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Should You Buy an LG PC Monitor?

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Updated 14 February 2020
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should you buy an LG PC Monitor?

LG is one of the most popular PC monitor brands as well as being well known for its TVs, washing machines and optical disc drives.

If you are thinking about buying an LG PC monitor then our handy guide provides you with all the key info at a glance. Our objective, impartial comparison of PC monitor brands is compiled by analysing over 100,000 user and expert reviews and over 2,900 awards from hundreds of different review sites on over 4,400 PC monitors.

LG are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and award winning PC monitors. Their PC monitors start at $60 for the 19M38 which has a display diagonal of 18.5" and is a PC monitor that has a resolution of 1366 x 768 (WXGA) and go up to $1,940 for the 34UC97 which has a display diagonal of 34" and is a PC monitor that has a resolution of 3440 x 1440. The average price of a new LG PC monitor is $393.

LG are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and award winning PC monitors.

Is LG the Best PC Monitor Brand?

So are LG PC monitors any good? We give every PC monitor a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all PC monitors we are able to impartially rank all the PC monitor brands.

LG is ranked the No. 6 best PC monitor brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that LG is the 6th best PC monitor brand out there.

#1
Taiwan
95%
95%
16,261 reviews
#2
Taiwan
94%
94%
10,214 reviews
#3
United States
93%
93%
8,466 reviews
#4
HP
United States
93%
93%
4,525 reviews
#5
Taiwan
93%
93%
2,650 reviews
#6
LG
South Korea
92%
92%
8,332 reviews
#7
South Korea
90%
90%
7,277 reviews
#8
Taiwan
89%
89%
10,059 reviews
#9
AOC
Taiwan
88%
88%
7,517 reviews
#10
NEC
Japan
86%
86%
444 reviews
#11
China
84%
84%
878 reviews
#12
Netherlands
83%
83%
1,561 reviews
#13
MSI
81%
81%
347 reviews
#14
80%
80%
41 reviews
#15
Japan
80%
80%
2,375 reviews
#16
Japan
80%
80%
561 reviews
#17
Sceptre
74%
74%
331 reviews
#18
73%
73%
361 reviews
#19
73%
73%
157 reviews
#20
ELO
73%
73%
4 reviews
#21
V7
72%
72%
9 reviews
#22
Alienware
United States
71%
71%
429 reviews
#23
Viotek
70%
70%
1 review
#24
Japan
70%
70%
1 review
#25
GeChic
69%
69%
54 reviews
#26
AG Neovo
67%
67%
1 review
#27
LILLIPUT
67%
67%
1 review
#28
Gigabyte
65%
65%
31 reviews
#29
64%
64%
0 reviews
#30
Viewera
62%
62%
0 reviews
#31
Apple
61%
61%
185 reviews
#32
Japan
60%
60%
0 reviews
#33
Taiwan
60%
60%
0 reviews
#34
AVUE
59%
59%
0 reviews
#35
DoubleSight
56%
56%
0 reviews
#36
Elo TouchSystems
56%
56%
2 reviews
#37
CTL
56%
56%
0 reviews
#38
56%
56%
0 reviews
#39
Hanwha
56%
56%
0 reviews
#40
56%
56%
0 reviews
#41
ViewZ
56%
56%
0 reviews
#42
Mimo Monitors
56%
56%
0 reviews
#43
Aopen
56%
56%
2 reviews
#44
Wacom
54%
54%
0 reviews
#45
Bematech
53%
53%
0 reviews
#46
Crossover
53%
53%
0 reviews
#47
Pelco
52%
52%
0 reviews
#48
Logik
United Kingdom
52%
52%
0 reviews
#49
Peerless
52%
52%
0 reviews
#50
ADTECHNO
52%
52%
0 reviews

Let's look at how LG PC monitors compare to the other PC monitor brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection Running Costs
All PC monitor Brands
LG PC Monitors

There's a wide selection of LG PC monitors available compared to other PC monitor brands, with over 120 LG PC monitors currently on the market in the US. LG also have better reviews than the typical PC monitor brand, with the average rating of a LG PC monitor being 83%.

The average review score for a LG PC monitor is 83%.

LG have a number of great features including Reader mode, Dynamic Action Sync and das mode which sets them apart from the competition. When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of LG PC monitor is $25 (based on a person typically using a PC monitor for 8 hours per day), which makes them more efficient than most other PC monitor brands.

However LG PC monitors tend to be more expensive than most other PC monitor brands making them a less popular choice with consumers.

No. Of PC Monitors
Average Price
$293
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $7,899
Price Distribution of All PC Monitors
No. Of PC Monitors
Average Price
$393
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $9,849
Price Distribution of LG PC Monitors

What Do the LG PC Monitor Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every LG PC monitor to work out the average distribution of reviews for LG and then compared this to the other PC monitor brands.

LG logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
202
4 stars
208
3 stars
27
2 stars
2
1 star
1
LG logo

User Reviews

5 stars
4,752
4 stars
1,285
3 stars
466
2 stars
222
1 star
342
LG has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its PC monitors than most other brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews are actually lower.

