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LG 27GP950-B Review

True Score

85
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4

Experts

89
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Consumers

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Despite its impressive 4K resolution, 144Hz refresh rate, excellent color accuracy, wide viewing angles, high peak brightness, and 2.1 HDMI ports, experts felt that the LG 27GP950-B is held back by its poor contrast and disappointing reflection handling.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

Announced in late 2021, the LG 27GP950-B is a premium IPS monitor. It sports aa 27-inch 4K UHD screen that claims a best clear picture quality in its category, and a DisplayHDR 600 certification for rendering HDR content. It also has both FreeSync and GSync compatibility, and 98% coverage of the DCI-P3 color scale for vivid color reproduction. Its 2x HDMI 2.1 ports allow for compatibility with next-gen consoles, and its thin frame makes it ideal for a multi-monitor setup.

Consensus

our Verdict

The LG 27GP950-B is a 27-inch monitor that critics have praised as a good option for gaming. It has a sharp 4K screen resolution and HDR support that testers from Rtings have credited for ultra-realistic picture quality. They also pointed out that text clarity is quite high, so it can be used as an office monitor. Reviewers confirmed that image accuracy remained pretty good even when viewed from wide angles, making it a good option for co-op gaming. They were also pleased with the monitor’s high color accuracy, and ascertained that this LG monitor can also be used for color critical work. Reviewers also praised its support for both FreeSync and G-Sync technology as this meant the monitor is compatible with most GPUs, and since it also has an HDMI 2.1 port, it can be connected to the latest PS5 and Xbox consoles.

Still, reviewers felt that its reflection handling is not ideal for brightly lit rooms, and its low contrast is also a letdown since blacks would appear grey in a low light setting

Reason to Buy

  • 4K resolution delivers great picture quality
  • High peak brightness level
  • Great color accuracy
  • HDMI 2.1 ports for connectivity to modern consoles
  • Support for HDR content

Reason to Avoid

  • Low contrast
  • Poor reflection handling
  • So-so ergonomics

LG 27GP950-B Specs

Available InputsAvailable Inputs3.5mm, DisplayPort, HDMI, USB
Bluelight FilterBluelight Filtern/a
Built-In SpeakersBuilt-In SpeakersNo
Built-In WebcamBuilt-In WebcamNo
Curved ScreenCurved ScreenNo
Display TypeIPS
Flicker FreeFlicker FreeYes
HDMI Inputs2
HDR FormatHDR10, HDR600
High Dynamic Range (HDR)Yes
Max Resolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Panel TypePanel TypeIPS
Refresh Rate144 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time1 ms
Rotating ScreenRotating ScreenYes
Screen size27"
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync, AMD FreeSync Premium Pro, G-Sync

All Specs

Test Results

Brightness (nits)410
Contrast Ratio (x:1)1,194
Color Gamut % (DCI P3 xy)96.75
Color Gamut % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)100
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)88.1
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)70.1
Input Lag (ms)0
Response Time (ms)4.2
Reflections %4.4
Horizontal View Angle L8.4
Horizontal View Angle R38
Vertical View Angle Over37
Vertical View Angle Below33

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Product Comparison

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Market Context

Announced in late 2021, the LG 27GP950-B is a premium IPS monitor. It sports aa 27-inch 4K UHD screen that claims a best clear picture…

Announced in late 2021, the LG 27GP950-B is a premium IPS monitor. It sports aa 27-inch 4K UHD screen that claims a best clear picture quality in its category, and a DisplayHDR 600 certification for rendering HDR content. It also has both FreeSync and GSync compatibility, and 98% coverage of the DCI-P3 color scale for vivid color reproduction. Its 2x HDMI 2.1 ports allow for compatibility with next-gen consoles, and its thin frame makes it ideal for a multi-monitor setup.

The LG 27GN950-B is pretty similar to the LG 27GP950-B, so most people would be forgiven for the confusion. However, the 27GP950-B’s HDMI 2.1 ports,…

The LG 27GN950-B is pretty similar to the LG 27GP950-B, so most people would be forgiven for the confusion. However, the 27GP950-B’s HDMI 2.1 ports, higher peak brightness levels, and sharper color accuracy make it a better pick for competitive gaming.

The LG 27GN950-B does not have as good reflection handling as the Gigabyte M28U. The M28U’s peak HDR brightness level is also slightly higher than…

The LG 27GN950-B does not have as good reflection handling as the Gigabyte M28U. The M28U’s peak HDR brightness level is also slightly higher than that of the 27GN950-B, but to counter that, the LG monitor offers a higher 160Hz refresh rate which delivers slightly smoother visuals.

The LG 27GP950-B trumps over the Eve Spectrum monitor thanks to a higher color accuracy, dual HDMI 2.1 ports and support for HDR10 content. While…

The LG 27GP950-B trumps over the Eve Spectrum monitor thanks to a higher color accuracy, dual HDMI 2.1 ports and support for HDR10 content. While the Eve Spectrum monitor can hit a slightly higher maximum brightness level, the LG 27GP950-B still remains the better pick for modern console gamers.

Available Inputs

3.5mm, DisplayPort, HDMI, USB

Bluelight Filter

n/a

Built-In Speakers

No

Built-In Webcam

No

Curved Screen

No

Display Type

IPS

Flicker Free

Yes

HDMI Inputs

2

2

2

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Expert Score

85

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Customer Score

89

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True Score

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Expert Score Breakdown

  • Rtings
    103.4

    Category Trust Score

    80
    The LG 27GP950 is a great monitor for most uses. The large, high-resolution screen is… read more

    By:

    David Nield
  • PCWorld
    45.32

    Category Trust Score

    80
    The LG Ultragear 27GP950 is an incredible gaming monitor that, with its 4K resolution and… read more

    By:

    Samuel Breton
  • T3
    25.91

    Category Trust Score

    100
    If you’re looking for a 27-inch 4K gaming monitor then you can’t do much better… read more

    By:

    Rob Shafer
  • Display Ninja
    10.93

    Category Trust Score

    88
    The LG 27GP950 is a premium 27″ 4K 144Hz (160Hz OC) gaming monitor based on… read more

    By:

    Bernd Weeser-Krell

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