Not bad for USD $500 …
Being able to play at 4K resolutions is a palpable reality that has been consolidated with the launch of the new NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2000 Series. To do so, however, it is necessary to have a monitor with 4K support, and that is where LG Electronics has put its new bet in this area on the table. The new LG 32UK5500-B is a monitor with 4K resolution (3840 x 2160), HDR10 support, and covers 95% of the DCI-P3 color space (100% sRGB color gamut). Also important, it integrates AMD FreeSync technology to offer a dynamic refresh rate that in this case can hit between 40 and 60 Hz.
This new monitor is based on a 31.5-inch VA panel (178°/178° viewing angles) that is factory-calibrated. The display offers its users a native brightness of 300 nits, a contrast ratio of 3000:1, a response time of 4 ms GtG and a refresh rate of 60 Hz, but there are other features clearly oriented to gamers.
One of them is a Black Stabilizer that acts on luminance allows the user to control black contrast in order to have better visibility in dark scenes, for example in games. Dynamic Action Sync (DAS) is another technology designed to assist gaming experiences, and it helps to reduce input lag, something specially useful on FPS games.
The monitor includes two HDMI 2.0a ports and a DisplayPort 1.2 input in addition to an audio output, and although we have two 5 W speakers, we won’t find USB ports on this display. The LG 32UK550-B will be available in Japan on October 11 with an MSRP of ¥55,000 without taxes, which puts its price at about $500. It is expected to be available outside that country at a similar price.