LG just made the Best Monitor of 2019 – 27GL850 Review

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  • Published: 31 July 2019
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    LG’s claim that their new UltraGear lineup of gaming monitors sport 1ms pixel response time is pretty alluring, especially since they already have high refresh rate (144Hz), Adaptive-Sync variable refresh rate, and Nano Cell accurate colors! Check it out here:
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  • Linus Tech Tips
    Linus Tech Tips   3 weeks back

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    • MrBrander
      MrBrander  6 days back

      @0:36 I see what you did there. That's Logitech MX518 gaming mouse. The best gaming mouse ever built. I'm still using mine like 10 years after its release, if not even more. (Or is that the relaunch version of it but whatever.)
      Also. I think your shutter speed of your camera just wasn't enough fast to catch clear image of the screen and thus gave the blurry image. But that's still pretty clean image compared to other monitos as you showed.

    • Marcel Mayer
      Marcel Mayer  3 weeks back

      smasung chg70 is still better

    • Jake Alex
      Jake Alex  3 weeks back

      Can you test the monitor while in the shower? I just thought you were testing things that don't make sense to user.

    • Thomas smith
      Thomas smith  3 weeks back

      Yeah nah.. still waiting for a new CRT to be made

  • omar gutierrez
    omar gutierrez  6 hours back

    1 Megasegundo?

    • Ruphioh
      Ruphioh  16 hours back

      So you've put in the tittle "LG just made the Best Monitor of 2019" and then tell us that this is false and LG's claims are based on Marketing tricks. This video is a waste of time. Unsubscribed!

      • The-Mad- Umper
        The-Mad- Umper  2 days back

        Purchased this monitor a week ago and had it arrived with dead pixels (A large number of buyers are affected by this issue). LG has terrible QC on these monitors and will only replace the panel if the number of dead pixels exceeds 14. I would avoid this monitor and go with either a Dell or BenQ monitor as they take QC more seriously. Dell has a 0 dead pixel policy as well.

        • Cwosby Jones
          Cwosby Jones  2 days back

          So this or rog swift pg279q. Which one should i get for Christmas?

          • NO You
            NO You  1 days back

            The latest is better ,im looking for monitor too :)

          • NO You
            NO You  1 days back

            2015 monitor (pg279q) vs 2019 monitor LG 1076910469eguajqb81649

        • Alketbi93
          Alketbi93  2 days back

          I got cancer from watching you play CSGO at 4:11 please man don't show us CSGO gameplay again.

          • jasvinder singh
            jasvinder singh  2 days back

            1 thing i know you dont know how to play CSGo

            • Rukis
              Rukis  3 days back

              why do i see screen tearing at 7:21 if its a gsync monitor

              • CLAYBEARS
                CLAYBEARS  3 days back

                its cheaper now on amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07JVGLJ6R/ref=as_li_qf_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&tag=dealsforall03-20&creative=9325&linkCode=as2&creativeASIN=B07JVGLJ6R&linkId=f28f76d2c92dc570de996776b58044f3

                • Libyano Italiano
                  Libyano Italiano  3 days back

                  I have one wonderful model LG 24mp 59 g

                  • PsychicRoo
                    PsychicRoo  3 days back

                    He's talking out of his ass for this one. Tft just released a review confirming that in fast mode this only achieves an average of 4.8ms, the pg279q has been out for years with 5.0ms! The only thing this monitor brings to the table is HDR with its wide colour gamut capability but you would be hardpressed to notice much a difference since its peak brightness is only 350 nits, why bother with adding HDR to the display at all. It also has poorer contrast compared to its competitors further affecting the dynamic range of "HDR". Just skip this monitor, LG should stick with OLED TV's.

                    • Daniel Burke
                      Daniel Burke  3 days back

                      When LG makes new monitors I swear they just drop the old ones on a keyboard and name it that

                      • jarrett maltry
                        jarrett maltry  3 days back

                        What’s the FPS range for FreeSync on this puppy?

                        • Zipi
                          Zipi  4 days back

                          Is the 240hz model worth getting, pls comment if it is, I’m really thinking about getting it

                          • Matt
                            Matt  2 days back

                            Do you get 240 fps on the games you play, and even if you did im not sure if it is a much more perceivable difference than a 144hz monitor. And they cost more.

                        • Vaskedama
                          Vaskedama  4 days back

                          so it's not really 1ms then.

