LG has added another monitor to its line-up: one that is aimed at buttery-smooth seekers. Everything about the choices in this panel speak to high refresh rates and low as possible response times. The 27GK750F-B is a 27″, 16:9 ratio monitor (so no fiddling with some games to remove those pesky black bars form the 21:9 monitors). It features a TN panel and a 1080p resolution, which likely won’t deliver the kind of color accuracy, image clarity, and vibrancy as some other panel technologies and higher resolutions. NTSC color coverage stands at an acceptable 72%
On the other hand, TN panels allow for much higher refresh rates and lower response times – LG is quoting 2 ms typical, but down to 1ms with backlight strobing enabled, through the use of Motion Blur Reduction (MBR) tech (which doesn’t work with FreeSync enabled, by the way). This is better than most other competing technologies, and the 1080p resolution will help users’ graphics cards to actually deliver up to the 240 frames per second that this display can, well, display. Max brightness of the display stands at 400 cd/m², which is higher than the usual with this kind of panel. To add to the monitor’s gaming and smoothness chops, there’s also AMD’s FreeSync tech at play here, though it’s unclear if there’s a range in which it can be made available, as has been the case with most implementations of the technology.
LG highlights other software features like Black Stabilizer, which makes dark areas lighter and allows for better target acquisition in low-light game environments; Crosshair, which always displays a target point in the center of the screen; and other modes tailored for FPS and RTS genres. The LG 27GK750F-B’s stand features height, tilt, swivel and portrait mode adjustments. Connectivity-wise, we’re looking at 2x HDMI 2.0, 1x DisplayPort 1.2a, and 2x USB 3.0 ports with quick-charge capabilities.
The price for this monitor is interesting for a FreeSync-based, 240 Hz panel: LG is asking that users part with $550. That’s not too bad, is it? Although of course, unless users have the money to buy an RX Vega graphics card, they’ll have to reduce image quality settings on other AMD graphics cards to be able to fully enjoy the 240 Hz this monitor offers.