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The 5 Best LG Monitors of 2022 Reviews

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Best LG Monitors

We've tested over 45 LG monitors. LG is a well-known brand in the world of electronics, and they make a wide range of products, including monitors. Their monitor lineup offers both gaming and office solutions, so you'll likely find what you need. LG makes more ultrawide monitors than most competitors, but they also make many 27 and 32-inch models. Their monitors are known for their outstanding response time and variable refresh rate support, but their stands lack good ergonomics.

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Best LG Monitors


  1. Best LG Monitor

    The best LG monitor that we've tested is the LG 27GP950-B. It's a versatile monitor for a variety of uses, and although it's part of the UltraGear gaming lineup, the high 4k resolution screen is great for office use. It results in fantastic text clarity and a large amount of screen real estate, meaning you can work comfortably with multiple windows open at once. It also has wide viewing angles, so the image remains consistent from the sides, great if you often share your screen with someone else. Like most LG monitors, it has limited ergonomics, so you might want to consider VESA mounting it if you want a bit more flexibility in positioning it.

    If you want to also use it for gaming, it supports full HDMI 2.1 bandwidth, allowing high-resolution, high-refresh-rate gaming from HDMI sources, including the Xbox Series X or PS5. It also has an excellent response time and low input lag, resulting in a smooth and responsive gaming experience from any source. If you aren't a fan of the 27-inch screen and want something bigger, the LG 32GQ950-B is another 4k monitor with gaming features and a 32-inch screen, but considering it's a bigger display, it also costs more.

    See our review

  2. Best Mid-Range LG Monitor

    If you want to save a bit of money, LG has a few good mid-range monitors that are intended for gaming but are also versatile for other uses. If that's something you're interested in, the LG 32GP850-B is a great choice. As it's a lower-end monitor compared to the LG 27GP950-B, it also has a lower resolution, with a 1440p screen instead of 4k. It means that text isn't as sharp as on the 27GP950-B, but with a 32-inch screen, you get more screen space to open multiple windows. It's great to use in well-lit rooms as it gets bright enough to fight glare and has great reflection handling. Its out-of-the-box accuracy is also excellent, so you won't have to calibrate it for accurate colors.

    It's an excellent gaming monitor, with a fantastic response time at any supported refresh rate, resulting in crystal-clear motion with almost no noticeable blur behind fast-moving objects. It also has outstanding low input lag, resulting in a responsive gaming or desktop experience. There are a few extra gaming features, including FreeSync and G-SYNC compatible support, which help reduce screen tearing if the frame rate of your game fluctuates, and you can overclock its 165Hz refresh rate to 180Hz via a DisplayPort connection.

    See our review

  3. Best Budget LG Monitor

    If you're on a tighter budget, then the LG 27GN800-B is a good alternative. Like the LG 27GP950-B and the LG 32GP850-B, it's part of LG's gaming lineup, but it still provides decent overall performance for different uses, which is helpful if you're on a budget and want something for productivity and gaming. It has a 27-inch screen and 1440p resolution, which results in slightly sharper text clarity than the 32GP850-B; however, its stand doesn't offer any ergonomic adjustments besides a bit of tilt range. If this bothers you, it also has a VESA slot for a mounting arm.

    Its motion handling is fantastic for a budget monitor as you won't notice any blur while gaming or scrolling through long documents. Its low input lag means you won't notice any delay, and while its 144Hz refresh rate is lower than the 32GP850-B, it's still high enough to provide a responsive feel while gaming. Lastly, its wide viewing angles are great whether you're gaming or sharing your screen with someone else, as the image remains consistent from the sides.

    See our review

  4. Best LG Ultrawide Gaming Monitor

    While the monitors above are all standard monitors with a 16:9 aspect ratio and are good for office use, LG also has a few ultrawide monitors. Some of their ultrawide displays are gaming-centric, while others are dedicated for office use. If you're looking for the best LG gaming monitor in an ultrawide format, the LG 34GP950G-B is a great choice. With a 21:9 aspect ratio, you get more horizontal screen space compared to traditional monitors, meaning you can see more of your game at once. It has a native 144Hz refresh rate that you can overclock to 180Hz, and motion looks amazing on this monitor thanks to its incredible response time across its entire refresh rate range.

    What sets this monitor apart from others is that it has native G-SYNC support, which is ideal if you have an NVIDIA graphics card and want to take full advantage of it to reduce screen tearing. It has a few extra features like RGB backlighting, the ability to add a virtual crosshair that your system won't detect, and Dynamic Action Sync, which aims to lower the input lag when playing games at the maximum refresh rate.

    See our review

  5. Best LG Ultrawide Office Monitor

    If you're a fan of ultrawide displays and want something dedicated for the office, the LG 40WP95C-W is a great choice. It's a slightly different ultrawide display than the LG 34GP950G-B because it has a 40-inch screen with a 5120x2160 resolution, which is the equivalent of a wider 4k screen. Because of this, the text clarity is exceptional, and you can easily open multiple windows at once. It uses Nano IPS technology to display a wide range of colors in SDR, and its sRGB mode comes factory calibrated, so the out-of-the-box accuracy is excellent, making it a great choice if you're a content creator.

