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Reviewed on Oct 30, 2018

LG 24MP59G-P MONITOR REVIEW

Usage Ratings - Version 1.0
7.0
Mixed Usage
7.2
Office
7.5
Gaming
6.8
Multimedia
6.7
Media Creation
5.1
HDR Gaming
Size : 24"
Resolution : 1920x1080
Refresh Rate : 75 Hz
LCD Type
:
IPS
Variable Refresh Rate
:
FreeSync

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.

Test Results
Design 7.0
Picture Quality 6.5
Motion 8.2
Inputs 8.3
Pros
  • Good gaming features, including FreeSync VRR
  • Image remains accurate when viewed at an angle
Cons
  • Bad ergonomics
  • Mediocre dark room performance
  1. Update 1/17/2019: We tested the monitor's compatibility with NVIDIA's new FreeSync driver. See our full investigation into NVIDIA's FreeSync Drivers here.

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7.0

Design

Curved : No
Curve radius : N/A
Weight (without stand)
:
6.2 lbs (2.8 kg)
Weight (with stand)
:
7.1 lbs (3.2 kg)

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.

Stand
Width
:
15.4" (39.1 cm)
Depth
:
7.6" (19.3 cm)

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.

1.9 Ergonomics
Height Adjustment
:
N/A
Switch portrait/landscape : No
Swivel Range : N/A
Tilt Range : -15° to 2.5°

The LG 24MP59G-P has a fixed stand that can only tilt. There are no height adjustments and it can't swivel.

Back
Wall Mount : N/A

Unfortunately, it cannot be VESA mounted, unlike the widescreen variant, the 29UM69G-B.

Borders
Borders
:
0.5" (1.3 cm)

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.

Thickness
Thickness (with stand)
:
5.1" (13.0 cm)
Thickness (without stand)
:
3.4" (8.6 cm)

The monitor appears fairly thin when viewed edge-on. Note that the stand cannot be fully removed.

6.5 Build Quality

The build quality of the 24MP59G is decent. It is entirely made of plastic, and some parts of it feel cheap.

6.5

Picture Quality

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.

6.4 Contrast
Native Contrast
:
1233 : 1
Contrast with local dimming
:
N/A

The LG 24MP59G-P has a mediocre native contrast ratio, slightly better than the Dell P2417H and the LG 29UM69G. Dark room performance is less than ideal, as blacks look gray in a dark room.

0 Local Dimming
Local Dimming
:
No
Backlight
:
Edge

There is no local dimming feature on this monitor. The video is for reference only.

7.2 SDR Peak Brightness
SDR Real Scene
:
265 cd/m²
SDR Peak 2% Window
:
301 cd/m²
SDR Peak 10% Window
:
300 cd/m²
SDR Peak 25% Window
:
300 cd/m²
SDR Peak 50% Window
:
300 cd/m²
SDR Peak 100% Window
:
299 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 2% Window
:
299 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 10% Window
:
299 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 25% Window
:
299 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 50% Window
:
299 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 100% Window
:
298 cd/m²
SDR ABL
:
0.000

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.

0 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

HDR is not supported on this monitor.

7.3 Horizontal Viewing Angle
Color Shift from Left
:
39 °
Color Shift from Right
:
38 °
Brightness from Left
:
48 °
Brightness from Right
:
47 °
Black Level from Left
:
75 °
Black Level from Right
:
75 °
Curve Radius : N/A

Decent horizontal viewing angle. Like most IPS monitors, the black level remains constant when viewed from the side. Colors remain accurate to a wide angle, but not as wide as the Dell P2217H or P2417H.

8.0 Vertical Viewing Angle
Color Shift from Below
:
27 °
Color Shift from Above
:
27 °
Brightness from Below
:
33 °
Brightness from Above
:
34 °
Black Level from Below
:
75 °
Black Level from Above
:
75 °

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.

8.8 Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
:
2.266 %
50% DSE
:
0.114 %
5% Std. Dev.
:
0.507 %
5% DSE
:
0.061 %

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.

3.0 Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
:
3.978 %
Std. Dev. w/ L.D.
:
N/A

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.

5.5 Pre Calibration
Picture Mode
:
Custom
Luminance
:
304 cd/m²
Luminance Settings
:
100
Contrast Setting
:
70
RGB controls
:
50-50-50
Color Temperature
:
6296 K
White Balance dE
:
5.50
Color dE
:
3.68
Gamma
:
2.13

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.

9.4 Post Calibration
Picture Mode
:
Custom
Luminance
:
100 cd/m²
Luminance Settings
:
19
Contrast Setting
:
71
RGB Controls
:
44-59-50
Color Temperature
:
6422 K
White Balance dE
:
0.61
Color dE
:
1.00
Gamma
:
2.18

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.

8.3 SDR Color Gamut
sRGB xy
:
93.3 %
Adobe RGB xy
:
72.3 %

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.

