LG 32GN650-B Monitor Review

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The LG 32GN650-B monitor excited product analysts because of its gamer-friendly features such as FreeSync, 165Hz refresh rate, and 4ms input lag. They criticized its lack of local dimming and poor viewing angles.

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The LG 32GN650-B monitor is a mid-tier QHD gaming monitor, which hit the markets in 2021, to equip gaming enthusiasts with a large screen. It has a super-low 4ms input lag and short 1ms GtG response time to provide an edge during intense gaming sessions. This G-SYNC compatible monitor boasts AMD FreeSync with VRR for tear-free visuals. With a wide SDR color gamut, the monitor also supports basic content creation. Its 3,229:1 native contrast ratio provides epic black levels. Although this 10-bit monitor supports HDR10, poor viewing angles and lack of local dimming interfere with its performance. Its 165Hz peak refresh rate delivers smooth motion and is better than the 144Hz on its predecessor, the LG 32GK650F-B. Continue reading our full LG 32GN650-B monitor review to explore its outstanding attributes and discover how it compares with the top-ranked computer monitors on the market.

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our Verdict

The LG 32GN650-B monitor is a great choice for gamers. It has a 3,229:1 contrast ratio, 165Hz refresh rate, and 4ms input lag. Plus, it’s compatible with AMD FreeSync, G-SYNC, and variable refresh rate. It also has 10-bit HDR10 support, 1ms GtG response time, and covers the sRGB color space. The only downsides are the lack of local dimming and poor viewing angles.

Reason to Buy

  • FreeSync, G-SYNC compatibility, and VRR offer tear-free visuals
  • Impressive 1 GtG response time and 4ms input lag
  • 165Hz high refresh rate
  • 10-bit color and HDR10 support
  • High 3,229:1 contrast ratio provides inky blacks

Reason to Avoid

  • Lack of local dimming feature
  • Poor viewing angles
  • Average brightness in HDR mode

LG 32GN650-B Monitor Specs

Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputs2
HDR FormatHDR10
Max Resolution2560 x 1440
Panel TypePanel TypeVA
Refresh Rate165 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time5 ms
Screen size31.5"
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync

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Test Results

Brightness (nits)264
Contrast Ratio (as ratio x:1)3,229
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)78.5
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)98.6
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)77.4
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)56.1
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)9.5
Response Time (ms)7.7
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)28
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)29
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)28
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)25
Reflections % (Total Reflections)5.6

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