    What sets this apart from other LG monitors is its USB hub. It has two USB-C ports that each support Thunderbolt 4 with 96W of power delivery. It means you can connect a compatible laptop to display an image from it and charge it at the same time. It also has two USB-A ports so you can connect your peripherals, like a mouse and keyboard, directly to the monitor, and with its Picture-by-Picture mode, you can view images from two sources at once.

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Compared to other brands


  • Ultrawide options. If you're looking for the best LG ultrawide monitor, you'll find an array of options available from them. They make 34, 38, and even 40-inch ultrawide displays for gaming and office use.
  • Great gaming features. Since LG mainly focuses on gaming, most of their monitors offer variable refresh rate (VRR) support and excellent motion handling.
  • Wide viewing angles. LG mainly uses IPS panels with their monitors, which help provide wide viewing angles. It makes it easier to share your screen with others around you.
  • Few issues. LG monitors are typically a safe bet. Whereas most high-end monitors from other brands have had issues lately, ranging from firmware problems to limited bandwidth ports and high input lag, LG monitors typically perform very well out of the box.
  • Limited ergonomics. LG isn't known to make good stands. Even their highest-end office monitors don't offer any swivel adjustments.
  • Low contrast ratio. Since most of their models have IPS panels, they have a low contrast ratio, and blacks appear closer to gray when viewed in the dark.
  • Just decent build quality. Even their best monitors only have decent build quality. They use a lot of plastic to keep prices down, and everything from their stands to the bezels around the display feels a bit cheap.

LG vs Dell

LG and Dell directly compete with each other as they make office and gaming monitors. Dell's models usually have much better ergonomics and make for smaller, more budget-friendly options. However, LG's monitors generally deliver a better HDR experience, and they make many more ultrawide options.

LG vs Samsung

Samsung and LG target similar markets, with both brands offering high-end gaming monitors with advanced features. While LG mainly uses IPS panels with wide viewing angles, Samsung typically uses VA panels with high contrast but poor viewing angles. Samsung monitors usually have better build quality than LGs, but they're plagued with firmware issues, which is rare on LG monitors.

LG offers options with larger screens and higher resolutions than most of its competitors. However, its office monitors don't have as good ergonomics as other brands. Also, they don't make as many high-refresh-rate displays as some other brands. Regardless, you'll likely find what you need with LG.

Lineup

LG offers three different monitor lineups: UltraGear for gaming, UltraWide, and UltraFine for office monitors. Their naming convention can be confusing at first, but once you learn, it's fairly easy to tell which lineup the monitor belongs to.

LG's monitors start with a number, which indicates the size, followed by the lineup letter:

  • G: UltraGear lineup for gaming.
  • W: UltraWide lineup, and as the name suggests, it has their ultrawide monitors.
  • U: UltraFine lineup, their office lineup with mainly a 4k resolution.

The next letter is the year: Q (2022), P (2021), or N (2020); it's the same order as their TVs. The next set of numbers relates to the model's position in their lineup. The higher the number, the higher-end it is; 600 and 650 are the lowest-end models, while 950 is the premium model.

Some models have another letter following those sets of numbers, but not all of them have it. They usually represent a feature of the monitor:

  • F: Native FreeSync support.
  • G: Native G-SYNC support.
  • C and U: Thunderbolt support.

Lastly, there's one final letter that represents what color the body is: W for white and B for black.

For example, the LG 27GN950-B is a premium 27-inch monitor in the UltraGear lineup, released in 2020, and the body is black. The LG 24GL600F is an entry-level 24-inch model from 2019 with native FreeSync support. Lastly, the LG 40WP95C-W is a premium ultrawide monitor that LG released in 2021; it has a USB-C input with Thunderbolt support, and the body is white.

Recent Updates

  1. Sep 06, 2022: Restructured article to reflect how users are looking for LG monitors; renamed the LG 27GP950-B to 'Best LG Monitor' and the LG 32GP850-B to 'Best Mid-Range'; replaced the LG 27GN650-B with the LG 27GN800-B as the budget monitor for consistency; replaced the LG 34GP83A-B with the LG 34GP950-B because it's better overall and added the LG 40WP95C-W.

  2. Mar 31, 2022: Verified our picks for accuracy and refreshed the text.

  3. Dec 01, 2021: Restructured and rewrote the article with a focus on usage rather than the specific resolution of the display.

  4. Aug 06, 2021: Verified accuracy of picks. Replaced LG 34GN850-B with LG 34GP83A-B.

  5. Apr 09, 2021: Verified accuracy of picks with minor updates to text.

Conclusion

LG makes monitors for both office use and gaming, and they're available in a wide range of sizes. Their UltraGear models usually offer great gaming performance with outstanding motion handling. They also produce more 4k and ultrawide monitors than some competitors. LG's options have limited ergonomics and rarely offer swivel adjustments; if that isn't an issue for you, you should be happy with most of their monitors.

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