LG 27-Inch OLED Monitor: A Closer Look at Its Features and Benefits

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LG 27-Inch OLED Monitor: A Closer Look at Its Features and Benefits (Image: LG)
LG 27-Inch OLED Monitor: A Closer Look at Its Features and Benefits (Image: LG)

Delhi : LG has released a (slightly) more modest 27-inch flat-screen monitor as a follow-up to their outrageous 45-inch curved UltraGear display. The new display has many of the same characteristics as its bigger sibling despite not having any curve.

The fact that it is still an OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) display means that the blacks and whites are deeper and more vibrant. According to the specifications sheet(opens in new tab), the monitor has HDR10 compatibility, enabling it to display a broad range of colours and cover 98.5 percent of the DCI-P3 (Digital Cinema Initiatives - Protocol 3) gamut. Due to the model's lower size, the resolution was somewhat reduced to 2560x1440 (still 2K resolution) pixels with a 16:9 aspect ratio. 

The enhanced peripheral vision and higher degree of immersion are two of the main advantages of the 45-inch screen. Despite the fact that 27 inches is still a respectable size, you could miss that surprise strike coming from your right.

Similar to previous features

Everything that is on the 45-inch display is also on the smaller screen, despite the size difference.

You still get the 240Hz refresh rate and .03ms reaction time for a razor-sharp image. The UltraGear series is one of the first monitor lines to use 240Hz on an OLED, which makes it remarkable. To maintain the image sharp and prevent light reflections off the monitor, the surface of the display has been given anti-glare protection. For an additional performance increase for each GPU, NVIDIA G-Sync and AMD FreeSync are also available.

Similar to other OLED displays, the 27-inch model costs $1,000, which is still less than the 45-inch display. Pre-orders can still be placed, and shipment is scheduled to begin on January 2. In addition, if you want to pre-order, you will receive a free UltraGear Gaming Pad, which regularly sells for $200. It's a good thing you receive it for free because there are many cheaper and equally decent choices available, making it difficult to envision paying so much for a mouse pad.

Higher than 4K

Is it better to save up for a 4K display or is this monitor worthwhile? The 27-inch UltraGear display may be the best option if you're an avid gamer.

It's challenging to make the most of 4K gaming monitors, which is the problem. A 4K resolution game's images may appear stunning on IGN, but in practise, performance will suffer. Most games can't provide content of this calibre without limitations (although some do get pretty close).   The entertainment or content development industries, where visual quality isn't affected by games, are better suited for using 4K displays. A 2K display that still looks excellent and can reliably deliver good performance is much preferable.