LG UltraGear 27GP750 monitor review

The LG UltraGear 27GP750 is one of the new crop of gaming monitors with an ultra-fast 240Hz refresh rate. It’s also a nice size choice for a gaming monitor, which I think of as “right-sized.” It’s equipped with a 27-inch display, which is large enough to be immersive and allow you to not feel cramped, but it’s not so large that you’re left wondering where you’re going to find the space for it. It’s packed with gaming features, including both NVIDIA G-Sync and AMD Freesync support. And it also features a striking black with a glossy red paint job. 

Should the LG UltraGear 27GP750 be your new gaming monitor? I just wrapped up testing one and here’s what I thought of it.

LG UltraGear 27GP750 monitor reviewPainless unboxing and setup

PC monitors can be a bit of a pain to unbox, with some manufacturers packing everything in so tightly it’s a major effort to extract everything. It’s obviously not a major issue and you only have to deal with it once, but LG packages this monitor in a way that is very secure and yet extremely easy to access. It’s a good start to the experience.

Setup continues the “easy” theme. The stand comes in two pieces. The first slides into slots on the back of the monitor and clicks securely into place. The base then screws onto the stand with a pair of integrated screws. No tools are required, there’s no way to accidentally put something on backward, you can’t drop the screws, and the whole process should take two minutes.

LG gave the monitor the full UltraGear treatment, making it clear this is aimed at the gaming market. That means black plastic with some interesting visual details and some very glossy red flourishes including the UltraGear logo. I thought it looked great and was a little disappointed that most of the red is actually hidden from view around the back.

LG UltraGear 27GP750 monitor reviewA very adjustable stand

The stand offers plenty of flexibility. It has spring-loaded height adjustment and can tilt 20-degrees. There’s no built-in swivel, although the monitor is light enough to make it fairly easy to turn the whole thing slightly if needed.

You can even pivot the display to portrait mode. Not a gaming thing (that I know of), but potentially useful if you also use the monitor for more mundane computer tasks.

LG UltraGear 27GP750 monitor reviewThere’s a slot cut into the back of the stand to assist with cable management. The “V-shaped” base does intrude into desk space a little more than a traditional stand. If its footprint is an issue, you have the option of wall-mounting using an optional VESA mount.

Connectivity

The UltraGear 27GP750 is equipped with a pair of HDMI 2.0 ports, and one DisplayPort 1.4 port. There is also a 3.5mm headphone jack. The monitor has no built-in speakers, and it also lacks USB ports, so you won’t be able to use it as a hub. Actually, there is one USB Type-A port, but it is for service only and covered with a plastic plug. The company says owners can use this port to upload new firmware.

LG included a DisplayPort cable in the box, but not HDMI. If you do use HDMI, make certain your HDMI cable supports the 2.0 standard—older cables may not be fully compatible.


LG UltraGear 27GP750 key specifications

  • 27-inch display, 1080p (Full HD) resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio
  • IPS panel with anti-glare, 178-degree viewing angles
  • Peak brightness 400 cd/m²
  • Contrast ratio 1000:1
  • 99% sRGB colour gamut
  • 1ms GtG response time
  • 240Hz refresh rate
  • HDR 10 support
  • NVIDIA G-Sync validated, AMD FreeSync support
  • 2 x HDMI 2.0 (HDCP 2.2), 1 x DisplayPort 1.4
  • Multiple picture modes + black stabilizer and crosshair features
  • The stand is height and tilt adjustable, pivots for portrait mode, the monitor is 100 x 100 VESA compatible
  • Weight with stand 5.9kg

Hands-on

I tested the monitor with an Xbox Series S game console. That means I wasn’t able to verify advanced features like G-Sync and the 240Hz refresh rate. If you have a gaming PC that supports these capabilities, you should be good—they have been independently verified, including NVIDIA tested and validated G-Sync functionality.

LG UltraGear 27GP750 monitor review
240Hz refresh rate means smooth graphics without blur.

For my purposes, the UltraGear 27GP750 performed nicely. The action was smooth, there was no input lag, and the 27-inch display was large enough to get a good view of the action. It wasn’t as bright as some displays but more than adequate. I found LG’s antiglare coating to be particularly effective. I set up in a room with big windows on a rare, sunny day, and had no problem with reflections washing out the picture.

LG also has extensive onscreen controls for the monitor, controlled by a mini joystick located below the bottom bezel. This gives detailed control over picture settings, game modes (including FPS and RTS options), and game adjustments such as black stabilizer (for dark scenes) and cross hair (for displaying one of four cross hairs onscreen for FPS games).

In other words, it’s a capable gaming monitor. You may get more out of it depending on your system’s capabilities, but any gamer is going to enjoy an upgraded experience compared to using a regular PC monitor.

Limited to 1080p (Full HD) gaming

One limitation to be aware of is the UltraGear 27GP750’s 1080p resolution. If you prefer gaming in 4K or even 1440p, this is not the monitor for you. In that case, LG offers UltraGear series gaming monitors with 1440p support, including this one.

Is the LG UltraGear 27GP750 your next gaming monitor?

LG UltraGear 27GP750 monitor review

LG makes some great monitors. Being the parent company of LG Display—one of the world’s leading manufacturers of PC and TV display panels—clearly doesn’t hurt. LG’s UltraGear versions are designed for PC and console gamers first and foremost and the LG UltraGear 27GP750 hits the mark. 

It falls into a more affordable price band, which means it’s missing some features like support for 4K and 1440p gaming. It also lacks the high contrast range, brightness, and wide color gamut of higher end monitors. However with advanced capabilities like that blistering 240Hz refresh rate, 1ms GtG, NVIDIA G-Sync, and AMD Freesync support, very effective antiglare, a slew of gaming optimization features, and a versatile stand, it would make a great choice for anyone gaming in 1080p resolution. 

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I’m a long-time electronics and gadget geek who’s been fortunate enough to enjoy a career that lets me indulge this interest. After 13 years as a product manager with a leading Canadian tech company, I transitioned into a full-time career of writing about technology. I’ve contributed to a range of publications and websites including Forbes, Wired, Gizmodo, Lifehacker, About.com, MSN Money, the Winnipeg Free Press, InvestorPlace Media, Shaw Media and—combining technology and my three kids—I’ve been a Core Contributor to the award winning GeekDad blog since its launch in 2007.

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