LG 27UP850 Review

Welcome to my LG 27UP850 Review. I am currently utilizing the latest version of one of LG’s most popular 4K IPS monitors, the LG 27UP850-W, which is specifically designed for everyday use.

The wide gamut IPS panel excels at various tasks, including gaming, and the inclusion of USB-C makes it a strong contender for business solutions. I’ll evaluate whether the LG 27UP850-W stands out as an upgrade compared to its best-selling predecessors.

LG 27UP850-W Review

At a fair price, I find the LG 27UK850 to perform on par with the top Ultra HD displays I’ve reviewed, delivering impressive gaming performance and precise color calibration for professionals.

LG 27UP850-W Review

LG 27UP850-W Specs

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Screen Size27 InchesThe monitor’s diagonal screen size is 27 inches.
Resolution3840 x 2160 4KThe monitor has a 4K Ultra HD resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels for crisp and clear visuals.
Aspect Ratio16:9The monitor has a widescreen aspect ratio of 16:9, suitable for most media content.
Panel TechnologyIn-Plane Switching (IPS)The IPS panel technology provides accurate colors and wide viewing angles.
Refresh Rate60HzThe monitor has a refresh rate of 60Hz, suitable for general use and casual gaming.
Response Time5msThe monitor has a 5ms response time, reducing motion blur and ghosting in fast-moving scenes.
Contrast Ratio1000:1The monitor has a 1000:1 contrast ratio, offering a good balance between bright and dark areas.
Brightness400 cd/m²The monitor has a brightness level of 400 cd/m², providing sufficient brightness for most environments.
Built-in SpeakersYes (2 x 5 Watts)The monitor includes built-in stereo speakers with 5 Watts of power each.
Stand: HeightYesThe stand allows for height adjustment to suit your viewing preferences.
Stand: TiltYesThe stand supports tilting the monitor for optimal viewing angles.
Stand: SwivelNoThe stand does not support swiveling the monitor.
Stand: PivotYesThe stand allows pivoting the monitor, which is useful for portrait mode.
VESA CompatibilityYes (100 x 100)The monitor is VESA mount compatible with a 100 x 100 mm pattern.
ConnectivityDisplayPort 1.4 x 1, HDMI 2.0 x 2, USB-C PD96W x1, USB 3.0 x 2, 3.5mm Audio JackThe monitor offers multiple connectivity options for video, data, and audio.
Dimensions With Stand24.2″ x22.4″ x 10.5″The monitor’s dimensions with the stand attached are 24.2 inches wide, 22.4 inches high, and 10.5 inches deep.
Weight13 lbsThe monitor weighs 13 lbs, making it relatively easy to move and adjust.

LG 27UP850-W Performance

I observed very little backlight bleeding and IPS glow on the LG 27UK850 4K monitor. Additionally, the input lag was exceptional, measuring at approximately 10ms.

In my opinion, the monitor’s performance was impeccable. The extensive 178° viewing angles ensured that the visual display appeared stunning from every perspective.

Additionally, the LG 27UK850 boasts a flicker-free display and comes equipped with a built-in filter to safeguard against harmful low-blue lights.

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LG 27UP850-W Performance

While playing games, I made changes to the ‘Response Time’ option in the OSD (On-Screen Display) menu by selecting ‘Faster’ to attain the promised 5ms response time.

In addition, I haven’t observed any noticeable ghosting or motion blur in fast-moving video games. Although, if you’re used to displays with higher refresh rates, the 60Hz refresh rate may seem slow. Nevertheless, if you value superior graphics over performance, the 4K resolution makes up for it and then some.

LG 27UP850-W Connectivity and Designs

The design of the monitor is sleek and contemporary, with slim borders that enable it to blend into any setting seamlessly.

Additionally, it boasts adaptable ergonomics, such as a maximum 110mm height adjustment, -5°/20° tilt, 90° pivot, and VESA mount compatibility of 100 x 100mm. Nevertheless, the display lacks the ability to swivel to the left or right.

The LG 27UK850 monitor boasts an impressive array of connectivity options, including dual HDMI 2.0 ports, DisplayPort 1.2, a USB-C port, a dual USB 3.0 hub, a headphone jack, and two high-quality 5W MaxxAudio speakers built-in.

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LG 27UP850-W Connectivity and Designs

With the USB-C port, I am able to transfer 4K video, audio, data, and power to a compatible device all at once using a single cable. This port supports DisplayPort Alternate Mode and can deliver up to 60W of power.

Please keep in mind that if the USB-C port is not being utilized as the upstream port, the USB hub’s bandwidth will be restricted to USB 2.0.

I’m able to stream 4K UHD content from Netflix, Amazon Video, and other platforms thanks to the HDCP 2.2 support on all display connectors. FreeSync also works with a 40-60Hz dynamic range on both HDMI and DisplayPort.

LG 27UK850-W Picture quality

For professional photo editing tasks, the LG 27UK850-W monitor is an exceptional choice. Its IPS panel produces precise, uniform, and vivid colors, guaranteeing the delivery of outstanding results.

This monitor boasts an impressive 10-bit color depth, achieved through a combination of 8-bit and 2-bit FRC technology. Additionally, it comes pre-calibrated to deliver stunningly accurate color representation across 99% of the sRGB color space.

The 4K UHD resolution provides stunning detail clarity with over 8 million pixels, resulting in a high pixel density of 163 pixels per inch on the 27-inch screen.

Due to the high pixel density, I need to scale up the interface, which makes everything larger, crisper, and more detailed.

Moreover, the typical peak brightness of 350 nits receives a small yet noticeable boost to 450 nits when viewing HDR-compatible content.

It appears that the HDR viewing experience of LG 27UK850 falls short in terms of color gamut and contrast ratio. Meeting VESA’s entry-level HDR400 certification requires a minimum of 90% DCI-P3 color gamut, which seems to be lacking in this particular monitor.

While the LG 27UK850 does exhibit vibrant HDR content, it may not quite measure up to the superior quality of more advanced (and pricier) HDR monitors.

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