Manufacturers of computer monitors are relying on the execution of PC video games as the main segment to hold sales in a delicate period for the entire technology industry. And there is a great offer in sizes, technologies and prices.
However, the best gaming monitors are too dedicated to this task and the used TN panels (and the improved VA) may stay far from a good experience For users looking to also use them for basic computing or multimedia playback, they need better levels of brightness, contrast, viewing angles, and image quality.
LG UltraGear 27GN950: a level SUV
LG UltraGear is a premium series that promises to cater all modes of use at a high level. The latest model featured, the 27GN950, mounts a 27-inch IPS panel with native 4K UHD resolution (3,840 x 2,160 pixels). The great novelty is that it is the first monitor with this panel capable of offering a GTC response time (gray to gray) of 1 millisecond. It is one of the critical parameters for gaming and the lowest actual value the industry currently offers.
The LG UltraGear 27GN950 also offers other cool parameters for gamers, such as a refresh rate of 144 Hz, an outstanding value for a IPS with 4K resolution. The monitor is certified for G-SYNC image synchronization technology, the most advanced according to NVIDIA, but a proprietary technology that needs a dedicated graphics from the same company, includes a hardware chip and raises the final sale price.
Otherwise, LG offers some of the best IPS panels on the market, so we expect good image quality and color representation (supports 98% of the DCI-P3 range), brightness (400 nits), contrast, viewing angles, VESA DisplayHDR 600 support and of course a 4K resolution that is A joy in games and in any type of task, although it will require a high-end graphics to move so many pixels and so fast.
The design is highly attractive, typical of this LG UltraGear series, and features an ergonomic base for height, tilt or swivel adjustments. It also offers an RGB lighting system, HDMI inputs (2) and Display Port (1), in addition to the usual hub of USB 3.0 ports.
We do not know the price for this LG UltraGear 27GN950 and we fear that it will not be economical, but it will be a model to consider if you want a 4K IPS with good gaming benefits. We recommend a reading of our monitors guide where we offer you all the aspects to consider when buying the main peripheral of your PC and a large number of the current offer.