Customer Reviews: LG UltraGear 27" IPS LED QHD FreeSync and G-SYNC Compatible Monitor with HDR (DisplayPort, HDMI) Black 27GN850-B - Best Buy

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Rating 4.8 out of 5 stars with 969 reviews

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    27GL850 but $50 cheaper!

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    Uses the exact same panel as the legendary LG 27GL850 but without the USB hub making it $50 cheaper! The 27GL850 is easily one of the best, if not the best, 27" 1440p gaming panel. It matches or exceeds other monitors in clarity of motion (grey to grey response times) and color accuracy at a sub $500 price level (the Viewsonic Elite XG270QG, ASUS ROG Swift PG27UQ, and Gigabyte Aorus FI27Q-P are all $600 or more at the time of this review - and shamefully that Gigabyte model is the third of a product line that didn't actually add DisplayPort 1.4 until that Q-P model). Anyone looking for a premium gaming monitor should look no further as not only is it the best panel, it's at the best price by far. Still can't believe I got this at $449 when the actual 27GL850 (last year's model) is extremely hard to find and going for upward of $600 as well. If I had the extra money, I would buy two more of these.

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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Thicc stand

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    I like everything about this monitor, picture quality, all the specs, etc, EXCEPT its stand is really bulky and long in the back. If you have a big single level desk then no worries, but I have a second shelf level on my desk and, since the stand is so bulky and long, I couldn't fit it on the main level. Way too close to my face and was pushing into my keyboard and mouse area. I had to put it on the shelf level and put the monitor down as low as it will go, which is still a little high and I have to look up a bit for. Might have to cut my shelf in half, still figuring out what I want to do. It feels unnecessary too, like there's just empty space in the stand so it's excess length and bulk is purely cosmetic and not functional. Other than that, performance wise it's great.

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    Best monitor for gaming

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    One of the best monitors I ever used. Going from 1080p to 1440p makes a world of difference. From 70hz to 144hz is like night and day too. With gsync I get no screen tearing. Works wonders with rtx3070 graphics card.

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    Amazing run recommend for next Gen

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    Amazing monitor works. Xbox series x running at 1440p 120hz. I had to turn off HDR on the xbox to get it to run at 120hz.

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    LG ultragear monitor

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    This monitor is AMAZING!!!!! Works great with my gaming laptop and now that I’ve built my gaming desktop it’s just as impressive if not more. I got this one on sale at 360. I also got the dead pixel geek squad plan just in case. I’m going to be getting another to match my other one. Hopefully it will go on sale again!

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    It's lg27 gn850-b ips 1440p 144hz

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    Hands down excellent fixed the little errors that last gen gl850 which was the best now gn850 and the even bigger gn-950 for 1440p 144hz can't beat can't beat em quality pic great viewing angles no ghosting unless you use the faster frams in the settings if u do make sure ur trying to surpass the 144hz other then that point less and still.not true hdr again only 400. P8 9i9

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent for Xbox One X

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    Bought this monitor to replace the BenQ EX2780Q which is nearly identical on specs and price. My issue with the BenQ was the non adjustable stand and overall image quality. I don't like to tinker with settings too much but I could only find one usable color setting with it. This LG has 5 that I like and could use without issue. The stand is fully adjustable and well built. The whole monitor just looks great. I'm able to use 1440p at 120hz on the Xbox One X and everything is crisp and runs buttery smooth. I cannot recommend this monitor enough

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    Ps5 monitor

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    Had to tinker with the settings for a bit to adjust to my liking, but I must say, this monitor is awesome for the ps5.

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Monitor

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    This is my first monitor in over 15 years. I just built my first gaming P.C and combined with this monitor I am blown away at what I have been missing. The picture quality is amazing. I am comfortable that anyone who buys this will be satisfied. My only gripe is I wish this monitor had usb support like the other variant. But not a deal breaker.

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    Fantastic Monitor For All!

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    I purchased this monitor on an impulse buy, actually just wanting at the time to spend some money, well I have purchased several monitors from Winston Best Buy and I have returned some but I have kept the best ones that are the best in my opinion. I have two HP OMEN 27i Gaming Monitors and they are fantastic, and though I purchased this LG MONITOR at the time u didn't expect it to be and turn out to become my favorite all around monitor, its great, and now I am considering returning the two omens and purchase the same LG as this one and then purchase another LG except the other one I want is more expensive, bigger, wider, alot better, and it will be my main monitor!

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    Works well with Xbox series X

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    Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.

    Works well with Xbox series X, I’m getting 120hz with Adaptive-Sync turned off

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    Amazing monitor

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    Owned for 2 months when reviewed.

    Love this monitor so much. I use to use 1080p 60hrz & now i cant ever go back to gaming on that. My only issue is it came with a dead pixel on the left side of the screen. Didnt feel like going through the trouble to get a replacement for something i never notice unless im looking for it.

