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.
The LG UltraGear 24GL600F-B has a decent overall design. It looks very similar to the other UltraGear monitors, but has a simpler design, with thicker borders than the higher-end models, and no advanced features, like RGB bias-lighting. It's almost entirely made of plastic, but there are no obvious weak points or issues. Unfortunately, the stand can only tilt and has no height adjustment or swivel feature, so it might be difficult to place it in an ideal viewing position.
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.
Unfortunately, like most TN monitors, the LG UltraGear 24GL600F-B has mediocre picture quality. It has a low contrast ratio, so blacks appear gray in a dark room, and it has bad black uniformity. The image degrades significantly at an angle, which can be an issue even if you're just sitting too close to the monitor. On the other hand, the 24GL600F has good peak brightness, an excellent SDR color gamut, and great reflection handling.
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.
The LG UltraGear 24GL600F-B has excellent motion handling. It has an outstanding response time, with very little blur behind fast-moving objects. The backlight is flicker-free, so there are no distracting duplications in motion. There is an optional black frame insertion feature which can further improve the appearance of motion, although this does cause duplications. This monitor supports FreeSync, even when connected to a recent NVIDIA graphics card over DisplayPort, and it has an excellent variable refresh rate range.
|Mode||Response Time Chart||Motion Blur Photo|
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.
The LG 24GL600F-B has excellent low input lag, but it's a bit higher than most 144Hz monitors. The 24", 1080p screen provides a decent amount of screen real estate, but it might be a bit small and too low resolution for some people.
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.
The LG 24GL600F-B is a very basic monitor with few additional features. It can add virtual crosshairs to any game, but has no other dedicated gaming features. It has the same easy-to-use controls as other LG UltraGear monitors, and the on-screen display is identical, and just as easy-to-use as other LG monitors.
This is a very basic monitor with few additional features. Like the majority of gaming monitors, it can add virtual crosshairs to any game, and there is an optional black frame insertion feature. This monitor doesn't support HDR10, it doesn't have built-in speakers, and it doesn't support picture-in-picture or picture-by-picture.
The UltraGear 24GL600F-B features the same physical controls as most LG monitors. The controls consist of a single joystick that is used to navigate the menus. You can also quickly adjust the backlight and volume of connected headphones from the joystick, without entering the main menu.
We tested the 24" 24GL600F, which is the only size available. There are other models in LG's UltraGear lineup, some of which are listed in the table below.
If someone comes across a different type of panel or if their 24GL600F doesn't correspond to our review, let us know and we will update the review. Note that some tests such as the gray uniformity may vary between individual units.
|24GL600F||24"||1080p||144Hz||FreeSync, no HDR|
|27GL850-B||27"||1440p||144Hz||FreeSync, NVIDIA certified|
The 24GL600F we reviewed was manufactured in April 2019.
The LG UltraGear 24GL600F-B is a good budget gaming monitor, but there are better alternatives for less. See also our reviews for the best budget gaming monitors, the best gaming monitors under $200, and the best gaming monitors.
The LG 24GL600F is a bit better than the Acer GN246HL for most uses, and is a lot better for gaming. The 24GL600F supports FreeSync variable refresh rate technology, for a nearly tear-free gaming experience. The LG also has a flicker-free backlight, so there are no duplications in motion, and it has an optional black frame insertion feature. Finally, the LG has a higher refresh rate and slightly lower input lag.
The LG 24MP59G-P and the LG 24GL600F use different panel technologies, each with their strengths and weaknesses. The 24MP59G-P is better for most uses, with wider viewing angles and better uniformity. The 24GL600F is a bit better for gaming though, with a much faster response time and faster refresh rate.
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.