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LG UltraGear 27GR83Q-B 240Hz QHD IPS with HDMI 2.1

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240Hz QHD monitors can be diverse options for a multitude of uses, including gaming competitively. The LG 27GR83Q (27GR83Q-B owing to the mainly black rear) of the UltraGear gaming monitor series provides this. HDMI 2.1 support is offered with a 120Hz ‘4K’ UHD downsampling mode providing good flexibility for games consoles like the Xbox Series X and PS5. The screen has familiar styling for the series, with plenty of matte black materials. The top and side bezels are dual-stage with slim panel border flush with the rest of the screen, plus thin hard plastic outer part. The bottom bezel has a glossy underhanging strip which houses some of the electronics. The OSD (On Screen Display) is controlled by a joystick facing downwards in the central region of this strip.

Mainly matte, with glossy underhang

A 27″ 2560 x 1440 (QHD or 1440p) IPS-type panel is used, with 240Hz refresh rate supported. Adaptive-Sync is offered (HDMI 2.1 VRR also assumed), allowing technologies such as Nvidia ‘G-SYNC Compatible’ and AMD FreeSync Premium to be used, with 48 – 240Hz VRR range plus LFC. Other points of note include a 1000:1 static contrast ratio, 178°/178° viewing angles and 10-bit colour support. A matte anti-glare screen surface is provided and flicker-free WLED backlight used, offering a 95% DCI-P3 colour gamut and 400 cd/m²+ typical maximum luminance. VESA DisplayHDR 400 support is included, allowing the screen to respond to HDR10 content in a basic way. With 10-bit colour processing and the fairly generous gamut put to potentially good use, but without necessitating local dimming or a high brightness by HDR standards. A 1ms grey to grey response time is specified, a figure you shouldn’t pay too much attention to as usual. The stand can be removed via quick-release to reveal 100 x 100mm VESA holes, with the included stand offering tilt, height adjustment and pivot into portrait. The ports mainly face backwards in a recessed area to the right of the stand attachment point and include; 2 USB 3.0 ports plus Type-B upstream, DP 1.4 (with DSC), 2 HDMI 2.1 ports and a DC power input (external ‘power brick’). A downwards-facing 4 pole 3.5mm headphone/microphone jack is also included beneath the bottom bezel, with support for DTS Headphone:X.

Mainly matte, with glossy underhang

The monitor is listed for ~$600 USD with similar pricing expected in other regions.

LG 27GR83Q-B