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LG - 27UL600-W 27" IPS LED 4K UHD FreeSync Monitor with HDR - Silver/White-Front_Standard

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    High Dynamic Range, with or without HDR

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    TECHBEENGOOD
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    LG - 27UL600 (27” version, IPS LED 4K, HDR, Freesync). I’ll admit that I’m lured into the next best thing in computer monitors. LG has been my recent go-to because it is setting the standard in what computer monitors can achieve, and at a rational price. The image is spectacular with compatible media that includes HDR encoding. They’ve even got a setting that does a very credible “HDR Effect” which enhances non-HDR signals.. . . with some suggestions noted below. I’m searching for 4K movies and videos to illustrate the higher performance that this LG is certified to achieve. But, it doesn’t take test equipment to see the improvements. ABOUT HDR: There seems to be some confusion about HDR. + IF you have HDR encoded programming (almost always in combination with 4k resolution, although they are different technologies) it will include information instructing the LG monitor to expand levels of brightness and contrast to achieve the image envisioned by the movie/TV/game developers. The LG also knows to substitute in a different group of PICTURE MODES. However, even though YOU may know the media was HDR enabled, it does not mean your computer, or cables, or cable adapters passed it along to the LG. For example, Apple on my 13”, 2017 MacBook Pro, does not enable HDR, so 4k programs will not trigger the HDR in monitors like this HDR enabled LG. + HDR is not triggered and would likely not improve SDR (non-HDR) images. HOWEVER, the “HDR Effect” setting on the LG UL600 does a remarkable job making these images (especially 4K) look rich, with broader contrast and brighter whites. It appears to expand the dynamic range of appropriate programming. Just not every program. And certainly not most of your other computer Apps. It is NOT intended as a “use it on everything” feature. + HDR in the world of video/gaming is NOT the same as HDR in photography. These two industries (photo and video) seriously messed up using the same terminology for different processes. We didn’t need more confusion. SETUP and CONTROL: I’ve got a professionally calibrated LG OLED 4K HDR TV within view as I setup my new LG computer monitor, so I’m pretty familiar with what video image perfection looks like. I’ve also got my reference strip of black velour fabric, and a calibration image on the screen as I adjust the contrast, brightness, and color settings. (The eye is easily fooled, so reference images and other simple tools can make setup and evaluations more reliable.) Loading in a 4K movie and the first important hurdle is crossed . . . after some fussing with cables, plugging and unplugging, and restarting. It’s not the monitor. Copy protection issues!!! The computer and monitor eventually recognize each other and Netflix and Vudu stop complaining about “error due to HDCP”. It took only an hour to sort out the right settings and no problems recurred. In that time I successfully used DisplayPort and HDMI cable, with and without a few adapters, and across several brands. LG provides a downloadable APP (Mac and PC), OnScreen Controls which adds or repeats a variety of settings. Not all of them. Screen split controls are here. The idea that you need to have monitors specialized for different tasks no longer makes sense after you use OnScreen. This is a monitor that doesn’t need to make compromises because it gives me the ability to create any mix of image parameters I prefer . . . right down to assigning them to various specific applications on my computer! When I click on an application, the monitor changes to the picture parameters I selected for that Application. Very cool!!. If I’ve got an array of LG monitors, it’ll let me set them up differently. I think it will satisfy a broad range of end users like me who want a work computer, a photographers tool, a video display, and a game screen. Yes. It’s that flexible. PERFORMANCE: The LG 27UL600 blew me away with crisp, colorful, bright images. It is not an OLED. It lacks absolute black performance, as does any other IPS LCD monitor. It creates increased contrast by providing a significant amount of brightness. It will tolerate the sun coming in nearby windows. Frankly, for most of my daytime work I customized the REC709 setting (around 35% brightness, 45% contrast) so my eyes wouldn’t get tired. On the other hand, I had no problem using HDR Effect for Netflix programs. during the day. With that LG OLED in the family room, I won’t care about evenings. I know the measured NITS is “only” 350-400, but not so many years back, monitors/TVs would have had 100 to 200 nits and not 15% of this LG’s resolution. We are definitely spoiled. It’s a beautiful monitor, with invisible pixels, and gorgeous color, and excellent compatibility with many computers.. COMPLAINTS: I’n not inclined to blame LG for the bad behavior of UHD copy protection. I do wish LG provided more guidance in their User Guide. I really love when high performance equipment includes primers on advanced features. What customers don’t understand, they will complain about. That push button menu at the underside of the monitor became intermittently non-responsive when I switched cables, or even if I switched menu sizes. No troubleshooting facts or RESET instructions provided. Only a full reboot of my computer and unplugging the monitor got me back. And, that bump out on the rear of the monitor for attaching the stand gets in the way if you are mounting the monitor onto certain mobile stands. It forces the bottom of the monitor out a few degrees (too many). I’ve modified my mounting plate. LG phone customer service has been an occasional issue in the past, and again they were not helpful at all. They directed me back to the store. SUMMARY: I’ve only been playing for a few days, so this is only the beginning. But, I’m confident that there is more than enough image dynamic range to completely satisfy me. This is strong performance across a wide range of activities. The absence of the deepest blacks (compared to “Zero” levels in an OLED) is pretty typical across brands, and not an issue for my photography. None of my printers generate “inky” blacks. Coming from my 24” LG 4K monitor from 2 years ago, the new LG isn’t just bigger, it’s totally brilliant and more colorful. The images are stunning and the monitor provides the best images I’ve seen.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Impressive SDR picture (so-so HDR)