Over 93% of expert reviews and 85% of user reviews for LG PC monitors are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 91% and 85% respectively across all PC Monitor brands.

Purchasers of LG PC monitors frequently mentioned that the product was easy to use, carefully designed and easily connectable to other devices. Their PC monitors have also won 180+ awards.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to LG PC monitors by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other PC monitor brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Asus AOC Benq Philips DELL LG
prad.de logo
74%
40 reviews
64%
11 reviews
74%
24 reviews
67%
12 reviews
84%
17 reviews
80%
35 reviews
monitornerds.com logo
90%
25 reviews
90%
20 reviews
91%
26 reviews
91%
10 reviews
88%
18 reviews
90%
19 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
84%
28 reviews
79%
19 reviews
87%
11 reviews
81%
16 reviews
80%
14 reviews
76%
11 reviews
PC Mag logo
77%
18 reviews
73%
14 reviews
74%
25 reviews
74%
7 reviews
79%
22 reviews
75%
11 reviews
Techradar logo
79%
19 reviews
77%
14 reviews
78%
26 reviews
77%
20 reviews
79%
6 reviews
85%
8 reviews
playwares.com logo
79%
13 reviews
81%
6 reviews
82%
33 reviews
78%
8 reviews
86%
2 reviews
81%
15 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
77%
13 reviews
79%
20 reviews
78%
16 reviews
79%
14 reviews
74%
7 reviews
87%
3 reviews
tweakers.net logo
88%
8 reviews
80%
12 reviews
95%
8 reviews
91%
7 reviews
86%
16 reviews
90%
22 reviews
Chip.de logo
87%
16 reviews
77%
7 reviews
85%
4 reviews
77%
4 reviews
85%
17 reviews
83%
24 reviews
kitguru.net logo
86%
24 reviews
83%
20 reviews
80%
7 reviews
81%
16 reviews
85%
2 reviews
altomdata.dk logo
81%
17 reviews
77%
15 reviews
83%
9 reviews
74%
14 reviews
86%
8 reviews
75%
2 reviews
Digital Versus logo
90%
16 reviews
76%
11 reviews
92%
10 reviews
80%
11 reviews
90%
6 reviews
78%
10 reviews
chip.com.tr logo
87%
6 reviews
85%
30 reviews
86%
17 reviews
91%
2 reviews
gadgetspeak.com logo
84%
1 review
81%
19 reviews
80%
16 reviews
80%
16 reviews
80%
2 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
76%
7 reviews
78%
12 reviews
74%
13 reviews
80%
4 reviews
81%
10 reviews
70%
4 reviews
CNET.com logo
76%
13 reviews
80%
36 reviews
techadvisor.co.uk logo
80%
7 reviews
81%
11 reviews
78%
11 reviews
78%
5 reviews
80%
11 reviews
85%
2 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
92%
10 reviews
88%
8 reviews
88%
8 reviews
90%
5 reviews
89%
14 reviews
computertotaal.nl logo
87%
9 reviews
80%
6 reviews
89%
7 reviews
84%
7 reviews
77%
3 reviews
87%
6 reviews
topnewreview.com logo
80%
8 reviews
80%
12 reviews
77%
7 reviews
78%
6 reviews
60%
1 review
82%
4 reviews
Other Expert Sites
60%
500 reviews
61%
420 reviews
69%
379 reviews
63%
252 reviews
66%
250 reviews
65%
228 reviews
Average
82%
798 reviews
79%
687 reviews
81%
632 reviews
79%
454 reviews
81%
453 reviews
81%
420 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have LG PC Monitors Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 184 industry awards for LG PC monitors. The table below compares the number of awards received by LG to other popular PC monitor brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

LG has won 184 awards for its PC monitors.

Compare all award winning PC monitors

Number of Awards Asus AOC Benq Philips DELL LG
hardware.info logo
18
15
17
10
8
17
uk.hardware.info logo
12
17
13
8
5
11
kitguru.net logo
24
18
6
15
2
prad.de logo
17
5
10
2
4
10
tomshardware.com logo
9
8
14
2
6
3
tomshardware.co.uk logo
10
8
11
2
7
2
chip.com.my logo
11
7
10
4
3
3
altomdata.dk logo
8
9
6
5
6
1
ua.gecid.com logo
15
4
1
6
5
3
PC Mag logo
7
5
5
11
3
HEXUS.net logo
8
7
5
6
3
1
Expert Reviews logo
5
11
6
4
1
2
greentechreviews.ru logo
13
9
5
Les Numeriques.com logo
9
6
5
3
3
1
xfastest.com logo
13
4
5
4
Digital Versus logo
9
2
7
2
5
1
3dnews.ru logo
14
7
1
1
1
prohardver.hu logo
3
1
5
14
gamezoom.net logo
2
10
10
vido.com.ua logo
6
2
2
7
3
Other Expert Sites
364
238
187
119
135
94
Total
577
386
310
201
217
184

How Reliable Are LG PC Monitors?

We checked over 100,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of LG PC monitors. over 380 of these reviews mention reliability of which 86% were positive. Therefore the vast majority of LG PC monitor owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

86% of reviewers think LG PC monitors are reliable.

