Pros: - High response time with very low pixel response time, even on the recommended "Fast" pixel response setting. (Don't use "Faster" setting, as the 1ms is a marketing gimmick which can only be achieved without introducing visual artifacts. See TFTCentral review.)
- No measurable ghosting, blur, overshoot, etc. at 144hz with "Fast" response time (recommended setting).
- Excellent colour accuracy.
- Excellent viewing angles.
- Text is very sharp.
- Stand has great height options and goes up & down easily.
- Very bright, in fact it comes calibrated with brightness around 35%, and I have mine set to 55% and it's perfect.
- Each monitor is calibrated before packaging, so most variables in manufacturing will be cancelled out by the calibrations. A calibration report is in the box.
- Just the right size for a 1440p display. Pixel density is great, just like on any 1440p 27" panel.
- Not a single dead pixel on any of the three units I've personally tested.
- G-Sync Compatible (Adaptive Sync); in fact it performs better than a full G-Sync certified panel I tested. (The pixel response and low
Cons: - The backlight is slightly darker in the lower left and right corners, but you can really only notice it if you do a full-screen white test to look for backlight distribution. I've tried 3 of these panels and they all have the same issue. However, I don't notice it during everyday usage or gaming, so I'm happy to live with this very minor imperfection.
- Apparently the HDR support isn't great due to the fact that there is no local dimming. But HDR support & standards have a long way to go in general, so I don't expect to use it on this monitor.
- Stand has no swivel and as strangely sharp, pointed tips. But I've wall-mounted mine, so it doesn't affect me at all.
- Slightly lower contrast ratio than the average IPS panel, but I can still easily tell black from almost black (e.g. RGB(3,3,3)), so I haven't noticed the difference.
Overall Review: After trying a few high-end 27" and 32" gaming monitors, this is the winner for me. The viewing angles and colour accuracy are fantastic, thanks to the IPS panel. Text is super sharp. There is no noticeable blur or ghosting at the "Fast" response time, which is the setting recommended for this panel by TFTCentral. Runs very smoothly with no visible artifacts at 144hz. Slightly lower contrast ratio than the average IPS panel, but the fast response time more than makes up for the minor loss of contrast.
Pros: What can I say other than this monitor is great. The picture is vivid with colors that distinctively pop out due to the IPS panel. The 144Hz and 2k screen makes everything seem more detailed and smooth. The monitors factory calibration was phenomenal and I did not have to fiddle with the RGB, or brightness and contrast, levels whatsoever; unlike past monitors I've owned where it took days of fiddling with these values to get a decent picture.
Moreover, after owning it for two weeks I don't see any issues with it whatsoever. There isn't any dead pixels, bothersome backlight bleed, or any other jarring issues. This was my main worry as I've had to return multiple monitors I bought from OTHER POPULAR AND WIDELY USED ONLINE VENDORS, ASUS and Samsung monitors specifically, after various problems turned up only after owning them for a couple of weeks.
Cons: There is noticeable IPS glow. If you've never owned an IPS monitor before you may find it extremely annoying, especially on solid black or in a dark room, however the glow isn't that bad. I've owned other IPS panels before with significantly worse, and more distracting, IPS glow then this monitor. It's only really noticeable on black scenes in a dark room and even then it is not terribly distracting. You can mitigate the glow by making sure you're in a well-lit room, or having nice ambient lighting around your desk.
Another issue is that the monitor is a bit pricey, especially when compared to the ASUS VG27AQ, and it's constantly in short-supply (from my experience anyway). That being said after owning the VG27AQ for a short-while, I can say with some certainty that the LG is the superior product; primarily because of the reduced IPS glow, perfect calibration, and lack of manufacturing flaws.
Overall Review: In short, I definitely recommend this product if you're in the market for a solid IPS paneled monitor.
