This Monitor Does (Almost) Everything LG UltraGear 27GN950
HWM Singapore|April 2021
LG’s UltraGear 27GN950 is a 4K gaming monitor that has pulled out all the stops to deliver a premium screen for gaming, content creation, and media consumption. And it has pretty much succeeded.
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AT A GLANCE

DISPLAY Nano IPS

RESOLUTION 4K UHD (3,840 x 2,160 pixels)

BRIGHTNESS 400 nits (Typical)

REFRESH RATE 144Hz, NVIDIA G-Sync Compatible

PRICE $1,399

It’s got a crisp 4K resolution, 10-bit colour, DisplayHDR 600 certification, fluid 144Hz refresh rate that’s NVIDIA G-Sync compatible on LG’s Nano IPS panel. The entire package comes together nicely, and the monitor is one of the best I’ve had the pleasure to use.

The 3,840 x 2,160-pixel resolution is astoundingly sharp on a 27-inch display. One might even argue that it is overkill. But coming from the 31.5-inch QHD Samsung Odyssey G7, the step-up in sharpness is immediately noticeable and everything from text to images is deliciously crisp. The monitor sits at a dense 163ppi, and it’s impossible to make out the individual pixels.

With a typical brightness of 400 nits, the UltraGear 27GN950 falls short of the 1,000 nits that you’ll see on higher-end HDR screens. I’ve used a 1,000 nits screen before, and they’re almost unbearably bright for me, so DisplayHDR 600 may actually be a more amenable middle ground for some folks.

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