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    bredeker
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    LG's 27UL600-W monitor is a crisp, clear display with excellent brightness and viewing angles. (Full disclosure: the unit that I am reviewing here was provided by LG in exchange for my honest opinion.) I've found it to be a pleasure to use as my main computer display for about a week. The inclusion of DisplayHDR 400 support is nice, but the "standard dynamic range" (SDR) picture quality is the real reason for which I would recommend this display. I found the small amount of required assembly (for the stand) to be trivial. It is worth noting that the included monitor stand, while very easy to assembly, also has a very limited range of motion. The stand mounts to a slightly protruding mounting point at the rear bottom edge. The stand itself is fixed height and does not rotate, but does tilt forward and backwards by a small amount. The limited out-of-the-box ergonomics are a touch disappointing, but the monitor also includes common VESA 100 mounting holes for a wall or desk mount. After trying the included stand, I attached the monitor to a gas-spring desk mount suitable for monitors up to 27". Although the protruding mounting point for the included desk stand did not seem to be removable, it also didn't hinder using it with my articulating desk mount. The monitor has a typical assortment of ports - 1 DisplayPort (1.4) and 2 HDMI (2.0) connections. These are pretty much the latest and greatest standards for display connection, and if you want to get the best picture quality, you'll also need to make sure any adapters or cables you plan to use are capable of 4K at 60 Hz. LG does include both a DisplayPort and HDMI cable in the box that they guarantee will support the full resolution and fastest 60 Hz refresh rate, but you may still need an adapter for Mini DisplayPort or USB-C if your computer happens to use those connectors. My one frustration during set-up turned out to be the fault of an HDMI adapter that did not support 4k at 60 Hz; on my MacBook Pro, I was unable to switch to any scaled Retina resolutions. Since a DisplayPort connection to the same computer showed those modes, I suspected the HDMI adapter and confirmed it was the culprit by purchasing a new, name-brand USB-C to HDMI adapter. All expected modes were available with the new adapter in place. So, I guess take it from me, especially if you're a Mac user: double-check your adapter compatibility. Of course, this is hardly a problem I can fault LG for, as every 4K 60 Hz monitor has the same issue. To LG's credit, the supplied cables seem to be good quality and work just fine for me. Once mounted and connected, the 27UL600 "just worked" for me without needing to directly install any drivers. LG does include a pair of utility programs that you can elect to install: OnScreen Control, and Dual Controller. The former provides access to monitor settings without needing to use the monitor's physical, joystick-like controller; the latter allows for remote-control of a second PC over your network. I personally found neither to be essential, though the OnScreen Control does offer quick access to picture adjustments plus per-application display settings. Dual Controller could be a handy tool for some users, but I prefer using a HDMI 2.0 KVM switch for controlling multiple PCs in my home office. (By the way, this monitor had no noticeable issues working with the KVM switch). The picture quality of the 27UL600 strikes me as among the best of any monitor I've used (if not the best). Certainly, the 4K resolution helps in that regard (this is the first 4K display I've used with a personal computer). The screen is also nice and bright. I felt the default color settings were balanced and good looking. It's not an OLED display, so anyone looking for deep blacks won't find that here. (Since this monitor only supports DisplayHDR 400, it does not have local backlight dimming for portions of the screen.) The backlight appeared very uniform to me, with no light leak around the edges. Viewing angles are excellent, due to the IPS technology. The HDR support was unfortunately not additionally impressive beyond the already good SDR picture - neither in streaming HDR sample videos nor in the one PC video game I own that supports HDR. Again, this is not too surprising to me, as DisplayHDR 400 is only the most basic HDR spec. But don't get me wrong - I'd rather have the support for it than not. About the only feature I missed on the 27UL600-W (compared with other monitors I've used) is a built-in USB hub. However, this does not detract from my overall impression of the product. I think using this 4K display has really spoiled me. It looks great to me, and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it. The downsides are relatively inconsequential in my eyes: the included stand is a little basic (though LG makes sibling models with an adjustable height base) and implementation of a more advanced spec of DisplayHDR would probably have made the HDR support "pop" a bit more. I've had good experience with all of the LG LCD panels I've owned and used in the past, and this one has been no exception so far. For the price, I think this is a very good display to consider.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Remarkable monitor when not using Windows 10

