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LG 32UD60 Preview: 4K VA FreeSync Monitor

By February 11, 2018 No Comments

LG 32UD60

Introduction

LG is preparing to release the LG 32UD60 monitor with 4K UHD resolution, 31.5-inch VA panel, and AMD FreeSync technology. It’s a new model replacing the old LG 32UD59 with essentially identical specs albeit a few minor changes.

Image Quality

If you’ve been looking for a 4K monitor that efficiently utilizes all the 3840×2160 pixels for maximum screen real estate, the LG 32UD60 is a perfect match. Due to its high resolution and hefty 31.5-inch screen size, the monitor provides you with a high pixel density of 140 PPI (Pixels Per Inch) which results in incredibly crisp image quality with plenty of screen real estate.

Furthermore, the VA panel of the LG 32UD60 boasts 3,000:1 static contrast ratio as well as the extensive 95% of the DCI-P3 color gamut promising an immersive viewing experience with deep black shades and vibrant 10-bit color reproduction (8-bit + FRC).

Although VA panels deliver striking colors, they aren’t as precise as the IPS. So in case you’re looking for a monitor for color-critical work, you should look elsewhere.

The LG 32UD60 also offers a quick 4ms response time speed as opposed to the 5ms of its predecessor, the 32UD59. Other panel-related specs include 300-nit peak brightness and 178-degree viewing angles, which is pretty standard.

Features

Just like all LG monitors, the 32UD60 model will provide you with the common features for both gaming and everyday use.

When it comes to gaming, there’s the Black Stabilizer which improves visibility in dark games, the Dynamic Action Sync which reduces input lag, and AMD FreeSync technology which removes screen tearing and stuttering if you have a compatible GPU by AMD.

The everyday features include the Reader Mode which uses the low blue light filter for a more pleasant reading experience at night while the Screen Split application makes multi-tasking easier by offering various templates for arranging multiple windows.

Lastly, the On-Screen Control allows you to adjust all the OSD (On-Screen Display) related features in a desktop app instead of using the joystick placed beneath the bottom bezel.

Design and Connectivity

The modern yet simplistic design consists of matte black plastics and somewhat thin bezels while the ergonomics include height adjustment, tilt, and VESA mount compatibility.

Connector ports are as follows: an HDMI 2.0, a DisplayPort 1.2, an audio line-out for the headphones, and line-in for the two 5W integrated speakers. FreeSync is supported via both DP and HDMI, but the dynamic range is unknown at the moment.

HDCP 2.2 is supported, so the LG 32UD60 is a great monitor for Xbox One X and PS 4 Pro gaming consoles.

The previous model, the LG 32UD59, has a FreeSync range of 40-60Hz as well as an extra HDMI 2.0 port.

Price & Similar Monitors

The LG32UD60 should be available sometime in February while the price amounts to $600.

If you’re looking for a similar but cheaper display, consider the AOC U3277PWQU for $100-$200 less which we’ve reviewed.

You may also be interested in the LG 27UD58 which is also a 4K display with AMD FreeSync, but with a 27-inch IPS panel instead of the 31.5-inch VA.

For more cheap 4K monitors, have a look at our 4K budget monitor buyer’s guide.

LG 32UD60 Specifications
Screen Size31.5-inch
Resolution3840x2160 (UHD)
Panel TypeVA
Aspect Ratio16:9 (Widescreen)
Refresh Rate60Hz
Response Time4ms (GtG)
Adaptive SyncFreeSync (Unconfirmed: 40Hz-60Hz)
Speakers2x5W
PortsDisplayPort 1.2a, HDMI 2.0
Other PortsHeadphone Jack
Brightness300 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio3000:1 (static)
Colors1.07 billion (8-bit + FRC)
VESAYes (100x100mm)

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