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    Perfect monitor

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    The Best gaming monitor by LG ultraGear. Try it!!!! I recommend this product any age. Buy a extend warranty pf 4 year just $59.

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    Great monitor

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    Great monitor for xbox series x! Really good for new xbox

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    Rated 2 out of 5 stars

    Bad QA Backlight bleed bottom left corner

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    As a multi-functional user I will use thus monitor for watching movies, gaming, web browsing. Unfortunately this monitor fails with the backlight bleed. It is TERRIBLE! bottom left has a huge backlight bleed when watching dark scenes, the bottom left looks white/gray and the colors are off. This should NOT be the standard for a 450$ monitor! I thought maybe I got a bad unit so I ordered another one, And surprisingly the new unit has the same exact backlight bleed in the same spot!. Picture: top left and top right bottom right is not significant and can be ignored, however the bottom left is unacceptable.

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    No, I would not recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from LGAnswers
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    So crisp, no tearing!

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    Owned for 6 months when reviewed.

    Excellent gaming monitor. Haven’t had a single issue in 7 months of ownership. 1440p is worth it!

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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Review

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    Owned for 2 months when reviewed.

    IPS glow is pretty "narly" and by that I mean there was a lot. On the left side. Other than that the contrast is low on paper but I think it is pretty good.

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Good Montier till HDMI 2.1 comes out

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    Good monitor for new Xbox Series X 1080p 120hrz looks nice till they come out with HDMI 2.1 Monitor so we can have 4k at 120hrz.

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    Rated 2 out of 5 stars

    Nice improvements, terrible quality control

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    Owned for 1 week when reviewed.

    I bought the LG GN850 because of the phenomenal reviews that their NANO IPS panel has been receiving lately, and I will agree, it is a nice panel. No black smearing or ghosting, and screen tearing is minimal even without running G-Sync. An issue I have is that I had to make many adjustments to achieve rich black levels and proper colors, forcing me to utilize 3rd party software that the monitor itself would otherwise make impossible. The base and stand for this monitor is vastly improved from the GL850, and I highly prefer this one over the GL850's stand. It feels sturdy, has a nice splash of red on the bottom, it features a wider footing and much thicker trunk which all around feels quality. IPS glow is a guaranteed issue with ALL IPS panels, and this one has it too. If you purchase this panel, expect IPS glow. The particular monitor I received has IPS glow more on the center upper and lower areas of the screen, as opposed to the corners which I saw on a previous GL850 panel. The glow, however, is not terribly noticeable, and for this individual monitor I received, is generally not an annoyance. The UI is odd in terms of your freedom to change the picture settings. I say this because out of the 8 preset "game mode" settings, not a single one allows you to fully adjust all the picture quality settings. Out of the following, Brightness, Contrast, Sharpness, Gamma, Color Temp, R/G/B, Black Level, and DFC, you will always find one or more are greyed out, and you simply cannot adjust the image to your full liking, without utilizing 3rd party software. I find this unacceptable, on any image device, be it televisions projectors, and most definitely PC monitors. The power cable features a cord that connects to the PC and a separate box you plug into the wall and the other end from the PC's cord. I haver an issue with the cord that connects to the PC simply because it's extremely thin and feels cheap. Previous PC monitors I've owned features a thicker cable, and generally felt more quality. I'm also fearful that if a cat or dog got anywhere near the power cable, it would take no time at all to instantly cause damage. It's just so flimsy. My ultimate issue and biggest reason for giving the monitor I received a 2 star rating and poor score for quality. The monitor I received arrived in a damaged box, which alone would be no problem. However, once I opened the box I found that the foam bag placed around the monitor screen itself, was torn down the back. I thought this was odd as everything inside was tightly packed, and there's no way the bag tore in shipping. As I gently lifted the monitor out of the insert I turned it over, I looked over the screen itself and to my surprise, there were not 1, not 2, but 3 scratches on the screen itself. I grabbed electronics monitor safe cleaner and a microfiber cloth and tried to see if these scratches were superficial or just smudges, but no, they are legitimate scratches... I even swore one was a hair of some kind, but no... This is infuriating for something you bought brand new... I believe this happened in packaging on LG's side, as the contents inside the box and very snug in their places, there is no way this happened in shipping. This forces me to feel LG threw this monitor very carelessly into the box and sent it out with no regard for quality control. I've included pictures of the scratches. Overall: The monitor has a decent quality stand, great response time, pretty picture (with 3rd party software), a less than ideal UI, and cheaper components than other monitor's I've owned. If this monitor had arrived in good condition, as expected when buying a brand new product, I'd be very happy. But receiving a scratched up product is unacceptable...

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing monitor for $400

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    Owned for less than 1 week when reviewed.

    Exactly what I was looking for. Great monitor, especially for $400

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