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    bzm3j81
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    My previous monitor was a QHD (Quad HD) with HDR. While it was great, I was missing quite a bit. Resolution with this LG is 4K and thus much higher than the QHD I had previously and I believe this LG monitor handles HDR content better than my previous monitor. Assembling this LG-27UL600-W was quite easy. Attaching the base to the stem is accomplished by a screw with a ring. A few quick turns and it's all set. Attaching the monitor to the stand involved 2 quick screws and there is a stand cover that was easy to install. However, be advised that the stand base is 15.75" wide. In my case, I like to have my monitor sit a little high, and I had two reams of paper stacked on top of each other to get my previous monitor to the right height. Since the LG monitor's stand is so wide, I needed to get another two reams of paper and stack them and push them side by side to the previous stack. Because of the way the monitor is balanced on its stand, you need to have a base at least 15.75" wide otherwise the monitor will tip forward and fall. I believe the stand base could be smaller, but it would lose some stability. Luckily this monitor does have VESA mount holes so I may be looking at different stand. The connections on the back of this monitor are 2 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Out and of course a power connection. LG has graciously included an HDMI and a DisplayPort cable. The power is supplied through an adapter rather than a wall wart, so it doesn't hog up too much space at the plug. All cables and power supply are white colored instead of black that everyone else uses. Once I had my computer up and running on this monitor, I immediately went into the Display settings and was surprised to find a switch for "Play HDR games and apps". This setting was not available to my previous QHD HDR monitor. In the end, I didn't like running with the setting on. After turning it on, it immediately put a blue haze on everything and it was very frustrating. I tried playing some 4K HDR content courtesy of YouTube and I couldn’t stand it. With the "Play HDR games and apps" switch turned off, clarity was tack sharp and 4K HDR content was jaw-dropping. Since I have the monitor connected to my computer via HDMI, Windows 10 sound immediately chose to output through the monitor's audio out port. I changed that immediately to my sound card within Windows Sound settings. Settings on the monitor are controlled by a small nub just under the monitor just behind the LG logo on the bottom bezel. I tweaked several settings to my personal tastes and the monitor has set its own picture mode to "HDR Effect". This is great. Now all my content (even the SDR content) has received a little contrast boost. It's noticeable but not obtrusive. Since I was disappointed with the Windows 10 HDR setting, I decided to hook up my Xbox One S to the second HDMI input and pop in a 4K HDR movie. This time I did plug in my headphones to the monitor and was pleased to find that the controller nub also controls volume. Playing 4K HDR content was spectacular. Even though I tweaked my TV settings, watching the same movie, I was disenchanted with 4K HDR content. On my TV, the lighting in the movies was 'off', it was very apparent it was studio lighting and not natural. This LG monitor does a better job with handling the lighting somehow. The lighting just isn't as fake as on my big TV. Thus this LG monitor has renewed my pursuit of better settings for my TV. Overall, I love this monitor, I just wish Windows 10 handled HDR content a lot better than it does.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Monitor, No Dead Pixels, HDR Effect Reliable

