LG 27EP950 (W-OLED)

LG 27EP950 (W-OLED)

LG 27EP950 (W-OLED)

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BEST RATING
Casual Gaming:
4.9
CASUAL GAMING: Best in Class9.5/10
COMPETITIVE GAMING: Poor5.4/10
PRODUCTIVITY: Fair6.6/10
MEDIA CONSUMPTION: Good7.9/10
RESOLUTION: Very Good8.0/10
BRIGHTNESS: Fair6.2/10
CONTRAST: Best in Class10.0/10
COLOR VOLUME: Poor5.6/10
REFRESH RATE: Poor4.9/10
RESPONSE TIME: Best in Class9.5/10
TEXT QUALITY: Fair6.9/10

The LG 27EP950 is an upscale OLED monitor, offering exceptional contrast and color depth, making it excellent for HDR gaming and media consumption. Its wide color gamut covers most of the sRGB and P3 color spaces, which benefits color-critical tasks like photo editing, but it's not the best option for tasks requiring AdobeRGB. With a 4K resolution on a 27-inch screen, it provides crisp, clear images. However, this one has a lower refresh rate and response time, which isn't ideal for competitive gaming as it can lead to ghosting and less smooth motion. With no HDMI 2.1 or high refresh rates, it's less suited for cutting-edge gaming rigs, and its brightness level is not the highest, which may reduce visibility in very bright rooms. The price point is premium, reflecting its OLED technology and professional-grade color performance, making it less attractive for those on a tight budget or for general productivity tasks. Give Feedback

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Evaluation

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Pros
  • OLED offers deep blacks and vivid colors
  • High screen resolution enhances image sharpness
  • Adjustable stand for ergonomic comfort
  • Good for HDR gaming and media
  • Wide color gamut for realistic hues
Cons
  • Low peak brightness for SDR content
  • No HDR peak brightness, limited HDR impact
  • Not suitable for competitive gaming
  • Limited ports for connectivity

Ratings by Category

Casual Gaming:
4.9
The casual gaming score is based on a variety of factors including refresh rate, resolution, contrast, brightness, color gamut and screen coating.
Media Consumption:
4.4
The media comparison score is based on a variety of factors like resolution, contrast, brightness and screen coating
Productivity:
3.7
The productivity score is based on a variety of factors like resolution, screen size, pixels per inch, ergonomics and screen coating.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$3,000
Screen Size
27"
Resolution
3840 x 2160
Screen Type
OLED
Screen Sub-type
W-OLED
Refresh Rate
60Hz

COLOR, CONTRAST & BRIGHTNESS

Native Contrast
Inf:1
SDR Peak Brightness
250 nits
Suitable for HDR Gaming and Media Consumption
Yes
sRGB Color Gamut
99 %
Suitable for Digital Photo Editing
No

MOTION CHARACTERISTICS

Total Response Time
1 ms
Strobing / BFI
No
Persistence Blur Score
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5/10
Ghosting Score
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9.6/10

TEXT & IMAGE CLARITY

Pixels Per Inch
163 PPI
Coating
Matte
Text Clarity Score
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6.9/10
Image Clarity Score
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8/10

PORTS & CONNECTIVITY

HDMI 1.4 Ports
0
HDMI 2.0 Ports
1
HDMI 2.1 Ports
0
Micro HDMI Ports
0
DisplayPort 1.2 Ports
0

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