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LG 27MB85

LG 27MB85R PC Monitor

27" LED 643mm Jan 2014
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14 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on three expert reviews from sites including prad.de, pcworld.pl and playwares.com this PC display has an overall expert rating of 85%.

Good Connectivity

A number of customers who reviewed the LG 27MB85 concluded that it was good in terms of connectivity. Sunnysingh gave it a very good review score and said “1) Exceptional connectivity” in their review of the LG 27MB85. Sunnysingh also said “Buy it over the Apple display due to the excellent colour reproduction, connectivity and price”.

Good Picture Quality

A number of customers wrote that this PC monitor had a wide viewing angle. Last year Sunnysingh mentioned “I use 'reader' mode frequently at night when browsing online or writing.3) IPSThe display makes use of an excellent IPS panel which has an excellent colour gamut and viewing angle” in their review of the LG 27MB85 and rated it as excellent.

Easy to Use

One person mentioned that it was easy to use. Sunnysingh scored the product 5 stars and said on Amazon last year “Can be used in a multitude of modes depending on the sort of work you are aiming to use it for” in their review of the LG 27MB85.

One customer who reviewed it considered that it had a good experience. Sunnysingh said last year “The display is also matte as opposed to glossy which makes for an even better experience”.

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Nice Design

One LG 27MB85 owner who reviewed the product concluded that it was a good design. Last year Sunnysingh scored the product very highly and said on Amazon “Excellent monitor for professional design, graphics, photography” in their review of the LG 27MB85.

LG Has Good LCD Screen Reviews

LG has good average ratings for its medium monitors as well as across its entire flatpanel monitor range compared to other brands.

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LED Display Type

This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is the most commonly found display type on PC monitors of a similar type and age to it.

We compared all the other PC displays that have an LED Display to this flatpanel monitor and we think the Benq BL3201[plb_2558150_price], and the iiyama B2888UHSU[plb_2367537_price] which has better reviews; or the HP 2211[plb_1397010_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The LG 27MB85 has a built-in speaker. Most of the other flatpanel monitors of a similar type and age to the 27MB85 do not have a built-in speaker.

We compared all the other PC displays with a built-in speaker to this LCD screen and we think the 298P4[pl_1608300_price], and the 288P6LJEB[pl_3020740_price] both from Philips or the iiyama XB2776QS[plb_1490325_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Quite Wide Vertical Viewing Angle

With a vertical viewing angle of 178 degrees, the LG 27MB85 has one of the wider vertical viewing angles amongst comparable spec LCD screens of this age. The narrowest vertical viewing angle of PC displays of this age and spec is 50°, the widest is 180°, and the average vertical viewing angle is 170°.

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Quite Wide Horizontal Viewing Angle

Similar spec PC displays that have been around for a comparable time to the 27MB85 have horizontal viewing angles of between 60° and 1,800°, and the average horizontal viewing angle is 170°. At 178 degrees, the LG 27MB85 has a quite wide horizontal viewing angle compared to most of the other PC displays of a comparable age and type to the 27MB85.

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Quite Bright Display Brightness

With a display brightness of 350 candellas per square meter, the LG 27MB85 has a fairly bright display brightness compared to most of the other PC screens that were released more than two years ago. The display brightness of LCD screens of a similar spec and age to the 27MB85 range from 30 cd/m² to 1,700 cd/m², and the average display brightness is 280 cd/m².

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1440p Video Mode

The LG 27MB85 has a maximum resolution of 1440p. That's 33% more resolution than a 1080p PC screen, which is the most common resolution.

A 1440p video mode is actually the best resolution amongst all PC displays of a similar age and type to the 27MB85.

Amongst comparable types of PC display the worst resolution is 480p.

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2560 X 1440 Graphics Resolution

The highest resolution of the LG 27MB85 is 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than the most frequently found graphics resolution of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). Across all medium monitors that have been around for around the same time as the 27MB85 the resolution ranges from 640 x 350 to 3840 x 2160.

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Has One Cable Included

The LG 27MB85 has a greater number of cables included than most medium monitors that have been around for more than two years. This flatpanel monitor has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on medium monitors that were launched more than two years ago.

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11 Reasons Against

Owner Reviews Are Average

Based on 27 owner reviews this PC display has an average owner rating of 67 out of 100.

A Bit Expensive

Some people who reviewed the LG 27MB85 concluded that it was not good value for money. Sunnysingh said in November last year “Didn't really like the glossy finish of the now-very-old Apple Thunderbolt display - which incidentally has a higher price tag”.

One LG 27MB85 reviewer considered that the product was not a bargain for the price. Zengirl gave it a score of 20 out of 100 and mentioned “It is not a cheap screen - £600+ is a lot of money”.

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Poor Product Quality

One customer reckoned that it was not good quality. In November last year Ian B wrote on Amazon “Service not fit for purpose!” and gave it a rating of 20 out of 100.

Expensive

We think this PC display looks expensive compared to other PC displays of this age and type. The price range of PC displays of this age and type is from £51 to £5,421.

Not 3D Compatible

The LG 27MB85 is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec PC monitors that were released around the same time as the 27MB85 are also not 3D compatible.