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    TechTux
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    I have been in need of a new monitor and wanted to upgrade to a 4K HDR. I decided to try LG and enjoyed the picture along with ease of navigation within the menu. However I have discovered that if you have a GeForce 980 ti or lower graphics card it predates HDR with DisplayPort 1.2. Luckily you can use HDMI will provides the 4K HDR resolution @ 60Hz Pros: Price No Dead Pixels HDR 10 Effect Setting works well Length of supplied HDMI cord Includes both HDMI and Display Cords 4K 60Hz / FreeSync On-Screen Control Software Cons: Weight of Monitor Not Height Adjustable Audio Speakers are average Max is 60Hz refresh rate ::Setup:: The setup was very easy to put together, the stand comes with easy to follow instructions along with the cables to allow it to easily connect to the back of the computer. Depending on your graphics card you will be using Display Port or HDMI. If you have DisplayPort 1.2 it will not provide the 4K HDR input however the HDMI cable included is 2.0 which will allow if your graphics card supports it. ::Monitor:: The monitor has 2 speakers located at the bottom that provides stereo sound. It sounds good if that is the only source of audio output you have. The menu is easily accessed via a nob under the monitor and is easy to navigate through the settings menu. There are multiple picture settings that could be selected however I chose to stay in HDR Effect to gain the full gambit of color depth / accuracy. **Note - if you use Windows 10 HDR Mode , the monitor disables the HDR Effect picture option. I would recommend not using the Windows 10 HDR mode as it did not display all colors accurately. Overall a really good monitor for movies, pictures and casual gaming. If you are really into First Person Shoots then I would recommend playing on a monitor that has at least a 144 or 240 Hz rate.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding Picture!

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    Duluthian
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    The picture quality of this monitor is like nothing I have seen before! I have always had good monitors as I do a lot of photography. With digital photography, a well calibrated monitor is a must. The monitor this is replacing is only a few years old and about the same size. That one has a very good picture as well (although it is not 4K) but this LG is on a different level. The packaging is nothing special, but it is well packed and comes with everything you need. A nice Display Port and a nice HDMI cable are included. Set up is super simple. Slide it onto the base and attach two screws and you are done. As other reviews have already noted, there is no height adjustment. Just a front to back tilt. This isn't an issue for me but it is something you should be aware of. Now something to keep in mind is that not all computers can be connected to a 4K display. I have mine hooked to a computer running the latest Nvidia 2080 graphics card and it works perfectly. But before you run out and buy it, make sure your computer can handle it. The controls are simple and straight forward. Underneath the center of the screen there is one toggle switch to control everything. Using this switch activates the on screen menu. There are a good number of color presets (I like the vivid one the best) or you can fine tune the monitor yourself. I do have to say that the brightness & color accuracy are incredible! I am used to needing to color calibrate my monitors for photo work. I am hesitant to do so with this one because I really don't think it can be improved upon. It really is that good. The size I think is perfect. I know they make bigger 4K monitors, but I think for most this size will work just fine. There are two HDMI ports, one Display Port and an audio out jack on the back. There are no built in speakers. But if your Display Port or HDMI coming from the computer supports audio, the output on the monitor can be directly linked to your speakers. This will allow you to control the volume from the monitors menu. A nice touch that I didn't expect. Using this setup allows me to control the speaker volume from the volume control built into my keyboard. The refresh rate in 4K is 60Hz. Pretty much the standard. You can certainly use this for gaming. In fact, it is a FreeSync monitor in case you have a graphics card that is compatible with that. However, if you are a diehard gamer you may wish to look into a dedicated gaming monitor with a higher refresh rate. For everyone else, it will work for anything you do. I recommend going to YouTube and searching for 4K UHD nature videos. It will blow your mind how incredible the videos look! :-) When it comes to digital photo editing, you can spend a couple of thousand on a high end calibrated 4K monitor ( I almost have). But honestly, I don't think you would get any better of a picture. The colors, sharpness and clarity are really something to be seen. Bang for your buck, I don't think there is a better monitor on the market today!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Beautiful Picture. Fantastic Value.

