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LG 27MB85R-B

LG 27MB85RB PC Monitor

27" 5000000:1 LED 643mm Apr 2014
Display Diagonal Contrast Ratio (dynamic) Display Width Release Date
ColorPrime with a built-in Scaler and True Color Pro software allows users to adjust the color settings along with an option for external calibration. ACalibration test is conducted in the... More
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7 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

This PC screen received an expert rating of 83 out of 100 from

Good Brand

Medium monitors manufactured by LG have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all flatpanel monitors (not just medium monitors) and found that LG also has good reviews across its entire range.

LED Display Type

This PC display has an LED display type, which is typical of many PC screens that came out more than two years ago.

It may also be worth considering one of the other PC monitors that have an LED Display currently available including because of it's better review score, the HP 2211, the Benq BL3201 ($791.49), or the iiyama B2888UHSU.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the 27MB85R-B has one of the brighter display brightness amongst medium monitors of this age. The dimmest display brightness of medium monitors that have been on the market for around the same time as the 27MB85R-B is 30 cd/m², the brightest is 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m².

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Quite Large Color Gamut

PC displays that came out around the same time as the 27MB85R-B have color gamuts of between 62% and 120%, and the average color gamut is 82%. The 27MB85R-B has a quite large color gamut (99 percent) compared to most of the other comparable spec PC displays that have been around for a similar time to the 27MB85R-B.

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2560 X 1440 Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the LG 27MB85R-B is 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than a 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080) PC display, which is the most frequently found resolution. The best resolution of all medium monitors that were released more than two years ago is 3840 x 2160 and the worst is 640 x 350.

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Has Three Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the LG 27MB85R-B is more than most flatpanel monitors of this age and spec. This PC display has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on similar spec flatpanel monitors that came out more than two years ago. The cables included "DVI" and "USB" are also found on this flatpanel monitor.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have a Built-In Speaker

Like most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that have been on the market for more than two years, the 27MB85R-B does not have a built-in speaker.

We compared this PC screen to all the other PC monitors with a built-in speaker and we think the NEC MultiSync EA274, the Benq BL3201 ($791.49), or the Asus PB279 ($517.85) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most medium monitors that have been on the market for more than two years are not 3D compatible. The LG 27MB85R-B is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

The 27MB85R-B does not have a built-in camera. Most of the other medium monitors that were released around the same time as the 27MB85R-B also do not have a built-in camera.

We think you might also be interested in other PC monitors which also have a built-in camera including the Philips C272P4QPKEW/75.

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

Like most of the other flatpanel monitors of a comparable spec and age to the 27MB85R-B, the 27MB85R-B does not have an integrated card reader.

Other LCD screens which also have an integrated card reader that you might also want to consider include the UP2414Q ($699.93), or the U3014 ($1,448.70) both from DELL or the Benq BL3201 ($791.49) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite High Annual Energy Consumption

With an annual energy consumption of 77 kilowatt hours, the 27MB85R-B has one of the higher annual energy consumptions amongst LCD screens of this age. The lowest annual energy consumption of comparable spec PC displays that have been available for more than two years is 0.02kWh and the highest is 29,000kWh.

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1 Other reason to consider the LG 27MB85R-B

Released Over Two Years Ago

LG released the 27MB85R-B over two years ago.


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Expert Reviews

18 November 2014

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User Reviews

Reviewed 25 July 2015 by 4220

I am using this monitor with a Macbook Pro bought new in 2014. It is connected with a displayport cable. The image quality is nice. The color rendition is consistent from corner to corner. I am... Read more…

They make no mention that this is a Thunderbolt monitor. It is, will use Thunderbolt 2 technology. Will connect the USB 3 hub and use TB port. You can daisy chain other TB monitors or data products of
Barely any light bleed at all, IPS glow is very minimal. This being my first IPS panel, I had to search around to see what those were supposed to look like, and this monitor looks great compared to th
Came factory calibrated, colors look very nice. Has an external calibrator as well that I don't think I'll need to use
The 'non-button' touch style for the settings on the underside of the bottom right corner of the monitor work pretty well, I wasn't sure about that at first but no problems there
Non glossy screen - I don't like reflections in my screen, this is perfect
Have to hunt for drivers for Mac
I had to turn my brightness all the way down to 1 to not burn my retinas. All good now though so not really a con
Slightly plain looking base to the stand, This is a Pro and Con as the professional aesthetic is appreciated, but I feel they could have stylized the base a little more
Slight IPS glow
New games are difficult to drive even with a gtx 980

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Electricity cost when switched on $64.11
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Total running cost over 5 years $64.11
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.42 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 11 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg 27mb85, lg 27mb85r, oem 27mb85, oem 27mb85r, lg 27mb85rb, lg 2560x1440, oem 27mb85rb, generic 27mb85, lg model27mb85, lg model27mb85r, generic 27mb85r, generic 27mb85rb, lg model27mb85rb, lg electronics 27mb85, lg electronics 27mb85r, lg electronics 27mb85rb
Barcodes 00012300852586, 00719192194458, 00801038399582, 00803982717870, 00806293515654, 00809185335187, 00809385184073, 00821503837715, 04053162959163

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