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27" LG 27GL850-B UltraGear QHD IPS LED FreeSync Monitor w/ HDR Monitor $429.99 + Free S/H

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27" LG 27GL850-B UltraGear QHD IPS LED FreeSync Monitor w/ HDR Monitor $429.99 + Free S/H

Best Buy via Google Shopping [google.com] has 27" LG 27GL850-B UltraGear QHD IPS LED FreeSync Monitor w/ HDR on sale for $429.99 ($449.99-$20 with code JANSAVE20). Shipping is free.

This is likely the lowest price ever for this highly rated monitor [rtings.com].

Specs:
  • Resolution: 2560x1440 (2K Quad HD)
  • Refresh Rate: 144Hz
  • Response Time: 1ms
  • Contrast Ratio: 1,000:1
  • G-Sync Technology/FreeSync
  • Inputs
  • 2x HDMI
  • 2x USB 3.0
  • DisplayPort
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This is in my opinion, The best Gaming Monitor on the market right now for the price. I recently just got one and it has a very impressive array of features for only 500$ - after a sale its a no brainer.

Just to name a few -

Adaptive Sync 2 which is verified for Gsync (it has the Nvidia Gsync sticker on it when you purchase it)

The color on this monitor is just breathtaking - the depth and clarity of the colors can't be stated enough.

Very minimal IPS glow, My panel is so good I can't even see IPS glow in a dark room. Whatever has been done to these new NanoIPS panels, LG seems to have found a way to mute down the IPS Glow complaints.

Absolutely 0 ghosting at 144 HZ.

The only downside is it has below average black uniformity and contrast but that is also typical of all IPS panels.

If you're in the market for a monitor and this is in your budget - Short of spending 1400$ you aren't gonna find a better panel for all gaming endeavors. HDR and 4k Gaming are also years away without spending thousands of dollars, so you will be future proof for at least the next 2-3 years as well.
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Mine came in tonight and I FULLY concur this thing is gorgeous! I paid $446 for mine on Amazon deal but it's perfect and I'm not risking spending it back to save the 16 or so dollars lol but I highly recommend.
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Also available on Amazon for $446. The $20 off on this deal applies after tax so it really might not be as much of a discount as you'd expect depending where you live. If you have the Amazon Prime Visa it can actually come out to less with the 5% rewards and you get fast shipping (again the tax depends where you live). Came out to about $10 less through Amazon for me.
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Also available on Amazon for $446. The $20 off on this deal applies after tax so it really might not be as much of a discount as you'd expect depending where you live. If you have the Amazon Prime Visa it can actually come out to less with the 5% rewards and you get fast shipping (again the tax depends where you live). Came out to about $10 less through Amazon for me.
Good call I forgot about the 5% back on Amazon Visa and the points.
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This is in my opinion, The best Gaming Monitor on the market right now for the price. I recently just got one and it has a very impressive array of features for only 500$ - after a sale its a no brainer.

Just to name a few -

Adaptive Sync 2 which is verified for Gsync (it has the Nvidia Gsync sticker on it when you purchase it)

The color on this monitor is just breathtaking - the depth and clarity of the colors can't be stated enough.

Very minimal IPS glow, My panel is so good I can't even see IPS glow in a dark room. Whatever has been done to these new NanoIPS panels, LG seems to have found a way to mute down the IPS Glow complaints.

Absolutely 0 ghosting at 144 HZ.

The only downside is it has below average black uniformity and contrast but that is also typical of all IPS panels.

If you're in the market for a monitor and this is in your budget - Short of spending 1400$ you aren't gonna find a better panel for all gaming endeavors. HDR and 4k Gaming are also years away without spending thousands of dollars, so you will be future proof for at least the next 2-3 years as well.
100% agreed. You do not need a 4K monitor. 1440p is the sweet spot I have the exact same monitor. $450 last December 2019. Black levels are decent with proper tweaking. Zero dead pixels and LG NanoColor is equivalent to Samsung's QLED or Quantum Dot same technology different marketing name. The colors ar eso rich and vibrant that's all I wanted for gaming.
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Bought this, black level are shit. but that's expected on all IPS. Doesn't look very vivid because the low and mid-tones are so washed out (floaty).

Image depth is as awful as any other IPS, buh... bright scenes of most games look ok. Don't try doom 2016 on this, shadow detail is abysmal.

I agree motion clarity is fantastic. but movies look terribad..

My i1disp pro measures 1100:1 contrast ratio, 980:1 post calibration, vs 3300:1 on my samsung curved VA, and 6700:1 on my VA TV.

Overall, good monitor for what its intended use..

Tip for making IPS look good, turn the room lights ALL the way up, as bright as possible. Basically, you need an Entire wall as bias lighting, otherwise, it just looks faded.
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This is in my opinion, The best Gaming Monitor on the market right now for the price. I recently just got one and it has a very impressive array of features for only 500$ - after a sale its a no brainer.

Just to name a few -

Adaptive Sync 2 which is verified for Gsync (it has the Nvidia Gsync sticker on it when you purchase it)

The color on this monitor is just breathtaking - the depth and clarity of the colors can't be stated enough.

