LG 32GP850-B Monitor Review

Tested using Methodology v1.1
Reviewed Jun 29, 2021 at 10:00 am
LG 32GP850-B Picture
8.1
Mixed Usage
7.9
Office
8.6
Gaming
8.0
Multimedia
8.1
Media Creation
7.3
HDR Gaming
Size 32"
Resolution 2560x1440
Max Refresh Rate
180 Hz
Pixel Type
IPS
Variable Refresh Rate
FreeSync

The LG 32GP850-B is an excellent gaming monitor and part of LG's UltraGear gaming monitor lineup. The fast refresh rate delivers an outstanding response time, even when gaming on consoles at 60Hz, and it has outstanding low input lag. It natively supports AMD's FreeSync variable refresh rate technology (VRR), but it's also certified by NVIDIA to work with G-SYNC on recent NVIDIA graphics cards. When you're not gaming, the wide viewing angles, high peak brightness, and great reflection handling make it a great choice for office work or multimedia in a brighter room. The impressive color gamut and fantastic gradient handling make it a great choice for media creation as well. Unfortunately, the IPS panel isn't the best for dark room use, and some people might find the pixel density a bit too low for office work.

Our Verdict

8.1 Mixed Usage

The LG UltraGear 32GP850-B is an impressive monitor all-around. It's an excellent gaming monitor with low input lag, a fast response time, and variable refresh rate (VRR) support. It has wide viewing angles, great reflection handling, and high peak brightness, making it a very good choice for office work, especially in a brighter room. It has an impressive wide color gamut, making it a great choice for media creation or multimedia.

Pros
  • Image remains accurate at an angle.
  • Excellent gray uniformity.
Cons
  • Low contrast.
  • Disappointing ergonomics.
7.9 Office

The LG 32GP850-B is a very good office monitor. It has great reflection handling and high peak brightness, so glare shouldn't be an issue in most rooms. It has wide viewing angles, great for sharing your screen with colleagues or clients. The large screen is great for multitasking, but the relatively low pixel density isn't the best for text clarity. Unfortunately, it has limited ergonomics, so it might be hard to place it in an ideal viewing position.

Pros
  • Great reflection handling.
  • Image remains accurate at an angle.
  • Excellent gray uniformity.
Cons
  • Disappointing ergonomics.
  • Relatively low pixel density.
8.6 Gaming

The LG 32GP850-B is an excellent gaming monitor. It has a fast refresh rate, outstanding low input lag, and an exceptional response time, resulting in clear motion with little blur. It supports FreeSync variable refresh rate technology (VRR), and it's certified to work with recent NVIDIA's G-SYNC VRR technology. It has high peak brightness in SDR and great reflection handling, so glare shouldn't be an issue in a brighter room. On the other hand, it's not the best for dark room gaming, as it has a low contrast ratio, so blacks look gray.

Pros
  • Great reflection handling.
  • Outstanding response time.
  • Superb low input lag.
  • High refresh rate.
Cons
  • Low contrast.
  • Disappointing ergonomics.
8.0 Multimedia

The LG UltraGear 32GP850 is great for multimedia. The large screen delivers a more immersive movie-watching experience, and it has wide viewing angles, great for watching your favorite streamers with a few friends. It looks best in a brighter setting, and with a high peak brightness and great reflection handling, glare shouldn't be an issue. It's not the best for a dark room due to the low contrast ratio and mediocre black uniformity.

Pros
  • Great reflection handling.
  • Image remains accurate at an angle.
  • Excellent gray uniformity.
  • Great HDR color gamut.
Cons
  • Low contrast.
  • Disappointing ergonomics.
  • Peak brightness in HDR is just okay.
8.1 Media Creation

The LG 32GP850-B is a great choice for media creation. The large screen makes it easier to see more of your project at once, and the wide viewing angles are important if you share your screen with colleagues or clients. It also has outstanding gradient handling and excellent gray uniformity, so you don't have to worry about banding or dirty-screen effect when touching up photos. Unfortunately, it has limited ergonomics, so it might be hard to place in an ideal viewing position.

