The gaming market has meant that the manufacturers of components and peripherals aimed at this sector are experiencing a sweet moment. And that is also a good thing for consumers, since every year we seek to improve the technology of all kinds of components. This is what LG has done with the new LG 27GL850-B, the first gaming monitor with NanoIPS technology that offers a spectacular response time of 1 ms . This is a response time that, until now, was reserved for monitors with a TN panel.
Now we will explain the advantages of having an IPS panel, but the LG 27GL850-B not only stands out for its fast response time. It is 27 inches in 16: 9 format, ideal for competitive gaming. It has a 144Hz refresh rate. It is compatible with Nvidia's G-Sync technology and also with AMD's Freesync technology. It shows off a nice design with really thin frames. And, in addition, it supports HDR10. Can you ask for more? Well yes, because all this is offered at a fairly competitive price. If you want to know more about the new LG 27GL850-B, don't miss this article because we are going to tell you in depth all its features.
|Resolution||2560 x 1440 (QHD)|
|Aspect ratio||16: 9|
|Response Speed||1 ms|
|Update frequency||144 Hz|
|Color Gamut||DCI-P3 98%|
|Connectivity||2 x HDMI, DisplayPort 1.4, USB 3.0 in, 2 x USB 3.0 out, Headphone out|
|Design||Ultra-thin frames, black with red accents|
|Base||V-bracket adjustable in height, in inclination and pivotable 90º|
Pure colors without sacrificing response speed
It is likely that if you have looked for information to buy a new monitor you have seen the terms TN, VA or IPS among the specifications. These terms refer to the technology of the panel and, although many times we tend to pay more attention to the resolution, size and other characteristics, this should be key when choosing our new monitor.
Without going into a very detailed description of each technology, you should know that TN panels have the great advantage that they are capable of offering a response time of 1 ms , which makes them ideal for competitive gaming. However, they have many drawbacks, such as worse viewing angles or very flat colors.
The VA panels significantly improve the viewing angles and color reproduction of a TN panel, but increase the response time of the panel. In addition, they can suffer strange color changes in models that are not well adjusted.
And IPS panels offer the best image quality thanks to greater precision and color fidelity, in addition to substantially improving viewing angles, with a field of view of up to 178 degrees . However, they have never been as fast as TN or VA panels. At least until now.
LG has managed to create a gaming monitor with IPS technology capable of reaching a response time of 1 ms . For this, it has used Nano IPS technology, thanks to this the new LG 27GL850-B is capable of displaying over 98% of the DCI-P3 spectrum (35% more than sRGB 100%).
Thanks to NanoIPS technology, the most important characteristics of the three types of panel are combined in one monitor . We have faithful color reproduction, great viewing angles, and response time perfect for competitive play.
Give up nothing: QHD resolution, 144 Hz, HDR10 and G-Sync compatible
The LG Gaming UltraGear Monitor 27GL850-B is a monitor that offers much more than a fast response time. It has a 144Hz refresh rate that allows immediate actions on the screen. The objects are rendered much clearer, to have much smoother games and achieve greater visual fluidity.
On the other hand, it has a QHD resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels . It is a resolution higher than FHD that will allow us to enjoy both games and when we are using the computer for other purposes.
Furthermore, the LG 27GL850-B is verified by Nvidia and officially approved as G-Sync Compatible . This technology allows you to eliminate broken frames and minimize image fragmentation for an even smoother gaming experience.
And if you don't have an Nvidia graphics card, don't worry, because LG's new monitor also has Adaptive-Sync (FreeSync) technology . It enables smooth and seamless movement in high-resolution, fast-paced games when using AMD graphics.
These two well-known technologies are joined by compatibility with HDR10 images . This allows greater visual immersion thanks to more vivid colors and better contrast. In addition, the LG 27GL850-B is equipped with three proprietary LG technologies, designed to achieve better image quality in any type of game.
With Dynamic Action Sync input lag is minimized for more responsiveness in RTS games. On the other hand, the Black Stabilizer provides full visibility, even in deep black scenes. Finally, by placing the crosshairs in the center of the screen, the Crosshair function improves accuracy in first-person shooter games.
Current design and good connectivity
For an even deeper and more comfortable gaming experience if we opt for a multi-monitor setup, the LG 27GL850-B offers a virtually borderless design . That is, we have very thin frames around the screen, practically negligible.
On the other hand, the monitor has a base adjustable in inclination, height and pivotable 90 degrees . Thus, we can better adjust the position of the monitor to play comfortably in long sessions in front of the computer.
In terms of connectivity, the LG 27GL850-B is equipped with two HDMI inputs compatible with a maximum resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels at 144 Hz . The same resolution supports the DisplayPort 1.4 port included in the monitor.
It also has a USB 3.0 input port and two USB 3.0 output ports . In addition, it has a headphone output with a 3.5 mm jack connection.
Price and availability
In short, this is a monitor that offers all the features that a professional gamer or a demanding user can look for . It features a QHD resolution display, NanoIPS panel, 1ms response time, 144Hz refresh rate, Nvidia G-Sync technology support, and a pretty nearly frameless design.
The UltraGear LG 27GL850-B gaming monitor is already on sale in specialized stores with an official price of around 500 euros .