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LG 27MB85

LG 27MB85ZB PC Monitor

27" LED 643mm Jan 2014
Screen Size Display Type Built-In Speaker Width Release Date
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13 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

Three experts from sites including prad.de, pcworld.pl and playwares.com have rated this PC display on average 85%.

Good Connectivity

A few customers who reviewed the LG 27MB85 agreed that it was good in terms of connectivity. Sunnysingh said in their review of this PC monitor “1) Exceptional connectivity”. Sunnysingh also wrote “Buy it over the Apple display due to the excellent colour reproduction, connectivity and price”.

Good Picture Quality

Several people mentioned in their reviews that it had a wide viewing angle. Sunnysingh said on Amazon in November last year “I use 'reader' mode frequently at night when browsing online or writing.3) IPSThe display makes use of an excellent IPS panel which has an excellent colour gamut and viewing angle” in their review.

Easy to Use

One customer who reviewed the product concluded that it had a good experience. Sunnysingh wrote in their review of this PC monitor on Amazon “The display is also matte as opposed to glossy which makes for an even better experience”.

One customer mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to use. Sunnysingh mentioned “Can be used in a multitude of modes depending on the sort of work you are aiming to use it for” in their LG 27MB85 review.

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Nice Design

One LG 27MB85 owner mentioned in their reviews that it was a good design. Sunnysingh rated the product 5 stars and mentioned in their LG 27MB85 review on Amazon “Excellent monitor for professional design, graphics, photography”.

Good Brand

We checked 3,262 expert and user reviews for LG LCD screens and found that on average LG has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that LG has good ratings specifically within its medium monitors range.

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LED Display Type

This PC screen has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on medium monitors that came out around the same time as it.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other PC screens that have an LED Display currently available including a cheaper PC screen such as the HP 2211[plb_1397010_price], or the Asus PB287[plb_2323109_price] or you might consider a better rated PC screen such as the Philips BDM3470[plb_2512918_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The LG 27MB85 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other PC screens that have been available for around the same time as the 27MB85 do not have a built-in speaker.

There are a number of alternative PC screens with a built-in speaker currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the iiyama XB2776QS[plb_1490325_price], or the Philips 298P4[plb_1608300_price].

There are a number of other PC displays which also have a built-in speaker which you might want to look at including the Neovo DR-22[plb_2208344_price].

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Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

The narrowest horizontal viewing angle of PC monitors of a similar age and type to the 27MB85 is 60°, the widest is 180°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. At 178 degrees, the LG 27MB85 has a quite wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the 27MB85.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The average display brightness of LCD screens that have been available for a comparable time to the 27MB85 is 290 cd/m², and the display brightness range from 30 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m². At 350 candellas per square meter, the LG 27MB85 has a quite bright display brightness compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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1440p Video Mode

The most resolution of the LG 27MB85 is 1440p. That's 33% more resolution than a 1080p PC screen, which is the most frequently found resolution.

This LCD screen's resolution (1440p) is in fact the best resolution across all medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago.

The worst resolution across similar types of LCD screen is 480p.

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2560 X 1440 Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the LG 27MB85 is 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than the most frequently found graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). The worst resolution of all PC displays of this age and spec is 640 x 350 and the best is 3840 x 2160.

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Has One Cable Included

The number of cables included found on the LG 27MB85 is more than most comparable spec PC displays that have been on the market for more than two years. This LCD screen has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the 27MB85.

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8 Reasons Against

Average Owner Reviews

Based on 27 owner reviews the average owner rating of this flatpanel monitor is 67 out of 100.

Poor Product Quality

One LG 27MB85 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it was not good quality. Ian B mentioned on Amazon “Service not fit for purpose!” in his review of the LG 27MB85.

Not 3D Compatible

The LG 27MB85 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other PC screens of this age and type are also not 3D compatible.

If you want an LCD screen that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Samsung SMT-2232[plb_1414672_price], or the Acer DA220[plb_1606986_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The LG 27MB85 does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other PC displays that are a similar age to the 27MB85 also do not have a built-in camera.

