LG just made the Best Monitor of 2019 – 27GL850 Review

  • Published: 31 July 2019
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    LG’s claim that their new UltraGear lineup of gaming monitors sport 1ms pixel response time is pretty alluring, especially since they already have high refresh rate (144Hz), Adaptive-Sync variable refresh rate, and Nano Cell accurate colors! Check it out here:

    Buy LG UltraGear IPS 1ms 27GL850 on Amazon: geni.us/j1cvE

    More info on LG's site - LG Nano IPS 1ms GtG 27GL850: bit.ly/2SV8I3E

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  • Linus Tech Tips
    Linus Tech Tips   2 weeks back

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    • MrBrander
      MrBrander  17 hours back

      @0:36 I see what you did there. That's Logitech MX518 gaming mouse. The best gaming mouse ever built. I'm still using mine like 10 years after its release, if not even more. (Or is that the relaunch version of it but whatever.)
      Also. I think your shutter speed of your camera just wasn't enough fast to catch clear image of the screen and thus gave the blurry image. But that's still pretty clean image compared to other monitos as you showed.

    • Marcel Mayer
      Marcel Mayer  2 weeks back

      smasung chg70 is still better

    • Jake Alex
      Jake Alex  2 weeks back

      Can you test the monitor while in the shower? I just thought you were testing things that don't make sense to user.

    • Thomas smith
      Thomas smith  2 weeks back

      Yeah nah.. still waiting for a new CRT to be made

  • 이재원
    이재원  3 hours back

    Hey man, thx for your review.
    I also heard about the monitor's faster mode. Their marketing is sucks

    • Max Alexander M
      Max Alexander M  4 hours back

      If it gets 1MS response time with the feature cranked to oblivion what is the normal speed in MS?

      • Tim
        Tim  9 hours back

        What's the response time if it's not on fastest?

        • Jamie Smith
          Jamie Smith  14 hours back

          Can we get TCL to make monitors? It's seems harder to make a good reasonably priced monitor then it does to fkn land a rocket. Jeezus, it cannot be that hard.

          • Jamie Smith
            Jamie Smith  11 hours back

            @Anthony Salierno not when you can get a 55", 4k, Dolby vision tv for $150 less. Monitors are so far behind televisions. It's really the one area of PC gaming that hasn't caught up to the rest of the advancements and price/performance as the rest of the PC experience.

          • Anthony Salierno
            Anthony Salierno  12 hours back

            This is reasonable for the specs

        • D:
          D:  2 days back

          It takes more than low pixel response to eliminate motion blur. Why doesn't this monitor have a motion blur reduction mode??? Or does it have some kind of rolling-scan mode ?

          • Nikola Sotra
            Nikola Sotra  2 days back

            That spray though😍😍

            • DokCrAzYJoKeR
              DokCrAzYJoKeR  2 days back

              better this or benq xl 2546?

              • Dark Sentinel
                Dark Sentinel  2 days back

                7:01 Crap ergonomics of a stand in monobrow style in 3... 2... 1...

                • Geoworld
                  Geoworld  2 days back

                  And for how much money oh yeah best quality for your money but what if we don’t have the money to pay for the quality🤔

                  • SheLovesItWhenYouPullOutThatPhenomenalDissertation

                    like 10 things that are fake with that advertising

                    • Ahmad Meskro1
                      Ahmad Meskro1  3 days back

                      For now yes but there will be better phones

                      • David Pálka
                        David Pálka  3 days back

                        I think about msi optix ag32cq for the similar price, what about that one? Or Samsung C32JG56, or Acer XZ321Q :) Any experiences?

                        • Nick Marengo
                          Nick Marengo  3 days back

                          Link to amazon brings to a search? Can you not buy this monitor on amazon?

                          • Saljon
                            Saljon  3 days back

                            It's ALREADY a hundred bucks more expensive pretty much everywhere.
                            I really hate this shit. Nowadays everything gets ridiculously more expensive just moments after the actual release, just so that companies can claim a certain price bracket that's lower than the real deal in the end. (NVidia being the worst offender of this)

                            And no, this particular one has nothing to do with supply and demand, those obvious price- errr ... "changes" are dictated by the supplier.

                            • Michael Litens
                              Michael Litens  3 days back

                              EaseUS bundled with malware do some research!!!

                              • Absolute Thinker
                                Absolute Thinker  3 days back

                                1.5 million views... LG owes you bro.

                                • Colby Bastian
                                  Colby Bastian  3 days back

                                  Hey, it's not the newest or flashiest, but the Sceptre E255B is a really good TN monitor with a 1ms response time at 165Hz for $165. It's a great model to do a video on, because it's cropping up in a lot of videos about sweet-spot monitors. Might be a good choice for a "why the fuck are people buying this" episode.

                                  • Macau Gr
                                    Macau Gr  3 days back

                                    Another Best monitor! :D i would have used "new best monitor" instead

                                    • MC Squidward
                                      MC Squidward  4 days back

                                      how much for a blowie? you're packing meat

                                      • Nerdiac
                                        Nerdiac  4 days back

                                        How can this be the best monitor of the year and only 27"?

                                        You're lying to us, Linus Sex Tips.

