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 24MP59G is an alright monitor overall. It is best suited as a budget gaming monitor, with a good response time, low input lag, and FreeSync support. Office users will likely find the resolution insufficient for multitasking, and the fixed stand makes it hard to place in an ideal viewing position. It does not support HDR, and dark room performance isn't ideal.
The LG 24MP59G is a decent monitor for office use. It has a fixed stand that can only tilt, so it may be difficult to place in an ideal position. It is limited by the 24" size and 1080p resolution, which isn't ideal for multitasking or full-time work. It has great reflection handling and can get bright enough for most rooms. Like most IPS monitors, it has wide viewing angles, great for sharing your work with a nearby coworker.
The LG 24MP59G is a decent monitor for gaming. It has a fast response time, but there is more motion blur than more expensive models. It has excellent low input lag, and it supports AMD FreeSync, great for Xbox One owners. Unfortunately, it is limited to a 1080p resolution which isn't as immersive as newer 4k or 1440p monitors.
The LG 24MP59G is okay for multimedia. It has great wide viewing angles, good for sharing the latest trends with some friends, but the small 24" screen and 1080p resolution is limiting. It also doesn't look as good in a dark room due to the mediocre contrast ratio and poor black uniformity.
The LG 24MP59G is an okay monitor for media creation. Unfortunately, it isn't ideal for working on large projects due to the 1080p resolution and 24" screen. It has a very good color gamut, but the Adobe RGB coverage isn't ideal for professionals doing photo or video editing.
The LG 24MP59G doesn't support HDR.
The LG 24UM59G 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.
The stand is basic but supports the monitor well. It has a small overall footprint that allows you to place things directly in front of the monitor.
Update 07/02/2021: We previously had incorrectly listed the Height Adjustment as 'N/A' as opposed to '0'. The review has been updated to reflect this change, as the Ergonomics score has dropped slightly.
The LG 24MP59G-P has a fixed stand that can only tilt. There are no height adjustments and it can't swivel.
Unfortunately, it can't be VESA mounted, unlike the widescreen variant, the LG 29UM69G-B.
The borders are thick, so this isn't a good choice for a multi-monitor setup. There is a small gap between the bezel and the first row of pixels, but this isn't too noticeable.
The monitor appears fairly thin when viewed edge-on. Note that the stand cannot be fully removed.
The LG 24MP59G's build quality is decent. It is entirely made of plastic, and some parts of it feel cheap.
There is no local dimming feature on this monitor. The video is for reference only.
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.
The monitor has bad black uniformity. There is noticeable clouding throughout the screen, and there is bad flashlighting from the edges of the screen that can be distracting when using the monitor in a dark room.
Out of the box, the accuracy of the LG 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.
s.RGB Picture Mode: Custom
Adobe RGB Picture Mode: Photo
Excellent SDR color volume. It is limited by the color gamut and native contrast, and it can't produce deep, dark colors very well.
HDR is not supported on this monitor.
HDR is not supported on this monitor.
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 LG 24MP59G. There are small vertical bands visible throughout, similar to the ViewSonic XG2402, but this shouldn't be an issue.
Perfect color bleed performance, there is no vertical bleed and the minor horizontal bleed is too small to be noticeable.
Very good reflection handling. Unless you have a large window directly opposite the monitor, there should be no issues.
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 75Hz flicker, as long as the refresh rate is set to 75Hz. This makes motion appear more clear by reducing persistence blur, but the low flicker frequency may bother some people. At 60Hz, the BFI option is not available.
It is limited to a 75Hz 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 40-75Hz worked without any noticeable issues.
The monitor has excellent low input lag. It also supports FreeSync VRR which also has excellent low input lag.
The LG 24MP59G is a small 24" monitor, with a basic 1080p resolution that may disappoint some people.
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.
There are a few additional features on the LG 24MP59G-P, most of which are designed to improve your gaming experience:
Similar control scheme to most LGs. There is a single joystick that also acts as a select button. Adjusting settings with this is very easy.
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-P, 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 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.
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 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 is slightly better than the Acer G257HU Smidpx. 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.