Pros: Honestly, its a wonderful monitor with great resolution
Cons: The recessed vesa mount was designed by either A: Satan or B: a monkey of an engineer that thought sleek was better than ease of vesa mounting
Overall Review: Seriously have no idea how anyone mounts these things to anything. Vesa mounts just ALMOST fit into the abonimable thing but noooo these silly recessed corners prevent vesa mount from lining into it. Of course theres no info on LG website about this, no info in the manual, and googling "vesa mount lg 27GL850-B" yields nada. Even "vesa mount lg ultragear" yields nothing.
Seriously, if you want to set this up with a vesa mount that isn't the standard monitor stand, I say lord have mercy on your soul, for it shall be a hellish experience.
Pros: -Great Color Accuracy
-Crosshair Overlay with just a dot is what I always wanted, coming over from ASUS
Cons: -Slight input delay at low frame rates, so if you dont have a quality card that can push 1440p at high frames, probably should get something else.
Overall Review: I would recommend to everyone. But, I heard there is a new model 27GN800 which is coming out in a month or so for cheaper with same panel.
Pros: This monitor is fantastic. It may not be as bright or as fast as some of the TN and VA panels out there, but the colors are phenomenal and it's one of the best performing IPS displays available right now. Zero dead pixels and minimal backlight bleed (some but not enough to be distracting).
Cons: -EXPENSIVE, but honestly not too bad for a high refresh 2k monitor. Half the cost of some monitors with more than acceptable performance for the price.
-The "faster" response time option is a bit of a gimmick and causes severe pixel overshoot, making the 1ms response time claim a bit of a misnomer. That being said the "fast" setting is the default and is plenty fast enough. Even with that, this is still one of the fastest IPS displays you can get.
- Black uniformity is not great, but that's typically an issue with IPS displays. Don't expect any different with this display, that's just one of the quirks of the technology.
Overall Review: Great monitor, 10/10 would buy again. Convinced my buddy to buy one too and he loves it.
Pros: • Minimal blacklight bleed: even in a dark room (keep in mind this is influenced by the viewing angle as well, it gets much worse at a slight angle)
• Nice picture preset
• Clean design, easy menu navigation
• Fits nicely on a smaller desk (only 27" deep)
• No dead pixels on arrival
• Very bright, have to keep my brightness around 40
Cons: • '1ms' GTG response is a marketing gimmick and is not usable (as seen from many reviews online) nevertheless it has one of the fastest response times among similar IPS panels (4-5ms).
• HDR is not usable, it barely meets the standard as is.
• Lacks USB-C connection
• 1 year warranty (reason for 4-star review)
Overall Review: • It is an expensive monitor and it took me quite awhile to get used to 27" 1440p panel (coming from a 24" Acer GN246HL) however at the end of the day gaming on this monitor is fantastic. Make sure you have a beefy gpu to fully utilize its capability (i.e. something better than a 1060 6GB).
Pros: - Everything people say it is. Fast, smooth, and great colors.
- OSD is easy to get around and doesn't look too bad either.
- Handles console refresh rates perfectly at "Normal" overdrive. (perhaps set to "sRGB" color mode though, really blows out the reds on ps4)
Cons: Quite unfortunately, it developed a dead pixel three days after arriving. Given the setup went perfectly and there were no defects upon arrival, I threw away all retail packaging so I can't return or replace. Pity.
In terms of cons when it's working properly, the black levels aren't great. It's an IPS though, so what are ya gonna do.
Overall Review: I came from a BenQ XL2730Z, so the move back to IPS was a good one for colors alone. Motion handling was a big step up as well, not expected at all since I was on TN.
EDIT: This monitor has developed two more very stubborn dead pixels since I originally posted this, and IPS glow has also gotten worse somehow??? If I was unlucky then oh boy did I draw the short straw. Score has been updated to reflect this, which is a shame as it came highly recommended by everyone. I no longer recommend this monitor.
Pros: Great colour
Easy set up
Stand is lame
Overall Review: 10/10 would buy again