So, most people think that LG PC monitors are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for LG PC monitors that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

robust IPS color quality
PC Mag
A lovingly built gaming rig will be all for naught if the video it produces is rendered as a blurry
gameaxis.com
it's very sturdy
in.ign.com
you get a robust monitor suitable for gaming an
monitornerds.com
The stand is sturdy
Bhphotovideo.com
this was a no-frills robust product from LG
Argos.co.uk
has built in decent speakers
Amazon
The stand isn't very sturdy so be careful when setting this up
amazon.co.uk
I've been very pleased with the quality construction
Bestbuy.com

NOT RELIABLE

Obviously not as good as a monitor built for gaming on response time
amazon.co.uk
apply to heavy duty document comparison or Spreadsheet work as well
Amazon
The stand of the monitor is not robust
Bhphotovideo.com
build quality is flimsy
Newegg.com

Features to Look Out For On LG PC Monitors

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of LG PC monitors that set them apart from the competition. These include Reader mode, Dynamic Action Sync and das mode.

LG Reader Mode

LG PC monitors that feature Reader mode include the LG 24GL600F ($110), the LG 22MB35PI ($120) and the LG 29WK600 ($413).

LG Dynamic Action Sync

LG PC monitors that feature Dynamic Action Sync include the LG 25UM58 ($0), the LG 27MK430HB ($211) and the LG 24GL600F ($110).

LG Das Mode

LG PC monitors that feature das mode include the LG 29WK600 ($413), the LG 27UL650W ($406) and the LG 27UL600W ($391).

LG Six Axis Control

LG PC monitors that feature six axis control include the LG 29WK600 ($413), the LG 27UL650W ($406) and the LG 27UL600W ($391).

What is the Best Mid-Range LG PC Monitor?

LG 27BK550YB

$159.99
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27"
1080P
RESOLUTION
5ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
HORIZONTAL
178°
VERTICAL
A

A great mid range choice, priced at $159.99 is the LG 27BK550YB, which has a Kagoo Score of 83.

Features We Love:
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels resolution (1920x1080 pixels)
Big display diagonal (27")
Built-in speaker
Built-in USB hub
Headphone out

A fully featured and classic 27" PC screen, with a fair price.

97
Reviews
6 Reviews
84
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Popularity
Quite Popular
79
Value for Money
Very Good
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Owners report that LG 27BK550YB has exceptional user reviews with an average user rating of 100%.

Review Monitor LG 27BK550Y-B
Review Monitor LG 27BK550Y-B

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What is the Ultimate LG PC Monitor?

LG 38WK95C

$1,573.12
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37.5"
3840 X 1600
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
5ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
HORIZONTAL
178°
VERTICAL
$57
OVER 5 YEARS
B

For those with an unlimited budget then the LG 38WK95C is the best LG PC monitor out there. At $1,573.12 it's not cheap, but is excellent quality and as such we gave it Kagoo Score of 76.

Features We Love:
Big display diagonal (37.5")
3840 x 1600 pixels resolution
Built-in USB hub
Wide vertical viewing angle (178°)
Wide horizontal viewing angle (178°)

Multiple reviews mentioned that this LCD screen hasa good screen. It's a very economical to run and award winning 3840 x 1600 pixels resolution LCD screen, with a very good spec and display diagonal.

95
Reviews
20 Reviews + 2 Awards
80
Features
Fully-Featured
63
Value for Money
Good
90
Running Costs
$57 Over 5 Years
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good

Our review analysis indicates that LG 38WK95C has very good expert reviews and marvellous user reviews with an average overall rating of 91%, based on 20 reviews.

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What is the Best Budget Choice LG PC Monitor?

LG 27GL650F

$310.00
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LG 27GL650F
27"
1080P
RESOLUTION
1ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
VERTICAL
178°
HORIZONTAL
$64
OVER 5 YEARS
A

At only $310 and with a Kagoo Score of 83 the LG 27GL650F makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
True Colour Accuracy
Big display diagonal (27")
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels resolution (1920x1080 pixels)
Faster than average response time (1ms)
Built-in speaker

An excellently reviewed and very economical to run 27" PC display, with a very good spec and a fair price. Multiple reviews mentioned that has a good screen, it has good colour saturation and it's well designed.

96
Reviews
4 Reviews
83
Features
Fully-Featured
77
Popularity
Quite Popular
78
Value for Money
Very Good
88
Running Costs
$64 Over 5 Years
83
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that LG 27GL650F has terrific user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this PC monitor to others.

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In This Guide
Should You Buy an LG PC Monitor?
Is LG the Best PC Monitor Brand?
What Do the LG PC Monitor Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have LG PC Monitors Received?
How Reliable Are LG PC Monitors?
Features to Look Out For On LG PC Monitors
LG Reader Mode
LG Dynamic Action Sync
LG Das Mode
LG Six Axis Control
What is the Best Mid-Range LG PC Monitor?
What is the Ultimate LG PC Monitor?
What is the Best Budget Choice LG PC Monitor?

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