8.6 SDR Color Volume
sRGB in ICtCp
:
92.9 %
Adobe RGB in ICtCp
:
79.3 %

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.

0 HDR Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
:
No
DCI P3 xy
:
N/A
Rec. 2020 xy
:
N/A

HDR is not supported on this monitor.

0 HDR Color Volume
DCI-P3 in ICtCp
:
N/A
Rec. 2020 in ICtCp
:
N/A

HDR is not supported on this monitor.

8.1 Image Retention
IR after 0 min recovery
:
0.08 %
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 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.

8.5 Gradient
Color Depth
:
8 Bit

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.

10 Color Bleed
Pixel row error
:
0.007 %
Pixel column error
:
0.000 %

Perfect color bleed performance, there is no vertical bleed and the minor horizontal bleed is too small to be noticeable.

8.0 Reflections

Very good reflection handling. Unless you have a large window directly opposite the monitor, there should be no issues.

8.2

Motion

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.

7.8 Motion Blur
80% Response Time
:
7.7 ms
100% Response Time
:
16.8 ms
Best Overdrive Setting
:
Middle

Response Time Off
Response Time Low
Response Time Middle
Response Time High

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.

9.5 Image Flicker
Flicker-free : Yes
PWM Dimming Frequency
:
0 Hz
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
:
Yes
BFI Maximum Frequency
:
75 Hz
BFI Minimum Frequency
:
75 Hz

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.

8.2 Refresh Rate
Native
:
75 Hz
Factory Overclock
:
N/A
Variable Refresh Rate
:
FreeSync
G-SYNC Compatible
:
Yes
VRR Maximum
:
75 Hz
VRR Minimum
:
40 Hz
VRR Maximum With OC
:
N/A
VRR Supported Connectors : DisplayPort, HDMI

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.

8.3

Inputs

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.

9.1 Input Lag
Native Resolution
:
7.1 ms
Non-Native Res @ Native Refresh
:
N/A
Native Resolution @ 60 Hz
:
8.7 ms
Variable Refresh Rate
:
8.0 ms
10 bit HDR
:
N/A
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
:
15.1 ms

The monitor has excellent low input lag. It also supports FreeSync VRR which also has excellent low input lag.

7.1 Resolution and Size
Native Resolution : 1920 x 1080
Aspect Ratio : 16:9
Megapixels : 2.1 MP
Pixel Density : 92 PPI
Screen Diagonal : 23.8 inches
Screen Area : 242 sq inches

The 24MP59G is a small 24" monitor, with a basic 1080p resolution that may disappoint some people.

Inputs
Total Inputs
DisplayPort : 1 (DP 1.2)
Mini DisplayPort : No
HDMI : 1 (HDMI 1.4)
DVI : No
VGA : 1
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

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.

Features

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.

Additional Features
Speakers
:
No
HDR10 : No
Multiple input display
:
No

There are a few additional features on the LG 24MP59G-P, most of which are designed to improve your gaming experience:

  • Black Stabilizer. This feature adjusts the contrast and gamma to make it easier to spot objects hidden in shadows. This can be helpful in FPS games or MOBAs.
  • Super Resolution+. This can help improve image sharpness when sending a non-native resolution. Since this monitor is limited to 1080p, there is not much benefit to this.
  • Cross Hair. You can add a virtual, fixed cross hair on the screen, useful for games that don't have one.
  • Game Presets. There are 3 preset Picture modes for different gaming genres. There is also a fourth mode that can be customized and saved.
  • 1ms Motion Blur Reduction. This activates the monitor's Black Frame Insertion feature. This mode introduces backlight flicker to help reduce persistence blur.

On-Screen Display (OSD)
Controls

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.

In The Box

  • Quick start guide
  • Driver CD
  • Power adapter
  • HDMI cable
  • Cable management clip

Differences between Sizes and Variants

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.

Model Size Resolution Refresh Rate Notes
24MP59G-P 24" 1080p 75 Hz FreeSync
27MP59G-P 27" 1080p 75 Hz FreeSync
29UM69G-B 29" 2560x1080 75 Hz FreeSync

The 24MP59G we reviewed was manufactured in July 2018.

Compared to other Monitors

Left: Samsung CF398. Middle: LG 24MP59G-P. Right: ViewSonic XG2402.
Unlike our other photographs, this picture wasn't taken under a controlled environment, so do not draw conclusions from it.

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.

ASUS VG245H
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

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.

LG 24GL600F
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

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.

Dell P2417H
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Newegg.com

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.

LG 29UM69G-B
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

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.

Acer G257HU/G7 Series
SEE PRICE
Amazon.com

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.

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7.0 Mixed Usage

The LG 24MP59G-P is a decent 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.

7.2 Office

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.

7.5 Gaming

This 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.

6.8 Multimedia

Decent monitor 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.

6.7 Media Creation

This 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.

5.1 HDR Gaming

The 24MP59G does not support HDR. For a good HDR monitor, check out the Samsung CHG70.

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