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LG 27UD88 W Review

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Despite lacking HDR and a low contrast ratio, the LG 27UD88-W remains a top choice for casual gamers or design professionals. Its 27-inch screen is large & its 4K UHD resolution ensures excellent picture quality.

$699.99

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The LG 27UD88-W is an affordable display that was released in early 2016, and was targeted at color-critical users thanks to its 4K UHD IPS panel, its high color accuracy, and its wide color gamut. The display’s 4K UHD resolution delivers better image quality for both gaming and color-accurate work, and its wide array of connectivity options will impress anyone who tends to connect external devices to their display often. The LG monitor has excellent viewing angles, and being slightly smaller than the LG 27UN850-W, it has a higher chance of fitting into a tight desk space. Make sure to get to the end of this LG 27UD88-W review to see what else lies in store, and see whether or not it can outrank some of the best-rated computer monitors in the market.

Consensus

our Verdict

The LG 27UD88-W is a great display for casual gamers and professionals alike. It offers high color accuracy and a wide color gamut, but its 60Hz refresh rate may not be ideal for pro gamers. The 27-inch display also has an ergonomic stand and plenty of input options, but its 1000:1 contrast ratio and lack of HDR support may be a turn-off for those who want vibrant colors and deep contrasts.

ReasonS to Buy

  • 4K UHD resolution delivers excellent image quality
  • Solid black levels
  • Wide range of connectivity options
  • High color accuracy

Reason to Avoid

  • Low contrast ratio
  • No support for HDR
  • Lacks G Sync compatibility

LG 27UD88 W Specs

Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputs2
HDR FormatYes
Max Resolution3840 x 2160 (4k)
Panel TypePanel TypeIPS
Refresh Rate60 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time5 ms
Screen size27"
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync

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Test Results

Brightness (nits)295
Contrast Ratio (as ratio, x:1)620
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)0
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)77
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)98.5333
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)0
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)9.8
Response Time (ms)0
Reflections % (Total Reflections)0
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)0
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)0
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)0
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)0

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Expert Score

80

*.75

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Customer Score

86

*.25

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True Score

81

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Expert Scores

  • PC Mag
    91.7

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    By:

    John R. Delaney
  • Tom’s Guide
    85.11

    Category Trust Rating

    70
    The LG 27UD88 provides good image quality, smooth performance, and a lot of useful features…. Read More

    By:

    Bill Thomas
  • Techradar
    64.71

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    By:

    Matthew S. Smith
  • Digital Trends
    81.08

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    By:

    Rob Shafer
  • Display Ninja
    10.93

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