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LG 27MB85

LG 27MB85R PC Monitor

27" LED 643mm Jan 2014
Display Diagonal Display Built-In Speaker(s) Width Release Date
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14 Reasons For

Good Expert Reviews

Based on three expert reviews from sites including prad.de, pcworld.pl and playwares.com this LCD screen has an average expert rating of 84%.

Good Connectivity

Two LG 27MB85 owners who bought the product agreed that it was good in terms of connectivity. Sunnysingh wrote two years ago “1) Exceptional connectivity” . Sunnysingh also said “Buy it over the Apple display due to the excellent colour reproduction, connectivity and price”.

Good Picture Quality

A few LG 27MB85 reviewers who reviewed it thought it had a wide viewing angle. Sunnysingh rated this PC monitor 5 stars and wrote “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.

Easy to Use

One customer who reviewed it considered that it was easy to use. Sunnysingh said in their review of the LG 27MB85 on Amazon two years ago “Can be used in a multitude of modes depending on the sort of work you are aiming to use it for”.

One LG 27MB85 owner who reviewed the product said that it had a good experience. Sunnysingh gave the product a rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review “The display is also matte as opposed to glossy which makes for an even better experience”.

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Nice Design

One person who reviewed it thought it was a good design. Sunnysingh scored this PC monitor 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “Excellent monitor for professional design, graphics, photography” in their review of this PC monitor.

LG Has Good Reviews for Its PC Displays

LG medium monitors have good reviews on average and across all flatpanel monitors LG is one of the superior manufacturers.

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LED Display

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

There are a number of alternative PC screens that have an LED Display currently available which you might want to look at including a cheaper PC monitor such as the ViewZ VZ-27[plb_2277403_price] or you might consider a better rated PC monitor such as the Samsung S27A850[plb_1388314_price], or the NEC MultiSync P232[plb_2831060_price].

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The LG 27MB85 has a built-in speaker(s), unlike most of the other flatpanel monitors of this spec and age which do not have a built-in speaker(s).

We compared all the other LCD screens with a built-in speaker(s) to this flatpanel monitor and we think the iiyama XB2776QS[plb_1490325_price] which has better reviews; or the HP EliteDisplay S240[plb_2319729_price], and the LG 32LS33[plb_2362891_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

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Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

With a viewing angle, vertical of 178 degrees, the LG 27MB85 has one of the wider viewing angle, verticals amongst similar spec flatpanel monitors of this age. The average viewing angle, vertical of flatpanel monitors of this type and age is 170°, and the viewing angle, verticals range from 15° to 180°.

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Fairly Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

The narrowest viewing angle, horizontal of flatpanel monitors of a similar type and age to the 27MB85 is -5° and the widest is 1,800°. At 178 degrees, the LG 27MB85 has a fairly wide viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

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Fairly Bright Display Brightness

The LG 27MB85 has one of the brighter display brightnesss (350 candellas per square meter) amongst medium monitors of this age. The dimmest display brightness of PC monitors of this spec and age is 25 cd/m² and the brightest is 1,700 cd/m².

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1440p Supported Video Modes

The LG 27MB85 has a maximum resolution of 1440p. That's 33% more resolution than the most common supported video modes of 1080p. Across all PC screens of a similar age and spec to the 27MB85 the worst resolution is 480p and the best is 2160p.

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2560 X 1440 Supported Graphics Resolutions

The highest resolution of the LG 27MB85 is 2560 x 1440. That's 78% more resolution than the most frequently found supported graphics resolutions of 1920 x 1080 (HD 1080). Across all PC screens of this spec and age the best resolution is 3840 x 2160 and the worst is 640 x 350.

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Has One Cables Included

The LG 27MB85 has a greater number of cables included than most medium monitors that have been available for a similar time to it. This LCD screen has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on LCD screens of this type and age.

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11 Reasons Against

Average User Reviews

On average, based on 28 user reviews the average user rating of this flatpanel monitor is 65 out of 100.

A Bit Expensive

Several customers wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor was not good value for money. Sunnysingh wrote on Amazon two years ago “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 the LG 27MB85 but in spite of that they scored it 5 stars.

One person wrote in their reviews that the LG 27MB85 was not a bargain for the price. Zengirl said “It is not a cheap screen - £600+ is a lot of money” .

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Poor Product Quality

One person thought it was not good quality. Ian B mentioned on Amazon “Service not fit for purpose!”.

Not Cheap

PC displays of a similar age and type range in price from £43 to £9,999. We think that this flatpanel monitor looks expensive compared to other PC displays of a similar age and type.

Not 3D

The LG 27MB85 is not 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other LCD screens of a comparable age and type to the 27MB85 are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Camera

Most comparable spec PC monitors that were released around the same time as the 27MB85 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 PC displays which also have a built-in camera that you might want to look at including the Philips 272P4[plb_1489468_price] or the HP EliteDisplay S240[plb_2319729_price].

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Does Not Have a Card Reader Integrated

Most LCD screens of a similar type and age to the 27MB85 do not have a card reader integrated. The LG 27MB85 is no exception to this as it too does not have a card reader integrated.

There are a number of other LCD screens which also have a card reader integrated which you might also want to consider including the UP2414Q[pl_2251567_price], or the UP2715K[pl_2678878_price] both from DELL which also has a higher rating.

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Running Costs Are High

The 27MB85 is one of the more expensive to run PC monitors 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 £199 over 8 years to run.

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Only HD HD Type

This flatpanel monitor has a Full HD HD type, which is the most commonly found HD type on similar spec PC screens that are a comparable age to it.

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Only One HDMI Ports Quantity

Most flatpanel monitors of this spec and age have between one and three HDMI ports quantitys, including the LG 27MB85 which has one HDMI ports quantity.

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Fairly High Power Consumption (off)

The LG 27MB85 has one of the higher power consumption (off)s (0.5 Watts) amongst comparable spec LCD screens of this age. Medium monitors that came out more than two years ago have power consumption (off)s of between 0.005W and 21W.

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1 Other reason to consider the LG 27MB85

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this PC screen was released.

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

(21)
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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Running Cost

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Electricity cost when switched on £192.29
Electricity cost when on standby £6.15
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Total running cost over 5 years £198.44
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Running this PC monitor over 5 years will generate 0.99 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).
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To offset that much CO2 you would need to plant 26 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, lg 350cdm2, lg 27mb85zb, code 27mb85, lg 27mb85rb, code 27mb85r, lg 2560x1440, code 27mb85rb, lg electronics 27mb85, lg electronics 27mb85z, lg electronics 27mb85r, lg electronics 27mb85zb, lg electronics 27mb85rb
Barcodes 00012305077427, 00014444456620, 00719192194465, 04053162879126, 04053162959163, 05053959387918, 07191921944580, 07191921944658, 08806084711229, 08806084711250, 08806084711274, 08806084827241

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