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    skylog
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    I have been playing with my system setup, trying to find a second quality, dedicated screen for movies and gaming, and this 4K monitor is what I have been looking for. There is a thing or two I wish were different, but LG has done so much right here I haven’t looked back. Set-up is simple and standard. The monitor is solid and has a clean design, nothing too flashy, with nice slim bezels and a curved stand. Oh, the stand. This is my main issue with this monitor. It just is not very customizable. No height adjustment, minimal play in any direction, and it can not be swiveled into portrait mode. Now, for most people, this probably won’t be TOO big of an issue, but it is something to keep in mind. That said, there is a VESA mount, so if you need options, they are there. Moving on, I just love the screen. For starters, I absolutely hate glossy screens with all the reflections they bring, and the anti-glare treatment used here is done well. No reflections. I also like that they went with an IPS panel, as the viewing angles are very good. You do not have to get “locked in” on one spot to get the best the monitor has to offer. When it comes to the picture itself, it just looks fantastic. No matter the source. Be it streaming, 4K blu-ray, gaming or simple productivity. Everything looks crisp, bright and just pops. It all looks true to life. UHD movies have that “wow” detail and while I am not the most avid gamer, I have never had games look so good. Detail. Color. Smooth. The ability to keep up. The various game modes do make a difference and while there are faster monitors out there with higher refresh rates, this monitor does more than hold its own, especially at this spot in the market. I am running a fairly strong video card, so it does have enough power to drive games well at high resolutions. Keep that in mind. Further, the monitor has nice connectivity with 2 HDMI and 1 DisplayPort inputs so you can get all your content to the monitor. Switching sources and general monitor control is a breeze as the many, many on-screen settings are controlled with a little joystick nub that is both simple to use as well as intuitive. An audio out is present, but honestly, even if they were not that great, I would have really just preferred some speakers. Ultimately, I really like this monitor. It has a clean design and a nice overall set of features with solid connectivity options, but, most importantly, it delivers a stunning picture. I think it is a great value for what you get, and movie fans as well as gamers would be happy with it in their setup.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent UHD Monitor!

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    rtbestbuy
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    My needs were a little different than most in that I'm a casual gamer, but have started doing a lot of video processing and photo processing lately. I wanted a monitor that would support full UHD playback with accurate color representation and be a good general monitor without the ultra high end pricetag. The LG 27UL600 was an excellent fit. NOTE: This was being connected to a Windows 10 system, I7-7700, Nvidia 2060. The build quality is excellent. The LG uses a bezel-less form factor and feels solid coming out of the box. The stand is a thin 'U' shape that takes up very little deskspace. I wasn't sure about the stand initially, but it does seem to take up less space than the platform stands and seems quite stable. Also included are a HDMI cable, DisplayPort cable, power brick, and CD/quickstart guide. The included cables are a particularly nice touch. The monitor ONLY supports DP and HDMI inputs, and has an audio output for headphones or powered speakers. The power brick is a brick, not a wall wart, which is nice in that it will not block multiple outlets on a power strip. A mini joystick in the center at the bottom of the monitor doubles as an on-off switch and menu navigator. I had to grope around to find it initially, it's recessed a bit towards the back of the monitor. The menu system was intuitive and easy to navigate and initial setup went very quickly. One very, very nice feature is that the color schemes are not fixed, you can adjust them to suit your taste and needs. Performance is absolutely excellent! The image is sharp all the way to the corners, color saturation and accuracy are both excellent. The 27UL600 is very bright, with excellent blacks even in SDR mode. Which is good, because Windows 10 HDR support doesn't work very well yet. Video performance is stellar, with excellent picture quality on video playback and editing. The high resolution allows video editing frame by frame without image reduction, reducing video artifacting and errors. Although I'm not a avid game, I noticed no blurring playing games (eg, Witcher 3) at high frame rates and the monitor was very sharp for both gaming and office applications. Make sure you enable freesync/gsync even though the monitor is fixed at 60hz; it will help prevent frame tearing. As for office applications, the UHD resolution and 27" screen let you view an amazing amount of data at once; it's really quite surprising home much more usable screen space it provides over a 1080P monitor. This is a very impressive UHD monitor. If you're thinking of making the leap to a 4K monitor, the LG 27UL600-W should definitely be at the top of your list to consider.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fresh approach to monitors

