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Should You Buy an LG PC Monitor?

Updated 25 August 2019 by Matthew
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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 it's 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 $59 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 $2,436 for the 55LV35A-5B which has a display diagonal of 55" and is a PC monitor that has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD). The average price of a new LG PC monitor is $359.

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. 4 best PC monitor brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that LG is the 4th best PC monitor brand out there.

#1
Taiwan
95%
95%
16,246 reviews
#2
Taiwan
94%
94%
10,235 reviews
#3
United States
94%
94%
8,262 reviews
#4
LG
South Korea
93%
93%
8,339 reviews
#5
Taiwan
92%
92%
2,646 reviews
#6
HP
United States
92%
92%
4,585 reviews
#7
South Korea
90%
90%
7,443 reviews
#8
Taiwan
89%
89%
10,032 reviews
#9
AOC
Taiwan
89%
89%
7,600 reviews
#10
NEC
Japan
86%
86%
444 reviews
#11
Netherlands
85%
85%
1,536 reviews
#12
MSI
83%
83%
333 reviews
#13
China
82%
82%
877 reviews
#14
82%
82%
41 reviews
#15
Japan
81%
81%
560 reviews
#16
Japan
76%
76%
2,367 reviews
#17
75%
75%
340 reviews
#18
GeChic
74%
74%
53 reviews
#19
V7
73%
73%
9 reviews
#20
73%
73%
170 reviews
#21
Sceptre
73%
73%
331 reviews
#22
ELO
72%
72%
4 reviews
#23
Alienware
United States
71%
71%
427 reviews
#24
Japan
70%
70%
1 review
#25
LILLIPUT
69%
69%
1 review
#26
Viotek
69%
69%
1 review
#27
64%
64%
0 reviews
#28
Taiwan
63%
63%
0 reviews
#29
AG Neovo
61%
61%
1 review
#30
Elo TouchSystems
60%
60%
2 reviews
#31
AVUE
59%
59%
0 reviews
#32
ViewZ
58%
58%
0 reviews
#33
Japan
58%
58%
0 reviews
#34
58%
58%
0 reviews
#35
Viewera
58%
58%
0 reviews
#36
DoubleSight
56%
56%
0 reviews
#37
56%
56%
0 reviews
#38
Dahua Technology
55%
55%
0 reviews
#39
Aopen
55%
55%
2 reviews
#40
Bematech
53%
53%
0 reviews
#41
CTL
53%
53%
0 reviews
#42
ZOWIE
53%
53%
0 reviews
#43
Peerless
53%
53%
0 reviews
#44
Mimo Monitors
52%
52%
0 reviews
#45
Feelworld
52%
52%
0 reviews
#46
Ikegami
52%
52%
0 reviews
#47
ADTECHNO
52%
52%
0 reviews
#48
Crossover
52%
52%
0 reviews
#49
Wacom
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 130 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, das mode and six axis control which sets them apart from the competition. When it comes to energy efficiency the average annual running cost of LG PC monitor is $23 (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
$278
$0 $50 $100 $150 $200 $250 $300 $350 $400 $450 $1,949
Price Distribution of All PC Monitors
No. Of PC Monitors
Average Price
$359
$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
200
4 stars
206
3 stars
30
2 stars
3
1 star
1
LG logo

User Reviews

5 stars
4,750
4 stars
1,288
3 stars
468
2 stars
225
1 star
344
LG has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews for its PC monitors than most other PC monitor brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews are actually lower.

Over 92% 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, had a good design and was easy to connect to other devices. Their PC monitors have also won 180+ awards.

