LG UltraGear 27GR83Q-B 240Hz QHD IPS with HDMI 2.1As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases made using the “Buy” button at the bottom of this post. Where possible, you'll be redirected to your nearest store. Further information on supporting our work.
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.
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.
The monitor is listed for ~$600 USD with similar pricing expected in other regions.