LG reveals their 27GL850G 1440p Nano IPS G-Sync monitor, which features a 160Hz Overclock

LG reveals their 27GL850G 1440p Nano IPS monitor, which features a 160Hz Overclock

LG reveals their 27GL850G 1440p Nano IPS monitor, which features a 160Hz Overclock

LG has revealed their latest UltraGear monitor, which hopes to wow users with its 1440p resolution, G-Sync support and Nano IPS screen. With a 27-inch screen size, the LG 27GL850G-B is designed to offer a 3-side “virtually borderless design” and refresh rates that are as high as 160Hz, albeit through the display’s overclock mode.   

At stock, the monitor will offer a 144Hz refresh rate and full Nvidia G-Sync capabilities, alongside LG’s Sphere Lighting 2.0 technology, which is expected to be detailed further at CES. 

LG’s Nano IPS screens act as an alternative technology to Quantum Dot displays, utilising nanoparticles, which are applied to the display’s backlight, to allow Nano IPS screens to support wider colour gamuts. This makes it likely that 27GL850G-B will support most of the DCI-P3 colour space, giving LG’s screens a level of vibrancy that is not matched by traditional IPS monitors. 

With this announcement, LG has not made it clear whether or not their 27GL850G will support HDR, as LG’s product page does not refer to HDR technology. LG’s Nano IPS tech will support the wider colour gamuts that HDR screens benefit from, but it is unlikely to support higher contrast modes or offer a FALD backlight, otherwise, this monitor would be advertised as G-Sync HDR. 

LG reveals their 27GL850G 1440p Nano IPS monitor, which features a 160Hz Overclock  

LG’s 27GL850G will make its debut at CES 2019, where we expect to learn the display’s full specifications, pricing and release date. 

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