LG 24GL600F Monitor Review

Tested using Methodology v1.1
Updated Aug 28, 2019 at 09:32 am
LG 24GL600F Picture
6.8
Mixed Usage
6.6
Office
7.9
Gaming
6.5
Multimedia
6.4
Media Creation
5.1
HDR Gaming
Size 24"
Resolution 1920x1080
Max Refresh Rate
144 Hz
Pixel Type
TN
Variable Refresh Rate
FreeSync

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.

Our Verdict

6.8 Mixed Usage

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.

Pros
  • Excellent motion handling and low input lag.
  • Good peak brightness and great reflection handling.
Cons
  • Image degrades at an angle.
  • Mediocre picture quality.
  • Bad black uniformity.
6.6 Office

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.

7.9 Gaming

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.

6.5 Multimedia

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.

6.4 Media Creation

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.

5.1 HDR Gaming
  • 6.8 Mixed Usage
  • 6.6 Office
  • 7.9 Gaming
  • 6.5 Multimedia
  • 6.4 Media Creation
  • 5.1 HDR Gaming
  1. Update 8/6/2020: Converted to Test Bench 1.1.
  2. Update 8/30/2019: The input lag was measured with the incorrect settings. We've retested it and updated the numbers and scores.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
Design
Style
Curved No
Curve Radius Not Curved
Weight (without stand)
6.4 lbs (2.9 kg)
Weight (with stand)
7.3 lbs (3.3 kg)
Design
Stand
Width
13.0" (33.0 cm)
Depth
6.5" (16.5 cm)

The stand is very similar to the LG 24MP59G-P, but is slightly smaller. The overall footprint is small.

1.9
Design
Ergonomics
Height Adjustment
N/A
Switch Portrait/Landscape No
Swivel Range No swivel
Tilt Range -15° to 2.5°

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.

Design
Back
Wall Mount VESA 100x100

The back is plain, with the same ring design featured on other UltraGear monitors. Unlike the 24MP59G-P, this monitor can be VESA mounted, which is great, as it has bad ergonomics.

Design
Borders
Borders
0.8" (2.0 cm)

The borders are thicker than most monitors we've tested, so it isn't as well-suited for a multi-monitor setup.

Design
Thickness
Thickness (with stand)
4.8" (12.2 cm)
Thickness (without stand)
1.6" (4.1 cm)

Even on its stand, this is a very thin monitor. When VESA mounted, the display is extremely thin.

6.5
Design
Build Quality

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.

Picture Quality
6.2
Picture Quality
Contrast
Native Contrast
1109 : 1
Contrast With Local Dimming
N/A

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.

0
Picture Quality
Local Dimming
Local Dimming
No
Backlight
Edge

The LG 24GL600F doesn't have a local dimming feature. The above video is provided for reference only.

7.6
Picture Quality
SDR Peak Brightness
SDR Real Scene
295 cd/m²
SDR Peak 2% Window
343 cd/m²
SDR Peak 10% Window
346 cd/m²
SDR Peak 25% Window
346 cd/m²
SDR Peak 50% Window
346 cd/m²
SDR Peak 100% Window
346 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 2% Window
342 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 10% Window
346 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 25% Window
346 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 50% Window
346 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 100% Window
346 cd/m²
SDR ABL
0.001

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.

0
Picture Quality
HDR Peak Brightness
HDR Real Scene
N/A
HDR Peak 2% Window
N/A
HDR Peak 10% Window
N/A
HDR Peak 25% Window
N/A
HDR Peak 50% Window
N/A
HDR Peak 100% Window
N/A
HDR Sustained 2% Window
N/A
HDR Sustained 10% Window
N/A
HDR Sustained 25% Window
N/A
HDR Sustained 50% Window
N/A
HDR Sustained 100% Window
N/A
HDR ABL
N/A

The LG UltraGear 24GL600F doesn't support HDR.

6.3
Picture Quality
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Left
30 °
Color Washout From Right
30 °
Color Shift From Left
43 °
Color Shift From Right
41 °
Brightness Loss From Left
44 °
Brightness Loss From Right
46 °
Black Level Raise From Left
23 °
Black Level Raise From Right
25 °
Gamma Shift From Left
22 °
Gamma Shift From Right
26 °

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.

4.9
Picture Quality
Vertical Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Below
13 °
Color Washout From Above
37 °
Color Shift From Below
17 °
Color Shift From Above
43 °
Brightness Loss From Below
31 °
Brightness Loss From Above
31 °
Black Level Raise From Below
23 °
Black Level Raise From Above
49 °
Gamma Shift From Below
3 °
Gamma Shift From Above
4 °

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.

7.4
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
8.455 %
50% DSE
0.117 %
5% Std. Dev.
1.835 %
5% DSE
0.066 %

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.

2.2
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
4.545 %
Std. Dev. w/ L.D.
N/A

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.

6.7
Picture Quality
Pre Calibration
Picture Mode
Gamer 1
Luminance
107 cd/m²
Luminance Settings
6
Contrast Setting
70
RGB Controls
50-50-50
Gamma Setting
Mode 2
Color Temperature
6881 K
White Balance dE
2.73
Color dE
4.50
Gamma
2.06

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.

