LG have announced the release of a new 27″ display in their UltraGear line-up, aimed at gamers. The 27GL850G reportedly uses a Nano IPS panel and offers a 2560 x 1440 resolution combined with a 160Hz refresh rate. The screen also has a 5ms G2G response time and supports NVIDIA G-sync for variable refresh rates.
This is a potentially interesting screen as until now there have only been high refresh rate IPS-type panels provided by AU Optronics (as used in the Asus ROG Swift PG279Q, Acer Predator XB271HU etc). We know from the LG spec page that the screen has a native 144Hz refresh rate which is then overclockable to 160Hz thanks to the G-sync module. The use of the term ‘Nano IPS’ by LG implies it might use a latest generation LG.Display IPS panel as they’ve used this for other recent displays like the 34GK950F/G for instance, and it is used to signify a model with wide colour gamut as well. We expect to see a high >90% DCI-P3 colour gamut on the new 27GL850G although it’s not specifically mentioned on the “coming soon” LG spec page. If it does have this wider gamut it would be one of the first to offer this with a high refresh rate in the 27″ IPS market.
As detailed in our recently updated High Refresh Rate Panel and Display article, we are aware of plans for LG.Display to develop a new 27″ IPS panel with 144Hz but mass production is not scheduled until Q2 2019. This was actually expected to have a 165Hz native refresh rate, but perhaps this has changed. It’s probable that the 27GL850G will use an LG.Display panel given the ‘Nano IPS’ label and specs here so it could be H2 2019 before we see it available in the market.
The stand offers tilt, height and swivel adjustments while there are DisplayPort, HDMI, 2x USB 3.0 and a headphone jack provided for connectivity.
Some information available on LG’s coming soon page, with more expected to be announced at CES next week.
Update 26/4/19 – this screen is expected to be available around July/August 2019