                          • Muoi Hua
                            Muoi Hua  4 days back

                            $500 for 1080p 144hz is good?!?

                            • Menalix
                              Menalix  4 days back

                              Two 27GL850 vs One 34GK950F
                              Hard choice for me :(

                              • Matt Mangini
                                Matt Mangini  1 days back

                                I'm literally trying to make the same decision right now. I can't decide!!!

                            • jcw !!
                              jcw !!  5 days back

                              For 500 I could get a Rtx 2070 , there are cheaper monitors that give the same results

                              • · HigoChumbo ·
                                · HigoChumbo ·  5 days back

                                Why do we always assume that gamers only care about professional tournament grade response times and not about immersion?

                                The main thing I want in my games, multiplayer or not, is immersion, and therefore contrast is a big deal for me. I believe contrast in this LG IPS monitor kind of sucks, I think that aspect should be discussed for us tryng to make an informed purchase.

                                • Labyriiint
                                  Labyriiint  2 days back

                                  So true, they are all already responsive enough. The biggest issue on these monitors is the crap black levels which makes the image washed out. I regret spending so much on a PC when all monitors that dont cost £2000 are all average.

                              • KSores
                                KSores  5 days back

                                these just went up for preorder at memory express, i'm hella tempted

                                • St0RM33
                                  St0RM33  5 days back

                                  Your review sucks. You didn't even test the freesync range. No actual measurements. Almost a subjective testing. Just sponsored by LG to make a review it seems.

                                  • Dr Lee
                                    Dr Lee  5 days back

                                    In china they sell 24inch, 144hz, 1ms, ips, 1080p monitor already. Such a perfect combination, but cant find here in us:)

                                    • liamvg
                                      liamvg  5 days back

                                      Who's making the panel?

                                      • Tab
                                        Tab  5 days back

                                        So 1ms on the box but in reality that setting isn't viable? Would have been better if they were just honest instead, if it was 2ms on fast that would be good.

                                        • 이재원
                                          이재원  5 days back

                                          Hey man, thx for your review.
                                          I also heard about the monitor's faster mode. Their marketing is sucks

                                          • Max Alexander M
                                            Max Alexander M  5 days back

                                            If it gets 1MS response time with the feature cranked to oblivion what is the normal speed in MS?

                                            • Tab
                                              Tab  5 days back

                                              It's like saying a car can go at 32,000 miles per hour... when falling off a cliff.

                                          • Tim
                                            Tim  6 days back

                                            What's the response time if it's not on fastest?

                                            • MissMan666
                                              MissMan666  2 days back

                                              G2G average is 2,7ms on faster. 4,9ms on fast. Both at 144hz. This is very good, if not the best of any IPS monitor. It beats the Asus PG279Q.

                                          • Jamie Smith
                                            Jamie Smith  6 days back

                                            Can we get TCL to make monitors? It's seems harder to make a good reasonably priced monitor then it does to fkn land a rocket. Jeezus, it cannot be that hard.

                                            • Jamie Smith
                                              Jamie Smith  6 days back

                                              @Anthony Salierno not when you can get a 55", 4k, Dolby vision tv for $150 less. Monitors are so far behind televisions. It's really the one area of PC gaming that hasn't caught up to the rest of the advancements and price/performance as the rest of the PC experience.

                                            • Anthony Salierno
                                              Anthony Salierno  6 days back

                                              This is reasonable for the specs

                                          • D:
                                            D:  7 days back

                                            It takes more than low pixel response to eliminate motion blur. Why doesn't this monitor have a motion blur reduction mode??? Or does it have some kind of rolling-scan mode ?

                                            • Harkov Dent
                                              Harkov Dent  1 hours back

                                              @D:
                                              In these times, i honestly miss my old CRT :D

                                            • D:
                                              D:  1 hours back

                                              @Harkov Dent Yeah, the contrast ratio wasn't great for an IPS (or a TN..). And no motion blur reduction.. :( Those looked like the two negatives from the TFTcentral review. If it only had a good motion blur reduction feature, this monitor would be amazing in my personal opinion. Without it, it makes me doubt I'd even want this monitor.


                                              Hopefully JOLED or someone makes affordable monitors some year soon.. they have made a few displays recently. One company is working on something called GIMOD for VR displays; there's quite a few different innovations and inventions being worked on, but they'll probably all still take AGES (read: once I'm nearly dead) to get out to the markets.

