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LG 32GP850-B Review

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The LG 32GP850-B is a gaming monitor that reviewers have praised for its impressive color accuracy and 180Hz refresh rate. It was also found to have wide viewing angles, superb gradient handling, and support for HDR10 content, unlike the MSI Optix G273. However, its ergonomics were not as good, and its low contrast made dark areas look gray.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The LG 32GP850-B is a mid-tier display that was announced in 2021 as part of LG’s UltraGear range of top level gaming monitors. It has a decent 165Hz refresh rate for smooth graphics when gaming and high color accuracy out of the box. It is one of the best computer displays with wide viewing angles that make it ideal for group viewing, and its matte screen finish gives it impressive reflection handling.

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

  • Great color accuracy
  • Wide viewing angles
  • Impressive reflection handling
  • High 180Hz max refresh rate
  • Rapid 6.2ms response time

Reason to Avoid

  • Low contrast
  • Mediocre ergonomics
  • No local dimming feature
  • Low pixel density

LG 32GP850-B Specs

Display TypeLCD
HDMI Inputs2
HDR FormatYes
Max Resolution2560 x 1440
Panel TypePanel TypeIPS
Refresh Rate180 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time1 ms
Screen size32"
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync

All Specs

Test Results

Brightness (nits)412.886
Contrast Ratio (as ratio, x:1)900.8
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)96.14
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)90.9
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)111.3333
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)70.6
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)9.05
Response Time (ms)5.05
Reflections % (Total Reflections)5
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)43
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)45
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)32
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)31

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LG 32GP850-B Review

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Market Context

The LG 32GP850-B is a mid-tier display that was announced in 2021 as part of LG’s UltraGear range of top level gaming monitors. It has…

The LG 32GP850-B is a mid-tier display that was announced in 2021 as part of LG’s UltraGear range of top level gaming monitors. It has a decent 165Hz refresh rate for smooth graphics when gaming and high color accuracy out of the box. It is one of the best computer displays with wide viewing angles that make it ideal for group viewing, and its matte screen finish gives it impressive reflection handling.

The LG 32GP850-B has a slightly higher refresh rate than the LG 32GN50T-B and is also more adjustable because of its superb ergonomics. The LG…

The LG 32GP850-B has a slightly higher refresh rate than the LG 32GN50T-B and is also more adjustable because of its superb ergonomics. The LG monitor also gets somewhat brighter than the Gigabyte M32Q and is more suitable for group use because of its wide viewing angles.

While the LG 32GP850-B (This review) and the LG 32GN650-B may be similar in screen resolution and size, the two also use different panel technologies,…

While the LG 32GP850-B (This review) and the LG 32GN650-B may be similar in screen resolution and size, the two also use different panel technologies, and this slight difference gives the 32GP85-B an advantage as far as viewing angles, reflection handling, and peak brightness levels are concerned.

Display Type

LCD

VA

HDMI Inputs

2

2

HDR Format

Yes

n/a

Max Resolution

2560 x 1440

1920 x 1080 (Full HD)

Panel Type

IPS

VA

Refresh Rate

180 Hz

165 Hz

Response Time

1 ms

1 ms

Screen size

32"

32"

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Expert Score

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True Score

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Expert Scores

  • Rtings
    103.4

    Category Trust Rating

    77
    The LG UltraGear 32GP850-B is an impressive monitor all-around. It’s an excellent gaming monitor with… Read More

    By:

    Rob Shafer
  • TFT Central
    75.03

    Category Trust Rating

    By:

    Simon Baker
  • Tech Advisor
    75.33

    Category Trust Rating

    By:

    Jeremy Laird
  • WePC
    76.93

    Category Trust Rating

    80
    The LG UltraGear 32GP850-B is a high-performance 32″ Nano IPS panel with a solid refresh… Read More

    By:

    Unknown
  • Techspot
    85.96

    Category Trust Rating

    By:

    Mike Jennings
  • Display Ninja
    10.93

    Category Trust Rating

    By:

    Samuel Breton

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