Very minimal IPS glow, My panel is so good I can't even see IPS glow in a dark room. Whatever has been done to these new NanoIPS panels, LG seems to have found a way to mute down the IPS Glow complaints.

Absolutely 0 ghosting at 144 HZ.

The only downside is it has below average black uniformity and contrast but that is also typical of all IPS panels.

If you're in the market for a monitor and this is in your budget - Short of spending 1400$ you aren't gonna find a better panel for all gaming endeavors. HDR and 4k Gaming are also years away without spending thousands of dollars, so you will be future proof for at least the next 2-3 years as well.
I just got an Asus VG27AQ from Microcenter for the same price ($430) - I did compare the two but the LG was like $600. Reviews say they're pretty comparable - and I haven't opened the Asus yet (can still return if I do).

Any thoughts on these two? The Asus has backlight blur reduction that works with g-sync/freesync, but I have no idea what that looks like or how important it is.
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This is in my opinion, The best Gaming Monitor on the market right now for the price. I recently just got one and it has a very impressive array of features for only 500$ - after a sale its a no brainer.

Just to name a few -

Adaptive Sync 2 which is verified for Gsync (it has the Nvidia Gsync sticker on it when you purchase it)
But sadly if you're like me and on a 970 GTX you won't be able to use Gsync. GSync-compatible vs classic GSync I guess.

All of this just to make me upgrade my GPU. Sneaky bastards Smilie
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Worth digging deeper depending on what you are looking for.
The 27GL83A-B is not the same panel as the GL850-B but it does offer similar main specs. 1440P, IPS, 144hz, 350nits. The main difference between the new 27GL83A and the 27GL850 appears to be the use of a standard sRGB gamut backlight from the "Vivid IPS" panel (as LG refer to it), instead of the wide DCI-P3 gamut offered by the "Nano IPS" panel of the 27GL850. It also does not have the USB ports on the back.

https://www.displayninja.com/lg-27gl83a-review/

$379 at amazon, not recommending it and this is a very good price for the 850 but felt it worth to point out other options.
https://www.amazon.com/LG-27GL83A...B07YGZL8XF
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Worth digging deeper depending on what you are looking for.
The 27GL83A-B is not the same panel as the GL850-B but it does offer similar main specs. 1440P, IPS, 144hz, 350nits. The main difference between the new 27GL83A and the 27GL850 appears to be the use of a standard sRGB gamut backlight from the "Vivid IPS" panel (as LG refer to it), instead of the wide DCI-P3 gamut offered by the "Nano IPS" panel of the 27GL850. It also does not have the USB ports on the back.

https://www.displayninja.com/lg-27gl83a-review/

$379 at amazon, not recommending it and this is a very good price for the 850 but felt it worth to point out other options.
https://www.amazon.com/LG-27GL83A...B07YGZL8XF

So, some clarification on quantum dot.

Colors will look more saturated on this nano-ips monitor.

Games and windows desktop are not aware of wide gamut.

A regular red, will look fire engine red, and a fire engine red will look almost bright red orange.

While this is not an accurate representation of the artistic intention of the games, it doesn't look bad in most cases.

The only problem comes down to maybe casual photoshop use, where if you don't have a calibration probe, what ever you produce on this monitor will look undersaturated on regular srgb gamut monitors.
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is there anyway to purchase with discounts at bestbuy? I want to use my bestbuy card for this
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But sadly if you're like me and on a 970 GTX you won't be able to use Gsync. GSync-compatible vs classic GSync I guess.

All of this just to make me upgrade my GPU. Sneaky bastards Smilie
will it work with 1080 ti?
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But sadly if you're like me and on a 970 GTX you won't be able to use Gsync. GSync-compatible vs classic GSync I guess.

All of this just to make me upgrade my GPU. Sneaky bastards Smilie
I am on a 970 gtx also and surprisingly I hit 144 -300 quite frequently - just depends on if your playing games that benefit from fast and fluid (gsync, 144hz+, tearing / ghosting / artifacts) pretty and polished (2k, hdr, color profiles, etc)...

My real only issue now is I bought the Dell sg2716dgr which is gorgeous, from best buy for 350 w tax, vs 5-600 pretty solid across the board when not on sale,... But it is only 2k and gysnc - hdr would be really awesome (is it true hdr or are we talking 400 or something 😂 I'm tootough for me to check right now if anyone is able to.

But add hdr 10 and id be VERY interested in trading; it's a better 2716 on paper right? How is it so cbeap? Am I missing somethin?
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So, some clarification on quantum dot.

Colors will look more saturated on this nano-ips monitor.

Games and windows desktop are not aware of wide gamut.

A regular red, will look fire engine red, and a fire engine red will look almost bright red orange.

While this is not an accurate representation of the artistic intention of the games, it doesn't look bad in most cases.

The only problem comes down to maybe casual photoshop use, where if you don't have a calibration probe, what ever you produce on this monitor will look undersaturated on regular srgb gamut monitors.
Great info thanks, seems to me then that the cheaper 27GL83A is an even stronger contender given that the 83A still covers 99% of the sRGB color space. So unless you really need the USB ports or can make use of the wide gamut on the 850 you might as well save a few bucks.
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