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LG 24GL600F Monitor Review

Tested using Methodology v1.2
Updated Aug 28, 2019 at 09:32 am
LG 24GL600F Picture
6.2
Mixed Usage
6.4
Office
7.5
Gaming
6.0
Media Consumption
5.9
Media Creation
2.6
HDR
Size
24"
Resolution
1920x1080
Max Refresh Rate
144Hz
Pixel Type
TN
Variable Refresh Rate
Yes
HDR10
No

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

6.2 Mixed Usage

Overall, the LG 24GL600F 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.
6.4 Office

The LG 24GL600F 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.

7.5 Gaming

The LG 24GL600F 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.

6.0 Media Consumption

The LG 24GL600F is acceptable 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.

5.9 Media Creation

The LG 24GL600F is a mediocre 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.

  • 6.2 Mixed Usage
  • 6.4 Office
  • 7.5 Gaming
  • 6.0 Media Consumption
  • 5.9 Media Creation
  • 2.6 HDR
  1. Updated Jul 06, 2022: Converted to Test Bench 1.2.
  2. Updated Jul 02, 2021: Changed height adjustment result from 'N/A' to '0' to match our methodology.
  3. Updated Aug 06, 2020: Converted to Test Bench 1.1.
  4. Updated Aug 30, 2019: The input lag was measured with the incorrect settings. We've retested it and updated the numbers and scores.
  5. Updated Aug 28, 2019: Review published.
  6. Updated Aug 26, 2019: Early access published.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
Design
Style
Curved
No
Curve Radius
Not Curved
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.

1.5
Design
Ergonomics
Height Adjustment
0.0" (0.0 cm)
Tilt Range
-15° to 2.5°
Rotate Portrait/Landscape
No
Swivel Range
No swivel
Wall Mount
VESA 100x100

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 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
Stand
Base Width
13.0" (33.0 cm)
Base Depth
6.5" (16.5 cm)
Thickness (With Display)
4.8" (12.2 cm)
Weight (With Display)
7.3 lbs (3.3 kg)

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

Design
Display
Housing Width
21.7" (55.2 cm)
Housing Height
13.2" (33.5 cm)
Thickness (Without Stand)
1.6" (4.1 cm)
Weight (Without Stand)
6.4 lbs (2.9 kg)
Borders Size (Bezels)
0.8" (2.0 cm)
Design
Controls

The LG 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.

Design
In The Box
Power Supply
External Brick

  • Quick Setup Guide
  • HDMI Cable
  • Power Adapter
  • Driver/Manual CD

Picture Quality
6.2
Picture Quality
Contrast
Native Contrast
1,109 : 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 Brightness
Real Scene
295 cd/m²
Peak 2% Window
343 cd/m²
Peak 10% Window
346 cd/m²
Peak 25% Window
346 cd/m²
Peak 50% Window
346 cd/m²
Peak 100% Window
346 cd/m²
Sustained 2% Window
342 cd/m²
Sustained 10% Window
346 cd/m²
Sustained 25% Window
346 cd/m²
Sustained 50% Window
346 cd/m²
Sustained 100% Window
346 cd/m²
ABL
0.001
Minimum Brightness
84 cd/m²

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 Brightness
VESA DisplayHDR Certification
No Certification
Real Scene
N/A
Peak 2% Window
N/A
Peak 10% Window
N/A
Peak 25% Window
N/A
Peak 50% Window
N/A
Peak 100% Window
N/A
Sustained 2% Window
N/A
Sustained 10% Window
N/A
Sustained 25% Window
N/A
Sustained 50% Window
N/A
Sustained 100% Window
N/A
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. If you want a similar display with much better viewing angles, check out the Dell S2421H instead.

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
Gamma Shift From Above

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. If viewing angles are important to you, check out the ASUS VG246H instead.

6.7
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
8.436%
50% DSE
0.154%

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.

6.1
Picture Quality
Color Accuracy (Pre-Calibration)
Picture Mode
Gamer 1
sRGB Gamut Area xy
111.6%
White Balance dE (Avg.)
5.12
Color Temperature (Avg.)
7,440 K
Gamma (Avg.)
2.10
Color dE (Avg.)
6.31
Contrast Setting
70
RGB Settings
50-50-50
Gamma Setting
Mode 2
Brightness Setting
100
Measured Brightness
305 cd/m²
Brightness Locked
No

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.

9.2
Picture Quality
Color Accuracy (Post-Calibration)
Picture Mode
Gamer 1
sRGB Gamut Area xy
95.0%
White Balance dE (Avg.)
0.62
Color Temperature (Avg.)
6,492 K
Gamma (Avg.)
2.18
Color dE (Avg.)
0.99
Contrast Setting
70
RGB Settings
50-43-36
Gamma Setting
Mode 2
Brightness Setting
6
Measured Brightness
101 cd/m²
ICC Profile
Download

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.

