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LG 27GP850-B Review

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82
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Experts

89
1,600

Consumers

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The LG 27GP850-B excited reviewers with its high refresh rate and easy adjustability. They felt that it had a decent port selection and that it was responsive courtesy of a low 4ms input lag. However, they weren’t very pleased with its lack of HDMI 2.1 ports and its low contrast ratio.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

Announced back in April of 2021, the 27-inch LG 27GP850-B was released as an update to the 27GL850, one of the highest-rated computer monitors around, with improved brightness levels and an outstanding 180Hz refresh rate. It might not be a top-tier gaming monitor like the LG 27GP950-B, but it has a low 4ms input lag, making it more responsive compared to other monitors in its category. It also has dual USB and HDMI ports and an impressive 180Hz refresh rate for zero screen stutter. Its ergonomics are great, and its color accuracy is also relatively high.

Consensus

our Verdict

The LG 32GP850-B is a 32-inch gaming monitor that product testers have hailed for delivering an enjoyable big-screen PC gaming experience, and although it doesn’t have a 4K screen resolution like the LG 32UL500-W its high out-of-the-box color accuracy also left reviewers from Rtings fairly impressed, as they confirmed that images on the monitor were sharp and well detailed. They also found out that the monitor had outstanding gradient handling, and because of this, they concluded that it would also be an excellent option to consider for media creation. During their tests, experts from Display Ninja also noted that the monitor had pretty high image accuracy when viewed from the side and attributed this to two things: its wide viewing angles and impeccable reflection handling which is courtesy of its matte screen finish.

Still, some reviewers raised issues with the monitor’s low contrast and disappointing ergonomics. They didn’t like that they could not make any swivel adjustments and that dark areas were not fairly visible in a dark room.

ReasonS to Buy

  • High 180Hz refresh rate
  • Good ergonomics
  • Good color accuracy
  • Low input lag
  • Supports HDR content

Reason to Avoid

  • No HDMI 2.1 ports
  • Low contrast ratio
  • No local dimming

LG 27GP850-B Specs

Display TypeLCD
HDMI Inputs2
HDR FormatYes
Max Resolution2560 x 1440
Panel TypePanel TypeIPS
Refresh Rate180 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time1 ms
Screen size27"
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync, G-Sync

All Specs

Test Results

Brightness (nits)349
Contrast Ratio (as ratio, x:1)807
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)95.6
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)87.7
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)99.9
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)70.4
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)9.1
Response Time (ms)3.7
Reflections % (Total Reflections)5.2
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)45
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)45
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)34
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)30

All Tests

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Market Context

Announced back in April of 2021, the 27-inch LG 27GP850-B was released as an update to the 27GL850, one of the highest-rated computer monitors around,…

Announced back in April of 2021, the 27-inch LG 27GP850-B was released as an update to the 27GL850, one of the highest-rated computer monitors around, with improved brightness levels and an outstanding 180Hz refresh rate. It might not be a top-tier gaming monitor like the LG 27GP950-B, but it has a low 4ms input lag, making it more responsive compared to other monitors in its category. It also has dual USB and HDMI ports and an impressive 180Hz refresh rate for zero screen stutter. Its ergonomics are great, and its color accuracy is also relatively high.

The LG 27GP850-B is similar to the Dell S2721DGF as far as features go, with only a few things that set them apart. The Dell…

The LG 27GP850-B is similar to the Dell S2721DGF as far as features go, with only a few things that set them apart. The Dell monitor offers slightly better ergonomics, while the LG display has better color accuracy.

The one thing that makes the LG 27GP850-B better than the MSI Optix G272 is its ergonomics – the LG monitor is a lot easier…

The one thing that makes the LG 27GP850-B better than the MSI Optix G272 is its ergonomics – the LG monitor is a lot easier to swivel, rotate and switch between portrait and landscape. Otherwise, the two are pretty much similar as far as functionality and performance are concerned.

The LG 27GP850-B can very easily be confused with the LG 27GL850-B, as there isn’t much that sets them apart lookswise. In terms of features, the…

The LG 27GP850-B can very easily be confused with the LG 27GL850-B, as there isn’t much that sets them apart lookswise.

In terms of features, the 27GP850-B offers a higher 180Hz refresh rate and is slightly brighter than both the LG 27GP83B-B and the LG 27GL850-B.

Display Type

LCD

LCD

LED

HDMI Inputs

2

2

2

HDR Format

Yes

Yes

n/a

Max Resolution

2560 x 1440

2560 x 1440

1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

Panel Type

IPS

IPS

IPS

Refresh Rate

180 Hz

165 Hz

144 Hz

Response Time

1 ms

1 ms

1 ms

Screen size

27"

27"

27"

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Expert Score

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Customer Score

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True Score

82

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Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    103.4

    Category Trust Rating

    76
    The LG 27GP850-B is an impressive monitor overall. It delivers an excellent gaming experience with… Read More

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  • Digital Citizen
    41.22

    Category Trust Rating

    90
    The LG UltraGear 27GP850-B is a great gaming monitor that I recommend to anyone who… Read More

    By:

    Samuel Breton

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