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LG 27MB85 PC Monitor

27" LED 643mm Jan 2014
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13 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Good

Three experts from sites including prad.de, pcworld.pl and playwares.com have rated this PC display on average 84 out of 100.

Good Connectivity

A number of customers who purchased it mentioned that it was good in terms of connectivity. Sunnysingh gave the product a score of 5 stars and mentioned in their review on Amazon “1) Exceptional connectivity”. Sunnysingh also mentioned “Buy it over the Apple display due to the excellent colour reproduction, connectivity and price”.

Good Picture Quality

Some people wrote in their reviews that it had a wide viewing angle. Sunnysingh wrote on Amazon “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”.

Easy to Use

One LG 27MB85 owner who reviewed it said that it had a good experience. Sunnysingh mentioned last year “The display is also matte as opposed to glossy which makes for an even better experience”. One LG 27MB85 reviewer who reviewed it thought it was easy to use. Sunnysingh said in August last year “Can be used in a multitude of modes depending on the sort of work you are aiming to use it for”.

Nice Design

One LG 27MB85 reviewer who bought the LG 27MB85 mentioned that it was a good design. Sunnysingh and mentioned in their review of this PC monitors on Amazon “Excellent monitor for professional design, graphics, photography”.

LG Has Good Flatpanel Monitor Reviews

LG medium monitors have good ratings on average and across all PC monitors LG is one of the better rated manufacturers.


Price Drop of £45.81

The 27MB85 has dropped in price by £45.81 in the last 7 days.

LED Display Type

This flatpanel monitor has an LED display type, which is the most frequently found display type on PC displays of this spec and age.

We compared all the other PC monitors that have an LED Display to this flatpanel monitor and we think the LG 34UM65 (£448.45), the Samsung S27A850, and the iiyama B2888UHSU (£433.16) which has a better Rating is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Speaker

The LG 27MB85 has a built-in speaker, as do most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that have been available for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative PC monitors with a built-in speaker currently available including a cheaper PC monitor such as the Philips C272P4 or you might consider a better rated PC monitor such as the Philips 298P4 (£467.45).

We compared this PC display to all the other PC monitors with a built-in speaker and we think the Samsung TC241W (£433.42) is also worth considering.

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Has One Cable Included

The LG 27MB85 has a greater number of cables included than most flatpanel monitors of this type and age. This LCD screen has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on similar spec PC displays that are a comparable age 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 one of the brighter display brightness amongst medium monitors of this age. The average display brightness of PC displays of this type and age is 290 cd/m².

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1440p Video Mode

The most resolution of the LG 27MB85 is 1440p. That's 33% more resolution than a 1080p flatpanel monitor, which is the most frequently found resolution.

A 1440p video mode is actually the best resolution across all similar spec PC displays that are a comparable age to the 27MB85.

A 480i video mode is the worst resolution amongst comparable types of PC monitor.

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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). The resolution of all comparable spec PC monitors that are a similar age to the 27MB85 ranges from 720 x 400 to 3840 x 2160.

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10 Reasons Against

Owner Reviews Are Average

The average owner rating of this LG LCD screen is 65% based on 28 owner reviews.

A Bit Expensive

Some customers who bought it agreed that it was not good value for money. Sunnysingh said on Amazon “Didn't really like the glossy finish of the now-very-old Apple Thunderbolt display - which incidentally has a higher price tag” in their review of this PC monitors but even so still scored this PC monitors 5 stars.

One LG 27MB85 owner who purchased this PC monitors thought it was not a bargain for the price. Zengirl mentioned in their review of this PC monitors this year “It is not a cheap screen - £600+ is a lot of money”.

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Poor Product Quality

One person who bought the product concluded that it was not good quality. Ian B said “Service not fit for purpose!” in his LG 27MB85 review.

Expensive for a PC Monitor of a Similar Spec and Age

PC monitors of a similar age and spec range in price from £41 to £8,760. We thought that this LG flatpanel monitor looks expensive for a PC monitor of a similar spec and age.

Not 3D Compatible

The LG 27MB85 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other PC screens that came out around the same time as the 27MB85 are also not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a PC screen that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Samsung SMT-2232 (£358.00); or the Asus VG236 (£349.99), or the Philips 272G5DYEB (£299.99).

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Like most of the other comparable spec flatpanel monitors that have been available for more than two years, the LG 27MB85 does not have a built-in camera.

We think you might also be interested in alternative PC screens which also have a built-in camera including the Philips C272P4 or the Philips 272P4QPJKEB (£472.80).

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Does Not Have an Integrated Card Reader

The LG 27MB85 does not have an integrated card reader. Most of the other PC screens of this age and spec also do not have an integrated card reader.

We compared this flatpanel monitor to all the other PC displays with an integrated card reader and we think the UP2414Q (£499.99), or the U2713H (£399.00) both from DELL which also has a higher Rating is also worth considering.

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Running Costs Are High

The 27MB85 is one of the less economic to run PC displays of this type and age that we have assessed for running costs. Based on average usage levels and energy prices, we estimate the 27MB85 will cost £128 over 5 years to run.


Only HD HD Type

This PC screen has a Full HD HD type, which is the most frequently found HD type on flatpanel monitors of a comparable type and age to it.

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Only 1000:1 Typical Contrast Ratio

This flatpanel monitor has a 1000:1 typical contrast ratio, which is typical of many flatpanel monitors of a similar age and type to it.

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1 Other reason to consider the LG 27MB85

Released Over Two Years Ago

This PC display was released over two years ago.


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Expert Reviews


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28 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 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...

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

Reviewed 31 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 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 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…

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 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
Running costs for this PC monitor have been estimated based on other similar PC monitors. If you know how much electricity and water the LG 27MB85uses then please let us know by entering those figures in the boxes above.
Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.63 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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 27mb95, lg 68cm27, lg 27mb95z, lg 27mb85r, lg 27mb85z, code 27mb85, lg 27mb85zb, lg 27mb85rb, lg 2560x1440, code 27mb85r, code 27mb85rb, lg electronics 27mb85, lg electronics 27mb85r, lg electronics 27mb85z, lg electronics 27mb85zb, lg electronics 27mb85rb
Barcodes 00012305077427, 00014444456620, 00719192194465, 04053162879126, 04053162959163, 05053959387918, 07191921944580, 07191921944658, 08806084711229, 08806084711250, 08806084711274, 08806084827241

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