LG 27GN880-B Monitor Review

Tested using Methodology v1.1
Reviewed May 11, 2021 at 10:11 am
LG 27GN880-B Picture
8.0
Mixed Usage
8.0
Office
8.4
Gaming
7.9
Multimedia
8.1
Media Creation
7.0
HDR Gaming
Size 27"
Resolution 2560x1440
Max Refresh Rate
144 Hz
Pixel Type
IPS
Variable Refresh Rate
FreeSync

The LG 27GN880-B is a great IPS monitor with impressive gaming performance. It's similar to the LG 27GN850-B in performance and features but with a significantly better stand. One of its main features is its Ergo Stand, which is a monitor arm with a clamp that you can attach to nearly any surface and allows for tons of ergonomic adjustments so you can get a comfortable viewing position or share the screen with others. It has a large, high-resolution screen that makes it well-suited for gaming, work, or media consumption. It has a 144Hz refresh rate, exceptional response times, and low input lag, so gaming feels fluid and responsive. Unfortunately, while it has fantastic DCI P3 coverage, it doesn't get bright enough for proper HDR. Also, its contrast ratio is quite low, making blacks appear gray in the dark.

Our Verdict

8.0 Mixed Usage

The LG 27GN880-B is a great monitor overall. It has impressive gaming performance due to its 144Hz refresh rate, exceptional response times, and low input lag. It's also well-suited for work and media consumption because it has a large screen and high resolution. Also, it comes with a monitor arm that allows for all manner of adjustments so that you can get a comfortable viewing position or share the screen with others. It has a great HDR color gamut with exceptional DCI P3 coverage, but it just doesn't get bright enough to make highlights stand out, and it has a low contrast ratio with no local dimming to improve black level.

Pros
  • Large high-resolution screen.
  • Gets bright enough for most lighting conditions.
  • Wide viewing angles.
  • Excellent ergonomics.
Cons
  • Sub-par contrast makes blacks look gray.
  • Might not be able to overcome intense glare.
8.0 Office

The LG 27GN880-B is great for office use. It has decent reflection handling and gets bright enough to provide good visibility in well-lit settings. It comes with a monitor arm that allows tons of ergonomic adjustments, making it easy to place the screen in a comfortable viewing position or share it with a coworker. It has a large 27 inch screen that gives you plenty of space for multitasking and a high resolution to deliver sharp images and text.

Pros
  • Large high-resolution screen.
  • Gets bright enough for most lighting conditions.
  • Wide viewing angles.
  • Excellent ergonomics.
Cons
  • Sub-par contrast makes blacks look gray.
  • Might not be able to overcome intense glare.
8.4 Gaming

The LG 27GN880-B is an impressive gaming monitor with a 144Hz refresh rate, exceptional response times, and low input lag. It has both native FreeSync support and G-SYNC compatibility to reduce screen tearing. Unlike most LG UltraGear monitors, it has a much better stand that allows for plenty of ergonomic adjustments, and it also takes up less space on your desk. Sadly, it's not the best for gaming in the dark because it has a sub-par contrast ratio that makes blacks look gray.

Pros
  • Large high-resolution screen.
  • 144Hz and exceptional response times.
  • Low input lag and VRR support.
  • Excellent ergonomics.
Cons
  • Sub-par contrast makes blacks look gray.
7.9 Multimedia

The LG 27GN880-B is good for media consumption. Its large screen feels immersive, and it delivers a sharp image thanks to its high resolution. It handles reflections decently well and gets bright enough for most settings, but it might not be able to overcome intense glare in a sunlit room. It has an IPS panel with wide viewing angles, which is great for sharing content, but it's at the expense of a sub-par contrast ratio that makes blacks appear gray in the dark.

Pros
  • Large high-resolution screen.
  • Gets bright enough for most lighting conditions.
  • Wide viewing angles.
  • Excellent ergonomics.
Cons
  • Sub-par contrast makes blacks look gray.
  • Might not be able to overcome intense glare.
8.1 Media Creation

The LG 27GN880-B is great for content creation. It has a large, high-resolution screen with wide viewing angles and a stand that allows tons of ergonomic adjustments. It has full sRGB, and it supports a wide color gamut with exceptional DCI P3 coverage. Unfortunately, the contrast ratio is sub-par, and while it gets bright enough for most lighting conditions, it might struggle to overcome intense glare in a well-lit, sunny environment.

