LG Electronics UltraGear Gaming Monitor 27GL850-B

Test 02/2020

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Test seal: LG Electronics UltraGear Gaming Monitor 27GL850-B, Rating 8.5

last modified: 28.02.2020, 14:01

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All rating criteria details:

Range of functions 20%
Reaction time 20%
Luminosity 20%
Colour representation 20%
Viewing angle stability 20%
Tested by: Jonas

Jonas

Resumee

The UltraGear Gaming Monitor 27GL850-B from LG Electronics makes a high-quality manufactured impression. The device's operation using a button that resembles a joystick is pleasant and intuitive. The reaction speed of 1 ms, which enables a smooth image transmission, should be emphasized. In addition, the screen is the only one of all tested products that can be rotated by 90°.

Pro

  • High reaction speed
  • Stability of viewing angle
  • Handling
  • Height adjustable
  • 90° rotation

Cons

360° View

Convinces with a high viewing angle stability and is the only device that can be turned by 90°.

General information

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The connectors are located on the rear panel.

The UltraGear Gaming Monitor 27GL850-B from LG Electronics comes in a package printed with information that can be opened easily. The user manual is available in English, German and many other languages, illustrated and clearly understandable. The contents are displayed on the 31.5-inch monitor in QHD (2560 x 1440). A driver CD and a warranty card are included, as well as a power-, HDMI- and display port and USB cable.

Commissioning

The One-Click-Technology makes it possible to set up the screen within a very short time. Then connect the screen to the power supply and a computer and you are ready to begin configuration.

Contrast

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Our self-developed test pattern.

In order to be able to evaluate and subsequently compare the image quality, we have developed a test image. The image can be used to analyse contrast, brightness, colour representation and sharpness. The colour blocks in the test image can be clearly differentiated from each other.

Brightness

The brightness of the screen is 350 cd/m². The colour blocks on our test image can be clearly differentiated from each other.

Colour representation

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The screen can be rotated 90°.

The representation of the colours makes a very natural and at the same time rich and strong impression. The monitor convinces with a high colour fidelity.

Sharpness

Whether dynamic or still sequences, the images are displayed sharply and smoothly.

Viewing angle

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View from the left side.

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front view.

The UltraGear Gaming Monitor 27GL850-B from LG Electronics has a high viewing angle stability. The displayed content can be read horizontally and vertically, up to a viewing angle of 178°. The colours are still displayed true to the original, only the brightness changes a little.

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View from above.

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View from the right side.

Response time

Thanks to the low reaction speed of 1 ms, moving sequences are displayed sharply and without jerking.

Ergonomics

Ergonomically, the monitor provides a high level of comfort. You have the possibility to adjust the height by up to 10 cm. You can also tilt the screen back and forth. In addition, the monitor is the only one of the products we tested that can be turned by 90°.

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Our self-developed test pattern.

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The screen swivels back and forth.

Functions

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This is what the selection in the settings menu looks like.

To enter the settings menu, change the game mode or the input, use the joystick-like button located centrally below the screen. The joystick is intuitive and very comfortable to use. Once in the menu, you can configure the screen according to your activities.

We have evaluated about 35 reviews on the Internet. In summary, we can say that about 66 percent of the buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). Partially (2 stars) or completely dissatisfied are about 11 percent of the users. The average score at the time of the evaluation was 4.0 out of 5 stars.

Summary: 66% positive and 11% negative ratings

The following points were positively noted:

  • Image quality
  • Brightness

Negative comments were made on the following points:

  • Pixel error
  • Volume
Manufacturer LG Electronics
EAN 8806098542314
Display size 27 inch
Display LCD display
Display brightness 350 cd/m²
Ports HDMI, Display port, USB, Headphone out
Screen aspect ratio 16:9
Refresh frequency 144 Hz
Response time 1 ms
Contrast ratio 1000:1
Panel technology IPS
Camera resolution 2560x1440
AMD FreeSync Yes
Nvidia G-Sync Yes
LED light Yes
Height adjustability 10 cm
Tiltable Yes
Pivotable Yes
Height 46.7 cm
Width 61.2 cm
Depth 22.4 cm
Weight 6,121 g
Additional warranty 2 years
Scope of delivery Driver CD, warranty card, power, HDMI, display port, audio and USB cables
Packaging Printed with information and images
Manual language EN, FR, GER, PL, SRP, SLV, ES, PT, IT, SCH, CE
Quality of instructions Good
Quality impression Excellent
Luminosity
Colour representation
Reaction time
Viewing angle stability
Range of functions

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