Looking for a good 27-inch 4k IPS monitor - check the LG 27UD59-B

LG 27UD59-B is affordable and one of the better 27-inch 4k IPS monitors on the market today 

LG 27UD59-B - my review

LG 27UD59-B main specifications
  • Size: 27 inches 
  • Resolution: 4k Ultra HD
  • Matrix type: IPS
  • Response time: 5 ms
  • Viewing angles: 178 / 178
  • Refresh rate: 56 - 61 Hz
  • Dimensions: 24.9 x 18.2 x 8 inch
  • Weight: 12.3 lbs 

My followers probably know that I have reviewed plenty of interesting PC monitors, from very budget ones to cutting edge panels that cost thousands of dollars. Today, at my consumer blog I will be taking a closer look at a mid-range device from LG, offering new technology in the face of 4k IPS panels while maintaining a decent price tag of under $300. So, without further ado, here is my consumer review of the 27-inch 4k IPS monitor LG 27UD59-B:

Design and Looks
I really like the looks of the 27UD59-B monitor. It looks modern but at the same time simple and elegant, which is mainly thanks to the weirdly shaped silver stand. The frame of it could have been much thinner and I am sure there will be consumers who will definitely complain here. I personally don't mind how thick it really is, but yes, it could have been thinner. 

The overall quality is good, not premium, but we can't really expect premium materials and build quality at this price point.

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Features
The size of 27 inches, combined with the high 4k Ultra HD resolution on an IPS matrix seems like the perfect combination for a gamer. But if we look closely into the specs we will find out that the brightness of  250 cd/m² and with response time of up to 5 ms will push away many professional gamers. 

I personally think the LG 27UD59-B is a great multimedia monitor, good fit for office work and Internet browsing as well. I am far from being an expert in gaming (and I truly don't want to be) but I am sure it will do a very decent job for most of the graphics consuming products that are released these days.

Video review
Here is a short product video review that may give you a better perspective of how the  LG 27UD59-B looks and performs in real world testing:



Price
While checking the online stores I noticed the price of this monitor varies a lot. One of the good deals that I found was at Amazon, asking price of just $260. I think that is a super decent price, considering the 27UD59-B is a premium brand monitor with good set of features and specifications.

If you are having troubles with this monitor or you just need more info about the LG 27UD59-B, please check the Software, Firmware, & Drivers section.

You can also check the rest of my monitor reviews for other interesting deals and competitors of this nice 27 inch LG monitor.

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