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LG 27MB85 PC Monitor

£475.79
27" LED 643mm Jan 2014
Display Diagonal Display Built-In Speaker(s) Width Release Date £198.44 Electricity cost over 5 years
Expert reviews are good
Good technical features
Not good value for money
25 Reviews
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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Good

Based on three expert reviews from sites including prad.de, playwares.com and pcworld.pl the average expert rating of this LG PC monitor is 85 out of 100. The expert review sites think this flatpanel monitor is one of the better medium monitors that were released more than two years ago.

User Reviews Are Average

This flatpanel monitor has an average user rating of 67 out of 100 based on 27 user reviews. 75% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

LG Has Good Reviews for Its LCD Screens

We checked 3,721 user and expert reviews (including 757 verified purchases) for LG PC screens and found that on average LG has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that LG has good reviews specifically within its medium monitors range. 89% of those that bought a LG PC display would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Not Good Value for Money

Six customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was not good value for money. Newegg.com mentioned in their review of this PC monitor “Retail price is far too high” . Newegg.com also mentioned “Sale price makes it a reasonably priced item though” in their review. Zengirl wrote “It is not a cheap screen - £600+ is a lot of money”.

Expensive

The price range of LCD screens of a similar spec and age is from £46 to £9,999. We think that this medium monitor looks expensive compared to other LCD screens of a similar spec and age.


Features

Good Technical Features

One person reckoned that it had good features. Timothy H. he mentioned in his review of the LG 27MB85 “My other gripe is that the free “Lite” app seems to not be the greatest app out there – not too many features available”.


Good Picture Quality

Three customers who reviewed the LG 27MB85 concluded that it had a wide viewing angle. Sunnysingh gave this PC monitor a rating of 7 stars and wrote on Amazon two years ago “3) IPS The display makes use of an excellent IPS panel which has an excellent colour gamut and viewing angle”.

Two people wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor had good picture quality. Newegg.com wrote two years ago “Good night vision as well” in their review of this PC monitor. Vana M. gave the product a score of 7 stars and said in their review of this PC monitor “The Night Vision is very good too”.

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Weight & Dimensions

Heavy and Bulky

One customer who reviewed this PC monitor concluded that it was heavy and bulky. Newegg.com said “It's not bulky where you can see it's a camera there on a wall” although they scored it 16.4 out of 100.

Compact

One owner who bought this PC monitor considered that it was good structurally. One customer who reviewed this PC monitor concluded that it was heavy and bulky. Newegg.com said “It's not bulky where you can see it's a camera there on a wall” although they scored it 16.4 out of 100.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was compact. Newegg.com said two years ago “Small and compact - you can put it on bookshelfs or on wall” in their review of the LG 27MB85.

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Support

Good Technical Guidance

One person wrote in their reviews that this PC monitor had good technical guidance. Newegg.com mentioned “The included instructions made it super simple to get started”.


Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

This flatpanel monitor has been on the market since April 2017.


Multimedia

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The LG 27MB85 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other PC screens that have been around for more than two years.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative PC monitors with a built-in speaker(s) currently available including the XB2776QS (£479.99), or the XB2779QS (£485.39) both from iiyama which has better reviews.

It is worth considering alternative LCD screens which also have a built-in speaker(s) including the Acer B276 (£254.99).

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Smart TV

Good Connectivity

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

One owner who reviewed the product thought it had email functionality.

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Energy

High Running Costs

The 27MB85 has an average running cost of £199 over 8 years based on average energy prices and usage levels, which makes it one of the more expensive to run medium monitors that came out more than two years ago.


Display

Quite Wide Viewing Angle, Horizontal

At 178 degrees, the LG 27MB85 has a quite wide viewing angle, horizontal compared to most of the other LCD screens that were released more than two years ago. The average viewing angle, horizontal of similar spec LCD screens that have been on the market for a comparable time to this flatpanel monitor is 170°, and the viewing angles, horizontal range from 18° to 1,800°.

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Fairly Wide Viewing Angle, Vertical

The viewing angles, vertical of PC monitors of this type and age range from 10° to 180°, and the average viewing angle, vertical is 170°. The LG 27MB85 has a fairly wide viewing angle, vertical (178 degrees) compared to most of the other comparable spec LCD screens that are a similar age to this LCD screen.

