LG UltraFine 5K 27MD5KL (IPS)

LG UltraFine 5K 27MD5KL (IPS)

LG UltraFine 5K 27MD5KL (IPS)

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BEST RATING
Productivity:
4.6
CASUAL GAMING: Fair6.0/10
COMPETITIVE GAMING: Poor5.0/10
PRODUCTIVITY: Very Good8.7/10
MEDIA CONSUMPTION: Good7.0/10
RESOLUTION: Best in Class10.0/10
BRIGHTNESS: Good7.3/10
CONTRAST: Fair6.1/10
COLOR VOLUME: Poor5.6/10
REFRESH RATE: Poor4.9/10
RESPONSE TIME: Poor5.9/10
TEXT QUALITY: Best in Class10.0/10

The LG UltraFine 5K 27MD5KL is a premium-priced monitor that excels in areas like text clarity and image sharpness, thanks to its high resolution and large screen size. It's particularly well-suited for productivity tasks and digital photo editing, offering broad color coverage and accuracy. The monitor's high peak brightness and contrast ratios also make it good for media consumption, although it may not be the best for HDR gaming. For casual gaming, it provides an acceptable experience, but due to its lower refresh rate and response time, it's not ideal for competitive gaming. It has an adjustable stand and multiple USB ports but lacks features like variable refresh rate (VRR) and a high refresh rate, which limits its appeal for serious gamers. The glossy coating contributes to excellent image clarity but can be prone to glare. This monitor is not the best choice for tasks requiring high color volume, as it falls short in that aspect. 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
  • Very high resolution and clarity
  • Excellent for digital photo editing
  • Great text quality
  • Adjustable stand for comfort
Cons
  • Not suitable for HDR gaming
  • Low brightness for HDR content
  • Poor choice for competitive gaming
  • Limited connectivity options

Ratings by Category

Productivity:
4.6
The productivity score is based on a variety of factors like resolution, screen size, pixels per inch, ergonomics and screen coating.
Media Consumption:
4.0
The media comparison score is based on a variety of factors like resolution, contrast, brightness and screen coating
Casual Gaming:
3.1
The casual gaming score is based on a variety of factors including refresh rate, resolution, contrast, brightness, color gamut and screen coating.

Full Specs

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GENERAL

Price
$1,490
Screen Size
27"
Resolution
5120 x 2880
Screen Type
LED
Screen Sub-type
IPS
Refresh Rate
60Hz

COLOR, CONTRAST & BRIGHTNESS

Native Contrast
1200:1
SDR Peak Brightness
500 nits
HDR Peak Brightness
Unknown
Suitable for HDR Gaming and Media Consumption
No
sRGB Color Gamut
100 %

MOTION CHARACTERISTICS

Total Response Time
14 ms
Strobing / BFI
No
Persistence Blur Score
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5/10
Ghosting Score
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6/10

TEXT & IMAGE CLARITY

Pixels Per Inch
218 PPI
Coating
Glossy
Text Clarity Score
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10/10
Image Clarity Score
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10/10

PORTS & CONNECTIVITY

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

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