8.7
Picture Quality
SDR Color Gamut
sRGB Coverage xy
96.0%
sRGB Picture Mode
Gamer 1
Adobe RGB Coverage xy
76.6%
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.

9.4
Picture Quality
SDR Color Volume
sRGB In ICtCp
97.3%
sRGB Picture Mode
Gamer 1
Adobe RGB In ICtCp
82.7%
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 Coverage xy
N/A
DCI-P3 Picture Mode
No HDR
Rec. 2020 Coverage xy
N/A
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
DCI-P3 Picture Mode
No HDR
Rec. 2020 In ICtCp
N/A
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode
No HDR

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

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
Subpixel Layout
RGB
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.

Motion
8.3
Motion
Refresh Rate
Native Refresh Rate
144 Hz
Max Refresh Rate
144 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over DP
144 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over HDMI
144 Hz
Max Refresh Rate Over DP @ 10-bit
N/A
Max Refresh Rate Over HDMI @ 10-Bit
N/A

This monitor has a native 144Hz refresh rate, which is supported over both HDMI and DisplayPort.

Motion
Variable Refresh Rate (VRR)
FreeSync
Yes
G-SYNC
Compatible (Tested)
VRR Maximum
144 Hz
VRR Minimum
< 20 Hz
VRR Supported Connectors
DisplayPort, HDMI

The LG 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.

8.4
Motion
Response Time @ Max Refresh Rate
Recommended Overdrive Setting
Fast
Rise / Fall Time
3.7 ms
Total Response Time
9.1 ms
Overshoot Error
1.5%
Worst 3 Rise / Fall Time
7.2 ms
Worst 3 Total Response Time
17.2 ms
Worst 3 Overshoot Error
12.0%

Overdrive SettingResponse Time ChartResponse Time TablesMotion Blur Photo
OffChartTablePhoto
NormalChartTablePhoto
FastChartTablePhoto
FasterChartTablePhoto

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.

8.3
Motion
Response Time @ 120Hz
Recommended Overdrive Setting
Fast
Rise / Fall Time
3.7 ms
Total Response Time
10.0 ms
Overshoot Error
2.1%
Worst 3 Rise / Fall Time
7.7 ms
Worst 3 Total Response Time
16.8 ms
Worst 3 Overshoot Error
13.3%

Overdrive SettingResponse Time ChartResponse Time TablesMotion Blur Photo
OffChartTablePhoto
NormalChartTablePhoto
FastChartTablePhoto
FasterChartTablePhoto

7.3
Motion
Response Time @ 60Hz
Recommended Overdrive Setting
Normal
Rise / Fall Time
4.8 ms
Total Response Time
13.2 ms
Overshoot Error
1.5%
Worst 3 Rise / Fall Time
13.7 ms
Worst 3 Total Response Time
29.2 ms
Worst 3 Overshoot Error
11.5%

Overdrive SettingResponse Time ChartResponse Time TablesMotion Blur Photo
OffChartTablePhoto
NormalChartTablePhoto
FastChartTablePhoto
FasterChartTablePhoto

Motion
Backlight Strobing (BFI)
Backlight Strobing (BFI)
Yes
Maximum Frequency
144 Hz
Minimum Frequency
120 Hz
Longest Pulse Width Brightness
202 cd/m²
Shortest Pulse Width Brightness
202 cd/m²
Pulse Width Control
No
Pulse Phase Control
No
Pulse Amplitude Control
Yes
VRR At The Same Time
No

144Hz (Max):

BFI SettingMotion Blur Photo
OffPhoto
NormalPhoto
FastPhoto
FasterPhoto

120Hz:

BFI SettingMotion Blur Photo
OffPhoto
NormalPhoto
FastPhoto
FasterPhoto

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.

Inputs
8.8
Inputs
Input Lag
Native Resolution @ Max Hz
4.7 ms
Native Resolution @ 120Hz
4.8 ms
Native Resolution @ 60Hz
8.9 ms
Backlight Strobing (BFI)
8.1 ms

The 24GL600F-B has outstanding low input lag, great for even the most competitive gamers.

6.8
Inputs
Resolution And Size
Native Resolution
1920 x 1080
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Megapixels
2.1 MP
Pixel Density
92 PPI
Measured Screen Diagonal
24.0"
Screen Area
247 in²

The 24", 1080p screen might be a bit small for most people, but it's great if you have a limited amount of space. If you want a portable display for on-the-go use, check out the Lepow Z1 Gamut.

