be available as a stand-alone product with VESA mount for many monitors. Really, REALLY great innovation! I have the monitor connected to my new 16" MacBookPro M1 MAX via USB-C and have not experienced ANY of the issues reflected by other reviewers here. The monitor presents excellent color and brightness without flicker, whiteouts, or other calamities. I use the monitor primarily for Video Editing and Photographic post-production. DaVinci Resolve and Final Cut Pro look fantastic on the monitor, as does Lightroom and Photoshop. Gaming with productions like the new, updated Myst are also really visually intense. There are certainly other IPS 4K monitors that exceed the capability and performance of this monitor, but the downside is that those will cost a LOT more, and unless you are editing to Theatre Release standards, this monitor can perfectly handle everything else. As others have mentioned, if using a USB-C cable with a Mac, it is important to turn off HDR in OS System Preferences to assure proper color representation. Controls on the monitor are straightforward and relatively easy to adjust. Cable and wiring control is managed within the Ergo stand internally. For various other needs, the monitor has two HDMI ports, a display port, USB-C port, and two USB-A output ports. A MacBookPro can be powered by the connected USB-C cord. The monitor itself is powered through a pretty large brick, but with enough length to allow it to be on most floors. All in all, I couldn't be more pleased with this incredibly functional and superb monitor...especially at the reasonable price! For me, it rates an unequivocal FIVE STARS and easily gets my honest and very hearty recommendation. My second external connected is an older, yet great performing Dell 2410, but I am likely to purchase a second, identical LG monitor soon to replace it. Awesome unit!! *If you found my review helpful to you, PLEASE let Amazon know by clicking the "HELPFUL" button below!

Amazing HUGE Secondary Monitor!! I replaced a LG 27UK650-W with the 32UN880-B and thanks God I did. The 27UK650 was OK but the 32UN880 is just GREAT on every sense. Bigger screen (much more screen real state), great color accuracy and bright enough for my room. I'm using it as secondary top monitor for my 2017 iMac 5K and to be honest, I don't miss at all my 5K iMac Retina display. The 32UN880 is sharp and very color accurate. I'm also using it as the primary monitor for my Lenovo ThinkCentre M90n which I use as Roon Server and for very occasional Windows 10 tasks as I'm a Mac person. I do a lot of mixing and editing from home so been able to have more tracks on screen when using Pro Tools or Logic Pro X is a big bonus. Can't comment about the included mount because I'm using it with an Ergotron LX Tall Pole mount and it works just right. 100% recommended if you want an iMac 5K Monitor Clone :)

Cons

Beware of the quality. So tell me.... I bought my first same ultrafine model directly from LG and I liked it. I decided to go get another one but alas, it was sold out on the lg website so I had to buy it from Amazon. I am tech savvy and applied same settings etc. the picture on the right has a yellow undertone . Thats the one I bought from Amazon. Lg can you look into this? This is not a cheap monitor!

Incompatible with Mac Mini M1, poor panel picture quality, cheap speakers. Good stand though. I'm a fan of LG monitors in general I think they're good value. I use their 43 inch as a daily driver. This 32UN880-B monitor has a great design - it's light, simple, thin bezels, and the stand is very well thought out. In fact the stand is exceptional. Saves a lot of space on my desk and gives a floating effect for the screen. Build quality overall is reasonable. It would have been better to include no speakers than the cheap tinny sounding speakers it has. But it's the panel that's the big letdown overall. And that's really a shame because there was the potential for a great product here. I read a comparison to TN panels in the reviews below and I couldn't agree more. This reminds me of a TN panel. You'll need the ergonomic arm to reposition the screen exactly in line of your field of view - because the viewing angles are narrow. Pairing with a Mac Mini M1 was very difficult. The USB C connection won't work at all that's a known issue online and the latest software updates don't help (I'm on 11.2.3). HDMI gives a picture. It looks color oversaturated, and the text isn't sharp. Not great for anything except watching movies. Useless for coding. You can enable HDR in system preferences and that helps correct the picture some, but it's just barely acceptable, and with HDR the colors look washed out. Overall the panel is sub par, even though the size and resolution are decent. The poorest viewing angles I've seen in many years, dimly lit, blacks look shiny grey. On the Mac Mini M1 there was a flickering issue. Over HDMI every few minutes part of the screen flickers black, say for a half second. I've tried 3 HDMI cables including the original they included. No dice. Tried to ignore it but surprisingly frustrating and absolutely a dealbreaker. This monitor is totally unusable, and even if they fixed the bugs it's a $450 value IMO. Returning. Big waste of time. LG you owe me one. UPDATE: Got a brand new replacement 32UN880-B from Amazon and borrowed a friends Mac Mini M1. As before USB C would not display a picture and over HDMI there was flickering. So if you have a Mac Mini M1 this isn't the monitor for you.