Looking at just the expert reviews, 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%
39 reviews
64%
11 reviews
74%
24 reviews
69%
11 reviews
84%
16 reviews
79%
37 reviews
monitornerds.com logo
90%
27 reviews
90%
21 reviews
90%
25 reviews
91%
9 reviews
88%
18 reviews
90%
18 reviews
Les Numeriques.com logo
84%
28 reviews
79%
19 reviews
85%
12 reviews
81%
16 reviews
80%
14 reviews
73%
12 reviews
PC Mag logo
77%
18 reviews
73%
14 reviews
74%
25 reviews
74%
7 reviews
79%
21 reviews
75%
11 reviews
Techradar logo
79%
19 reviews
77%
14 reviews
78%
26 reviews
77%
19 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%
16 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
77%
13 reviews
79%
21 reviews
78%
16 reviews
79%
14 reviews
74%
7 reviews
87%
3 reviews
Chip.de logo
87%
16 reviews
77%
7 reviews
85%
4 reviews
77%
4 reviews
85%
17 reviews
83%
24 reviews
tweakers.net logo
89%
9 reviews
82%
11 reviews
95%
8 reviews
91%
7 reviews
86%
16 reviews
90%
20 reviews
kitguru.net logo
86%
24 reviews
83%
20 reviews
80%
7 reviews
81%
14 reviews
85%
2 reviews
Digital Versus logo
90%
16 reviews
76%
11 reviews
92%
10 reviews
80%
11 reviews
91%
7 reviews
76%
11 reviews
altomdata.dk logo
81%
17 reviews
77%
15 reviews
83%
9 reviews
73%
15 reviews
86%
8 reviews
75%
2 reviews
chip.com.tr logo
87%
6 reviews
85%
31 reviews
86%
17 reviews
91%
2 reviews
gadgetspeak.com logo
84%
1 review
81%
19 reviews
80%
16 reviews
81%
17 reviews
80%
2 reviews
CNET.com logo
76%
13 reviews
80%
36 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
76%
7 reviews
78%
12 reviews
74%
12 reviews
80%
4 reviews
82%
9 reviews
70%
4 reviews
techadvisor.co.uk logo
80%
7 reviews
81%
12 reviews
78%
11 reviews
78%
5 reviews
80%
10 reviews
85%
2 reviews
benchmark.pl logo
92%
10 reviews
88%
8 reviews
88%
8 reviews
90%
4 reviews
89%
14 reviews
ichip.ru logo
81%
11 reviews
77%
4 reviews
87%
3 reviews
76%
2 reviews
81%
7 reviews
80%
11 reviews
computertotaal.nl logo
87%
9 reviews
80%
6 reviews
89%
7 reviews
84%
7 reviews
77%
3 reviews
87%
6 reviews
Other Expert Sites
60%
493 reviews
61%
427 reviews
69%
382 reviews
63%
252 reviews
64%
239 reviews
65%
218 reviews
Average
82%
796 reviews
78%
689 reviews
82%
630 reviews
79%
447 reviews
82%
444 reviews
81%
419 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have LG PC Monitors Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 183 industry awards for LG PC monitors. The table below compares the number of awards given to LG to other popular PC monitor brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

LG has won 183 awards for its PC monitors.

Compare all award winning PC monitors

Number of Awards Asus AOC Benq Philips DELL LG
hardware.info logo
18
14
17
9
7
17
uk.hardware.info logo
12
17
14
8
5
11
kitguru.net logo
24
18
6
13
2
prad.de logo
17
5
10
1
4
10
tomshardware.com logo
9
8
14
2
6
3
tomshardware.co.uk logo
9
8
11
2
8
2
chip.com.my logo
12
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
6
5
5
11
3
HEXUS.net logo
8
7
5
5
3
1
Expert Reviews logo
5
11
6
4
1
2
Les Numeriques.com logo
9
6
5
3
3
1
Digital Versus logo
9
2
7
2
6
1
greentechreviews.ru logo
12
9
5
xfastest.com logo
14
3
5
3
prohardver.hu logo
3
1
6
14
3dnews.ru logo
13
7
1
1
1
gamezoom.net logo
1
10
10
01net.com logo
5
4
1
4
3
3
Other Expert Sites
366
237
183
115
140
94
Total
575
385
308
194
220
183

How Reliable Are LG PC Monitors?