                                        • Aourun Likeit
                                          Aourun Likeit  4 days back

                                          really this cost 5k where i live and the 38" cost 20k comeon LG wtf is that price range

                                          • Tim
                                            Tim  1 days back

                                            Wtf is wrong with where you live

                                        • Mr11ESSE111
                                          Mr11ESSE111  4 days back

                                          he play stupid CSGo!! most buggy ,broken ,laggy with full of cheaters game on net and bad unlogic maded too because range of glock ,magnum and similar and range of sniper are basically same so programmers know shit about this weapons in reality

                                          • Yoo Toob
                                            Yoo Toob  4 days back

                                            Linux tech tips

                                            • Matt Co
                                              Matt Co  4 days back

                                              Linus, please can you get one of these and test it: 38GL950G

                                              • Andries Malan
                                                Andries Malan  4 days back

                                                Is ANY amount of motion blur acceptable ? Clearly my only conclusions is that 1ms is NOT good enough. I already use a 165hz monitor, clearly I will have to wait another 2 years before there is anything even worth buying.

                                                When will we get 0.3ms pixel response times with no artefacts?

                                                I mean there was a time when people pretended it was OK to be forced to choose between frame stutter and frame tearing.

                                                I am sorry, but stutter of any perceptable amount is NOT acceptable, and no amount of screen tearing is acceptable, and neither is any blurring or ghosting.

                                                I would be happy to have all of the above at QHD only, for say a 3000 USD price tag.

                                                HDR would be nice, but not even required if I could have all of the above, and I am not even asking for 4K in this, because I only ask for things that are realistically possible in the current year.

                                                • Aang Aang
                                                  Aang Aang  4 days back

                                                  Linus is so bad at CSGO

                                                  • no-fkn- chill
                                                    no-fkn- chill  4 days back

                                                    Can anyone please give any input as to how bad the IPS glow/ Back light bleed is on this monitor?

                                                    • Michael Angst
                                                      Michael Angst  5 days back

                                                      Can you ever do a gaming and movie watching test on a 98 inch commercial tv displays like the NEC C981Q please? There are literally no reviews written or video wise on them

                                                      • I smell Prey
                                                        I smell Prey  5 days back

                                                        is it worth to upgrade from 4ms ips monitor to this monitor " my monitor is ( Acer Predator XB271HU )

                                                        • C Breeden
                                                          C Breeden  5 days back

                                                          My new lg monitor crapped after a year. Wont buy lg again. Reason why they have the low price.

                                                          • Daniel Exists
                                                            Daniel Exists  5 days back

                                                            at some point... does it matter

                                                            • prOkrEAt
                                                              prOkrEAt  5 days back

                                                              Currently unavailable. 🤣

                                                              • Dayal Singh
                                                                Dayal Singh  5 days back

                                                                HDR is shittt.

                                                                • latuman
                                                                  latuman  5 days back

                                                                  Monitors that have "1ms response time" vary greatly in input lag. Lowest are about 4, some over 10. Why can't they just say the measured input lag so I can pick the fastest one? It's painful to find out this info yourself from a million reviews and databases that don't even have every model tested.

                                                                  • MrTopVideo
                                                                    MrTopVideo  5 days back

                                                                    What is its "frame-rate G-Sync zone"?

                                                                    • Flawlezz91
                                                                      Flawlezz91  5 days back

                                                                      since it's "g-sync compatible" it's supposed to have a VRR range of at least 2.4:1 (e.g. 60Hz-144Hz).

                                                                  • Laff Soap
                                                                    Laff Soap  5 days back

                                                                    Can we get a 1080p version?

                                                                    • Captain Jack Aubrey of the Royal Navy

                                                                      Why does a monitor review have 1.5 million views? Lol.

                                                                      • Captain Jack Aubrey of the Royal Navy

                                                                        Is it VESA mountable?

                                                                        • slctdmbntwrx
                                                                          slctdmbntwrx  5 days back

                                                                          Can you please compare this to their new C9 oled for gaming?

                                                                          • Hog Shark
                                                                            Hog Shark  6 days back

                                                                            Too bad, I need 240hz, already running 144hz 1ms

                                                                            • Not Gayming
                                                                              Not Gayming  6 days back

                                                                              So does it have gsync then?

                                                                              • Vasilis Green
                                                                                Vasilis Green  6 days back


                                                                                • Vasilis Green
                                                                                  Vasilis Green  2 days back

                                                                                  @inQ xo that's the point of my hashtag. Wait for it to be ready for widespread use. Btw, burn in isn't easy to do, you need to really abuse the screen.

                                                                                • inQ xo
                                                                                  inQ xo  2 days back


                                                                              • do not press
                                                                                do not press  6 days back

                                                                                whys official price is set to 700 dollar in korea? its korean product...

                                                                                • alopez1374
                                                                                  alopez1374  6 days back

                                                                                  Now make it 24" 😒😒

                                                                                  • Cold Venture
                                                                                    Cold Venture  6 days back

                                                                                    And here comes a main point
                                                                                    Does it have headphone jack??

                                                                                    • Sol Ascending
                                                                                      Sol Ascending  6 days back

                                                                                      If it gets 1MS response time with the feature cranked to oblivion what is the normal speed in MS?

                                                                                      • Sol Ascending
                                                                                        Sol Ascending  3 days back

                                                                                        @Mike Taylor Jr. 😭😭😭🤤

                                                                                      • Mike Taylor Jr.
                                                                                        Mike Taylor Jr.  3 days back

                                                                                        Sol Ascending me too, I really just want a 2k 144hz ips monitor

                                                                                      • Sol Ascending
                                                                                        Sol Ascending  3 days back

                                                                                        @Mike Taylor Jr. If it's 2 or 3 MS I may still get it.

                                                                                      • Mike Taylor Jr.
                                                                                        Mike Taylor Jr.  3 days back

                                                                                        Sol Ascending exactly

                                                                                    • Admiral Quack
                                                                                      Admiral Quack  6 days back

                                                                                      It’s 1ms on the Fast or Faster setting?