Low Power Output Via USB-C. I should have read the specs more closely. Only 60w output via USB is not enough to power my MacBook Pro 16" via USB-C during heavy tasks. Seems they could have done better there for sure. Otherwise, great monitor at this price point.

USB-C connection breaks easily when adjusting screen position. Let me start off by saying I think this is a great monitor for picture quality and the ergo stand is really a game changer in terms of desk space and positioning the screen for comfort. That said, I was definitely swayed toward this purchase by watching the videos from LG showing how much you can move this thing around on the ergo stand. Beware * in the video, they do all this moving around WITHOUT the cables connected to the monitor. I, like a fool, moved mine around during normal use whilst the cables were connected, and the USB-C connection port was destroyed by the torque from the cables. You can try to prevent this by leaving lots of slack, but if the cables catch on the ergo frame, they can still easily get wrenched by even basic movements. - So now I have a great monitor with no working USB C connection, broken after just 2 days of normal use, and I'm very carefully relying on the other connections. I think with this kind of movement possible LG should really create a bolted down cable harness that prevents basic movement from destroying the weak plastic input ports. - VERY DISAPPOINTED. Nearly 700 bucks for what is now just an HDMI monitor with a busted connection port. I do recommend the monitor itself, but be very careful how you use the ergo stand.

Bang for your buck 4k monitor, not perfect. I originally purchased this to use with my new Apple M1 laptop and can finally give a more detailed explanation about my experience. PROS: You get value for your money here, 32" 4k monitor that comes with a monitor arm and USB-C power charging all in one cable for your laptop(up to 60w just about enough for a Macbook Air or Slim laptop) CONS: The brightness and display colors are AVERAGE for a 4k display. When you compare it with a higher end 4k displays. Go look at a APPLE/LG 5k monitor or a iMAC Retina display. PROBLEMS: 1) Randomly when waking my connected laptop the monitor will have a weird scaling issue, and the desktop get's shrunk down to the size of 1/4 of the screen. Don't know exactly why this happens but I think it's related with either the new operating system MacOS Big Sur or M1 apple chip. 2) The USB hub on the monitor is not reliable, and I lose have no connection to the wireless mouse and keyboard I have connected to the back of the monitor(using 2.4ghz receiver). This happens when I re-connect the USB-C cable to the laptop or restart the laptop while connected. In the end, I was lucky enough to have another laptop(2019 macbook pro, running MacOS Catalina) and while it was connected, I never experienced any of the problems mentioned above. So if you're not running a laptop with MacOS Big Sur + M1 chip, then you might have a better experience.

USB Broke after 3.5 Months — LG Denied Replacement. The USB-C port on the monitor broke after 3.5 months. I had used the monitor exclusively at work; no unusual wear and tear. LG denied replacement and made me ship back monitor for repair (despite being covered by warranty). The whole process will take over 5 weeks. LG customer service has been a nightmare! Please save yourself the headache and buy a different monitor!

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