LG 27GP850 (IPS)

LG 27GP850 (IPS)

LG 27GP850 (IPS)

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BEST RATING
Productivity:
3.2
CASUAL GAMING: Fair6.0/10
COMPETITIVE GAMING: Fair6.0/10
PRODUCTIVITY: Fair6.2/10
MEDIA CONSUMPTION: Poor5.9/10
RESOLUTION: Good7.0/10
BRIGHTNESS: Fair6.8/10
CONTRAST: Poor5.9/10
COLOR VOLUME: Poor5.6/10
REFRESH RATE: Good7.2/10
RESPONSE TIME: Very Good8.0/10
TEXT QUALITY: Good7.0/10

The LG 27GP850 is a monitor with a midrange price offering a good balance for casual gaming and productivity, thanks to its 27-inch size and 2560 x 1440 resolution. It has an IPS panel which means it has good viewing angles and color reproduction, making it suitable for digital photo editing. The refresh rate is good, enhancing the gaming experience with smoother motion, and it also supports variable refresh rate technology to reduce screen tearing. For competitive gamers, the fast response time and the option to enable strobing can help reduce motion blur. However, despite having fair peak brightness, its contrast is poor and it's not the best option for HDR gaming or media consumption. This monitor has an adjustable stand for ergonomic comfort but isn't ideal for tasks that require accurate color representation as it falls short for HDR video editing and print photo editing. Overall, it's a versatile monitor with strengths in gaming and general use, but there are tradeoffs in color accuracy and contrast for professional media work. Give Feedback

this description is based on the product variant with some specs. At the time of writing, the variant with some specs cost some dollars.




Evaluation

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Pros
  • Good refresh rate for smooth gaming
  • High resolution for sharp images
  • Wide color gamut for photo editing
  • Adjustable stand for ergonomics
  • Multiple HDMI and DisplayPort inputs
Cons
  • Limited HDR performance for gaming, media
  • Lower contrast ratio affects dark scenes
  • Modest brightness could be better
  • No built-in special features

Ratings by Category

Productivity:
3.2
The productivity score is based on a variety of factors like resolution, screen size, pixels per inch, ergonomics and screen coating.
Casual Gaming:
3.0
The casual gaming score is based on a variety of factors including refresh rate, resolution, contrast, brightness, color gamut and screen coating.
Competitive Gaming:
3.0
The competitive gaming score is based on a variety of factors including refresh rate, total response time, variable refresh rate, strobing and brightness.
Media Consumption:
3.0
The media comparison score is based on a variety of factors like resolution, contrast, brightness and screen coating

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$299
Screen Size
27"
Resolution
2560 x 1440
Screen Type
LED
Screen Sub-type
IPS
Refresh Rate
180Hz

COLOR, CONTRAST & BRIGHTNESS

Native Contrast
807:1
SDR Peak Brightness
365 nits
HDR Peak Brightness
472 nits
Suitable for HDR Gaming and Media Consumption
No
sRGB Color Gamut
101.4 %

MOTION CHARACTERISTICS

Total Response Time
6.8 ms
Variable Refresh Rate
20 - 180 Hz
Strobing / BFI
Yes
Persistence Blur Score
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7.3/10
Ghosting Score
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8/10

TEXT & IMAGE CLARITY

Pixels Per Inch
109 PPI
Coating
Matte
Text Clarity Score
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7/10
Image Clarity Score
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7/10

PORTS & CONNECTIVITY

HDMI 1.4 Ports
0
HDMI 2.0 Ports
2
HDMI 2.1 Ports
0
Micro HDMI Ports
0
DisplayPort 1.2 Ports
0

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Tim Schiesser | May 2021
"In my opinion, the LG 27GP850 is the best in its class from the monitors I've tested, with the combination of great response times and a functional sRGB mode pushing it over the edge. It's generally worth the price premium and its overall balance of features with few weak areas makes it a monitor you won't be disappointed to have."

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