Pros
  • Great reflection handling.
  • Image remains accurate at an angle.
  • Excellent gray uniformity.
  • Great HDR color gamut.
Cons
  • Low contrast.
  • Disappointing ergonomics.
7.3 HDR Gaming

The LG 32GP850 is a decent monitor for gaming in HDR. It's an excellent gaming monitor with low input lag, a fast response time, and FreeSync variable refresh rate technology (VRR) support. It also has an impressive color gamut in HDR, with nearly perfect coverage of the most commonly-used DCI P3 color space. On the other hand, it's not bright enough for HDR content to stand out the way it should, and it has a low contrast ratio, so blacks look gray in a dark room.

Pros
  • Outstanding response time.
  • Superb low input lag.
  • High refresh rate.
  • Great HDR color gamut.
Cons
  • Low contrast.
  • Disappointing ergonomics.
  • No local dimming feature.
  • Peak brightness in HDR is just okay.
  • 8.1 Mixed Usage
  • 7.9 Office
  • 8.6 Gaming
  • 8.0 Multimedia
  • 8.1 Media Creation
  • 7.3 HDR Gaming
  1. Updated Jun 29, 2021: Review published.
  2. Updated Jun 23, 2021: Early access published.

Test Results

perceptual testing image
Design
Design
Style
Curved No
Curve Radius Not Curved
Weight (without stand)
10.8 lbs (4.9 kg)
Weight (with stand)
15.4 lbs (7.0 kg)

The LG 32GP850-B has a clean, simple design, with red accents on the stand and slim bezels on three sides. It looks very similar to the other LG UltraGear monitors we've tested, like the LG 32GN650-B.

Design
Stand
Width
16.7" (42.5 cm)
Depth
11.6" (29.4 cm)

The LG 32GP850-B has a chevron-shaped stand similar to the other LG UltraGear monitors on the market, like the LG 32GN650-B. The stand doesn't lay completely flat against the table, and it's attached to the front of the vertical stand, not on the sides. Despite having a nearly identical stand to the 32GN650-B, it seems more stable and supports the monitor well.

5.9
Design
Ergonomics
Height Adjustment
4.3" (11.0 cm)
Switch Portrait/Landscape Yes, Clockwise
Swivel Range No swivel
Tilt Range -15° to 5°

The stand has sub-par ergonomics, so it might be difficult to place the monitor in an ideal viewing position.

Design
Back
Wall Mount VESA 100x100

The back of the monitor is simple, with a red ring around the back but no RGB bias-lighting. There's a hook on the back of the monitor for cable management, but it's pretty basic.

Design
Borders
Borders
0.3" (0.8 cm)

The borders are thin on three sides, making it a good choice for a multi-monitor setup.

Design
Thickness
Thickness (with stand)
8.5" (21.6 cm)
Thickness (without stand)
1.9" (4.8 cm)
7.0
Design
Build Quality

The LG UltraGear 32GP850-B has decent built quality. It's very similar to the LG 32GN650-B, but the stand wobbles a bit less. The monitor is almost entirely plastic, and although there's a bit of flex to some parts and the cable management is a bit cheap, it feels sturdy, and most people shouldn't have any issues with it.

Picture Quality
6.1
Picture Quality
Contrast
Native Contrast
1,037 : 1
Contrast With Local Dimming
N/A

As expected for an IPS panel, the LG 32GP850-B has mediocre contrast, so blacks look gray in a dark room. These results are typical for an IPS panel but can vary between units. LG claims an average contrast of 1000:1 for this model, but it could be as low as 700:1.

0
Picture Quality
Local Dimming
Local Dimming
No
Backlight
Edge

The LG UltraGear 32GP850-B doesn't have a local dimming feature. The video is for reference only, so you can see how the local dimming feature on other displays compares to one without local dimming.

8.2
Picture Quality
SDR Peak Brightness
SDR Real Scene
394 cd/m²
SDR Peak 2% Window
412 cd/m²
SDR Peak 10% Window
412 cd/m²
SDR Peak 25% Window
412 cd/m²
SDR Peak 50% Window
412 cd/m²
SDR Peak 100% Window
412 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 2% Window
412 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 10% Window
412 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 25% Window
412 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 50% Window
412 cd/m²
SDR Sustained 100% Window
412 cd/m²
SDR ABL
0.000

The LG UltraGear 32GP850-B has great peak brightness, much brighter than the LG 32GN650-B. There's no variation in brightness with different content, which is great.

These measurements were taken after calibration, in the 'Gamer 1' Picture Mode, with the backlight at max. The peak brightness can change depending on which mode you're using.

