LG UltraGear 24GL600F Gaming Monitor Review; A Pleasant Surprise - TeknoGadyet

Thursday, July 16, 2020

LG UltraGear 24GL600F Gaming Monitor Review; A Pleasant Surprise


INTRODUCTION:

LG has rightfully etched its name in the gaming industry through its range of gaming monitors, including the LG UltraGear 24GL600F, which is the center of this review.

LG UltraGear 24GL600F Gaming Monitor Review; A Pleasant Surprise
LG UltraGear 24GL600F Gaming Monitor Review; A Pleasant Surprise

We put the LG UltraGear 24GL600F gaming monitor to the test and used it as our main monitor for work and play for a few days, and here’s why we consider this device a pleasant surprise.


DISPLAY and DESIGN:

On the outside and at first look, the LG UltraGear 24GL600F looks just like a typical gaming monitor. Unlike those flashy ones complete with RGB lighting, this monitor from LG presents itself rather too simple, and the wide bezels surrounding the screen might be a letdown for some, especially for those who attribute a sleek look to an almost frameless display.

LG UltraGear 24GL600F Gaming Monitor - Front
Front

This monitor comes dressed in a black matte finish, making it an easy blend to any setup since it has a minimalist design.

LG UltraGear 24GL600F Gaming Monitor - Back
Back

The only design accent the LG UltraGear 24GL600F has is some sort of a red circle found at its back, which highlights the speaker grille, LG’s logo, a joystick for on-screen display control, and a series of connectivity ports which we’ll discuss later.

This monitor also comes with a VESA mount compatible stand, which allows the monitor to be tilted in limited angles, which means in terms of viewing angles, the LG UltraGear 24GL600F might not be that versatile.

In terms of display, the LG UltraGear 24GL600F comes with a 24-inch screen with FullHD (1920 x 1080) resolution, TN panel with 16.7 million colors at 8-bit color depth, and peak 300-bit of brightness.

LG also claims that this monitor has a 1ms response time, 144Hz refresh rate, all powered by Radeon FreeSync.

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PERFORMANCE:

Now, this is where the surprise part comes in. What the LG UltraGear 24GL600F lacked in terms of design, it more than made up for its performance. The numbers on the paper are accurate. This monitor’s 1ms response time is useful in lessening motion blur. At the same time, its 144Hz refresh rate coupled with AMD FreeSync (also compatible with NVIDIA cards) capabilities takes the job of minimizing image stutter, thus providing even smoother gameplay, especially if you are playing first-person shooting games or other fast-paced games like racing.

The 1080p resolution of the monitor provides a decent pixel density, which is about 92 pixels per inch. Yes, it is not as high as 4K screens, but remember, this is an entry-level monitor. Moreover, lower PPI allows more fluid and snappy gameplays since it is not that demanding when it comes to GPU and CPU usage as your computer needs to push lesser pixels.

However, like any other TN panels, the shift in color, contrast, and brightness happens when you are not it the optimum viewing angle position, and that is - directly in the front of the screen. It is also not as color-rich when compared to those monitors with IPS or VA panel.

While this monitor lacks the needed color-accuracy for gamers who also happen to be content creators, the LG UltraGear 24GL600F is more than a decent monitor for casual players. What we also appreciated about this monitor are its features, which we think, to be honest, are well-thought-out to cater to the needs of gamers.

These are functions unique to LG’s monitor line, including the Dynamic Action Sync, Black Stabilizer, and Crosshair. All these features are planted on the monitor to further enhance the gaming experience by minimizing input lag in RTS and FPS titles, improving visibility in deep-dark gaming scenes so users can have a better sight of opponents, and putting on a crosshair on the screen for better precision to hit that bull’s eye.

Connecting the monitor to other screens to achieve a multi-display should be easy since LG has made the ports of the UltraGear 24GL600F accessible by placing it on the back of the monitor. For ports, this monitor has 2 HDMI and a lone version 1.2 DisplayPort, plus a single 3.5mm headphone jack.

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FINAL WORDS:

LG UltraGear 24GL600F Review Philippines
LG UltraGear 24GL600F Gaming Monitor

The LG UltraGear 24GL600F has its fair share of pros and cons, but this is a recommendable monitor for those looking for an economical, entry-level display to augment their existing multi-screen setup. On top of FreeSync and Motion Blur Reduction, we’d like to also commend LG for putting in some extra gaming-centric features on the monitor such as the Dynamic Action Sync, Black Stabilizer, and Crosshair.

PROS:

  • Great motion handling
  • Low input lag
  • Quick response time
  • FreeSync and other gaming features
  • Good peak brightness

CONS:

  • Image degrades from skewed angles
  • Tilt-only stand, no height or rotation adjustment
  • Big bezels

The LG UltraGear 24GL600F is priced at Php12,599 for the 24-inch model, which is the one we have for this review. There are also two variants, the 27-inch, and the 32-inch, which cost Php22,199 and Php23,999, respectively.

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