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LG UltraGear 27GL850 27" Gaming Monitor

MSRP 500 USDNeoscore 87%NEX score 56%

Product Overview

LG UltraGear 27GL850 is a 27-inch QHD gaming monitor that features the world's first 1ms response time in an IPS monitor. It combines speed with rich color gamut and high dynamic range to produce an immersive visual experience.
Leveraging LG's Nano IPS technology, the 27GL850 offers 98% coverage of the DCI-P3 color space while offering the speed never-before found in an IPS panel. It also supports HDR10. Naturally, the UltraGear 27GL850 is compatible with both NVIDIA G-Sync and AMD FreeSync.
The 27GL850 comes with a stand with height, tilt, and pivot adjustments.
Another premium gaming monitor debuted with the 27GL850 is the 38-inch UltraGear 38GL950G.

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Ratings

What we found**

Neoscore: 87% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Rich color reproduction
  • Stand with tilt, pivot, and height adjustments
  • Fast 1 ms response time
  • 10-bit display panel
  • Support for NVIDIA G-SYNC
Cons

    What external reviewers found***

    NEX score: 56% (not directly comparable across industries)
    Pros
    • Outstanding response time and outstanding response time
    • Excellent gray uniformity
    • Wide viewing angles and wide viewing angles
    Cons
    • Disappointing ergonomics
    • Doesn't look as good in a dark room
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    Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

    Specifications

    Connectivity

    Ports
    2x HDMI 2.0, 1x DisplayPort 1.4, 1x 3.5 mm Audio Out, 2x USB 3.0 (downstream), 1x USB 3.0 (upstream)

    Construction

    Adjustment | Height
    110 mm / 4.3307 in
    Adjustment | Pivot
    -0° ~ 90°
    Adjustment | Swivel
    N/A
    Adjustment | Tilt
    -5° ~ 15°
    Camera
    No
    Colors
    Black
    VESA Mount
    100 x 100 mm

    Dimensions

    Bezels
    89.4% screen-to-body ratio
    Size | Depth
    2.22 in / 56.3 mm w/o stand, 10.8 in / 274.4 mm w/ stand
    Size | Height
    14.36 in / 364.8 mm w/o stand, 22.63 in / 574.8 mm w/ stand
    Size | Width
    24.18 in / 614.2 mm
    Weight
    4.2 kg / 9 lbs w/o stand , 6.1 kg / 13 lbs w/ stand

    Display

    Aspect Ratio
    16:9
    Brightness
    350 nits
    Contrast Ratio
    800:1 (static)
    Display Backlight
    W-LED
    Display Color Depth
    10 bits (8 bits + FRC), 1073741824 colors
    Display Diagonal
    27" (27 in / 685.8 mm)
    Display Type
    AH-IPS, Anti-glare/Matte (3H), LG Display
    Gamut
    96% Adobe RGB, 98% DCI-P3, 135% sRGB
    Pixel Density
    109 ppi
    Pixel Pitch
    0.233 mm
    Refresh Rate
    48 Hz ~ 144 Hz
    Resolution
    QHD (2560x1440)
    Response Time
    1 ms (min)
    Viewing Angle
    178° H / 178° V

    Function

    HDR
    HDR10
    Licenses
    BSMI, CCC, CE, cTick, ENERGY STAR, FCC Class B, UL/cUL
    Operating Humidity
    10 % ~ 80 %
    Operating Temperature
    0 °C ~ 40 °C , 32 °F ~ 104 °F
    Variable Framerate
    NVIDIA G-SYNC, AMD FreeSync
    Video
    Black Stabilizer, Crosshair, Sphere lighting, DDC/CI, HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) 2.2, Dynamic Action Sync, Flicker-free technology, 6-Axis Control, Nano IPS

    Performance

    Energy Efficiency
    B
    Power Consumption
    39 W (average) / 65 W (max) / 18 W (eco) / 0.5 W (sleep) / 0.5 W (off)

    Production

    Accessory
    DisplayPort cable, HDMI cable, USB 3.0 cable
    Debut
    2019

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    External Reviews

    rtings[1]

    Sentiment Score 56%
    Reviewers from rtings have found the following***:
    The LG 27GL850-B is a good monitor for pretty much any use. It's a great gaming monitor, with outstanding response time and low input lag. It has wide viewing angles, good peak brightness, and good reflection handling. It delivers a decent HDR gaming experience, but it's limited by its low native contrast and poor black uniformity.
    Find the original article here.
    Pros
    • Outstanding response time and outstanding response time
    • Wide viewing angles and wide viewing angles
    • Excellent gray uniformity
    Cons
    • Doesn't look as good in a dark room
    • Disappointing ergonomics

    User Reviews

    References

    1. ^ LG 27GL850-B Monitor Review. [rtings]. https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/lg/27gl850-b. 2020-05-01. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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