6.8
Picture Quality
HDR Peak Brightness
HDR Real Scene
416 cd/m²
HDR Peak 2% Window
429 cd/m²
HDR Peak 10% Window
430 cd/m²
HDR Peak 25% Window
430 cd/m²
HDR Peak 50% Window
430 cd/m²
HDR Peak 100% Window
440 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 2% Window
428 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 10% Window
429 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 25% Window
429 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 50% Window
429 cd/m²
HDR Sustained 100% Window
429 cd/m²
HDR ABL
0.000

The LG 32GP850-B has okay peak brightness in HDR. It's bright enough for some HDR content to stand out better than SDR, but it's not bright enough for small highlights to stand out when watching movies.

These measurements were taken before calibration, in the 'Gamer 1' Picture Mode, with the backlight at max and HDR enabled. The peak brightness can change depending on which mode you're using.

8.2
Picture Quality
Horizontal Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Left
43°
Color Washout From Right
45°
Color Shift From Left
48°
Color Shift From Right
53°
Brightness Loss From Left
46°
Brightness Loss From Right
47°
Black Level Raise From Left
70°
Black Level Raise From Right
70°
Gamma Shift From Left
49°
Gamma Shift From Right
58°

This monitor has great horizontal viewing angles. The brightness decreases, and colors start to wash out at wide angles, but most people shouldn't have any issues.

6.6
Picture Quality
Vertical Viewing Angle
Color Washout From Below
31°
Color Washout From Above
32°
Color Shift From Below
37°
Color Shift From Above
42°
Brightness Loss From Below
35°
Brightness Loss From Above
37°
Black Level Raise From Below
70°
Black Level Raise From Above
26°
Gamma Shift From Below
29°
Gamma Shift From Above
33°

As expected for an IPS display, the vertical viewing angles are decent. Though the black level appears to increase at a much smaller angle from above than from below, this is due to our test's thresholds. The difference isn't noticeable in real life.

8.8
Picture Quality
Gray Uniformity
50% Std. Dev.
2.841%
50% DSE
0.103%
5% Std. Dev.
0.379%
5% DSE
0.048%

The LG UltraGear 32GP850-B has excellent gray uniformity. The screen's sides are a bit darker on our unit, but it's not very noticeable with most content. Near-dark scenes are much better, with almost no noticeable uniformity issues. Note that this can vary between units, but most monitors have excellent gray uniformity.

6.4
Picture Quality
Black Uniformity
Native Std. Dev.
1.737%
Std. Dev. w/ L.D.
N/A

The unit we bought has mediocre black uniformity. The entire screen is a bit cloudy, and there's some backlight bleed along the bottom edge. This can be distracting in dark scenes. Black uniformity varies between units.

8.7
Picture Quality
Pre Calibration
Picture Mode
sRGB
Luminance
138 cd/m²
Luminance Settings
18
Contrast Setting
70
RGB Controls
Default
Gamma Setting
Default
Color Temperature
6,330 K
White Balance dE
2.14
Color dE
1.33
Gamma
2.12

The LG 32GP850 has excellent accuracy out of the box. Gamma follows the sRGB target curve well but undershoots it consistently, so all scenes are brighter than they should be. White balance and all colors are displayed accurately, with no noticeable inaccuracies. The color temperature is slightly warm, giving everything a slight red tint, but this is hardly noticeable. The pre-calibration accuracy can vary between units, but as this monitor comes factory calibrated, we don't expect it to change much between units.

9.5
Picture Quality
Post Calibration
Picture Mode
Gamer 1
Luminance
101 cd/m²
Luminance Settings
9
Contrast Setting
70
RGB Controls
48-49-50
Gamma Setting
Mode 2
Color Temperature
6,464 K
White Balance dE
0.86
Color dE
0.60
Gamma
2.18

The LG 32GP850 has outstanding accuracy after calibration. Gamma is closer to the sRGB target curve, and the color temperature is very close to the target. There are still some slight inaccuracies in brighter shades of gray, but it's not really noticeable. Any remaining inaccuracies in colors aren't noticeable at all.

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
100.0%
Adobe RGB xy
88.5%
sRGB Picture Mode
Gamer 1
Adobe RGB Picture Mode
Gamer 1

The LG 32GP850 has an exceptional SDR color gamut. It has perfect coverage of the sRGB color space used by most desktop and web content. Coverage of the wider Adobe RGB color space is excellent, making this a great choice for content creators.

