Today, we give you a detailed analysis of the LG 27UL850-W. This monitor is a 27-inch, 4K IPS monitor with HDR.
– Native 4K resolution
– 16:9 aspect ratio
– 350 cd brightness
– 1000:1 contrast ratio
– 5MS response time
– HDR 400
– AMD FreeSync
– 60Hz refresh rate
– 75 x 75 VESA system,
– USB-C connection
In the box you will find the monitor stand – detached of course, as well as the power cable and HDMI cable on the surface. The stand can be assembled by easily screwing in the bottom leg of the stand – make sure it’s screwed tight enough. And then it’s just a matter of clipping in the VESA mount into the back of the monitor which clips in quite easily.
This stand is quite sleek, matching the frameless design and does not take up too much space on your desk – all brilliant things – and better yet, it has a hydraulic system that allows the stand to go up and down and remain in that position!
As for inputs, the UL850 has 1x DisplayPort, 2x HDMI 2.0 ports, a USB-C port and 2x USB-A ports. If you plug the USB-C cable, this will allow you to display 4K video, data transfer via the 2 USB ports and charge your device all at the same time – it’s essentially a little hub which is brilliant!
Warranty and Service
LG provides 3 years of warranty which is definitely appreciated and in line with some of the more consumer friendly brands.
LG also has fantastic customer service support in my experiences. They were quick to assist when I had some issues and replaced parts expediently. Props to LG for assisting me on this one.
First thing you notice when using this monitor is the richness in colour. As this is an IPS panel, it preserves colour vividness and clarity across the screen. Even on a display this wide, tones and shades look accurate from multiple angles with minimal washing of colour.
HDR enhances the image to a brilliant dynamic range = and this is DisplayHDR 400 which means bolder contrast between the brightest and darkest areas of the screen and its rated to deliver impressive peak luminance of 400 nits. This makes the viewing experience for movies fantastic!
There is also AMD FreeSync which helps eliminates screen tears and can be switched on and off with the switch of a button in the settings.
The display itself has a 3 sided bezel less screen making a dual monitor setup seamless. It measures in at 61cm wide by 37cm high, and won’t take up extra space with that smooth design.
There is also the option to make use of picture in picture, or to put a secondary input into the corner of the screen which might be useful if you want to make use of gaming or working and streaming movies at the same time.
The settings can be accessed by an easily accessibly joystick at the centre of the display and allows you to access settings quickly such as brightness, contrast and so on. And also allows you to play around with the PIP settings, AMD Freesync, picture mode and plenty more. It’s great to have the choices here to choose exactly how I want this display. It also has Game mode.
As it is a 60Hz display, it will cope fine with casual gaming with the 4ms response time as well. But pro gamers might feel more comfortable with a higher refresh rate. The tradeoff is that this comes with the stunning4k display, which is perfect for people like me who edit videos frequently, view content and also do a heap of reading on their monitor or use it for your desk job.
The UL850 is the strong all rounder, particularly for those working from home who might make use of the high resolution when staring at a monitor all day – but also those that might want to use the monitor to stream high quality content along with a gaming session every now and then.
I have had great experiences using this monitor, it looks great in my workspace and I know it will last thanks to LG’s reputation with their panels.
Thanks for watching, I hope this was useful to you and stay tuned for more videos as we review plenty more tech products, other monitors, home and office products, and more, to make your purchasing choices easier.
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