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LG 27GL83A-B Review: Outstanding 27-Inch, IPS Panel, with 144Hz Refresh Rate Display

The LG 27GL83A-B monitor is one of the latest and new state of the art monitor that LG has produced. The display performs well, and with its great aesthetics, users can get the best of both worlds.

With its quick performance and image quality, the LG 27GL83A-B makes the display great for both gaming and producing alike.

The monitor design is elegant, and the stand is ergonomic by design as well, allowing users to have the option of future upgrades needed.

Before investing in your next display upgrade, let’s dive deep into the LG 27GL83A-B’s design, performance, and features that it provides.

Specifications

  • Display Size: 27-Inches
  •  Resolution: 2560×1440 QHD
  •  Refresh Rate: 144Hz
  •  Response Time: 1ms
  •  Panel Type: IPS
  •  Screen Aspect Ratio: 16:9
  •  Contrast Ratio: 1000:1
  •  Brightness: 350 cd/m^2
  •  VESA Mount Compatible: Yes (100x100mm)
  •  I/O Connections: 1x DisplayPort 1.2, 2x HDMI 2.0, 1x 3.5mm Headphone Jack
  •  Weight: 14-lbs
LG 27GL83A-B 27 Tilted View

Display Design

The LG 27GL83A-B is a 27-inch display, with an elegant and futuristic design to the overall frame. The screen is made up of high-quality plastic material and with a matte-black color finish to it. And with the excellent colors, it adds to the aesthetic looks which users can admire from a viewing distance.

With a thin bezel design and a wide-screen, users can be able to appreciate the beauty of the display and be more immersed in the multimedia and gaming moments. And with a thin bezel design, you’ll be able to connect two or three monitors side by side and have a battle-station ready for command.

Also, the monitor stand serves a solid foundation and won’t wobble when slightly moved or nudged, thanks to its V-shaped base design. The stand is ergonomic by design, and you’ll be able to adjust the monitors’ height, tilt, and pivot.

If, for a reason, if you’re not entirely with the default stand, you’ll be able to opt-in for a VESA mount (100x100mm). With the VESA, the monitor can be a lot flexible in movability.

You can find the OSD panel, which is located at the bottom of the monitor and is very convenient when scrolling through the OSD menu due to its joystick design, which is super convenient when navigating through the menu.

And you’ll also be able to find the I/O connections in the back rear of the monitor, which is very easy to find and convenient to install. The connections consist of one DisplayPort 1.2, two HDMI 2.0, and one 3.5mm headphone input. You can also invest in an HDMI switch and connect multiple devices into the display as well, such as a SNES classic, or other electronics. And you’ll also be able to hook up your high performing headphones as well.

The monitor weighs in 14-lbs, which is pretty light and making the monitor easy to transport around when necessary and convenient for traveling.

Performance and Features

The LG 27GL83A-B has a resolution of 2560×1440 QHD, with a refresh rate of 144Hz and a quick 1ms response time, which makes this display perfect for gaming. The resolution is excellent, and you won’t be able to see any pixels as well.

Also, the monitor has a contrast ratio of 1000:1 and a brightness level of 350 cd/m^2, making it powerful in brightness. Also, the image sharpness is on point, and color accuracy is excellent, as well. And with an average Delta-E of 1.5 making the display awesome.

The LG 27GL83A-B has a full range and accurate color gamut. And thanks to its 99% sRGB,98% DCI-P3, the monitor will provide you precise super colors making the LG 27GL83A-B great for both creatives and gamers alike. Also making this display one of the best monitor for photography as well, thanks to its vast color coverage.

Being an IPS panel, the viewing angle is much wider. Images and color will remain accurate when you’re viewing the display from different angles as well.

With the 1ms response time and a 144Hz refresh rate the LG 27GL83A-B provides, you’ll be able to gain the upper advantage when it boils down to competitive gaming. With an input lag of 4.5ms, the LG 27GL83A-B is one of the fastest IPS panels out there in the market.

And there won’t be any need to use the “overdrive” feature that the monitor provides because there wasn’t any ghosting nor trailing during fast-paced scenes. When turning on overdrive, you may see a few graphical artifacts but not to a significant noticeable level.

The LG 27GL83A-B is FreeSync capable and also is G-Sync certified, so you won’t have any issues when gaming if you do have an Nvidia graphics card. Once FreeSync is enabled, the monitor runs smoothly during fast-paced action scenes, and there is no screen tearing nor lag involved.

There wasn’t any backlight bleeding present for the LG 27GL83A-B display, which is another plus. Also, there were no dead pixels as well, making this display superb in our books.

Pros

  • Fast 144Hz refresh rate for an IPS panel
  •  Quick 1ms response time
  •  Color accuracy is on point
  •  Contrat and brightness levels are great

Cons

  • Stand doesn’t swivel
  •  No USB ports

Conclusion

Overall the LG 27GL83A-B display is outstanding for gaming and producing alike, making this display one of best monitor for console gaming as well. With its accurate colors and crisp and vivid images, producers and gamers can now fully appreciate what this monitor can do.

But it would be awesome if the display had USB ports to plug into, but this shouldn’t be an issue.

The LG 27GL83A-B is an outstanding IPS panel making the display great for gaming and producing creative work.

Its OSD joystick function is very convenient and intuitive when it boils down to navigating through the monitor.

The color is very vibrant, and the refresh rate is fast, making the LG 27GL83A-B great for all uses. So if you’re thinking about upgrading to a new monitor, then you’ll have to consider the LG 27GL83A-B display.

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