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    billr920
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    Set up was very easy. I chose to follow MFG recommendations and used the supplied cable and installed the LG driver which I usually don't do! The first thing I found interesting is no buttons to press. Everything is controlled by a joy stick placed just behind the bottom of the screen on the stand. Very handy and quick access to screen preferences and settings. Someone had a Great Idea!! There are 11 Picture Modes, one of them being custom. My favorite of course is HDR Effect. I find the color effects are mostly on the warm side if you leave to the factory defaults. There are also gaming preferences. FreeSync is off by default. Connections: Two HDMI, One Display Port. One Audio Out. I checked my windows 10 audio and found the monitor was automatically among the list in the speaker tray. Display Split Screens: There are 12 split screen combinations up to 8 splits. There are 4 PIP screens. You can set the response times from Normal to Fast or Faster and there is a Black Stabilizer slide selection. You can customize Picture modes to remember settings for different applications. You can set Display orientation for Landscape or Portrait and even Flip the screens. I did watch some BluRay Movies with zero issues, was very pleased. Ok, Theres got to be a down side somewhere. I do not like the stand. It looks modern, But for me, it takes up desk realestate. Just not practical as I need space for music recording gear interfaces and such. Other wise, this is a very functional monitor in terms of electronic choice of varied functionality. The most advanced that I've seen in a long time. Thumbs up to LG for this fantastic Monitor.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great quality monitor!

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    GoGatorsInCA
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    If you're looking for an "entry level" 4k monitor, if there is such as thing, this monitor should definitely be in the "I'll check it out," category. I am very, very impressed by this monitor, to say the least! Firstly, the picture quality of this monitor is amazing, and I'm not saying that just because of the brand. The color settings, which are very, very customize-able are great, particularly if you're like me and like to tweak with those settings. This monitor is not just great for "every day" use, but also for casual gaming. While I am not a heavy PC gamer, I do casually play, and when I do, it's usually an AAA game that has some hype around it - (FPS, MMO's, online co-op games). Yes, the response time is at 5ms, and that might bother some folks who are into "competitive gaming", but for the "casual" gamer, this monitor will likely meet and exceed your needs - in a good way. Also, 5ms is pretty typical of monitors with these specs and hardware. If you're also concerned about the response time, you may also be somewhat concerned about "refresh rates", though for 4k monitors, 60hz refresh rate is the common standard at the present time. Additionally, this monitor does have a "FreeSync" and multiple "picture mode" settings/options that you can choose from, which is pretty nice if you want to try out different color settings. However, as some FreeSync monitors at the present time can be used as G-Sync, I don't believe this monitor is fully compatible with G-Sync at the present time. As far as some "cons" go, I wish the included display cables (HDMI and display port) were a little bit lengthier. While the stand itself is pretty minimal, and pretty nice, I do also wish it was a little bit more "flat" so that it would balance a bit more nicely on my monitor stand, and I also wish the monitor connections in the back were vertical to be plugged in to the monitor. But those are small gripes when compared the overall quality and purpose of using this monitor. Overall, I'd recommend checking this monitor out if you're looking for a 4k monitor, are a casual gamer, or are just looking for great picture quality overall for "everyday" use. Or if you're all three!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome Multi purpose 4K Hdr Monitor

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    Fordman9870
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    I needed a monitor to wear many different hats. As I have an old arcade cabinet. I needed it to be able to stream online 4K, Play current games with great results (PC and Xbox) and old school games. This one hit on everything I needed. I am extremely pleased with the Performance. (The Vesa mounts make this easy to mount inside my cabinet) To start my testing. I found online content on my streaming service that was 4K. I watched a few episodes and was pleased with the colors, sharpness and the deep blacks. (Not grays instead of black as my old monitor did) Then I attached my LG 4K Blu-ray DVD and played a few minutes of a 4K movie. Once again same Crisp results. I then installed the monitor in my Arcade cabinet running a gaming PC and Played some Battlefield, Call of Duty with settings set on max. I was very pleased with the detail I was able to see. Down to texture on the trees and buildings. Xbox Battlefield did not disappoint either. From there I launched my Old school arcade front end. And Played many old arcade games. All performed and viewed flawlessly. Setup was easy, they supply a display port cable as well as an Hdmi to get you going. The DVD software has the drivers if you want to install them. There is only 1 button under the middle of the monitor for making menu choices on the unit. (Joystick type) They have 11 different modes to choose from with presets for different viewing scenarios. Display orientation can also be configured for portrait and landscape. (Great for old school vertical scrolling games) Overall this is a great Monitor, the only drawback with height adjustment. There isn’t any, unless you have a few spare books laying around to put under it. But this is not a game changer for me. I would recommend this to family and friends!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    LG 4k Monitor A Great Value

