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LG 27GL650F-B Review

If you’re looking for a new monitor to upgrade to, then you may have to consider the LG 27GL650F-B monitor.

The LG 27GL650F-B is an IPS panel with a high refresh rate for serious gamers and combined image quality for creative producers.

This monitor will provide the best of both worlds of quality and fast performance, and with its architectural built, it will immerse you in the display experience.

With its excellent design and aesthetically pleasing built, the LG 27GL650F-B packs the features and performances required for serious users.

So before investing in the LG 27GL650F-B display, let’s dive deep into what the design, performance, and features will provide. 

Specifications

  • Display Size: 27-Inches
  • Resolution: 1920×1080 FHD
  • Panel Type: IPS
  •  Refresh Rate: 144Hz
  •  Response Time: 5ms
  • Contrast Ratio: 1000:1
  • Brightness: 400 cd/m^2
  • Built-In Speakers: Yes
  • I/O Connectivity: 1x HDMI 1.4, 1x DisplayPort 1.2, 1x DVI-DL, 1x Audio Jack
  • VESA Mount Compatible: Yes
  • Weight: 14-lbs

 Display Design

The LG 27GL650F-B monitor has a simple and elegant design of the whole structure. With its beautiful matte-black finish and high-quality plastic material used, you’ll have a display that can be admired from afar.

With its thin build, the display appears sleek and aesthetically pleasing to the eye. You’ll find that the front screen doesn’t have any bezels, so it’s bezel-free. And with no bezels, users and gamers alike can experience more immersion during their gaming and multimedia sessions.

The LG 27GL650F-B is big enough that you’ll be able to have plenty of screen real estate for you to work on and have multiple projects open at the same time.

And you can also combine two or even three of the same monitors altogether and create a battle-station ready for your command.

The stand has a strong foundation with an excellent v-shaped base to support the LG 27GL650F-B. When slightly nudged or move, the monitor doesn’t seem to wobble or move, which is a plus. With an ergonomic stand, users can make height adjustments, tilt, and pivot.

For whatever reason, you can also swap out the stock stand and opt-in for a 100x100mm VESA mount if you like. With the VESA mount, the display will have more movability.

The OSD panel is located at the bottom of the monitor. It uses a joystick instead of the traditional buttons, which is very convenient for users navigating through the OSD menu.

The I/O connectivity ports can be found in the rear right side of the panel. They consist of one HDMI 1.4, one DisplayPort 1.2, one DVI-DL, and one audio jack. You can also invest in an HDMI switch as well and add multiple devices to the LG 27GL650F-B.

 Overall, the design looks great, and with a stable stand, the display has a solid foundation. And the connectivity ports are easy to spot and connect to. Alongside the OSD panel, which uses a joystick, that itself is very convenient as well.

Performance and Features

The LG 27GL650F-B is measured at 27-inches, with a significant enough screen real estate for users to plan on doing extra work and while gaming in the process. And with a resolution of 1920×1080, users will get to experience the crisp pixels that the LG 27GL650F-B offers.

The display is an IPS panel with a refresh rate of 144Hz and a response time of 5ms, which is pretty fast for gaming and should suffice for competitive gaming as well. Input lag is relatively low as well around 4 to 5ms and shouldn’t give gamers any screentime lag.

With a contrast ratio of 1000:1 and a brightness level of 400 cd/m^2, the LG 27GL650F-B is bright and luminous in image and color quality. The 400 cd/m^2 makes it great to see the richest darks and the brilliant lights.

The 99% sRGB also makes the LG 27GL650F-B display great for pursuing creative work such as video and photo editing. Creatives, producers and gamers alike can all benefit from this as well, thanks to its color accuracy.

The monitor is FreeSync enabled, and for users that have an Nvidia graphics card, you’ll be able to use G-Sync as well without any issues since the LG 27GL650F-B is G-Sync certified. Once FreeSync is one, you’ll be able to experience gaming to a new level without any screen tearing, nor lag, and no ghosting. Freesync is especially helpful during fast-paced action scenes, as well.

Gamers can also enable the “overdrive” feature, which lets the display run fast to its full potential and is helpful during fast-paced scenes. However, gamers may experience a few motion artifacts, but not to a significant level, so this shouldn’t be an issue.

There is no backlight bleeding present, and no dead pixels to be found, which is an added bonus to the LG 27GL650F-B monitor.

Pros 

  • Fast performing, with 144Hz of refresh rate and a 5ms response time, making it excellent for gaming
  • Bright and full of colors, may have to turn down the brightness a bit when first opening out of the box
  • Supports G-Sync for Nvidia users
  •  Viewing angel is awesome
  •  Fast for an IPS panel

Cons

  • None at all

Conclusion

The LG 27GL650F-B is, an excellent overall IPS panel, to invest in. The display will provide you fast performance with the color accuracy as well, making the LG 27GL650F-B very versatile when it boils down to producing and gaming.

But if you still want to have your options open, you can check out some of the other 144Hz monitors or the faster 240Hz monitors as well.

Overall the LG 27GL650F-B is an outstanding display to have; it may cost a bit, but if budget isn’t an issue, then, by all means, grab the LG 27GL650F-B today.

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