Pros
  • Large high-resolution screen.
  • Gets bright enough for most lighting conditions.
  • Wide viewing angles.
  • Full sRGB and excellent Adobe RGB coverage.
  • Excellent ergonomics.
Cons
  • Sub-par contrast makes blacks look gray.
  • Might not be able to overcome intense glare.
7.0 HDR Gaming

The LG 27GN880-B is decent for gaming in HDR. It has a 144Hz refresh rate, fast response times, and low input lag to deliver a great gaming experience. It has exceptional coverage of the DCI P3 color space, but it simply doesn't get bright enough to make highlights pop, not to mention that it has a sub-par contrast ratio and no local dimming.

Pros
  • Large high-resolution screen.
  • 144Hz and exceptional response times.
  • Exceptional DCI P3 coverage.
  • Excellent ergonomics.
Cons
  • Sub-par contrast makes blacks look gray.
  • No local dimming.
  • Not bright enough for true HDR.
  • 8.0 Mixed Usage
  • 8.0 Office
  • 8.4 Gaming
  • 7.9 Multimedia
  • 8.1 Media Creation
  • 7.0 HDR Gaming
  1. Updated May 18, 2021: Added missing information about alternate configuration for the stand. Replaced motion blur at 60Hz photo with a more representative one.
  2. Updated May 11, 2021: Review published.
  3. Updated May 06, 2021: Early access published.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
Design
Style
Curved No
Curve Radius Not Curved
Weight (without stand)
9.3 lbs (4.2 kg)
Weight (with stand)
17.9 lbs (8.1 kg)

The LG 27GN880's screen looks like other LG UltraGear gaming monitors, but it comes with a monitor arm instead, which saves desk space and provides excellent ergonomics.

Design
Stand
Width
4.8" (12.2 cm)
Depth
4.8" (12.2 cm)

Update 05/18/2021: If you don't want to clamp it to the edge of your desk, the stand can also be attached to a hole in the desk, if your desk has one. It comes with an extra plate and screws to set it up in this alternate configuration.

LG's Ergo Stand is essentially a monitor arm with a clamp that can attach to most desks with a thickness of 2.52" (6.4cm) to 4.8" (12.2cm). It feels very solid, and there's minimal wobble. The stand's total height is 17.9" (45.5cm).

8.9
Design
Ergonomics
Height Adjustment
5.1" (13.0 cm)
Switch Portrait/Landscape Yes, Clockwise
Swivel Range -180° to 180°
Tilt Range -25° to 25°

The LG 27GN880's ergonomics are excellent. The Ergo Stand allows for all manner of adjustments, including a full 360-degree swivel range. You can also adjust the viewing distance.

Design
Back
Wall Mount VESA 100x100

The back of the screen looks identical to the LG 27GN850-B, with the same circular vents and red accents. You can route the cables through the stand for cable management.

Design
Borders
Borders
0.3" (0.8 cm)
Design
Thickness
Thickness (with stand)
18.9" (48.0 cm)
Thickness (without stand)
2.0" (5.2 cm)

The monitor arm and the screen are both thin and don't require much desk space. The thickness with stand is measured with the arm at the most extended position. The thickness is 13" (33.1cm) at minimum extension.

7.5
Design
Build Quality

The LG 27GN880's build quality is good. The screen's all-plastic construction doesn't feel particularly premium, but it's sturdy, and there aren't any obvious issues. The stand feels much more solid and heavy, and it supports the monitor incredibly well. It takes a lot of force to tilt and rotate the screen to portrait mode, but the arm remains steady.

Picture Quality
5.6
Picture Quality
Contrast
Native Contrast
797 : 1
Contrast With Local Dimming
N/A

The LG 27GN880 has a sub-par contrast ratio, similar to the LG 27GN850-B. It's at the lower end of the advertised 700 to 1000:1 contrast range; however, this may vary slightly from one unit to another. This makes blacks look gray when viewed in the dark.

0
Picture Quality
Local Dimming
Local Dimming
No
Backlight
Edge

The LG 27GN880 doesn't have a local dimming feature. The video is for reference only.

7.7
Picture Quality
SDR Peak Brightness
SDR Real Scene
315 cd/m²
SDR Peak 2% Window
337 cd/m²
SDR Peak 10% Window
337 cd/m²
SDR Peak 25% Window
337 cd/m²
SDR Peak 50% Window
338 cd/m²
SDR Peak 100% Window
338 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 2% Window
336 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 10% Window
337 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 25% Window
337 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 50% Window
337 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 100% Window
337 cd/m²
SDR ABL
0.000

The LG 27GN880-B has good SDR peak brightness, with the real scene and all windows measuring within the advertised 280 cd/m² to 350 cd/m² range. It's very consistent across different content and bright enough to provide good visibility in most lighting conditions, but it might struggle to overcome intense glare in very well-lit environments.