PC displays which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Philips 272G5DYEB[plb_3175233_price]; or the Samsung SMT-2232[plb_1414672_price], or the Acer DA220[plb_1606986_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most medium monitors that were released more than two years ago do not have a built-in camera. The LG 27MB85 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in camera.

There are a number of alternative flatpanel monitors which also have a built-in camera which you might want to look at including the Philips C272P4QPKEW[plb_3027868_price], or the Acer DA220[plb_1606986_price]; or the Philips 272P4[plb_1489468_price].

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The LG 27MB85 does not have an integrated card reader, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago also do not have an integrated card reader.

There are a number of alternative PC monitors which also have an integrated card reader which you might want to look at including the UP2414Q[pl_2251567_price], or the U3014[pl_1655695_price] both from DELL or the Benq BL3201[plb_2558150_price] which also has a higher rating.

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High Running Costs

The average running cost of the 27MB85 is £128 over 5 years based on average energy prices and usage levels, which makes it one of the less economic to run PC monitors of a similar age and type.

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Only HD HD Type

This PC screen has a Full HD HD type, which is typical of many PC screens of this age and spec.

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Only One HDMI Port

The LG 27MB85 is a one HDMI port PC screen. Most of the other comparable spec PC displays that have been around for around the same time as the 27MB85 have between one and three HDMI ports.

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Fairly High Power Consumption When Off

The power consumptions when off of LCD screens of this type and age range from 0.005W to 45W. At 0.5 Watts, the LG 27MB85 has a quite high power consumption when off compared to most of the other medium monitors that have been around for a comparable time to the 27MB85.

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1 Other reason to consider the LG 27MB85

Released Over Three Years Ago

This PC screen has been on the market for over three years.

Specification

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Expert Reviews

(4)
26 November 2014

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28 July 2015

Tymczasem LG 27MB85Z nie ust?puje pod tym wzgl?dem zwyci?zcy testu. Nieco s?abiej poradzi? sobie ju? w te?cie równomierno?ci pod?wietlenia, jednak uzyskane wyniki mieszcz? si? w granicach normy i... Read more…

Bardzo dobra jako obrazu, atrakcyjne wzornictwo
Mao schematw ustawi 324, wysokie zuycie prdu
18 May 2015

Mit dem 27MB85Z lanciert LG einen gelungenen Nachfolger des 27EA83, der ausgerechnet bei der stark beworbenen Hardware-Kalibration über True Color Pro patzte. Die uns vorliegende Version erzielte...

6 February 2015

Der bestens ausgestattete und ergonomisch einstellbare Bildschirm lässt nur wenige Wünsche offen. Die Kalibrierungs-Software ist vergleichsweise einfach und offeriert nicht so viele Optionen wie...

User Reviews

(22)
Reviewed 31 December 2014 by Gary F.

Judging from the difficulty finding professional and user reviews on this product I suspect there are a lot of people that don't know what they're missing. This is an excellent monitor that I... Read more…

Reviewed 24 January 2015 by Carl G.

Took a chance on this as there are barely any reviews on it anywhere, but I am liking it a lot. I only set this system a little over a week ago, and I've only played CS:GO so far, but this screen... Read more…

Reviewed 22 September 2015 by Christopher J.
(Verified Purchase)

Just buy this! The QA on this monitor seems much greater than other models using the same panel. LG is the manufacturer on 90% of the QHD monitors on the market, and they seem to have given... Read more…

Reviewed 19 December 2014 by Steve
Steve would recommend the LG 27MB85R

I needed a new monitor to replace my old one which was actually a 22" TV that I have been using until I realized how bad the colors were off when I started printed photos. I am a photographer a... Read more…

Reviewed 21 August 2016 by ZenGirl
(Verified Purchase)

I was going to give this 5 stars as it was a wonderful screen bought instead of the one Apple doesn't make any more. Then half an hour ago I had a power outage and everything on the same Belkin... Read more…

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Electricity cost when switched on £120.18
Electricity cost when on standby £7.31
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Total running cost over 5 years £127.49
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.63 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 17 tree seedlings and grow them for 10 years.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg 27mb85, lg 27mb85r, lg 27mb85z, oem 27mb85, lg 27mb85zb, oem 27mb85r, lg 27mb85rb, lg 27mb85rbl, lg 2560x1440, oem 27mb85rb, lg 1440ips350, lg 27mb85rble, lg 27mb85rbled, generic 27mb85, lg model27mb85, lg model27mb85r, generic 27mb85r, generic 27mb85rb, lg model27mb85rb, lg monitor27in2560, lg electronics 27mb85, lg electronics 27mb85r, lg electronics 27mb85rb
Barcodes 00012305077427, 00014444456620, 00719192194458, 00719192194465, 00801038399582, 00801940475343, 00803982717870, 00804067301045, 00804904104518, 00806293515654, 00808112939719, 00809185335187, 00809385184073, 00821503837715, 04053162879126, 04053162959163, 05053959387918, 07191921944580, 07191921944658, 08806084711229, 08806084711250, 08806084711274, 08806084827241

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