The LG 27GN60R is is a budget 1080p gaming monitor for 144Hz high refresh rate gaming. It comes with AMD FreeSync Premium and is also G-Sync compatible. An IPS panel backs this monitor and is super colorful and has wide viewing angles. It is also HDR 10 certified and you get excellent motion handling for playing fast-paced games.
It is a newer model of the LG 27GN650 and bigger model of the LG 24GN60R with no ergonomic stand and a cheaper price-tag. This gaming monitor is specifically for those who do not need the height, swivel and pivot functions. It should satisfy most gamers thirst with its high refresh rate and excellent gaming performance.
- 27″ IPS Panel
- 144Hz Refresh Rate
- 1ms Response Time
- AMD FreeSync Premium
- Dynamic Action Sync
- HDR 10
- VESA Mount
The LG 27GN60R is a decent IPS high refresh rate gaming monitor for budget buyers. It is a trimmed-down model of the LG 27GN650 with no ergonomics stand.
Hence it comes down to a price-tag that many can afford. It comes loaded with some fantastic feature like 144Hz refresh rate, HDR 10, AMD FreeSync Premium, and Dynamic Action Sync for gaming.
The LG 27GN60R has tight arrangement of pixels, resulting in optimum sharpness for reading and office use, but 1440p would have been great here.
Gamers will love this gaming monitor because of its clear high refresh rate gaming experience.
There are no speakers, and the screen real estate is not that great for professional media creation.
Design & Ergonomics
Monitor Type – Flat
Width – 61.42 cm
Height – 45.42 cm
The LG 27GN60R has a plain design from the front and the first thing you will notice that this monitor has very thin bezels.
It is a big monitor and requires noticeable amount of space. There is a LG logo in the middle of the bottom bezel and Nvidia G-Sync branding on the left. The stand has a spreaded-leg design and it is hard to tell it is a gaming monitor from the front.
Depth – 22.48 cm
VESA Mount – Yes (100x100mm)
Ports Position – Back-Facing
The back of the LG 27GN60R looks fantastic and it looks like a proper gaming monitor from the back. There is a ring in red color on the back with Ultragear logo on the top.
We also noticed there are vents for heat to dissipate. In the center of the red ring, there are ports, and holes for VESA mounting. The ports are back-facing so that should increase the depth of this monitor to certain centimetres.
Thiness – N/A
The bezels on the LG 27GN60R are thin and we think a multiple monitor setup should work seamlessly with this monitor.
Weight – 12.79 lbs
The build quality of LG 27GN60R is excellent and it feels like a solid gaming monitor. Although it is made up of plastic parts, but there are no gaps and the parts seem very well put together.
Removable Stand – Yes
Cable Management – N/A
The stand on the LG 27GN60R has red trim for aesthetics. It is removable and it needs to be removed while mounting it on the wall. It offers excellent stability against wobbles on the desk.
Unfortunately, there is no cable management hole on the monitor, so it is hard to make a cable-free desk setup with this monitor.
Tilt – 15° Backward, 5° Forward
Swivel – N/A
Height – N/A
Pivot – N/A
The LG 27GN60R gaming monitor offers only tilt function, which makes it ergonomically poor.
Its tilt range is very narrow because we have seen monitor offering wider tilt range than this.
Display & Performance
Panel Type – IPS
Panel Size – 27-inch
Aspect Ratio – 16:9
Panel Depth – 8 bits (6 bits+FRC)
The LG 27GN60R houses a high refresh rate IPS panel with 27-inch screen size and that is great in terms of colors and viewing angles compared to TN and VA counterparts. It is a perfect sized monitor for high refresh rate gaming.
This budget gaming monitor has a 16:9 aspect ratio panel with panel depth of 8 bits so it can display 16 million colors which makes it a colorful panel for gaming.
Resolution – FHD | 1920x1080p
PPI – 81 PPI
This monitor has FHD screen resolution, meaning 1920×1080 pixels resolution and that results in mediocre 81 PPI on the 27-inch screen size. Its smaller model LG 24GN600-B feels sharper because of the tight arrangement of pixels.