9.5
Picture Quality
SDR Color Volume
sRGB In ICtCp
97.4%
Adobe RGB In ICtCp
91.6%
sRGB Picture Mode
Gamer 1
Adobe RGB Picture Mode
Gamer 1

This monitor has a superb color volume. Like almost all LCDs on the market, blues aren't as bright as pure white, but this isn't that noticeable. Due to its low contrast ratio, it can't display saturated colors at low luminance levels.

8.3
Picture Quality
HDR Color Gamut
Wide Color Gamut
Yes
DCI P3 xy
95.7%
Rec. 2020 xy
71.2%
DCI P3 Picture Mode
Gamer 1
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode
Gamer 1

The LG 32GP850-B has an impressive HDR color gamut. It can display nearly the entire DCI P3 color space used by most current HDR content. Coverage of the wider Rec. 2020 color space is decent, and it tone-maps well for colors outside of its color space.

7.4
Picture Quality
HDR Color Volume
DCI-P3 In ICtCp
83.8%
Rec. 2020 In ICtCp
64.7%
DCI P3 Picture Mode
Gamer 1
Rec. 2020 Picture Mode
Gamer 1

Decent HDR color volume. It's limited by the incomplete color gamut, and like with SDR content, it can't display saturated colors at low luminance levels.

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 are no signs of temporary image retention on this monitor, but it can vary between units.

9.6
Picture Quality
Gradient
Color Depth
10 Bit

The LG 32GP850-B has outstanding gradient handling. There's some minor banding in darker shades, but it's barely noticeable.

10
Picture Quality
Color Bleed
Pixel Row Error
0.001%
Pixel Column Error
0.008%

There's no noticeable color bleed on this monitor.

8.0
Picture Quality
Reflections
Screen Finish
Matte
Total Reflections
5.0%
Indirect Reflections
3.9%
Calculated Direct Reflections
1.1%

The LG 32GP850 has great reflection handling. The matte finish diffuses light across the screen, so direct reflections aren't really noticeable unless you're in a really bright room.

7.0
Picture Quality
Text Clarity
Sub-Pixel Layout
RGB

The LG 32GP850 has decent text clarity. We strongly recommend running the Windows ClearType (top photo) wizard if you're on a PC. There are some font issues in apps that don't support ClearType. The smaller screen on the otherwise-identical LG 27GP850-B results in slightly better text clarity.

Motion
9.6
Motion
Response Time @ Max Refresh Rate
Best Overdrive Setting
Normal
Rise / Fall Time
3.7 ms
Total Response Time
6.8 ms
Overshoot Error
0.0%
Dark Rise / Fall Time
4.1 ms
Dark Total Response Time
7.8 ms
Dark Overshoot Error
0.0%

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

The LG 32GP850-B has an impressive response time. At our recommended 'Normal' overdrive setting, there's no overshoot at all, and even transitions out of dark scenes are quick. Even though the rise/fall time is even better with the 'Faster' setting, we don't recommend it, as there's terrible overshoot in most transitions. The response time measurements were taken with the optional overclock enabled, at 180Hz.

9.2
Motion
Response Time @ 60Hz
Best Overdrive Setting
Off
Rise / Fall Time
4.2 ms
Total Response Time
10.4 ms
Overshoot Error
0%
Dark Rise / Fall Time
4.6 ms
Dark Total Response Time
11.0 ms
Dark Overshoot Error
0.0%

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

The response time is slightly slower when gaming at 60Hz, like on some consoles, but it's still outstanding. When gaming at 60Hz, though, we recommend shifting the overdrive setting down to 'Off', which is a bit disappointing. Higher settings offer faster rise/fall times, but significantly more overshoot and a slower total response time.

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

The backlight is completely flicker-free at all backlight levels, which can help reduce eye strain.

6.1
Motion
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
Yes
BFI Maximum Frequency
165 Hz
BFI Minimum Frequency
120 Hz

The LG 32GP850 has an optional Black Frame Insertion (BFI) feature. To enable this feature, enable the Motion Blur Reduction setting. There's a narrow range of refresh rates that support it, and it can't be enabled if you overclock the refresh rate to 180Hz. If you want something with a wider BFI range, check out the Gigabyte M32Q instead. Like most monitors on the market, you can't enable BFI at the same time as the variable refresh rate feature (VRR).