We measured the SDR peak brightness after calibration in the 'Gamer 1' Game Mode with Backlight set to max.

6.6
Picture Quality
HDR Peak Brightness
HDR Real Scene
349 cd/m²
HDR Peak 2% Window
412 cd/m²
HDR Peak 10% Window
432 cd/m²
HDR Peak 25% Window
432 cd/m²
HDR Peak 50% Window
432 cd/m²
HDR Peak 100% Window
432 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 2% Window
411 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 10% Window
431 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 25% Window
431 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 50% Window
431 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 100% Window
432 cd/m²
HDR ABL
0.003

The HDR peak brightness is just okay. It's pretty consistent for the most part except for the slight dimming in the 2% windows, which isn't noticeable. However, the real scene brightness, which is more representative of actual content, is considerably lower than in the windows and nowhere near enough to deliver a true HDR experience. If you want something a bit brighter, check out the LG 27GP83B-B instead.

We measured the HDR peak brightness in the 'Gamer 2 HDR' Game Mode with Backlight set to max.

8.4
Picture Quality
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Left
46°
Color Washout From Right
43°
Color Shift From Left
47°
Color Shift From Right
57°
Brightness Loss From Left
49°
Brightness Loss From Right
48°
Black Level Raise From Left
70°
Black Level Raise From Right
70°
Gamma Shift From Left
58°
Gamma Shift From Right
58°

The LG 27GN880 has great horizontal viewing angles, typical of an IPS panel. The image remains accurate when viewing from the side, ideal for playing co-op or sharing content.

6.4
Picture Quality
Vertical Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Below
33°
Color Washout From Above
31°
Color Shift From Below
28°
Color Shift From Above
37°
Brightness Loss From Below
38°
Brightness Loss From Above
36°
Black Level Raise From Below
23°
Black Level Raise From Above
55°
Gamma Shift From Below
30°
Gamma Shift From Above
32°

The LG 27GN880 has mediocre vertical viewing angles. The image looks inaccurate when viewing from above or below.

8.9
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
2.492%
50% DSE
0.102%
5% Std. Dev.
0.301%
5% DSE
0.030%

Gray uniformity is excellent; however, this varies between units. The corners and edges are darker on ours, but dirty screen effect is minimal in the center. Uniformity is much better in dark scenes.

5.0
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
2.683%
Std. Dev. w/ L.D.
N/A

Poor black uniformity. There's clouding throughout and some backlight bleed, and the top right corner of the screen has a warmer reddish tone. This can be distracting when viewing dark scenes in a dark environment. Note that black uniformity varies between individual units.

5.6
Picture Quality
Pre Calibration
Picture Mode
sRGB
Luminance
117 cd/m²
Luminance Settings
40
Contrast Setting
70
RGB Controls
50-50-50
Gamma Setting
Mode 2
Color Temperature
6,374 K
White Balance dE
5.35
Color dE
3.73
Gamma
2.28

The LG 27GN880's accuracy is sub-par out of the box. Greens and yellows are noticeably inaccurate and over-saturated even in the sRGB preset, and the white balance is off as well. The color temperature is pretty close to our 6500K target but just a bit on the warmer side, which results in a slight reddish tint. Gamma doesn't follow the sRGB curve at all; most scenes are too dark. Note that accuracy varies between individual units.

Although the 'Gamer 1' Game Mode is more accurate on the LG 27GN850-B and LG 27GN800-B, the 'sRGB' mode is the most accurate preset on this model. The 'Gamer 1' Game Mode has a color dE of 5.16, a white balance dE of 6.31, and a 7125K color temperature.

9.7
Picture Quality
Post Calibration
Picture Mode
Gamer 1
Luminance
103 cd/m²
Luminance Settings
14
Contrast Setting
70
RGB Controls
49-50-46
Gamma Setting
Mode 2
Color Temperature
6,484 K
White Balance dE
0.50
Color dE
0.38
Gamma
2.18

Accuracy is superb after calibration. The remaining color and white balance inaccuracies are imperceptible. The color temperature is closer to our 6500K target, and gamma is significantly improved, although very dark and very bright scenes are slightly over-brightened.