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Quite Fast Response Time

With a response time of only 5 milliseconds, the LG 27MB85 has a fairly fast response time compared to most of the other PC displays of a similar spec and age to this LCD screen. The average response time of PC screens that were released more than two years ago is 6.1ms.

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Packaging Content

Has One Cables Included

The number of cables included found on the LG 27MB85 is more than most comparable spec flatpanel monitors that are a similar age to it. This flatpanel monitor has an AC cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on medium monitors that have been available for around the same time as this PC display.

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Ports & Interfaces

Has a Headphone Out

The LG 27MB85 has a headphone out, as do most of the other LCD screens of this spec and age.

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Only One HDMI Port

Most PC screens of this age and spec have between one and three HDMI ports, including the LG 27MB85 which has one HDMI port.

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Design

Robust

Three owners wrote in their reviews that the LG 27MB85 was well made. Timothy C. wrote in his LG 27MB85 review on Newegg.com “It does have a built in mic to pick up sound also” and gave this PC monitor a score of 7 stars.

Good Looking

Two owners who reviewed it thought it was good looking. Newegg.com said “Nice looking camera with a wide angled viewing lense to see a large portion of the room or area that its aimed at” in their review of the LG 27MB85 but in spite of that they gave it a score of 1 stars. Newegg.com also said “It was a pretty easy setup from start to finish” in their review.

Two people mentioned in their reviews that this PC monitor was well designed. Sunnysingh mentioned in their review of the LG 27MB85 on Amazon two years ago “Excellent monitor for professional design, graphics, photography”.

One owner who reviewed the product considered that it was smooth. Two years ago Vana M. gave the product a rating of 7 stars and mentioned “I did log on via the app remotely while I was at the store and traveling and the connection was pretty smooth as well” in their review of this PC monitor.

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Good Quality

Five owners mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Newegg.com wrote in their review of this PC monitor “IR for night time viewing is best I've seen, really good video quality even in total darkness”. Newegg.com also said “Quality design and construction - won't simply break even if it falls from counter or book shelf” in their review. Steve gave it a score of 6 stars and he mentioned on Bhphotovideo.com “Build quality is also great” in his LG 27MB85 review.

Easy to Use the Menus

Four customers considered that the LG 27MB85 was easy to use the menus. Newegg.com wrote “The web browser settings allow you to have the camera send you an email when it detects motion” in their LG 27MB85 review. Newegg.com also said “The settings when a” in their review. Newegg.com also wrote “The internal interface that you can access through a web browser has FAR more options and settings” in their review.

Four customers said in their reviews that it was easy to use. Newegg.com wrote in their review of this PC monitor “The included barcode makes it simple to use yo” . Newegg.com also wrote “Mounting of the device is easy and actually very handy” in their review. Steve he said “It comes with an external Calibrator which was quick and easy to use” in his review of this PC monitor.

One person wrote in their reviews that it had a good interface. Newegg.com mentioned “Can take a snapshot from the app or the web browser interface”.

One customer who reviewed the product wrote that it was easy to setup. Vana M. scored it 8 stars and wrote on Newegg.com “It was easy to set up, connecting via the included MyDLink app wasn't too terrible (except the firmware update part” in their LG 27MB85 review.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers lg electronics 27mb85rb, lg 27mb85rbaeu, code 27mb85rb, lg 2560x1440, lg 27mb85zb, lg 350cdm2, lg 27mb95z, lg 68cm27, lg 10m1
Barcodes 00012305077427, 00014444456620, 00719192194465, 04053162879126, 04053162959163, 05053959387918, 07191921944580, 07191921944658, 08806084711229, 08806084711250, 08806084711274, 08806084827241

LG 27MB85 Review Sources

To prepare this LG 27MB85 review we compared this PC monitor to 3,037 other models. For each PC monitor that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 687,538 product attributes, 78,627 PC monitor reviews and 7,443,100 historical PC monitor prices from 203 PC monitor retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this PC monitor compared to the other models as well as any areas where this PC monitor is lacking.

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