Low refresh rate and average response time make this a poor choice for a gaming monitor.
It’s quite difficult to classtheLG27BK550Y as a gaming monitor. For starters, it “only” has a refresh rate of 75Hz despite the 1080p resolution, doesn’t seem to support FreeSync or G-Sync, has no particularly gamer-esque features like in-game crosshair overlays or a low response time. The 27BK550Y doesn’t even have a cool dragon or tribal symbol on it to denote its gamer worthiness! The only thing that could make this a gaming monitor is the “game” picture setting. That’s about it.
The 27BK550Y isn’t even that good of a monitor for desktop use, with only a 1080p resolution at 27-inches, text isn’t as crisp as it could be like on a WQHD resolution display at the same screen size. Despite being an IPS panel, colour gamut is run of the mill at 99% sRGB. In 2018, a non-gaming, non-budget monitor should be aiming for DCI-P3 coverage. The 27BK550Y isn’t even cheap, selling for around $400 at most PC stores.
The only upside of the 27BK550Y really, is its stand that can be adjusted for tilt, pivot, swivel and height. It would be excellent if every monitor came with such a flexible stand for correct ergonomics. Other than that, there’s not much reason to pay attention to this monitor. It’s not awful by any means, but the 27BK550Y has nothing unique about it either, making it very forgettable compared to the other displays we have in this roundup.
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