We checked over 100,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of LG PC monitors. 380+ of these reviews that 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
IT Reviews.com
robust color reproduction
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
very well built
Bestbuy.com
it is sturdy enough that I have no fears about it falling
Newegg.com
connected it to my computer I was blown away by the build quality
Amazon
Other LG models at more or less same price range have got built in speakers
amazon.co.uk
Would fault only for not having built in speakers
Bhphotovideo.com

NOT RELIABLE

build quality feels cheap
Amazon
does not have a sturdy hold as most monitors
Bhphotovideo.com
especially in clamshell mode) is not very reliable
amazon.co.uk
I can't speak on durability yet
Bestbuy.com
I think it could have been packed better to ensure nothing gets damaged
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, das mode and six axis control.

LG Reader Mode

LG PC monitors that feature Reader mode include the LG 29WK600W ($229), the LG 24MP88HVS ($180) and the LG 27UL850W ($539).

LG Das Mode

LG PC monitors that feature das mode include the LG 29WK600W ($229), the LG 34WK650W ($260) and the LG 27UL850W ($539).

LG Six Axis Control

LG PC monitors that feature six axis control include the LG 29WK600W ($229), the LG 34WK650W ($260) and the LG 27UL850W ($539).

LG Colour Calibrated

LG PC monitors that feature colour calibrated include the LG 29WK600W ($229), the LG 27UL850W ($539) and the LG 27UL600W ($290).

What is the Best Mid-Range LG PC Monitor?

LG 32QK500W

$199.00
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32"
2560 X 1440
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
8ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
VERTICAL
178°
HORIZONTAL
$72
OVER 5 YEARS

A great mid range choice, priced at $199 is the LG 32QK500W, which has a Kagoo Score of 84.

Features We Love:
Big display diagonal (32")
2560 x 1440 pixels resolution
Headphone out
HDMI
Two HDMI ports

A display diagonal and excellently reviewed 2560 x 1440 pixels resolution flatpanel monitor, with a fair price and a very good spec.

96
Reviews
5 Reviews
84
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Popularity
Quite Popular
82
Value for Money
Very Good
85
Running Costs
$72 Over 5 Years
84
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Multiple reviews mentioned that LG 32QK500W has outstanding user reviews with an average user rating of 93%.

LG 32QK500 W unboxing and overview
LG 32QK500 W unboxing and overview

The cheapest price that we could find for the 32QK500W in the US is $199.00 and in total we found 5 prices for it.

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What is the Best High End LG PC Monitor?

LG 34WK650W

$259.97
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UW-
UXGA
RESOLU-
34"
5ms
RESPONSE TIME
178°
VERTICAL
178°
HORIZONTAL
A

If you're looking for a high end LG PC monitor then the LG 34WK650W takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 81, but is a bit more expensive at $259.97.

Features We Love:
Das mode
Six axis control
Screen split 2.0
Big display diagonal (34")
2560 x 1080 pixels resolution

A display diagonal and critically acclaimed 2560 x 1080 (UW-UXGA) pixels resolution PC display, with a very good spec and a reasonable price. It has a built-in speaker and a headphone out and features Picture-in-Picture support and Plug & Play.

94
Reviews
13 Reviews
82
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Popularity
Quite Popular
77
Value for Money
Very Good
81
Kagoo Score
Excellent

Our review analysis indicates that LG 34WK650W has very good expert reviews and fantastic user reviews with an average overall rating of 89%, based on 13 reviews.

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Compare All LG PC Monitors
Find the best LG PC monitor for you by checking our complete list of over 1,287 PC monitors
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 Das Mode
LG Six Axis Control
LG Colour Calibrated
What is the Best Mid-Range LG PC Monitor?
What is the Best High End LG PC Monitor?

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