LG 27GL850
A

Based on 163 reviews

The Looria Grade (A - F) accounts for multiple factors, including sentiment, helpfulness, and more. Learn about our sources and ranking.

  • Great for gaming
  • Excellent response time
  • No USB C port
  • Not compatible with the highest settings of the Series X/S
  • Beautiful monitor

Reviews

By source
By topic
By sentiment

Top reviews

LG 27GL850-B
The LG UltraGear 27GL850-B is a very good 1440p monitor. It has an outstanding response time, quicker than most 144Hz monitors we've seen so far. This results in exceptionally clear motion in any scene, with almost no blur behind fast-moving objects
PositivePositive
Adam Babcock
4 months ago
rtings.com
Read more
Contrast seems VA-typical, way better than on my LG 27GL850 (well, not that difficult to achieve this). **4) Response Times**. Could hardly believe the UFO-Ghosting test. Its crazy considering its a VA panel, bit of overshoot and thats it...basically on par with something like a XG279Q, maybe even better.
LG Delivers Much Needed Quality Control to the Realm of 144 Hz, 2560x1440, IPS-type Displays
I write this review as the former owner of 3 Asus PG279Qs and one PG279QZ. I was drawn to this realm of the monitor market because I do not believe that 4K displays are worth it at this particular point in time. As far as I see it, the majority are a compromise as the bandwidth requirements for runn...
5/5
redone13
3 years ago
amazon.com
Read more
youtube
LG 27GL850 Review, Is This The Ultimate 1440p 144Hz Gaming Monitor?
That's it for this review of the LG 27 GL 850 big thanks to our patreon members, who made this review possible if ever wondering where we spend our patreon dollars, is towards buying these sorts of things that we don't get samples off.
PositivePositive
Hardware Unboxed
4 months ago
youtube.com
Read more
LG over-promised & under-delivered
LG set my expectations high for this monitor from when they first debuted it at CES 2019, but they have only let me down after release. Even a couple months before release they were advertising this monitor as g-sync monitor, overclocking capabilities, and with sphere lighting. Then about the week o...
2/5
Chi Chi
3 years ago
amazon.com
Read more
Don't buy this for the Series X/S
While I think this is a beautiful monitor panel, with rich colors and great resolution, my problem with this monitor was that it's not compatible with the highest settings of the Series X/S. I think that LG should update it's firmware in these models. Let me explain. The highest settings you can run...
3/5
Josh Peters
2 years ago
amazon.com
Read more
I looked into the LG 27GL850 which is decent and also saw that there is a 2020 model which is the LG 27GN850, but for some reason that is not available in my region (Hong Kong). So I am a little hesitant on getting the GL version since it is the older model and it seems that the newer panels (GN) are better.
Overall a great monitor
Edit: Got one that has minimal BLB compared to this one. Now I don't struggle by looking at left corner of the monitor while watching movies or anything. IPS glow exists but BLB is minimal compared to the last one. Will update the picture later on. Colors are beautiful, response time is great, g-syn...
5/5
Daniel
3 years ago
amazon.com
Read more
Anyone else saddened that the only good option is the CX OLED?
Welcome to why I'm more of a console gamer these days (especially with a PS5 in my living room).. Because it's plugged into my LG C9 65" and it just blows my LG 27GL850 out of the water. Almost want a dedicated gaming PC in my living room to connect to it (in addition to my "work" desktop). But that's definitely going above my means.
Amazing Display - Broken Software
Update: After hearing back from LG today it appears to be a firmware issue so I've decided that I'm just going to return the monitor as defective (their other option is to ship it to them to have repaired which could take weeks). I'm extremely bummed as the monitor is really nice, but I just don't h...
1/5
John
3 years ago
amazon.com
Read more

Specs

Display Type

LED-backlit LCD monitor / TFT active matrix

Energy Class

Class G

Energy Class (HDR)

Class G

Diagonal Size

27"