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on November 1, 2016
Really nice entry level 4k monitor. I was a bit hesitant to buy this one because of the lack of reviews around the web. Decided the price was worth it and might as well give it a try. Turned out to be a great purchase, not perfect but still really great. I've been using it for doing art and animation, and of course 4k gaming. It's color isn't as nice as a 90%+ Adobe RGB, but LG's S-IPS panels still have great color, a step above most monitors, especially around this price point. Gaming is a dream on this thing, so sharp and crisp, truly glorious. Here are some Pro's and Con's:

-4k... duh
-10 bit color (8+A-FRC)
-S-IPS panel (great viewing angles)
- 99%+ sRGB (measured as NTSC 72%) gamut.
- Freesync (only works with AMD cards as of now)
- 5ms on an IPS panel
- 60hz
- Black stabilizer setting, can bring out the details in certain dark images.
- HDCP 2.2

- Only 3 inputs, 2 hdmi and 1 display-port (would have liked 1 more display-port)
- Has an anti-glare coating (it's not very aggressive like some I've seen, but still can cause slight distortion when viewed from above/below at extreme angles)
- At250 cd/m2 it's not on the high end of peak brightness, but not bad either.

Update 1: I thought it might be handy to add a little section on setting up the PS4 Pro with this monitor. I took me awhile to realize how to get it working to display at 4k. You need to have a newer hdmi cable (2.0, the monitor comes with a short one) and you need to enable the setting for HMDI UHD deep color, this enables RGB 4:4:4 chroma signals to pass over HMDI so it can talk to the PS4 Pro. This setting is under Menu>Picture>Picture Adjust>HDMI ULTRA HD Deep Color. This setting is common among LG 4k devices, so if you have an issue on another LG product w/ ps4 Pro, make sure it's enabled. You may also need to change RGB settings on the PS4 Pro to "Full".

Update 2: I wanted to update with the settings I found best for my panel, in terms of color and brightness, etc. May not be universal, but could give a ballpark of what you may want.

Brightness: 69
Black Stabilizer: 35

Red: 55
Green: 53
Blue: 53

Six Color:
RedH: 50
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on December 14, 2016
Was really excited for this monitor but unfortunately it has significant backlight bleed (see attached pictures), and a very noticeable dead black pixel (s). First picture is monitor at 100% brightness. The second picture is set at 50% brightness.

Other then that this is a great 4k IPS budget monitor.

I'm going to try and get a replacement. Hopefully that one has less bleed. Unfortunately when I do replace it amazon will then try to sell this same monitor as like new and then someone else will have to deal with these issues.
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on November 8, 2017
Note for Xbox one X users:
You cannot use freesync since it is display port only. You have to change the settings on the monitor under picture adjust>>turn on HDMI ULTRA HD Deep Color before the xbox one x will allow 4k.

Once enabled go into settings>>display and sound>>advanced video settings>> then check the following in pictures. Once that is done you can change the resolution from 1080p to 4k uhd.
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on November 16, 2017
So far, so good. The monitor is what I expected. Of course all bets are off it it doesn't last 5 years. My previous LG 27" IPS looks exactly like this one, and it lasted about 3 years and 9 months. I hope this one lasts longer than my previous one. We have cheap old monitors around the house that are 8-10 years old, and still work like new, so here's hoping.

Likes: *Text is jet black and very smooth and sharp. Really, the only reason I chose 4K
*Colors are true enough at default setting
*Tiny "joystick" control is usable. My previous 27" LG had terrible controls.
*VESA mount, 100x100 (~4x4")
*No built in speakers to make it bulkier. Built in speakers sound like a smart phone anyway.

Meh...* Bezel is not super thin. For the price, it should be
*Stand is flimsy. Good thing I wall mounted it in front of my desk.
* Had to buy a better graphics card, though my old one had good specs.
*A little bulky, a tad thicker and heavier than my previous LG 27" IPS

Dislikes *Matte finish screen. Really? You buy a 4K monitor so tiny text is clear and sharp, and they use a matte finish screen?
Makes no sense at all. The Mona Lisa is behind clear glass, not a shower door. Bright monitors don't have glare problems. Used glossy
screens for years, never had glare. Text and picturtes really pop on a glossy screen. Good news is, the anti-glare is semi-glossy.
*Having to fiddle with Windows 10 to get the text and icon sizes right.
*LG software is just plain awful. No way to flash the firmware, GUI is so tiny I can't read it. Really LG?

All in all, a very nice monitor, but a little pricey. I recommend it if you don't mind the above nitpicks. 4.5 stars.
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on November 18, 2017
beautiful quality at a great price. I was shopping for other 4k monitors and found that they were in the $500+ range for 27". I was able to get 2 of these monitors for around $700. A great buy with brilliant colors.
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on November 10, 2017
I don't like the single button control stick. Individual buttons for navigating menus would be better.
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on August 22, 2017
Bought for my daughter, an artist, and she is thrilled with it.
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on October 12, 2017
Purchased 2 of these for dual monitors. The resolution is great and easy on the eyes. Make sure you use a HDMI 2 Cable to get 3840 x 2160 resolution.
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on May 19, 2017
I use this in my studio and I need more.
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on November 20, 2017
great monitor
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