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 due to manufacturing tolerances, even for the same model.

9.4
Picture Quality
SDR Color Gamut
sRGB xy
99.9%
Adobe RGB xy
88.4%
sRGB Picture Mode
Gamer 1
Adobe RGB Picture Mode
Gamer 1

The LG 27GN880 has an exceptional SDR color gamut. It covers the entire sRGB color space used in most content, and it has excellent coverage of the Adobe RGB color space used in print photography.

9.4
Picture Quality
SDR Color Volume
sRGB In ICtCp
97.3%
Adobe RGB In ICtCp
91.2%
sRGB Picture Mode
Gamer 1
Adobe RGB Picture Mode
Gamer 1

This monitor has remarkable color volume. It only has trouble displaying dark colors due to its low contrast ratio.

8.3
Picture Quality
HDR Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
Yes
DCI P3 xy
94.8%
Rec. 2020 xy
70.3%
DCI P3 Picture Mode
Gamer 2
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode
Gamer 2

The LG 27GN880 has a great HDR color gamut. It has exceptional coverage of the DCI P3 color space used in most HDR content, and its coverage of the wider Rec. 2020 is decent.

Our DCI P3 measurement is lower than the advertised 98%. This is normal and due to the way that we measure DCI P3. We measure it by sending a Rec. 2020 signal, but we limit the colors to the DCI P3 primaries. This results in a lower but arguably more accurate measurement.

7.1
Picture Quality
HDR Color Volume
DCI-P3 In ICtCp
82.1%
Rec. 2020 In ICtCp
60.2%
DCI P3 Picture Mode
Gamer 2
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode
Gamer 2

The HDR color volume is decent. It doesn't display dark colors well because it has a low contrast ratio, and it also has trouble with very bright greens and blues.

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's no image retention on the LG 27GN880; however, this can vary between units.

9.7
Picture Quality
Gradient
Color Depth
10 Bit

The LG 27GN880-B's gradient handling is superb. There's only a little bit of banding in the dark grays and greens, which shouldn't be noticeable in most content.

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

There's no color bleed on this monitor.

7.4
Picture Quality
Reflections
Screen Finish
Matte
Total Reflections
5.2%
Indirect Reflections
2.7%
Calculated Direct Reflections
2.6%

The LG 27GN880-B has decent reflection handling. It should be fine in most lighting conditions, but it might struggle in very bright, sunny environments.

7.0
Picture Quality
Text Clarity
Sub-Pixel Layout
RGB

Text clarity is decent. Windows ClearType (top photo) makes text look bolder, especially diagonal lines, like on the R and N.

Motion
9.6
Motion
Response Time @ Max Refresh Rate
Best Overdrive Setting
Normal
Rise / Fall Time
3.9 ms
Total Response Time
6.7 ms
Overshoot Error
0.3%
Dark Rise / Fall Time
4.1 ms
Dark Total Response Time
6.5 ms
Dark Overshoot Error
0.0%

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

The LG 27GN880 has an exceptional response time at max refresh rate, resulting in clear motion with almost no blur trail behind fast-moving objects. The best overdrive setting is 'Normal'. 'Off' is slower, and although the 'Fast' and 'Faster' options have quicker rise and fall (gray-to-gray) response times, with 'Faster' reaching below the advertised 1ms in some transitions, their total response times are slower. They also have more overshoot causing inverse ghosting, especially the 'Faster' setting. Despite the higher max refresh rate of the LG 27GP83B-B, the response time is very similar.

9.2
Motion
Response Time @ 60Hz
Best Overdrive Setting
Normal
Rise / Fall Time
3.9 ms
Total Response Time
9.6 ms
Overshoot Error
2.1%
Dark Rise / Fall Time
4.1 ms
Dark Total Response Time
11.5 ms
Dark Overshoot Error
4.1%

Update 05/18/2021: The original photo had some slight duplication as a result of camera movement. We've replaced it with a more representative photo of the motion blur at 60Hz.

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

The LG 27GN880 has an outstanding response time at 60Hz. However, there are a few transitions that are quite slow, most notably in the dark transitions, which might cause some dark level smearing. The best overdrive setting at 60Hz is still 'Normal' because 'Off' is slower, and the 'Fast' and 'Faster' options have too much overshoot. This means you don't have to change the overdrive setting if your game's frame rate drops.

10
Motion
Image Flicker
Flicker-Free Yes
PWM Dimming Frequency
0 Hz

The backlight is entirely flicker-free. This eliminates image duplication and can help reduce eye strain.

