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LG 27" QHD, 144hz, 1ms IPS Gaming Monitor 27GL83A-B - $638.40 @ JB Hi-Fi

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This monitor is almost identical to the popular 27GL850-B Amazon Deal for $649.00.

27GL83A-B (aka 27GL83A):

  • 27" QHD (2560 x 1440) IPS display
  • 144Hz Refresh rate
  • 1ms Response time
  • 1000:1 Contrast ratio
  • G-Sync compatible
  • Wall-mountable
  • 2 x HDMI input
  • 1 x DisplayPort input

RTINGS.com says:

The LG 27GL850-B and the LG 27GL83A-B have very similar overall performance and any differences can be attributed to panel variance. The 27GL850-B has better inputs as it incorporates two USB 3.0 ports, while the 27GL83A-B has no USB ports.

Displayninja says:

The LG 27GL83A is essentially the sRGB color gamut version of the LG 27GL850 which has a wider DCI-P3 color gamut.

AFAIK, color gamut is more of a personal preference thing. Apparently this can also be important if you’re a photo editor, so you may want to look into this difference if this is important to you.

Therefore, this might be the monitor for you if you want it soon (click and collect from JB) and don't need the USB ports. Plus you'll save a few $$.

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  • 5% shopback for Amazon (gift card honoured? not sure)
    vs
    $10 cheaper & 15% gift card for JB Hifi

  • Colour gamut is "a personal preference thing"? Wow.

    FYI colour gamut is about how many different colours can be displayed and if you want to do any kind of video or photo editing you want as much as possible of the wider gamuts like Adobe RGB and DCI-P3.

    https://www.wideformatonline.com/index.php/workshops/colour-...

    This monitor is NOT as good as the LG 27GL850 and for most people if you are spending this much you might as well get a monitor that can do more than just game.

    • Fair enough - I said that because I read a few comments saying that some people actually returned the 850 because they preferred the colours of this cheaper model. Plus, if you’re doing professional photo editing you probably aren’t buying a gaming monitor anyway.

      I have updated the original post.

      • Thank you for editing the deal.

        Many people want to do both, and you don't need to be a professional to benefit. No point buying an expensive DSLR/Mirrorless and then using an SRGB monitor. It's also important if you're game streaming, particularly if you want your face in the video. Some people do multiple monitors of course, but not everyone has the space or the cash. Even in game I would suggest you may see better colours with a wider gamut monitor, but many people won't notice.

      • You are right to say it might be personal preference when it comes to the wide color gamut in games since they are not color managed! You will get content that is authored for srgb view transform stretched to the wide gamut and then look overly saturated, other people wont give a shit and this goes for everything that is not color managed for your daily use(alot).

        Edit: I'm abit ranty about this since the new wide gamut only dell screens i got have driven me nuts over the last 3 weeks trying for a solution.

        • I have stayed away from the Dell despite the great price for a couple of reasons and that's one of them. Is it the S2721DGF you have? That can apparently be calibrated really well. It's just not good out of the box.

          https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/dell/s2721dgf

          The 27GL850-B is better out of the box but again wants calibration for best results.

          27GL850-B

          https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/lg/27gl850-b

          As for this monitor - the LG 27GL83A-B - I don't know where OP got his info that the colour gamut was the difference because that's not what the RTINGS review says in the comparison. Gamut is important, but the gamut on this one isn't awful.

          https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/lg/27gl83a-b

          "The LG 27GL850-B and the LG 27GL83A-B have very similar overall performance and any differences can be attributed to panel variance. The 27GL850-B has better inputs as it incorporates two USB 3.0 ports, while the 27GL83A-B has no USB ports."

          • @syousef: Yeah, its the S2721DGF, everything is amazing/value about that monitor except the wide gamut only imo, most people will still love it.

            As for the difference in gamut, I believe this one at default covers/limited mainly to the srgb 100% color gamut and the lg 850/dell is wide by default and any srgb will be calibrated or emulated if turned on osd.

    • If you didn't write "wow" it wouldnt have made it sound like you were having a go.
      But I wasnt offended even with it.
      Thanks for the advice for the extra few dollars its worth buying the other one even if you dont need it.
      If you really only game then its probably still a good monitor

  • I believe that compared to the 27GL850, you also cannot push a firmware update to it.

    If you can calibrate or have an sRGB calibration profile to toggle between, the Dell deal this evening is much, much better value.

    If we take MSRP for the 27GL850 to be $749, I consider this barely a standard price for this monitor, not a deal.