LG 27BQ70QC-S Review 2023: 1440p USB Type-C Webcam

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The LG 27BQ70QC-S is a professional monitor for business use. It comes with a unique kickstand that enable this monitor to hang on the wall or on the desk.

The design is the main highlight of this premium monitor and it is a Red Dot winner. We think it is a perfect office monitor for professionals because it offers a detachable webcam and speakers within the monitor for video conferencing use.

It works on IPS technology and it comes with QHD resolution that offers good sharpness and screen real estate for reading.

However, the price is quite premium at around $600 and we think you will be able to purchase a good 4K monitor instead of this one.


Overview

LG-27BQ70QC-S-Monitor

Best Features

  • 27″ IPS QHD Panel
  • 16:9 Aspect Ratio
  • HDR 10
  • Detachable Webcam
  • Built-in Speakers
  • Hanging Type Stand
  • USB Type-C, DP Alt Mode

Good

LG 27BQ70QC-S

The LG 27BQ70QC-S has a unique design and it completely changed the concept of computer monitors.

It enables you to carry the monitor everywhere and hang it one the wall or place it on the desk.

The price is premium, but it offers you the ability of portability.

The LG 27BQ70QC-S houses an IPS panel with ultrawide aspect ratio, making it an excellent monitor for office and coding use.

This monitor has 75Hz refresh rate, and it also offers AMD FreeSync, making it ideal for casual gaming.

It has built-in speaker and webcam allowing you to take video-calls, making it also great for entertainment.

Office

85%

Gaming

60%

Entertainment

55%

Media Creation

80%

Design & Ergonomics

Front

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  • Monitor Type – Flat
  • Width – 63.2 cm
  • Height – 39.2 cm

The LG 27BQ70QC-S has a very professional appearance from the front and it comes finished in black.

The bezels are thin from three sides, except for the bottom one because the stand attached there.

There is also a detachable webcam on the top.

Back

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  • Depth – 16 cm
  • VESA Mount – 100x100mm
  • Ports Position – Left-Facing

The LG 27BQ70QC-S has a plain design from the back and it comes with sort of a texture finish.

There is also a power switch at the back which allows you to switch ON/OFF the display.

Bezels

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  • Thinness – N/A

The bezels of LG 27BQ70QC-S are thin from three sides.

However, the bottom bezel is thick because the speakers are placed there.

Build Quality

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  • Weight – 13.23 lbs

The build quality of LG 27BQ70QC-S is excellent and it feels like a premium monitor to the eyes.

It is made up plastic, but the parts are very well put together.

Stand

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  • Removable Stand – Yes
  • Cable Management – N/A

The LG 27BQ70QC-S has removable stand and it is of excellent build quality.

It is two-way stand and there are clips on the stand to hang it on the wall.

However, there is no cable management on this monitor.

Ergonomics

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  • Tilt – 10° Backward
  • Swivel – N/A
  • Height – N/A
  • Pivot – N/A

The LG 27BQ70QC-S offers only tilt-function with 10 degrees backward and 5-degrees forward adjustments.

There are no swivel, pivot, and height functions.

Display & Performance

Panel

  • Panel Type – IPS
  • Panel Size – 27-inch
  • Aspect Ratio – 16:9
  • Panel Depth – 8 bits

The LG 27BQ70QC-S features an IPS panel with 27-inch screen size.

It feels super comfortable and offers excellent visibility for business and office use.

It comes with 16:9 aspect ratio with panel depth of 8 bits so it can display a good range of colors.

It makes it a color-rich panel for SDR content. The aspect ratio is not that wide or tall, it is standard 16:9.

Screen Clarity

  • Resolution – 2560x1440p
  • PPI – 109 PPI

The LG 27BQ70QC-S monitor has QHD screen resolution with 2560×1440 pixels resolution.

It results in decent 109 PPI on the 27-inch screen size.

The screen clarity and visibility are excellent because of the large screen.

It makes it an ideal monitor for putting at a distance.

