While lots of companies try to target a particular segment in the gaming monitor market, most of them fail. Basically, you can find good and high-end monitors that will cost a lot, as well as cheap monitors – you get what you pay for.
This LG 32GK650F-B review is about a monitor that can match both categories. Finally, someone has done it. I found this model to be in the perfect range of affordable monitors, yet it is still qualitative enough to ensure a top-notch gaming experience.
Let me make it clear though – do not expect luxury from it. It cannot make French fries for you or compare to top range monitors that cost more than a car. But… It will be close. And the best part is that all these are available at a fraction of the price of top alternatives.
Now, what should you know before wasting some money?
Things to look for in a gaming monitor
While often a matter of milliseconds, the refresh rate makes a difference when you play a shooter game, for example. A big leap is from 60Hz to 144Hz, the more modern standard today. You can also opt for 240Hz, but the value for money is not that good yet. This unit comes with a refresh rate of 144Hz.
The contrast is not to be overlooked either, not to mention the design, picture quality and adjustability – you got lots of it with this one.
Do not ignore the size – bigger is not always better. Besides, the size is directly responsible for the resolution as well. Most gamers agree that anything around 30 inches is great for gaming. This unit is 32 inches in diagonal – bit better, especially for someone who upgrades from a smaller monitor, like I did.
What to use the LG 32GK650F-B for
My LG 32GK650F-B review targets a gaming monitor. For gaming, it is somewhere in the top middle range. In other words, it has some features that you can only find in high end models, but it is cost efficient.
Sure, it makes a good choice for those who are obsessed with contrasts and quality standards too, but then, I do not think it is too justified.
What makes the LG 32GK650F-B so special?
Apart from all the small tech specifications, there are a few things that make this LG monitor stand out in the crowd.
For example, I found the black aspects to be deep and uniform. Black is black, whether you play in daylight or at night. You will love it.
Second, I loved the excellent low input lag. Even when BFI or FreeSync are enabled, the input lag stays low.
Features and specifications
So, what are the main things to know about the LG 32GK650F-B?
Sizing and resolution
The monitor is almost 32 inches in diagonal. It features a classic 16:9 aspect ratio with 3.7MP and a top notch 2560×1440 pixel resolution. The pixel resolution is set at 93 PPI.
I have not thought about it, but the screen area measures 428 square inches – it is quite a lot when compared to other gaming monitors in this range.
Style and design
I have tested LG’s 32GK850G-B model before and I must say this one is quite similar. The design is great and features solid ergonomics. The stand is compact and simple. While it is sturdy, there could be a little wobbling at times.
The display is nice and comes with bezels on three sides. It is not curved – great for those who hate this design.
It weighs just over 14 pounds.
The stand has great ergonomics and the monitor will not disappoint you either. The height adjustment allows moving the unit over 4.3 inches. You can also switch to landscape or portrait – perfect for those who want to use a multi monitor system.
The tilt range is a bit limited – -15 to 5 degrees. The swivel range is bigger – -15 to 15 degrees. You are less likely to use these settings too much once you find the perfect position for your games anyway.
Connectivity is basic, but think about it – what is the point of having things just because you might need them one day? Forget about DVI, VGA and USB ports that you will never use on a monitor. Instead, you have a classic 3.5 millimeter analog audio out port, a couple of HDMI 2.0 ports and a display port – DP 1.2.
Bottom line, this LG 32GK650F-B review should give you all the details you need to understand why this monitor is a front runner today. It is my favorite monitor in this segment and trust me, I am picky with technology.
This is an affordable high refresh gaming unit. The 1440p 144Hz combo is ideal in gaming and more importantly, we can get all these features at a proper price.