The LG 24MP59G-P is a decent 1080p IPS gaming monitor with great wide viewing angles and good gaming features, including AMD FreeSync VRR support. It is limited to a 75 Hz refresh rate, which isn't enough of an improvement over 60 Hz to please most gamers. Unfortunately, like most IPS monitors, it doesn't look as good in a dark room, and it has a fixed stand with bad ergonomics that can't be VESA mounted.
The LG 24UM59G-P has a decent design. It has a glossy bezel and modern, V-shaped stand that give it a stylish look. Unfortunately, it can't be VESA mounted, and it has a very basic stand with bad ergonomics so it can be difficult to place it in an ideal viewing position. It has decent build quality, with no obvious issues or concerns.
Unfortunately, it cannot be VESA mounted, unlike the widescreen variant, the 29UM69G-B.
The LG 24MP59G-P delivers decent overall picture quality. It has decent peak brightness and great reflection handling, and the image remains accurate when viewed at an angle. It covers the sRGB color space well, but coverage of the wider Adobe RGB color space isn't as good, and is less than ideal for professional photo or video editing. Unfortunately, it lacks more advanced features like HDR and local dimming, and it doesn't look as good in a dark room due to the mediocre contrast ratio and bad black uniformity.
Decent peak brightness. Good enough for most rooms and slightly brighter than the HP 22CWA. There is no variation in peak brightness with different content, which is great.
HDR is not supported on this monitor.
Great vertical viewing angles. The black level varies a bit but remains accurate at any angle. The brightness drops as you move off axis, but is slightly better than other similar models, including the Dell P2417H.
Excellent gray uniformity. There are a few dark bands throughout, but overall there is not much dirty screen effect, which is great for browsing the web or playing sports games. In near-dark scenes, there is almost no noticeable dirty screen effect.
Out of the box, the accuracy of the 24MP59G is disappointing. The white balance is significantly off, and even non-enthusiasts are likely to notice it. There is also significant color error, beyond the point where we expect people to start noticing it. Gamma does not follow the target curve and is nearly flat, so some scenes are too dim while others are too bright.
After calibration, almost all errors are corrected. The white balance and color error are much better, but blues are still a bit inaccurate. Gamma follows the target curve almost perfectly.
You can download our ICC profile calibration here. This is provided for reference only and should not be used, as the calibration values vary per individual unit even for the same model due to manufacturing tolerances.
s.RGB Picture Mode: Custom (calibrated)Adobe RGB Picture Mode: Photo
Very good color gamut. The sRGB coverage doesn't quite fill out the gamut, and some greens and blues are clipped. Adobe RGB coverage is decent, but not ideal for professional photo or video editing.
There is very little temporary image retention on the LG 24MP59G-P. Even immediately after showing a high contrast static image for 10 minutes only a faint residual image is visible.
Great gradient performance on the 24MP59G. There are small vertical bands visible throughout, similar to the ViewSonic XG2402, but this shouldn't be an issue.
The LG 24MP59G-P has great motion handling. It has a good response time, but there is more motion blur than on higher-end gaming monitors. It is completely PWM flicker-free, which is great, and it has an option to introduce flicker to reduce persistence blur, but the low 75 Hz flicker frequency may bother some people. It has a 75 Hz native refresh rate, which doesn't improve performance much over 60 Hz, and may disappoint more serious gamers.
The LG 24MP59G-P has a good response time. The overdrive can be customized by changing the Response Time setting. We recommend using the 'Middle' setting. Higher overdrive settings have significant overshoot, but don't significantly improve the average response time.
By default, the LG 24MP59G is completely flicker-free, which is great. Enabling the 1 ms Motion Blur Reduction setting introduces 75 Hz flicker, as long as the refresh rate is set to 75 Hz. This makes motion appear more clear by reducing persistence blur, but the low flicker frequency may bother some people. At 60 Hz, the BFI option is not available.
It is limited to a 75 Hz refresh rate which may be disappointing to more serious gamers. It supports AMD FreeSync, but due to the low refresh rate it has a narrow range, and there is no Low Framerate Compensation (LFC).
Update 01/15/2019: We have tested the 24MP59G with NVIDIA's new FreeSync drivers, and had no issues. The full FreeSync range of 40-75 Hz worked without any noticeable issues.
The LG 24MP59G-P has excellent low input lag, even with non-native resolutions. Many people will find the 24" screen too small, and the native 1080p resolution isn't ideal for multitasking and it doesn't provide a very immersive gaming experience. It has a good selection of inputs, so it should work with just about any device, even older computers that lack HDMI or DisplayPort.
There is a 3.5 mm analog audio out port with adjustable volume, suitable for connecting speakers or headphones. It has DisplayPort, HDMI, and VGA inputs, but no DVI.
The LG 24MP59G-P has a few additional features, but they are relatively basic and don't add much. It does not have built-in speakers, and it does not support HDR. There are a few processing options that can improve gameplay, including the ability to add a cross-hair for games that don't have one.
There are a few additional features on the LG 24MP59G-P, most of which are designed to improve your gaming experience:
We tested the 24" LG 24MP59G-P. It is also available in 27" (27MP59G-P), but we don't know if they perform the same.
If someone comes across a different type of panel or if their LG 24MP59G-P 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.
The 24MP59G we reviewed was manufactured in July 2018.
The LG 24MP59G-P is a decent 1080p budget gaming monitor. It faces strong competition in its price range, and you can get much better monitors for only a bit more. See our recommendations for the best 1080p monitors, the best budget gaming monitors and the best gaming monitors.
The ASUS VG245H is slightly better than the LG 24MP59G, unless wide viewing angles are important to you. The ASUS VG245H has a TN panel, and it has an outstanding fast response time, so motion looks very clear with little motion blur. The ASUS also has an outstanding stand with excellent ergonomics, so it's much easier to place it in an ideal viewing position. The LG 24MP59G has an IPS panel, so it has much wider viewing angles, great for sharing your screen with other people.
The Dell P2417H is much better than the LG 24MP59G, mainly due to the much better stand. Overall, both monitors deliver similar performance. The LG 24MP59G has a better 75 Hz refresh rate and FreeSync VRR support. The LG also has an optional Black Frame Insertion feature that can help reduce persistence blur. The Dell is much more versatile, thanks to the excellent stand that has great ergonomics, so it's easier to place in an ideal viewing position.
The LG 24MP59G-P and LG 29UM69G-B are nearly identical, the 29UM69G is simply a wider version of the 24MP59G. Both monitors have a 75 Hz refresh rate with FreeSync support. The 29UM69G has a faster response time, so fast motion looks better with less motion blur, and the wider screen is slightly better for multitasking.
The LG 24MP59G is slightly better than the Acer G257HU. Both monitors have an IPS panel with wide viewing angles. The Acer G257HU has a simple 60Hz refresh rate and no VRR support, whereas the LG 24MP59G has a better 75Hz refresh rate, and supports FreeSync VRR. The Acer has a slightly larger, 25" screen, and a much better 1440p resolution, better for multitasking or for a more immersive gaming or multimedia experience.