LG 32GQ850 (IPS)

LG 32GQ850 (IPS)

LG 32GQ850 (IPS)

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BEST RATING
Casual Gaming:
2.9
CASUAL GAMING: Poor5.8/10
COMPETITIVE GAMING: Poor5.2/10
PRODUCTIVITY: Poor5.0/10
MEDIA CONSUMPTION: Poor5.3/10
RESOLUTION: Fair6.2/10
BRIGHTNESS: Poor5.1/10
CONTRAST: Fair6.0/10
COLOR VOLUME: Poor5.6/10
REFRESH RATE: Very Good8.3/10
RESPONSE TIME: Good7.6/10
TEXT QUALITY: Fair6.2/10

The LG 32GQ850 with its IPS panel offers a good balance for gaming and digital photo editing with accurate sRGB color reproduction. The 32-inch screen size and 2560 x 1440 resolution provide a sharp image, but text clarity and overall image clarity are just fair. For casual gaming, it has a high refresh rate, wide VRR range, and low total response time making it a strong choice, but it is less ideal for competitive gaming where absolute speed and clarity are critical. HDR gaming and media consumption are not this monitor's strengths due to its poor HDR peak brightness and contrast performance. With an adjustable stand and USB ports, it adds flexibility for productivity but may not be the best for those requiring high brightness and excellent HDR quality. This monitor sits at an upper midrange price, so it's a versatile choice, although there are trade-offs in contrast and HDR capabilities. 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.




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Pros
  • Large screen enhances immersion
  • Good color depth for vivid images
  • High refresh rate smooths motion
  • Adjustable stand for ergonomic setup
Cons
  • Lower static contrast affects dark scenes
  • Not suitable for HDR gaming
  • Brightness could be higher
  • Unremarkable for productivity tasks

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GENERAL

Price
$739
Screen Size
32"
Resolution
2560 x 1440
Screen Type
LED
Screen Sub-type
IPS
Local Dimming Zones
16

COLOR, CONTRAST & BRIGHTNESS

Native Contrast
1000:1
SDR Peak Brightness
150 nits
HDR Peak Brightness
600 nits
Suitable for HDR Gaming and Media Consumption
No
sRGB Color Gamut
135 %

MOTION CHARACTERISTICS

Total Response Time
8 ms
Variable Refresh Rate
48 - 260 Hz
Strobing / BFI
No
Persistence Blur Score
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8.3/10
Ghosting Score
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7.6/10

TEXT & IMAGE CLARITY

Pixels Per Inch
93 PPI
Coating
Matte
Text Clarity Score
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6.3/10
Image Clarity Score
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6.3/10

PORTS & CONNECTIVITY

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

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