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    Akula
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    I use two monitors to professionally edit video - and for entertainment use. Rather than use a single large monitor, my editing software leads me to prefer two medium-sized monitors side by side. Initially, I set out to find a medium to large 4k monitor/TV, but Best Buy staffers steered me toward the LG 27UL600 feeling that it would provide a more appropriate workstation-suitable screen. The price was better than I thought would be available, but still, a little more than I'd wanted to spend. It has proved to be worth every penny and more! The picture - especially in the Cinema mode available leaves nothing to be desired. But where it surprises me is in the clarity and readability of typical text documents! The fonts appear clear, sharp, and easy on the eyes. With the LG 27UL600, I've been able to provide clients with a consistent, dependable image for their video uses that simply hadn't been possible before. It is easy to use, a breeze to set up, and also requires a minimal footprint on my desk. I highly recommend the LG monitor and will look far more favorably toward LG products of the kind in the future. The 27UL600 has made me a fan!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Stunningly Vivid Color and Clarity

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    uicc676
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    The depth and richness of color, clarity, and brightness of this LG 27UL600 monitor is terrific. I've got a 1080p monitor that I thought was great until I got this LG 4k monitor. There's no comparison, the difference is just amazing! But I must give a note of caution - be sure your pc or game console supports 4k. During initial setup on my pc I plugged the monitor into the dedicated graphics card (which shall remain nameless) HDMI port and my pc would not even boot up. Luckily for me my integrated Intel HD 630 graphics HDMI port on my pc supports 4k and I had no problems with booting or setup when I used that port. Setup really just amounts to changing your monitor resolution to 3840x2160 if it isn't automatically done - the monitor will prompt with a message if needed. The monitor comes with a CD that has OnScreen Control software that i recommend you download so you don't have to fiddle with the small joystick control on the bottom underside of the monitor to make any settings changes. Also I recommend turning on the HDR effect in the OnScreen Control Monitor Settings. I saw another reviewer who did not like that effect but I believe it gives the best 4k experience. The monitor has 2 HDMI ports, 1 Display port, and an audio-out pin jack port. I used both the audio-out on the pc and on the monitor and i didn't notice any difference. LG includes both an HDMI cable and a Displayport cable with the monitor. Those cables meet the latest standards and should be used. Overall the size and performance of this monitor make it well worth the price. I highly recommend it, if your hardware supports it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    LG does it again!

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    sollyp
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    LG has a great track record of quality monitors that are priced very reasonably. The LG 27UL600-W does not disappoint. First off, the image quality is amazing. The 4K resolution is absolutely stunning. The color accuracy and viewing angles are top notch. The brightness is around 350-400 which is absolutely good enough to tolerate some sunlight coming in. The design is minimalist and has that characteristic LG look. It has very thin bezels and just looks great in any setting. I thought the HDR effect worked very well. It does make the colors "pop" more. This along with the wide color gamut really brought the colors to life. But, I will definitely say that it was annoying to use Windows 10 HDR mode. It did not seem to display the colors accurately. I preferred hooking up my Macbook instead. This is not LG's fault by any means. Windows 10 just has terrible HDR support. LG does provide an app installed via CD for Mac and PC for Onscreen Controls which is very useful. It allows you to have split screen controls. You can set picture parameters for certain applications. If I have to pinpoint some cons, the max refresh rate is 60 Hz but its to be expected at this price point. It is good enough for casual gaming but any more than that and I would recommend higher refresh rates. The stand is also not height adjustable which is annoying. All in all, a great monitor for everyday use!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Top notch 4K monitor

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    GoGoGomez
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    I was in need of a multi purpose monitor and I found what I was looking for in this LG Monitor. The 4K resolution is outstanding and the HDR gets you the bright contrasting colors to go against the deep black for great contrast. The two HDMI inputs work perfectly for what I wanted for my office. I connect one with my laptop to get the bigger screen when I want it for gaming, etc. and then I have my tv streaming device permanently connected to the second input. I can then switch back and forth with the joystick button on the monitor. The monitor does not have speakers, but has an output for my external speakers and I can then control the sound with the joystick on the monitor. An example of how intuitive this monitor is, I had an old streaming device that wasn't 4k. As soon as I connected it the monitor the monitor prompted me, letting me know I wasn't using the resolution the monitor was capable of. I then connected my 4k streaming device and was on my way to an awesome picture with HDR. I have several long performing LG TVs and appliances in my home and this monitor fits right in from a brand I've been relying on and trust.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great value