9.3
Picture Quality
Post Calibration
Picture Mode
Gamer 1
Luminance
101 cd/m²
Luminance Settings
5
Contrast Setting
69
RGB Controls
51-50-48
Gamma Setting
Mode 2
Color Temperature
6478 K
White Balance dE
0.94
Color dE
0.95
Gamma
2.17

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.

8.6
Picture Quality
SDR Color Gamut
sRGB xy
96.0 %
Adobe RGB xy
76.6 %
sRGB Picture Mode
Gamer 1
Adobe RGB Picture Mode
Gamer 1

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.

9.0
Picture Quality
SDR Color Volume
sRGB In ICtCp
97.3 %
Adobe RGB In ICtCp
82.7 %
sRGB Picture Mode
Gamer 1
Adobe RGB Picture Mode
Gamer 1

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.

0
Picture Quality
HDR Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
N/A
DCI P3 xy
N/A
Rec. 2020 xy
N/A
DCI P3 Picture Mode
No HDR
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode
No HDR

The LG UltraGear 24GL600F-B doesn't support HDR.

0
Picture Quality
HDR Color Volume
DCI-P3 In ICtCp
N/A
Rec. 2020 In ICtCp
N/A
DCI P3 Picture Mode
No HDR
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode
No HDR

The UltraGear 24GL600F-B doesn't support HDR.

10
Picture Quality
Image Retention
IR After 0 Min Recovery
0.00 %
IR After 2 Min Recovery
0.00 %
IR After 4 Min Recovery
0.00 %
IR After 6 Min Recovery
0.00 %
IR After 8 Min Recovery
0.00 %
IR After 10 Min Recovery
0.00 %

There are no signs of temporary image retention, even immediately after displaying our high-contrast static test image for ten minutes.

8.0
Picture Quality
Gradient
Color Depth
8 Bit

The LG UltraGear 24GL600F-B only supports 8-bit color, so there is noticeable 8-bit banding in our 10-bit test image.

10
Picture Quality
Color Bleed
Pixel Row Error
0.000 %
Pixel Column Error
0.001 %

There are no noticeable signs of color bleed on the UltraGear 24GL600F-B.

8.2
Picture Quality
Reflections
Screen Finish
Matte
Total Reflections
4.8 %
Indirect Reflections
4.3 %
Calculated Direct Reflections
0.5 %

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.

7.0
Picture Quality
Text Clarity
Sub-Pixel Layout
RGB
Motion
9.5
Motion
Response Time @ Max Refresh Rate
Best Overdrive Setting
Fast
Rise / Fall Time
3.4 ms
Total Response Time
7.4 ms
Overshoot Error
2.1 %
Dark Rise / Fall Time
1.8 ms
Dark Total Response Time
5.3 ms
Dark Overshoot Error
5.5 %

Mode Response Time Chart Motion Blur Photo
Off Chart Photo
Normal Chart Photo
Fast Chart Photo
Faster Chart 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.

9.1
Motion
Response Time @ 60Hz
Best Overdrive Setting
Normal
Rise / Fall Time
4.3 ms
Total Response Time
11.8 ms
Overshoot Error
1.6 %
Dark Rise / Fall Time
2.0 ms
Dark Total Response Time
8.6 ms
Dark Overshoot Error
3.7 %
10
Motion
Image Flicker
Flicker-Free Yes
PWM Dimming Frequency
0 Hz

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.

6.0
Motion
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
Yes
BFI Maximum Frequency
144 Hz
BFI Minimum Frequency
120 Hz
9.0
Motion
Refresh Rate
Native
144 Hz
Max Refresh Rate
144 Hz
Variable Refresh Rate
Yes
FreeSync
Yes
G-SYNC
Compatible (Tested)
VRR Maximum
144 Hz
VRR Minimum
< 20 Hz
VRR Supported Connectors DisplayPort, HDMI

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.

Inputs
9.3
Inputs
Input Lag
Native Resolution
4.7 ms
Native Resolution @ 60Hz
9.0 ms
Variable Refresh Rate
9.3 ms
Variable Refresh Rate @ 60Hz
10.5 ms
10 Bit HDR
N/A
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
8.2 ms

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.

7.1
Inputs
Resolution And Size
Native Resolution 1920 x 1080
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Megapixels 2.1 MP
Pixel Density
92 PPI
Screen Diagonal 24.0 inches
Screen Area 247 sq inches

The 24", 1080p screen might be a bit small for most people, but it's great if you have a limited amount of space.

Inputs
Inputs
Inputs
Total Inputs
DisplayPort 1 (DP 1.2)
Mini DisplayPort No
HDMI 2 (HDMI 2.0)
DVI No
VGA No
DisplayPort Out No
USB No
USB C No
Analog Audio Out 3.5mm 1
Microphone In 3.5mm No
Digital Optical Audio Out No
Analog Audio Out RCA No
Power Supply External Brick

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.

Features
Features
Additional Features
RGB Illumination
No
Speakers