The LG 24MP59G is designed to be easy on your budget while providing reasonable gaming and imaging performance in a slim and sleek package. We love the monitor’s aesthetic design which resembles their high-end offerings which mix gaming cues with luxurious appeal. The LG 24MP59G is an attractive option for budget or casual gamers, but what kinds of cut corners can we expect from its affordability clause?
LG 24MP59G Specifications
- Screen Size: 24Inches
- Resolution: 1920 x 1080HD
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Panel Technology: In-Plane Switching (IPS)
- Refresh Rate: 75hz
- Response Time: 5ms
- Contrast Ratio: 1000:1 (Static)
- Brightness: 250cd/m²
- Built-in Speakers: No
- Stand: Height -No
- Stand: Tilt – Yes
- Stand: Swivel – No
- Stand: Pivot– No
- VESA Compatibility: No
- Connectivity: DisplayPort 1.2 x 1, HDMI 4x 1, VGA x 1, 5mm Audio Jack
- Dimensions with Stand(WxHxD): 21.7″ x 16.53″ x 8.04″
- Weight: 7.05lbs
Design and Features
The LG 24MP59G employs a modern look similar to the current signature design found on the brand’s gaming monitors. This model uses a mix of matte and glossy black plastics that is decorated with a red strip at its base. The monitor isn’t bezel-free, but the plastic borders are within reasonable limits to not cause distractions when gaming.
Glossy monitors look great, but it’s hard to maintain the new look since the texture is prone to smudging and staining. Make sure you have a plush microfiber cloth at the ready to help keep the LG 24MP59G’s appearance clean and shiny. Build quality is great as expected since the monitor doesn’t wobble and there are no physical defects.
The LG 24MP59G has modest proportions which make it an excellent compact option for tight spaces such as dorms or apartments. Most of its heft is placed at the lower bottom, giving the side profile the OLED TV appearance similar to the LG C8. Unfortunately, placement can become tricky since the monitor’s affordability cut off a few crucial features.
The LG 24MP59G isn’t VESA compatible, plus its stand can only offer tilt for ergonomics. It’s compact for a 24-inch display, but ergonomics is a critical aspect of setting up your PC since it gives you control over the device’s posture. At least, the penguin-feet base provides excellent stability to the display, so it isn’t easy to topple accidentally.
The I/O panel on the LG 24MP59G provides the standard connectivity options needed to operate the monitor optimally. The layout includes DisplayPort 1.2 and HDMI 1.4 as primary video inputs, but there is also a VGA connector for older PCs. There are no USB slots or built-in speakers, but there is a 3.5mm jack for audio pass through.
Display and Performance
The LG 24MP59G sports a 24-inch IPS panel with a 1920 x 1080 resolution, 75Hz refresh rate, and 5ms response time. A typical 1000:1 contrast along with a 250cd/m2 backlight is also included in the spec sheet which makes the display ideal for daily use. The screen emphasizes basic qualities which some manufacturers fail to get right, but you can’t expect high-end performance from this device.
Twenty-four inches is still the perfect size for 1080p screens, providing an excellent balance between visibility and sharpness. Most users won’t find it difficult to adjust to the LG 24MP59G even if they are coming from smaller or older display platforms when reading text or even viewing movies. Gaming is also easier to run on this monitor since it has considerably lesser pixels than 1440p or 4K.
The LG 24MP59G is only able to produce 94% of the sRGB color space which limits its vibrancy up to some extent. We typically recommend monitors which have at least 93%, but modern monitors have already gone beyond that offer 97% or higher. Out of the box, accuracy needs improvements since errors reached as much as DeltaE 3.6 which incurs noticeable color errors.
Thankfully, its easy to dial in the proper settings to bring down the DE to 1.1 on the LG 24MP59G. Doing so will also correct the color temperature which is slightly warmer by default, creating a more balanced picture for all types of use. The tweaked output of this model would make it suitable for basic editing, but you will miss some shades due to the limited gamut coverage.
On the other hand, the LG 24MP59G exceeded our expectations when it comes to brightness and contrast. The IPS panel on this model exceeded its rated specs by reaching a 1200:1 contrast ratio and a maximum backlight output of 305cd/m2. These scores are great for low light use, but the distinct grayish blacks of IPS panels will still be slightly noticeable.
Panel uniformity on the test unit could use some improvements due to the slight backlight leak at the lower corner of the display. This induced some deviations over the D65 standard, but it isn’t something most users will be worried about. The 14% brightness variance at the lower quadrants are noticeable when viewing dark images or a black screen, but its still within forgivable limits.
The LG 24MP59G handles motion decently despite its handicaps as a budget-oriented gaming monitor. Minor blurring and ghosting are present when playing fast-paced games like Apex Legends, so you might want to spend a bit more on a 144Hz variant to avoid it. This variant even includes backlight strobing to reduce these problems, but it looks weird and trippy on a 75Hz display.
The LG 24MP59G is FreeSync compatible at 40hz to 75Hz for tear-free gaming when an AMD GPU is used. This feature is sorely needed when playing games like League of Legends or Dota 2 when aren’t GPU-intensive, but prone to frame drops during clashes. G-Sync compatibility isn’t guaranteed, so we recommend not using the assumption that it will work with an Nvidia GPU as your main reason to purchase it.
The LG 24MP59G is superbly responsive, clocking in at only 9ms which is great for a 75Hz gaming monitor. The display is highly suitable for fast-paced titles like Overwatch, but its refresh rate limits it to MOBAs or RPGs.
Thoughts on the LG 24MP59G
The LG 24MP59G is an excellent affordable option if your budget is limited, but responsiveness and decent image quality are required. The screen responds well to tweaking via the OSD, so colorimeter calibration isn’t necessary. The product’s low input lag and FreeSync expands its viability for its intended purpose, putting it ahead of several options in the same price range.
The only true limitation of the LG 24MP59G aside from its 75Hz refresh rate is its lack of functional features which are part and parcel of an excellent monitor.LG could have at least added VESA compatibility, giving users the option to enhance the product by adding a range of ergonomics. But other than that, the LG 24MP59G is one of the best budget gaming monitors at the $150 price point.