The LG UltraGear 24GL600F-B is an okay 24", 1080p monitor with a TN panel. It's a good budget gaming monitor, with excellent motion handling, low input lag, and FreeSync variable refresh rate support. This monitor has good peak brightness and great reflection handling. Unfortunately, like most TN monitors, it has poor viewing angles, low contrast, and bad black uniformity, which results in mediocre overall picture quality. The 24GL600F-B has limited ergonomics as well, so it might be difficult to place it in an ideal viewing position.
Overall, the LG UltraGear 24GL600F-B is an okay monitor for most uses. It has some great gaming features, including a fast refresh rate and low input lag, but it isn't as well-suited for office use or multimedia. The stand has terrible ergonomics, and like most TN monitors, it doesn't look as good in a dark room, and the image degrades at an angle.
This is an okay monitor for office use. The small, relatively low-resolution screen isn't great for multitasking, and the stand has terrible ergonomics, so it might be difficult to place it in an ideal viewing position. It has great reflection handling and good peak brightness, though, so glare shouldn't be a significant issue for most people.
The LG UltraGear 24GL600F-B is a good monitor for gaming. It has an excellent response time and low input lag. It supports FreeSync variable refresh rate (VRR) technology, even when connected to a recent NVIDIA graphics card over DisplayPort, and it has a wide VRR range. Unfortunately, the stand has terrible ergonomics, and the relatively small, low-resolution screen isn't great for gaming.
This is a decent monitor for multimedia. It has low input lag, great reflection handling, and decent gray uniformity, but unfortunately, the image degrades at an angle. The relatively low resolution, small screen isn't great for watching videos, and like most TN monitors, it doesn't look as good in a dark room.
The LG UltraGear 24GL600F-B is a decent monitor for media creation. The low-resolution screen means you'll spend more time scrolling or zooming your work, and the image degrades at an angle, so it isn't great for sharing your screen with colleagues or clients. It has excellent low input lag, though, delivering a very responsive desktop experience, and it has an excellent response time.
This monitor doesn't support HDR.
The stand is very similar to the LG 24MP59G-P, but is slightly smaller. The overall footprint is small.
Unlike the other LG UltraGear monitors we've tested, the 24GL600F has very limited ergonomics. It has a disappointing tilt range, no height adjustment, and no swivel function, so it might be difficult to place in an ideal viewing position.
The borders are thicker than most monitors we've tested, so it isn't as well-suited for a multi-monitor setup.
Even on its stand, this is a very thin monitor. When VESA mounted, the display is extremely thin.
The LG UltraGear 24GL600F-B has decent overall build quality. It's almost entirely made of plastic, and some parts feel a bit cheap, but there are no obvious issues or weak points.
The contrast ratio of the LG UltraGear 24GL600F is one of the best we've seen on a TN monitor, but it's still mediocre and causes blacks to appear gray in a dark room. Unfortunately, there is no local dimming feature on this monitor.
The LG 24GL600F doesn't have a local dimming feature. The above video is provided for reference only.
The LG UltraGear 24GL600F-B has good SDR peak brightness. There is very little variation in brightness, which is great. This monitor is bright enough for most rooms, but might not be able to overcome glare in a brightly-lit office.
The LG UltraGear 24GL600F doesn't support HDR.
Like all TN monitors, the horizontal viewing angle on the LG 24GL600F-B is poor. Even slightly off-center, the image appears washed out from the rising black levels and decreasing brightness.
Like all TN monitors, the LG UltraGear 24GL600F-B has disappointing viewing angles. From below, the image degrades significantly at an angle, and eventually, the image inverts and appears as a negative image. From above there's no inversion, but the image washes out very quickly.
Decent gray uniformity. Like the ASUS VG245H, the top half of the image is noticeably darker. This is due to the bad vertical viewing angle, not the actual uniformity. In near-dark scenes, the uniformity is much better.
This monitor has bad black uniformity. There is noticeable clouding throughout the screen, and some backlight bleed along the left side. This might vary a bit between units.
Out of the box, the LG 24GL600F-B has decent accuracy. Gamma doesn't follow the sRGB target curve very well, and most scenes are too bright. There are noticeable errors in some shades of gray, and significant errors in certain colors, to the point where even non-enthusiasts might notice.
After calibration, this monitor has excellent accuracy. Gamma follows the sRGB target curve almost perfectly, and there are no remaining noticeable inaccuracies in shades of gray or in colors.
You can download our ICC profile calibration here. This is provided for reference only and shouldn't be used, as the calibration values vary per individual unit even for the same model due to manufacturing tolerances.
s.RGB Picture Mode: Gamer 1 (calibrated)Adobe RGB Picture Mode: Gamer 1
This monitor has an excellent SDR color gamut. It can display almost all of the sRGB color space, but has only decent coverage of the wider Adobe RGB color space, which isn't ideal for professional photo editing.
s.RGB Picture Mode: Gamer 1 Adobe RGB Picture Mode: Gamer 1
Excellent SDR color volume. Due to the low contrast ratio, it can't display dark, saturated colors very well. Like the vast majority of LCD displays, it can't display very bright blues, either.
The LG UltraGear 24GL600F-B doesn't support HDR.
The UltraGear 24GL600F-B doesn't support HDR.
There are no signs of temporary image retention, even immediately after displaying our high-contrast static test image for ten minutes.
The LG UltraGear 24GL600F-B only supports 8-bit color, so there is noticeable 8-bit banding in our 10-bit test image.
There are no noticeable signs of color bleed on the UltraGear 24GL600F-B.
The LG 24GL600F-B has great reflection handling, very similar to the LG 24MP59G. Glare might still be an issue in a bright room, but most people won't have any issues.
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The LG UltraGear 24GL600F-B has an excellent response time, so there is less motion blur behind fast-moving objects. There are four different response time modes; we recommend the 'Fast' setting, as it delivers the best results overall. Lower settings have very similar overall response times, but the 'Faster' setting has noticeable overshoot in many transitions, so we don't recommend it.
The backlight of the 24GL600F-B is normally completely flicker-free, so there are no noticeable duplications. There is an optional black frame insertion (BFI) feature, which is only available with a refresh rate of 120Hz or 144Hz, and this does cause some noticeable duplications in motion. BFI is not available at the same time as FreeSync.
This monitor has a native 144Hz refresh rate, which is supported over both HDMI and DisplayPort. It supports AMD's FreeSync variable refresh rate technology over both HDMI and DisplayPort.
The UltraGear 24GL600F-B also supports FreeSync when connected to a recent NVIDIA graphics card over DisplayPort only, but it has to be manually enabled, as this monitor isn't certified by NVIDIA as G-SYNC Compatible.
Over HDMI, the monitor supports up to a 144Hz refresh rate, but during testing, the screen would occasionally flash in this mode. Over DisplayPort, we did not encounter this issue.
Update 08/30/2019: The native resolution input lag was measured with the incorrect scaling settings. We retested it and updated the numbers.
The 24GL600F-B has outstanding low input lag, great for even the most competitive gamers.
The 24", 1080p screen might be a bit small for most people, but it's great if you have a limited amount of space.
The LG 24GL600F-B has a pretty standard selection of inputs, with two HDMI ports and a single DisplayPort connection. Unlike the larger UltraGear models, there is no USB hub, and by extension, the firmware can't be updated.