                                            • Harkov Dent
                                              Harkov Dent  4 hours back

                                              @D:
                                              It is decent but i like to have the option for BFI and similar stuff.

                                              I wish its contrast ratio and brightness were higher but it's a monitor. You almost always have to compromise.

                                              Fingers crossed someone find a way to make OLEDs affordable and not burning pixels

                                            • D:
                                              D:  4 hours back

                                              @Harkov Dent Looks decent.. RTINGS gives it a motion blur rating of 10. "There is no optional black frame insertion feature though, but the response time on this monitor is so fast that it doesn't really matter." Bullocks.

                                            • Harkov Dent
                                              Harkov Dent  10 hours back

                                              No strobbing stuff at all. RTING and TFTC had published their reviews

                                          • Nikola Sotra
                                            Nikola Sotra  1 weeks back

                                            That spray though😍😍

                                            • DokCrAzYJoKeR
                                              DokCrAzYJoKeR  1 weeks back

                                              better this or benq xl 2546?

                                              • Dark Sentinel
                                                Dark Sentinel  1 weeks back

                                                7:01 Crap ergonomics of a stand in monobrow style in 3... 2... 1...

                                                • Geoworld
                                                  Geoworld  1 weeks back

                                                  And for how much money oh yeah best quality for your money but what if we don’t have the money to pay for the quality🤔

                                                  • SheLovesItWhenYouPullOutThatPhenomenalDissertation

                                                    like 10 things that are fake with that advertising

                                                    • Ahmad Meskro1
                                                      Ahmad Meskro1  1 weeks back

                                                      For now yes but there will be better phones

                                                      • David Pálka
                                                        David Pálka  1 weeks back

                                                        I think about msi optix ag32cq for the similar price, what about that one? Or Samsung C32JG56, or Acer XZ321Q :) Any experiences?

                                                        • Nick Marengo
                                                          Nick Marengo  1 weeks back

                                                          Link to amazon brings to a search? Can you not buy this monitor on amazon?

                                                          • Saljon
                                                            Saljon  1 weeks back

                                                            It's ALREADY a hundred bucks more expensive pretty much everywhere.
                                                            I really hate this shit. Nowadays everything gets ridiculously more expensive just moments after the actual release, just so that companies can claim a certain price bracket that's lower than the real deal in the end. (NVidia being the worst offender of this)


                                                            And no, this particular one has nothing to do with supply and demand, those obvious price- errr ... "changes" are dictated by the supplier.

                                                            • Michael Litens
                                                              Michael Litens  1 weeks back

                                                              EaseUS bundled with malware do some research!!!

                                                              • Absolute Thinker
                                                                Absolute Thinker  1 weeks back

                                                                1.5 million views... LG owes you bro.

                                                                • Colby Bastian
                                                                  Colby Bastian  1 weeks back

                                                                  Hey, it's not the newest or flashiest, but the Sceptre E255B is a really good TN monitor with a 1ms response time at 165Hz for $165. It's a great model to do a video on, because it's cropping up in a lot of videos about sweet-spot monitors. Might be a good choice for a "why the fuck are people buying this" episode.

                                                                  • Macau Gr
                                                                    Macau Gr  1 weeks back

                                                                    Another Best monitor! :D i would have used "new best monitor" instead

                                                                    • MC Squidward
                                                                      MC Squidward  1 weeks back

                                                                      how much for a blowie? you're packing meat

                                                                      • Nerdiac
                                                                        Nerdiac  1 weeks back

                                                                        How can this be the best monitor of the year and only 27"?


                                                                        You're lying to us, Linus Sex Tips.

                                                                        • Aourun Likeit
                                                                          Aourun Likeit  1 weeks back

                                                                          really this cost 5k where i live and the 38" cost 20k comeon LG wtf is that price range

                                                                          • Tim
                                                                            Tim  7 days back

                                                                            Wtf is wrong with where you live

                                                                        • Mr11ESSE111
                                                                          Mr11ESSE111  1 weeks back

                                                                          he play stupid CSGo!! most buggy ,broken ,laggy with full of cheaters game on net and bad unlogic maded too because range of glock ,magnum and similar and range of sniper are basically same so programmers know shit about this weapons in reality

                                                                          • Yoo Toob
                                                                            Yoo Toob  1 weeks back

                                                                            Linux tech tips

                                                                            • Matt Co
                                                                              Matt Co  1 weeks back

                                                                              Linus, please can you get one of these and test it: 38GL950G