• SPECIFICATIONS
  • Display Size: 27-inch
  • Resolution: 3840 x 2160
  • Connectivity: Type-C, HDMI, DisplayPort
  • Refresh Rate: 60Hz
  • Others: 2x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort, 2x USB 3.0 Type-A, 1x USB Type-C
  • Dimensions: 614 x 205 x 424 mm
  • Weight: 6 kg
  • Pros:
  • Type-C display
  • Great visuals
  • Easy controls
  • Cons:
  • None

Larger Than Life

LG is well known for their OLED TV’s but they do make computer monitors as well, which are pretty good. We definitely won’t be seeing OLED monitors anytime soon, but LG has a great range of IPS monitors around that much people aren’t aware of. This time around the LG 27UD88 has found its way to our test bed ready to be tinkered with.

The 27UD88 is a 27-inch 4K UHD IPS monitor that sports great colour reproduction and viewing angles. In the box we have all the required cables, including a DisplayPort and Type-C cable. Monitor brands don’t usually provide these most of the time, so it’s good to see LG including them to us. Putting together the monitor out of the box required just a little bit of work – all we had to do was attach the base to the stand and fastened the screws, then latch it on to the back of the monitor. The base is made of metal while the stand is made from plastic, resulting in a solid base while keeping the stand itself light. It has a nice minimalistic theme to it with some pretty thin bezels.

The stand allows you to tilt it backward and forward to your desired angle, and the height adjustment uses the weight of the monitor to keep it in place which is a pretty creative thing to do. Connectivity is amazing, sporting DisplayPort, HDMI, and even a Type-C port; as long as you’re using a modern graphic card connectivity is no issue. It even has USB 3.0 pass-through, so you can connect peripherals to the monitor. The colours are as good as IPS panels and with over 99 percent sRGB, the monitor is great even for professional photographers and graphic designers.

Some additional features that make the 27UD88 interesting is its Split Screen feature which allows you to customise your monitor layout, easily resizing and displaying multiple windows. For those with an AMD graphics card the, monitor also supports AMD FreeSync, so you can game without fear of stuttering or screen tearing.

CHIP CONCLUDE: The LG 27UD88 is a nice mix of different features and works as a great all-rounder monitor whether for the office, studio or home.

(previously published in issue August 2017)

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