The screen clarity is average because of the loose arrangement of pixels, but that should not create any problems like fuzzy image while viewing from a distance. It should also not put much stress on the GPU because the 1080p stays easy on the computer.
Peak Brightness – 350-nits
The LG 27GN60R can reach 350-nits at its peak and that feels satisfactory for indoor lighting conditions.
Also, the reflection handling is great because there is an anti-glare coating on the display and it perfectly combats glare.
Contrast Ratio – 1000:1
The contrast ratio on this monitor is 1000:1, which is not that great for dark rooms. Blacks might appear gray on this monitor in the dark.
If you want a gaming monitor for dark rooms, consider monitors with high contrast ratio like the AOC G2490VX which has excellent 4000:1 contrast ratio.
Viewing Angles (H/V) – 178°/178°
This gaming monitor from LG has fantastic viewing angles resulting in consistent image from side angles. It is great for the person sitting besides, and perfect for mounting on the wall or placing the monitor at a height.
sRGB – 99%
The color coverage on the LG 27GN60R is standard. It is in the range not narrow, neither wide. It is perfect for viewing SDR content and SDR gaming.
Response Time – 1ms
The LG 27GN60R has lowest 1ms response time making it perfect for gamers. It offers smooth motion handling with a clear picture while playing motion-intensive games. Plus, the Dynamic Action Sync further reduces the input lag to the lowest for a responsive gaming experience.
Its TN model LG 24GL600F has lower input lag than this, but the difference is unnoticeable in real life.
Refresh Rate – 144Hz
The LG 27GN60R has max 144Hz refresh rate which is enough to satisfy most gamers. It provides smooth gameplay with tear-free and stutter-free experience.
The 144Hz refresh rate is too mainstream nowadays. If you want something luxurious, check out these cheap 240Hz monitors.
Black Frame Insertion – Yes (Motion Blur Reduction)
The LG 27GN60R offers backlight strobing technology for motion blur reduction. LG calls in MBR (Motion Blue Reduction) and there is a dedicated mode for it in the OSD menu.
HDR – HDR 10 Certified
The LG 27GN60R is HDR 10 certified.
Flicker-Free Technology gives consistent eye-strain free viewing experience.
AMD FreeSync offers blur-free gaming experience with low latency and low frame-rate compensation.
Black Stabilizer adjusts the Gamma curve to reveal the details in dark scenes while gaming. Gamers are finding it useful and that is great for night gaming.
Motion Blur Reduction is a backlight strobing technology or black frame insertion technology in LG monitor for maximum blur reduction.
Crosshair can be accessed from the OSB menu and it stays in the middle of the screen so that you can do no-scope awping in CS GO.
Dynamic Action Sync
Dynamic Action Sync lowers the input lag to the lowest so that you have a responsive gaming session.
1x HDMI 2.0
1x DisplayPort 1.2
The LG 27GN60R provides a single HDMI 2.0 port, and a single DisplayPort 1.2 for seamless video connectivity. Both the video ports support [email protected] for gaming.
USB, Other Ports
1x 3.5mm Audio Out
This monitor does not have video ports, but you do get an audio out port on this monitor.
That’s a Wrap!
For around $200, the LG 27GN60R is an excellent choice for 144Hz gaming at 1080p resolution. It is great for budget buyers and medium-powered gaming rigs. The gaming experience is clear and it comes loaded with a lot of gaming tech.
The best thing about this gaming monitor is that is AMD FreeSync certified and is also compatible with Nvidia G-Sync, making it perfect for wide-range of budget buyers.
LG 27GN60R: Ratings
All Factors Considered
The display is IPS, it is high refresh rate and has good motion handling.
The build is good, but the stand lacks ergonomics.
The features are ample, but connectivity is not that rich.
- Good motion handling
- Rich colors and wide viewing angles
- FreeSync & G-Sync compatible
- Mediocore contrasts
- Stand has only tilt function
- No built-in speakers