3.0
Inputs
PS5 Compatibility
4k @ 120Hz
No
4k @ 60Hz
No
1440p @ 120Hz
No
1440p @ 60Hz
No
1080p @ 120Hz
Yes
1080p @ 60Hz
Yes
HDR
No
VRR
No
4.2
Inputs
Xbox Series X|S Compatibility
4k @ 120Hz
No
4k @ 60Hz
No
1440p @ 120Hz
No
1440p @ 60Hz
No
1080p @ 120Hz
Yes
1080p @ 60Hz
Yes
HDR
No
VRR
Yes
Inputs
Inputs Photos
Inputs
Video And Audio Ports
DisplayPort
1 (DP 1.2)
Mini DisplayPort
No
HDMI
2 (HDMI 2.0)
HDMI 2.1 Rated Speed
No HDMI 2.1
DVI
No
VGA
No
Daisy Chaining
No
3.5mm Audio Out
1
3.5mm Audio In
No
3.5mm Microphone In
No

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.

Inputs
USB
USB-A Ports
0
USB-A Rated Speed
No USB-A Ports
USB-B Upstream Port
No
USB-C Ports
0
USB-C Upstream
No USB-C Ports
USB-C Rated Speed
No USB-C Ports
USB-C Power Delivery
No USB-C Ports
USB-C DisplayPort Alt Mode
No USB-C Ports
Thunderbolt
No
Inputs
macOS Compatibility

The LG 24GL600F works well with recent MacBooks. The variable refresh rate feature works well both in-game and on the desktop, and there's no flickering. Windows return to their original position when you wake your computer from sleep or close the lid. Strangely, if you have VRR enabled, the computer switches back to a fixed refresh rate after waking up from sleep.

Features
Features
Additional Features
Speakers
No
RGB Illumination
No
Multiple Input Display
No
KVM Switch
No

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.

Features
On-Screen Display (OSD)

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

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.

Model Size Resolution Refresh Rate Notes
24GL600F 24" 1080p 144Hz FreeSync, no HDR
32GK650F-B 32" 1440p 144Hz FreeSync
32GK650G-B 32" 1440p 144Hz G-SYNC
27GK750F-B 27" 1080p 240Hz FreeSync
27GL850-B 27" 1440p 144Hz FreeSync, NVIDIA certified
32GK850F-B 32" 1440p 144Hz FreeSync
32GK850G-B 32" 1440p 144Hz G-SYNC
34GK950F-B 34" 3440x1440 144Hz FreeSync
34GK950G-B 34" 3440x1440 120Hz G-SYNC

The 24GL600F we reviewed was manufactured in April 2019.

Compared To Other Monitors

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.

Acer Nitro RG241Y Pbiipx

The Acer Nitro RG241Y Pbiipx is much better than the LG 24GL600F for most uses. The Acer has a slightly higher refresh rate, better gradient handling, and its IPS panel has wider viewing angles. However, the LG's TN panel has a better response time and higher peak brightness.

Acer Nitro XF243Y Pbmiiprx

The Acer Nitro XF243Y performs better than the LG 24GL600F for most uses. The Acer has a lower input lag and a slightly higher refresh rate of 165Hz to provide smoother and more responsive gameplay. It has significantly better ergonomics and wider viewing angles, making it a better choice for co-op gaming. If you're often in a well-lit room, the Acer gets a bit brighter than the LG, but the LG has better reflection handling.

LG 24MP59G-P

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.

ViewSonic XG2402

The ViewSonic XG2402 is much better than the LG 24GL600F. The ViewSonic has much better ergonomics, better black uniformity, and slightly lower input lag. The LG has an optional black frame insertion feature, which the XG2402 lacks, but this doesn't add much.

ASUS VG248QE

The ASUS VG248QE is better than the LG 24GL600F for most uses. The ASUS has much better ergonomics and slightly better black uniformity. Some people may prefer the LG for gaming, as it supports FreeSync variable refresh rate technology and has a flicker-free backlight.

Dell S2419HGF

The Dell S2419HGF is better than the LG 24GL600F. The Dell has a more versatile stand that allows many adjustments so you can place it in a comfortable position with ease and can also serve as a USB hub. Both monitors have an excellent 144Hz refresh rate, although the Dell has to be overclocked to get there. Both monitors are flicker-free, but the LG has an optional black frame insertion feature to make motion crisper.

Acer GN246HL Bbid

The LG 24GL600F is a bit better than the Acer GN246HL Bbid 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.

Dell S2719DGF

The Dell S2719DGF is better than the LG 24GL600F. The Dell has a larger, higher-resolution screen, and significantly better ergonomics. The LG has an optional black frame insertion feature, but overall, motion handling is very similar between the two.

HP OMEN X 25f

The HP OMEN X 25f is much better than the LG 24GL600F. The HP has a higher refresh rate, better ergonomics, and better black uniformity. The OMEN X also has lower input lag and a faster response time.

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