0
Motion
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
No BFI
BFI Maximum Frequency
N/A
BFI Minimum Frequency
N/A

The LG 27GN880-B doesn't have an optional Black Frame Insertion feature.

9.0
Motion
Refresh Rate
Native
144 Hz
Max Refresh Rate
144 Hz
Variable Refresh Rate
Yes
FreeSync
Yes
G-SYNC
Compatible (NVIDIA Certified)
VRR Maximum
144 Hz
VRR Minimum
< 20 Hz
VRR Supported Connectors DisplayPort, HDMI

The LG 27GN880 can reach a maximum of 144Hz. It can reach a maximum of 100Hz over HDMI if FreeSync is enabled, but if you disable FreeSync from the monitor's OSD it supports 120Hz and 144Hz @ 1440p over HDMI. It supports FreeSync natively and is certified as G-SYNC compatible; however, the latter only works over DisplayPort.

Inputs
9.5
Inputs
Input Lag
Native Resolution
4.0 ms
Native Resolution @ 60Hz
10.9 ms
Variable Refresh Rate
4.4 ms
Variable Refresh Rate @ 60Hz
11.4 ms
10 Bit HDR
N/A
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
N/A

The LG 27GN880 has an exceptionally low input lag to provide responsive gameplay. We don't have a measurement for the 10-bit HDR input lag because we can only get the maximum refresh rate over a DisplayPort connection, and we lack the tools to measure input lag with HDR over DisplayPort. The maximum refresh rate at 10-bit over HDMI is 60Hz. We don't expect the latency to increase when gaming in HDR.

8.3
Inputs
Resolution And Size
Native Resolution 2560 x 1440
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Megapixels 3.7 MP
Pixel Density
109 PPI
Screen Diagonal 27.0"
Screen Area 311 in²

The LG 27GN880 has a large high-resolution screen that provides an immersive gaming experience and plenty of space for multitasking.

Inputs
Inputs
Inputs
Total Inputs
DisplayPort 1 (DP 1.4)
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
Features
Features
Additional Features
RGB Illumination
No
Speakers
No
HDR10 Yes
Multiple Input Display
No

The LG 27GN880-B has a few additional features, including:

  • Crosshair: Adds a virtual crosshair on the screen.
  • Black stabilizer: Makes objects more visible in dark scenes.
  • Reader Mode: Blue light filter to help reduce eye strain.

Features
On-Screen Display (OSD)
Features
Controls

There's a joystick below the LG branding on the bottom bezel. It lets you power the monitor On/Off and navigate the on-screen menu.

Features
In The Box

  • User guide
  • CD manual
  • Power cord extender
  • Power supply
  • DisplayPort cable
  • Extra plate and screws
  • Sticker

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the 27 inch LG 27GN880-B, and it's the only size available. There are many monitors in LG's UltraGear lineup with various configurations, some of which you can see in the table below. There's an LG 27GN88A-B that's very similar; however, we didn't test it.

Model Size Resolution Refresh Rate VRR
27GN650-B 27" 1920 x 1080 144Hz Adaptive Sync, FreeSync and G-SYNC (certified) compatible
27GN750-B 27" 1920 x 1080 240Hz FreeSync, G-SYNC (certified) compatible
27GN800-B 27" 2560 x 1440 144Hz Adaptive Sync, FreeSync and G-SYNC (certified) compatible
27GN850-B 27" 2560 x 1440 144Hz Adaptive Sync, FreeSync and G-SYNC (certified) compatible
27GN880-B 27" 2560 x 1440 144Hz FreeSync, G-SYNC (certified) compatible
27GN950-B 27" 3840 x 2160 160Hz FreeSync, G-SYNC (certified) compatible
34GN850-B 34" 3440 x 1440 160Hz FreeSync, G-SYNC (certified) compatible
38GN950-B  38" 3840 x 1600 160Hz FreeSync, G-SYNC (certified) compatible

If you come across a different type of panel or your LG 27GN880-B doesn't correspond to our review, let us know, and we'll update the review. Note that some tests, like gray uniformity, may vary between individual units.

Our unit was manufactured in February 2021; you can see the label here.

Compared To Other Monitors

The LG 27GN880-B is a great monitor overall. It delivers about the same gaming performance as the LG 27GN850-B, but it has a significantly better stand, fixing a weak point of other LG UltraGear gaming monitors. This makes it better suited for a wider range of uses and helps you save desk space.

