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My First 4K Monitor - LG 27UD58-B 27″ 16:9 4K FreeSync IPS Monitor Review

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Got my new 4K monitor today.

LG 27UD58-B 27″ 16:9 4K FreeSync IPS Monitor

First impression is good. Text is very clear. Colour seems nice. Definitely much much better than the Samsung monitor that I am currently using.

No light bleed at corners.

The monitor can show 99% sRGB colour. Refresh rate at 60Hz, good enough for normal internet browsing and daily use. No, I don’t play games…last I played was Final Fantasea VIII and DOOM, more than a decade ago?

Take note though…need a GPU that can deliver 4k resolutions at 60hz. I was using the ASUS motherboard integrated Intel HD 630 graphic, while it can deliver 4k resolutions, but only at 30hz. You will see the mouse moving with trailing edge. Definitely not GOOD for eyes.

I then took the Asus 1050ti graphic card from my wife’s CPU and tried it in my CPU. Yeah, can handle the monitor smoothly (4k at 60hz). So the  card will stay inside my CPU for the time being…

Running Windows 10 Home, and it automatically change the text size to 150%. The other monitor next to it is a 24″ Samsung at Full HD resolutions, so the 150% on that is not so suitable. It is best to have the same brand and type and resolution monitor if you wanted to use multiple monitors.

Now I have a new problem….can the ASUS graphic card handle TWO 4k monitors at 60hz?!

The monitor is factory calibrated with a report attached and serial number stated.

Comparing the new LG 4K monitor with my old Samsung full HD monitor. The Samsung monitor colour is obviously washed out.

Update: 22nd Dec 2017

After using the LG 27UD58-B 27″ 16:9 4K FreeSync IPS Monitor for nearly 5 months, I noticed that the dynamic range of the monitor is really poor. Dark colours rendered too dark, and I couldn’t see dark grey from black clearly. For example for the image above, the keyboard is almost all BLACK, no graduation in tone.

Previously I was thinking of getting another unit of this monitor…but definitely NOT now…

Time to look for a proper monitor again.