    Posted
    Technopackrat
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    I needed a new monitor for a second gaming rig and when I saw this monitor I had to jump on it. I mean who doesn't want 4K these days... well as long as it's affordable and you have input that supports it. For the price this LG monitor delivers a pretty good bang for the buck. Pros: + 27" 16:9 aspect ratio is a great size for everyday use as well as gaming + 5ms response time means little or no lag while gaming + VESA mount + 4K IPS display @ 3840 x 2160 resolution + HDR and Freesync support + Preset adjustment for FPS gaming + Decent price point for feature set Cons: - 60Hz is just okay for gaming and there are plenty of monitors out there that are 120Hz or better - No speakers but pass through audio capability - HDMI and DisplayPort input with Aux jack to plug in speakers. Don't see the point. All in all this is a well priced monitor and perfect for any gamer or for streaming 4K content and can be a solid performer for home entertainment or business applications.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Incredible Clarity and Color

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    DMNFL
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    This LG 4k monitor is a winner. It was an upgrade for me from another very good monitor, but that one lacked HDR and was only 2k. Videos played well and were extremely clear before, but playing 4k videos, especially with the HDR on, is crystal clear and the colors really pop. It's a little cliche, but it's like I could reach in and touch what's on the screen because it looks so real. Also, as the cameras pan it's perfectly smooth, just like if you were walking along or turning your head. For everything else, you're just getting a new level of clarity. Text, icons and pictures are razor sharp. Reading is easy because of how clear the text is, but there's a also a reading setting on the monitor that makes it easier on your eyes if you're going to spend a longer time reading. The HDR does make the whites even brighter. I actually turned on dark mode because of it. I'm very happy with this monitor and would recommend it to anyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Blown Away!!

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    TonyB
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    I’m loving my new LG 4K UHD monitor. This thing has a very high resolution display with vibrant colors. I have this screen in my office and due to its size I no longer have trouble reading an entire document on screen without scrolling. Conferencing with this UHD monitor is wonderful. I’m able to see the smallest expressions on faces. Online videos are amazing and set up of this monitor was done quickly with only the use of a phillips screwdriver for assembly of its stand. This monitor has many different connecting ports on back to allow any devices you may have the ability to connect to it. I wish I’d had a monitor like this one years ago, no more need for my glasses. I’m truly blown away by the build quality of it and the picture it provides.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exceeds my needs

    Posted
    CollieOwner
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I have this connected to a 2018 Mac mini. As I understand Apple's branding, a 27" monitor would have to be 5k (rather than this monitor's 4k) to be considered "retina." I have the resolution "scaled" to 3840x2150 (to be big enough to see) and almost have to use a magnifying glass to see pixels. So, the screen looks awesome to me. Monitor has HDMI and Displayport input. Initially, I used the HDMI with the cable that came with the monitor. Occasionally, the screen would just go black for a few seconds and come back. Don't know if it is the monitor, or the Mac HDMI support. Ordered an Amazon Basics USB-C to Displayport cable, and this hasn't happened since I switched the connection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing Monitor

    Posted
    skylord
    • Tech Insider NetworkTech Insider Network

    This monitor is perfect! Size is nice at 27", the 4K resolution is beautiful and the refresh rate is great - flawless. It was extremely easy to attach the stand and so sleek looking! Connects easily with HDMI or DisplayPort, both are included. Videos look amazing on this, colors are crisp and bright, black is actually black, not gray. This is a great monitor, I'm excited to continue using it. I recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent picture quality

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    Mona
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    The picture quality is obviously the most important characteristic. On the down side, there is no height adjustment. Your signal source must be capable of producing 4K signal. I originally hooked it up to 1920x1080 pixels and found that while it can stretch the picture horizontally, it cannot do it vertically. Since my computer was due to be replaced, that was how I solved the problem.

    I would recommend this to a friend