We think you might also be interested in other PC screens which also have a built-in camera including the Philips 272P4[plb_1489468_price] or the Philips C272P4QPKEW[plb_3027868_price], or the Acer DA220[plb_1606986_price].

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The LG 27MB85 does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other LCD screens of a similar type and age to the 27MB85 also do not have an integrated card reader.

We compared this PC screen to all the other flatpanel monitors with an integrated card reader and we think the UP2414Q[pl_2251567_price], or the U3014[pl_1655695_price] both from DELL or the Asus PA279[plb_1588541_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Only One HDMI Port

The LG 27MB85 is a one HDMI port PC monitor.

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Heavy

The lightest similar spec PC screen that has been on the market for more than two years is 3g weight, the heaviest is 39kg, and the average weight is 4.9kg. At 5.8 kilograms, the LG 27MB85 is quite heavy compared to most of the other similar spec LCD screens that are a comparable age to the 27MB85.

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1 Other reason to consider the LG 27MB85

Released Over Three Years Ago

LG released the 27MB85 over three years ago.

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Expert Reviews

(4)
26 November 2014

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28 July 2015

Tymczasem LG 27MB85Z nie ust?puje pod tym wzgl?dem zwyci?zcy testu. Nieco s?abiej poradzi? sobie ju? w te?cie równomierno?ci pod?wietlenia, jednak uzyskane wyniki mieszcz? si? w granicach normy i... Read more…

Bardzo dobra jako obrazu, atrakcyjne wzornictwo
Mao schematw ustawi 324, wysokie zuycie prdu
18 May 2015

Mit dem 27MB85Z lanciert LG einen gelungenen Nachfolger des 27EA83, der ausgerechnet bei der stark beworbenen Hardware-Kalibration über True Color Pro patzte. Die uns vorliegende Version erzielte...

6 February 2015

Der bestens ausgestattete und ergonomisch einstellbare Bildschirm lässt nur wenige Wünsche offen. Die Kalibrierungs-Software ist vergleichsweise einfach und offeriert nicht so viele Optionen wie...

User Reviews

(21)
Reviewed 31 December 2014 by Gary F.

Judging from the difficulty finding professional and user reviews on this product I suspect there are a lot of people that don't know what they're missing. This is an excellent monitor that I... Read more…

Reviewed 24 January 2015 by Carl G.

Took a chance on this as there are barely any reviews on it anywhere, but I am liking it a lot. I only set this system a little over a week ago, and I've only played CS:GO so far, but this screen... Read more…

Reviewed 22 September 2015 by Christopher J.
(Verified Purchase)

Just buy this! The QA on this monitor seems much greater than other models using the same panel. LG is the manufacturer on 90% of the QHD monitors on the market, and they seem to have given... Read more…

Reviewed 19 December 2014 by Steve
Steve would recommend the LG 27MB85R

I needed a new monitor to replace my old one which was actually a 22" TV that I have been using until I realized how bad the colors were off when I started printed photos. I am a photographer a... Read more…

Reviewed 21 August 2016 by ZenGirl
(Verified Purchase)

I was going to give this 5 stars as it was a wonderful screen bought instead of the one Apple doesn't make any more. Then half an hour ago I had a power outage and everything on the same Belkin... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on $93.08
Electricity cost when on standby $5.66
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Total running cost over 5 years $98.74
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.63 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 17 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg 68cm27, lg 27mb85, lg 27mb95, lg 27mb95z, lg 27mb85z, lg 27mb85r, lg 27mb85zb, code 27mb85, lg 27mb85rb, code 27mb85r, lg 2560x1440, code 27mb85rb, lg electronics 27mb85, lg electronics 27mb85r, lg electronics 27mb85z, lg electronics 27mb85zb, lg electronics 27mb85rb
Barcodes 00012300852586, 00012305077427, 00014444456620, 00719192194465, 04053162879126, 04053162959163, 05053959387918, 07191921944580, 07191921944658, 08806084711229, 08806084711250, 08806084711274, 08806084827241

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