Still, I would prefer 32-inch monitors with high resolution anyday.

Brightness

  • Peak Brightness – 350-nits

The LG 27BQ70QC-S has acceptable 350-nits peak brightness and that is ideal indoor conditions.

There is an anti-glare coating on the panel which should eliminate most glares and reflections.

Contrast

  • Contrast Ratio – 1000:1

This monitor’s contrast ratio is 1000:1, which is standard for IPS monitors.

The blacks appear grayish in the dark.

It might not bother most, but if you do color-accurate tasks in the dark, this monitor is not a great choice for you.

Viewing Angles

  • Viewing Angles – 178°

LG claims 178-degrees vertical viewing angles which is excellent.

The colors do not fade, hence it is a perfect monitor to mount at a height on the wall.

The horizontal viewing angles are also wide, making it perfect for sharing your work with clients or colleague sitting on the side.

Color Coverage

  • sRGB – 99%

The color coverage is good with the 99% sRGB on this monitor.

It is perfect for viewing SDR content.

The vibrant colors bring the viewing experience true-to-life.

Response Time

  • Response Time – 5 ms

The LG 27BQ70QC-S has 5 ms minimum response time which should handle everyday motion-intensive tasks and gaming.

Refresh Rate

  • Refresh Rate – 75Hz

This office monitor can reach 75Hz refresh rate at its max.

It provides decent smoothness for office requirements.

You will find a lot of high refresh rate monitors at the $600 price-point.

BFI

  • Black Frame Insertion – N/A

The LG 27BQ70QC-S does not have any black frame insertion technology.

HDR

  • HDR – HDR 10

The LG 27BQ70QC-S is HDR 10 certified, but we think it offers below-par HDR performance.

Features

AMD FreeSync

This gaming monitor supports variable refresh rate.

It supports AMD FreeSync at it max refresh rate for consistent and tear-free high refresh rate gaming.

Black Stabilizer

Black Stabilizer boosts contrast ratio of dark scenes so that you can see the visuals with utmost clarity.

Screen Split

This monitor has LG’s screen split feature for tiling up all your applications side-by-side so that you can multitask upon them efficiently.

Crosshair

Crosshair feature displays a crosshair in the middle of the screen so that you can get ultimate accuracy while playing first person shooter gamers.

Dynamic Action Sync

Dynamic Action Sync decreases the input lag to the lowest so that you can have a responsive gaming experience.

HDR Effect

It has vaiours HDR effects for games and entertainment purposes.

Detachable Webcam

This monitor has detachable Full HD webcam with microphone for video-conferencing. It also has a privacy shutter to hide the webcam.

Built-in Speakers

It has dual 2W speakers by Max Audio for stereo sound, but the fidelity is not that good.

Connectivity

Video Inputs

  • 1x HDMI 2.0

The LG 27BQ70QC-S has a single HDMI 2.0 port for video connectivity.

USB, Other Ports

  • 1x USB Type-C (DP Alt Mode, 65W PD)
  • 1x 3.5mm Audio Out

It offers a single USB Type-C port with DP Alt Mode and 65W power delivery for connecting modern laptops.

It also offers a headphone jack for connecting speakers or headsets.


That’s a Wrap!

We think the LG 27BQ70QC-S is a decent monitor for office and video-conferencing. However, this design still feels like a new concept and we doubt if buyers are going to be used to it.

It is not worth spending $600 for this design and 1440p display, because you will get a monster of a display by spending this much money on some other monitor.


LG 27BQ70QC-S: Ratings

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4.1/5

All Factors Considered

Display

4/5 Good

The display is decent, it is IPS with wide viewing angles.

Design

4.2/5 Good

The build is great, but this form-factor is not everyone.

Features

4/5 Good

Features are ample, but the connectivity is not that rich for complete PC setup.


The Good

  • Excellent thin design
  • Unique two-way stand
  • Comes with webcam, microphone & speakers

The Bad

  • Design is not for everyone
  • Expensive price-tag
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