The LG 27GK750F is a fine example of the brand’s push for dominance in the gaming segment by offering a 240Hz refresh rate with FreeSync to entice E-sports fanatics. LG isn’t new to producing enthusiast-grade displays, but their offerings for gamers are relatively new when compared to other brands. The LG 27GK750F and its unique take on highly-sought after features is a refreshing new face in a highly contested segment of the monitor business.
LG 27GK750F Specifications
- Screen Size: 27 Inches
- Resolution: 1920 x 1080 FHD
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Panel Technology: Twisted Nematic (TN)
- Refresh Rate: 240Hz
- Response Time: 2ms
- Contrast Ratio: 1000:1 (Static)
- Brightness: 400 cd/m²
- Built-in Speakers: Yes
- Stand: Height – Yes (4.33 Inches)
- Stand: Tilt – Yes (-5°/+15°)
- Stand: Swivel – Yes
- Stand: Pivot – Yes
- VESA Compatibility: Yes
- Connectivity: DisplayPort 1.2 x 1, HDMI 2.0 x 2, USB 3.0 x 2, 3.5mm Jack
- Dimensions with Stand(WxHxD): 24.6” x 18.35” x 10.72”
- Weight: 13.99 lbs
Design and Features
The LG sports a clean aesthetic with its matte black texture with well-placed red accents and a minimalist appearance which should appeal not only to gamers but professionals as well. This model comes with bezels, but they are within reasonable limits and shouldn’t pose as distractions in the heat of battle. The chassis is thinner than most products we’ve seen, plus the circular center section is aesthetically attractive.
On the rear of the chassis is where the surprise lies for the design of the LG 27GK750F. Here you will find a large circular feature which holds the air vents for the innards, which, unfortunately, does not have the Sphere Lighting feature. LG is a fan of minimalism and contemporary designs, which we think sets their new gaming models apart from the rest of the pack.
Functionality-wise, the LG 27GK750F won’t disappoint the hardcore gamers with its full-featured physical aspect. The included stand provides a complete range of ergonomics, so arranging multiple units or finding a comfortable view is easy as peas. Most would find little reason to do so, but the stand can be quick-detached and replaced by a 100 x 100 VESA mount.
While the connectivity options on the LG 27GK750F isn’t as impressive as its competitors, it does include more than you will ever need. There are two HDMI 2.0 slots along with a DisplayPort 1.2a for video inputs which can handle a gaming PC and up to two consoles. Two USB 3.0 slots with fast charging are also included along with a 3.5mm jack, but there are no speakers built into the chassis.
Display and Performance
The LG 27GK750F boasts a 27-inch TN panel with a 1920 x 1080 resolution, 240Hz refresh rate, and a modest, 2ms response time. A contrast ratio of 1000:1 and a WLED backlight with 400cd/m2 are also among the list of specifications for this model. It’s also worth noting that the screen comes with a matte AG coating that doesn’t affect the image quality too much.
At default, the LG 27GK750F revealed mixed results which are typical of TN gaming monitors. The sRGB coverage of the monitor sits perfectly at 100% with an accuracy of Delta E 2.0, which is an excellent result for stock settings. However, the screen was overly bright at full power, clocking in at 450cd/m2 which pleasingly exceeds the original specification.
There are some minor errors in gamma making the screen a bit darker than what it naturally should be. Letting our colorimeter work its magic corrected this flaw and perfected color accuracy further to delta E 0.8. However, contrast dropped to 600cd/m2 due to the reduced backlight. We recommend users to stick to the default setup and just adjust the brightness according to personal preference and comfort.
Panel uniformity on our LG 27GK750F unit was superb since there were no deviances over 15% in both color fidelity and the backlight recorded. There is, however, some minor backlight bleed which produced areas on the corners. This flaw is normal and acceptable since it shouldn’t affect your gaming, plus the screen is a bit larger than your typical display.
The LG 27GK750F carries useful features for its intended purpose like FreeSync and a Motion Blur Reduction backlight which is another name for strobing. FreeSync works at 48Hz to 240Hz, ensuring that your gaming, provided it stays in the range, is buttery smooth and tear-free.
The Motion Blur Reduction feature, on the other hand, works to reduce blurring by strobing the backlight in sync with the refresh rate. Take note that the feature only works with 120Hz, 144Hz, and 240Hz, plus it locks out FreeSync and lowers the maximum brightness. The LG 27GK750F is one of the few monitors that support strobing at up to 240Hz since most competitors only allow up to 144Hz.
If in case strobing isn’t your cup of tea, the LG 27GK750F still includes a basic Overdrive feature which boosts the pixel response time. Out of the three levels (Slow, Normal, Fast), we recommend the Normal setting since, at max overdrive, overshoot will occur. The Slow setting is still playable, but there is little reason to stay on this level since the Normal setting does a better job even if the screen already refreshes at 240Hz.
Finally, the LG 27GK750F can be classified as a gaming monitor since it refreshes as fast as the best in the market. Input lag is measured at only 6.5ms which place the product in the top choices for competitive gaming.
Thoughts on the LG 27GK750F
The LG 27GK750F is one of the few monitors we have reviewed that doesn’t need tinkering or calibration apart from activating a few features. The default output is much better than the calibrated setting, requiring users to only adjust the brightness to preferred levels. Gaming performance is excellent and can be considered on par with offerings from top dogs such as Asus, Acer, and BenQ.
We have nothing but good comments on the LG 27GK750F’s aesthetics as well, thanks to LG’s superb blending of gamer-centric accents and a minimalist design. We only wish that the brand included the Sphere Lighting feature to add more heat to the looks of the product.