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LG 32GP850 180Hz 32″ Nano IPS model

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~32″ screens can provide an enjoyable and immersive experience, whilst allowing you to sit a little further back from the screen if you wish. The LG 32GP850 (32GP850-B owing to black rear) is ~32″ addition to the UltraGear lineup which offers this, with a focus on vibrant and consistent output and good responsiveness from its high refresh rate Nano IPS panel. The aesthetics are in keep with others in the series. Slightly ‘gamery’ but not in the same overt manner as some models. Matte black plastics are used extensively, with a few red touches for some visual interest. The top and side bezels are dual-stage, including a slim panel border that’s flush with the rest of the screen. Plus a slender hard plastic outer part. The OSD (On Screen Display) is controlled by a joystick that faces downwards in the centre of the bottom bezel.

UltraGear aesthetics

The monitor adopts a 31.5″ 2560 x 1440 (WQHD or 1440p) Nano IPS panel. This includes a light matte anti-glare screen surface and has a 1000:1 static contrast ratio and 178°/178° viewing angles specified. A 180Hz (165Hz + internal factory overclock) refresh rate is supported, alongside Adaptive-Sync. This includes AMD FreeSync Premium and Nvidia’s ‘G-SYNC Compatible Mode’ – the monitor is specifically certified for Nvidia’s VRR technology. A 48 – 180Hz VRR range plus LFC is assumed. 10-bit (8-bit + FRC) colour support is included, with a flicker-free WLED backlight offering a 98% DCI-P3 colour gamut and 350 cd/m² typical maximum luminance. The monitor offers basic HDR support, responding to HDR10 support but without even the lowest VESA DisplayHDR level achieved. The colour gamut and 10-bit colour support can still potentially be put to good use, however. A 1ms grey to grey response time is specified, but as usual don’t pay too much attention to this figure. An integrated low input lag technology is included; DAS (Dynamic Action Sync).

An MBR strobe backlight mode is included. The included stand offers tilt, height and pivot adjustment and attaches using a quick-release mechanism. 100 x 100mm VESA mounting is included for alternative mounting. The ports face backwards, to the right of the stand attachment point. These include; DP 1.4, 2 HDMI 2.0 ports, 2 USB 3.0 ports (plus upstream), a 3.5mm headphone jack and DC power input (external ‘power brick’). A ‘Black Stabilizer’ gamma enhancement mode is included to enhance visibility in dark scenes, for a competitive edge. Whilst an on-screen crosshair and ‘FPS Counter’ (refresh rate display) is also included.

VESA holes included

Further details can be found on the manufacturer’s website. The monitor is listed for ~$600 USD. A version without the 180Hz overclock or USB ports is also available, the 32GP83B (32GP83B-B)

LG 32GP850