LG UltraGear Gaming Monitor 27GN850-B, 27 inch, 1440p, 144Hz, 1 ms, IPS Display, HDR 10, AMD FreeSync, Energy Saving, HDMI, Displayport, Anti Glare, Adjustable Stand
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After some necessary post calibration, these two monitors are some of the best options available for color accuracy and gamut. Out of the box, they both struggle with correctly displaying blue tints, and the provided picture modes are nothing special. With that said, most users will not have any issues with the immediate options but taking some time to properly calibrate is a good idea. With no calibration, the 27GN850-B slightly edges out the 27GL850-B.
The choice to leave behind a USB hub instead of expanding to include USB Type-C is a strange one but was likely done to cut down on costs. Given how similar the monitors are in almost every other category, this could become a reason why someone chooses the slightly older 27GL850 over the newer model. The two monitors are large, 27” IPS screens with QHD resolutions. Made and marketed toward gamers, they have all the common features you could expect from a modern gaming monitor, including high refresh rate and low response time. Technically speaking, the 27GN850-B is a slightly newer offering than the 27GL850-B. However, they work best in tandem. They share a striking number of technical aspects, with the main differences between the two being in connectivity and color coverage. After calibration top balance out gamma settings and color temperature, both monitors boast upwards of 99.6% sRGB color accuracy. Adobe RGB has 84.2% color accuracy on the 27GL850-B and 88.8% on the 27GN850-B as well, making both monitors perfect for people switching between gaming and content creation.
LG is one of the leading manufacturers in the gaming monitor scene, and for good reason. Their entries into the space in recent years have perfectly blended power, performance, and price, hitting right where the average consumer want them to. Two of their most popular models are the 27GL850-B and 27GN850-B – 1440p IPS panel monitors with a variety of features to boot.
Both monitors share a crisp QHD Wide resolution. While some may prefer a 4K option (you can see our list of some of the best 4K monitors here), the 1440p screen is still sharp and beautiful on both 27” screens. For modern gaming, this resolution is a nice compromise. While updated hardware is still required, you do not need a top-of-the-line graphics card to take advantage of the native resolution while hitting a high refresh rate.Given the slight boost it has to out-of-the-box accuracy and Adobe RGB, the 27GN850-B edges out this category. With that said, almost nobody will notice any difference between the two here – they are some of the best around. Contrast ratio and brightness are two categories that both monitors sadly fall short in. While the advertised ratios are respectable, plenty of real-world testing and monitor comparisons have provided some disappointing results. While the monitors are still great options, contrast is a major failing of the panel. If you work in a bright room or consistently see changing light around you, it may be best to consider other options.