LG 27UD88

Does high-res­o­lu­tion 4K gam­ing make sense?

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Not ev­ery gamer is chas­ing the fastest re­fresh rates, and many need a screen that has a com­pelling range of fea­tures out­side of gam­ing. The LG 27UD88 is an in­ter­est­ing mix, with a very high 4K (3,840 x 2,160) res­o­lu­tion, yet is also FreeSync com­pat­i­ble. The 27-inch screen uses an IPS panel that can dis­play over 99% of the sRGB colour spec­trum, and has a 5ms re­sponse time.

In other words, it’s a large, high-qual­ity screen that can han­dle all sorts of use, such as video or picture edit­ing. And de­spite only hav­ing a max­i­mum re­fresh rate of 60Hz, FreeSync ac­tu­ally makes it a de­cent gam­ing op­tion. This is be­cause of the high res­o­lu­tion, most GPUs can’t drive it above 60fps any­way, and FreeSync en­sures no tear­ing or stut­ter­ing when the frame rate drops.

In prac­tice, it works quite well, and we man­aged a smooth ex­pe­ri­ence on even a mid-range GPU. The 5ms GTG re­sponse time is not the low­est, but we didn’t ex­pe­ri­ence any no­tice­able ghost­ing dur­ing gam­ing. Not sur­pris­ingly, the 27UD88 looks stun­ning, and has very rich, even colours.

The LG mon­i­tor also in­cludes a few more gam­ing fea­tures, such as pre­set game modes, and a black equaliser to lighten up shad­owy ar­eas.

The 27UD88 in­cludes two HDMI ports and two Dis­playPort in­puts, as well as USB-C. Im­pres­sively, though, it’s not just for data trans­fers, and sup­ports 4K video and lap­top charg­ing. This makes the mon­i­tor ideal to pair with a lap­top with­out needed more than one cable.


Im­pres­sive im­age qual­ity with enough gam­ing-fo­cused fea­tures for fun ca­sual play.

$899 | WWW.LG.COM/AU Panel: 27-inch IPS; Res­o­lu­tion: 3,840 x 2,160; Re­fresh rate: 60Hz with AMD FreeSync

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