For more options, check out our recommendations for the best 1440p 144Hz monitors, the best 27 inch gaming monitors, and the best monitors under $500.

Gigabyte M27Q

The LG 27GN880-B and the Gigabyte M27Q are both 27 inch, 1440p, IPS monitors with similar overall gaming performance. The Gigabyte has a higher refresh rate of 170Hz that makes it feel more responsive, but the LG has better response times at max refresh rate. If you plan on using the monitor in a bright room with sunlight, the Gigabyte is a better choice because it gets a lot brighter. However, the LG has a significantly better stand that takes up less desk space and provides more ergonomic adjustments. Feature-wise, the Gigabyte comes out ahead because it has a USB-C port with DisplayPort Alt Mode, an integrated KVM feature, and a Picture-in-Picture and Picture-by-Picture mode.

LG 27GL850-B

The LG 27GL850-B and the LG 27GN880-B are very similar in terms of their overall performance. The most notable difference is that the 27GN880-B comes with a monitor arm that allows for significantly more ergonomic adjustments. However, the 27GL850-B has a USB hub, which the 27GN880-B lacks. The 27GN880-B has much wider DCI P3 coverage, the color space used in most HDR content, but it doesn't get bright enough for a true HDR experience.

LG 27GN850-B

The LG 27GN880-B and the LG 27GN850-B are nearly identical. The main differences are that the 27GN880-B has a much better stand that allows for more ergonomic adjustments and a significantly wider DCI P3 coverage.

LG 27GN800-B

The LG 27GN880-B and the LG 27GN800-B are very similar as they both have a 27 inch IPS panel with a 1440p resolution and a 144Hz refresh rate. The main difference between these two monitors is the stand. The 27GN880-B comes with LG's Ergo Stand, a monitor arm that allows for a lot more ergonomic adjustment than the 27GN800-B's standard V-shaped stand. Other than that, the 27GN800-B has better reflection handling and a Black Frame Insertion feature, although the latter isn't usable simultaneously with VRR.

ASUS TUF VG27AQ

The LG 27GN880-B and the ASUS TUF VG27AQ are both 27 inch, 1440p monitors with an IPS panel. Gaming-wise, the ASUS' refresh rate can be overclocked up to 165Hz to make motion appear smoother and for better responsiveness, but its response times aren't as good, at max refresh rate and especially at 60Hz. However, the ASUS has a Black Frame Insertion feature that works simultaneously with VRR to improve motion clarity. Although both monitors have excellent ergonomics, the LG's stand takes up less space. Also, the LG can display a wide color gamut for HDR, whereas the ASUS can't.

Dell S2721DGF

The LG 27GN880-B and the Dell S2721DGF are both 27 inch 1440p monitors. They have very similar response times, but the Dell has a slightly higher refresh rate of 165Hz versus the LG's 144Hz. Feature-wise, the LG comes with a monitor arm with a wider swivel range, and it takes up less desk space. The Dell has a USB hub with four USB ports, whereas the LG has none. If you tend to game in a bright room with a lot of glare, the Dell might be a better choice because it has better reflection handling and gets a bit brighter overall.

LG 27GL83A-B

The LG 27GN880-B and the LG 27GL83A-B are nearly identical. The only differences are that the 27GN880-B has slightly better response times, and it comes with a much better stand that takes up less desk space and offers more ergonomic adjustments. It also has a much better color gamut in both SDR and HDR, but like the 27GL83A-B, it doesn't get bright enough to deliver a true HDR experience.

MSI Optix MAG274QRF-QD

The LG 27GN880-B and the MSI Optix MAG274QRF-QD are very similar. The most notable difference is that the MSI has a higher refresh rate of 165Hz versus the LG's 144Hz, which results in a slightly smoother and more responsive gaming experience. The MSI also has a wider SDR and HDR color gamut, and more features, like two USB 3.0 ports a USB-C with DisplayPort Alt Mode. On the flip side, the LG has a better stand that takes up less space and provides more ergonomic adjustments.

Gigabyte G27Q

The LG 27GN880-B and the Gigabyte G27Q are very similar as they both have a 27 inch screen with a 1440p resolution and 144Hz refresh rate. However, the LG has much better response times at max refresh rate, and especially at 60Hz. The LG has a better stand that takes up less space and offers more ergonomic adjustments. However, the Gigabyte gets brighter in SDR and HDR, which means it's better at fighting glare, and it can deliver HDR content with brighter highlights.

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