9.3
Motion
Refresh Rate
Native
165 Hz
Max Refresh Rate
180 Hz
Variable Refresh Rate
Yes
FreeSync
Yes
G-SYNC
Compatible (NVIDIA Certified)
VRR Maximum
180 Hz
VRR Minimum
< 20 Hz
VRR Supported Connectors DisplayPort, HDMI

The LG 32GP850 defaults to a 165Hz refresh rate, but you can overclock it to 180Hz from the on-screen display. You can't use the overclock feature at the same time as the BFI feature, and it's only supported over DisplayPort 1.4. Over HDMI, it can only reach 144Hz.

This monitor is officially certified to work with AMD FreeSync and NVIDIA G-SYNC, but the G-SYNC only works over DisplayPort and only with recent NVIDIA graphics cards.

Inputs
9.5
Inputs
Input Lag
Native Resolution
3.4 ms
Native Resolution @ 60Hz
9.2 ms
Variable Refresh Rate
5.1 ms
Variable Refresh Rate @ 60Hz
11.0 ms
10 Bit HDR
N/A
Black Frame Insertion (BFI)
4.2 ms

The LG 32GP850 has outstanding low input lag, resulting in a very responsive gaming experience. Unfortunately, we couldn't test the HDR input lag at the maximum refresh rate, as we can only test HDR over HDMI, and the maximum refresh rate of this monitor isn't supported over HDMI. We don't expect HDR to make any difference to the input lag.

8.3
Inputs
Resolution And Size
Native Resolution 2560 x 1440
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Megapixels 3.7 MP
Pixel Density
93 PPI
Screen Diagonal 31.6"
Screen Area 428 in²

The LG 32GP850 has a large screen, but because of the relatively low resolution, it has a low pixel density.

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 2 (USB 3.0)
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 32GP850 has a few additional features available, most of them gaming-oriented. It doesn't support picture-in-picture or picture-by-picture, but if that's important to you, the Gigabyte M32Q is a similar monitor with those features. Some of them include:

  • Virtual crosshair: there are four virtual crosshairs to choose from. Unlike software virtual crosshairs, these can't be detected by your games.
  • Black stabilizer: Adjusts gamma to make it easier to spot other players/enemies in shadows.

Features
On-Screen Display (OSD)

LG has updated the on-screen display (OSD) on their UltraGear gaming monitors, including this one. The OSD is now animated, with fancier graphics, but it's also a bit slower to navigate.

Features
Controls

Despite the new OSD, the controls haven't changed. The joystick is great for navigating the menus, but there's some delay when first opening the OSD that wasn't there with the old OSD design.

Features
In The Box

  • User manuals
  • Calibration report
  • Manual/driver CD
  • Power adapter
  • DisplayPort cable
  • HDMI cable
  • USB-B upstream cable

Differences Between Sizes And Variants

We tested the 32 inch LG 32GP850-B. It's also available in a 27 inch size, the LG 27GP850-B, and they perform nearly identically. There are other monitors in LG's 2021 UltraGear lineup, some of which are listed below, but we don't expect our review to be valid for those models.

Model Size Native Resolution Max Refresh rate Panel Type
34GP83A-B 34" 3440x1440 160Hz IPS 
32GP850-B 32" 2560x1440 180Hz IPS
27GP950-B 27" 3840x1440 160Hz IPS
27GP850-B 27" 2560x1440 180Hz IPS
27GP83B-B 27" 2560x1440 165Hz IPS

If you come across a different type of panel or your LG UltraGear 32GP850 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 April 2021; you can see the label here.

Compared To Other Monitors

The LG 32GP850-B is an excellent gaming monitor with a few impressive features, but the low pixel density might be a deal-breaker for some.

For more options, check out our recommendations for the best 28-32 inch monitors, the best gaming monitors, and the best 1440p monitors.

Gigabyte M27Q

The LG 32GP850-B is slightly better than the Gigabyte M27Q. The LG has a slightly faster refresh rate, which translates to a slightly better response time as well. The LG also has better reflection handling, and the stand can rotate to a portrait orientation. The LG has a larger screen, but the same resolution as the Gigabyte, so it has slightly worse text clarity, as the pixel density is a bit lower.

Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T

The Samsung Odyssey G7 LC32G75T and the LG 32GP850-B use different panel technologies, so the best one overall depends on your usage. The LG uses an IPS panel, and it has much better viewing angles and a slightly better response time. The VA panel on the Samsung is a better choice for a dark room, with better contrast and better black uniformity. Finally, the 1000R curve on the Samsung can provide a more immersive gaming experience than the flat screen of the LG, but curved screens aren't ideal for some use cases.

Gigabyte M32Q

The Gigabyte M32Q and the LG 32GP850-B are nearly identical, with only a few minor differences. The Gigabyte has better horizontal viewing angles, but the LG has better vertical viewing angles. The Gigabyte has a slightly better stand, and it has a unique KVM feature that allows you to work with two sources at once with a single keyboard and mouse.

LG 27GP850-B

The LG 32GP850-B and the LG 27GP850-B are nearly identical. The 32 inch model is more accurate out of the box, and the 27 inch model has better text clarity due to the higher pixel density. Other than that, the differences between these models can almost entirely be attributed to panel variance.

LG 32GN650-B

The LG 32GP850-B and the LG 32GN650-B use different panel technologies, each with strengths and disadvantages, but the 32GP850-B is better for most people. The newer 32GP850 uses an IPS panel, and it has better viewing angles, better reflection handling, higher peak brightness, and a much better response time. The 32GN650 uses a VA panel, and it has better contrast, making it a better choice for a dark room.

LG 27GL850-B

The LG 32GP850-B is a bit better than the LG 27GL850-B. The 32GP850 has a faster refresh rate, a faster response time, and the unit we tested has better black uniformity. The 32GP850 also offers an optional Black Frame Insertion feature, but this isn't supported if the variable refresh rate feature is enabled, so most people won't use it when gaming. Although the 32GP850-B has a larger screen, it has the same native resolution as the 27GL850-B, so text clarity is a bit worse.

MSI Optix MAG274QRF-QD

The MSI Optix MAG274QRF-QD and the LG 32GP850-B are similar overall, and the differences between them are minor. The MSI has better ergonomics; if that doesn't matter to you, the LG has better reflection handling and a larger screen. The LG also has better accuracy out of the box and better gray uniformity, but these could vary between units.

Dell S2721DGF

The LG 32GP850-B is slightly better than the Dell S2721DGF, but the main differences are minor and could be due to panel variance. The LG has more screen real estate, a faster refresh rate, better black uniformity, and it's more accurate out of the box. The LG, on the other hand, has better ergonomics and seems to be better-built.

LG 27GP83B-B

The LG 27GP83B-B and the LG 32GP850-B are very similar overall, but the 32GP850-B has a larger screen. The 32" model has a slightly faster refresh rate, and it has an optional black frame insertion feature, but other than that, there are no significant differences between these models.

ASUS ROG Strix XG27AQ

The LG 32GP850-B and the ASUS ROG Strix XG27AQ are very similar overall. the ASUS has better ergonomics, with a wider tilt range, better height adjustment, and it can swivel. On the other hand, the LG has higher peak brightness, better reflection handling, and a slightly faster refresh rate.

Gigabyte AORUS FI32U

The Gigabyte AORUS FI32U is slightly better overall than the LG 32GP850-B. The Gigabyte has a higher resolution screen, better ergonomics, a more versatile black frame insertion feature, and it supports HDMI 2.1, making it a better choice for next-gen console gamers. The LG, on the other hand, has a slightly faster refresh rate, better reflection handling, and lower input lag.

LG 27GN850-B

The LG 32GP850-B is a bit better than the LG 27GN850-B. The 32GP850 has a slightly faster refresh rate, better reflection handling, and it has an optional black frame insertion feature to reduce persistence blur. The 32GP850 also has a larger screen and a built-in USB hub.

Dell Alienware AW2721D

The LG 32GP850-B and the Dell Alienware AW2721D are very similar overall, but the LG is better for gaming. The LG has an optional black frame insertion feature, better reflection handling, and a better response time. On the other hand, the Dell has better ergonomics, a slightly faster refresh rate, and better vertical viewing angles. Another factor to consider is the supported variable refresh rate formats. The Dell is a native G-SYNC model, supporting variable overdrive when connected to an NVIDIA graphics card, while the LG natively supports FreeSync.

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