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LG 32GN50T-B Review

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Experts

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The LG 32GN50T-B had critics convinced that it is a great budget gaming monitor. It’s not as portable as the Lepow Z1, but critics still felt that its high 165Hz refresh rate and high contrast ratio gave it solid points for buyers who are ready to compromise on its low pixel density, narrow viewing angles, and mediocre ergonomics.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The LG 32GN50T-B is an entry-level display that was announced to the market in late 2020. With a refresh rate of 165Hz, the LG 32GN50T-B performs as well as most of the highest-rated computer monitors on the market to keep screen tearing at bay. Its 13.6ms response time may not be as fast as some of the best gaming monitors, but it is fast enough to prevent ghosting. Its 4.3ms input lag is also low enough for super responsive gaming, and its 4004:1 contrast ratio is better than the 1000:1 ratio of the Mobile Pixels Duex Plus, making it ideal for dark room viewing. It also has dual HDMI 1.4 inputs and supports HDR content.

Consensus

our Verdict

Reviewers have praised the LG 32GN50T-B as an excellent pick for users looking for a gaming monitor on a budget. The display has a decent 165Hz refresh rate (that it has in common with the LG 32GK850G-B), so after testing, reviewers from Rtings unanimously agreed that it was high enough to keep screen tearing at bay. They also liked that it has an excellent contrast ratio of 4004:1 and during their experiments, they found out that, unlike the LG 32GP850-B, it was much easier to view in a dark room. Product reviewers from Monitor Nerds also applauded its high color accuracy, as they observed its 99% coverage of the sRGB color gamut was enough to deliver vivid pictures.

However, testers also complained about its poor ergonomics, which happens to be an issue it shares with the LG 27GP850-B. They were not pleased with its lack of support for height, swivel, or orientation adjustments, and they also did not appreciate its low pixel density or narrow viewing angles.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Great contrast ratio
  • High 165Hz refresh rate
  • Low input lag
  • Decent response time
  • High color accuracy

Reason to Avoid

  • Narrow viewing angles
  • Mediocre ergonomics
  • Low pixel density

LG 32GN50T-B Specs

Display TypeVA
HDMI Inputs2
HDR Formatn/a
Max Resolution1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
Panel TypePanel TypeVA
Refresh Rate165 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time1 ms
Screen size32"
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAdaptive Sync

All Specs

Test Results

Brightness (nits)345
Contrast Ratio (as ratio, x:1)4,004
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)76
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)78.1
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)98.5
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)56.6
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)9.9
Response Time (ms)6.4
Reflections % (Total Reflections)5.5
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)28
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)29
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)29
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)25

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Market Context

The LG 32GN50T-B is an entry-level display that was announced to the market in late 2020. With a refresh rate of 165Hz, the LG 32GN50T-B…

The LG 32GN50T-B is an entry-level display that was announced to the market in late 2020. With a refresh rate of 165Hz, the LG 32GN50T-B performs as well as most of the highest-rated computer monitors on the market to keep screen tearing at bay. Its 13.6ms response time may not be as fast as some of the best gaming monitors, but it is fast enough to prevent ghosting. Its 4.3ms input lag is also low enough for super responsive gaming, and its 4004:1 contrast ratio is better than the 1000:1 ratio of the Mobile Pixels Duex Plus, making it ideal for dark room viewing. It also has dual HDMI 1.4 inputs and supports HDR content.

The LG 32GN50T-B is outmatched by the MSI Optix MAG273R as a better pick for wider viewing angles and gradient handling. The MAG273R also has…

The LG 32GN50T-B is outmatched by the MSI Optix MAG273R as a better pick for wider viewing angles and gradient handling. The MAG273R also has a wider color gamut for HDR content thanks to an 89.4% coverage of the DCI P3 color space compared to the LG’s 76% coverage. The MSI monitor also has a higher pixel density of 82 PPI than the LG’s 69 PPI, meaning it delivers a higher level of text clarity.

The LG 32GN50T-B is completely outmatched by the LG 27GL650F-B, as it features better ergonomics, wider viewing angles, and a much faster response time of…

The LG 32GN50T-B is completely outmatched by the LG 27GL650F-B, as it features better ergonomics, wider viewing angles, and a much faster response time of 12.7ms compared to the 32GN50T-B’s 13.6ms. It also has a higher pixel density of 82 PPI than the 32GN50T-B’s 69 PPI, resulting in much better text clarity.

While they might share the same 32-inch screen size, the LG 32UD59-B delivers much better picture quality than the LG 32GN50T-B’s 1080p screen, thanks to…

While they might share the same 32-inch screen size, the LG 32UD59-B delivers much better picture quality than the LG 32GN50T-B’s 1080p screen, thanks to its 4K screen resolution. The 32GN50T-B also has a much better 4004:1 contrast ratio compared to the 32UD59-B’s 2644:1, as well as a higher peak SDR brightness level of 364 nits compared to the 32UD59-B’s 263 nits.

Display Type

VA

LCD

HDMI Inputs

2

2

HDR Format

n/a

Yes

Max Resolution

1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

Panel Type

VA

IPS

Refresh Rate

165 Hz

144 Hz

Response Time

1 ms

1 ms

Screen size

32"

27"

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Expert Score

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Customer Score

78

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True Score

71

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    103.4

    Category Trust Rating

    71
    The LG 32GN50T is a good gaming monitor. It has exceptionally low input lag, quick… Read More

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