The LG 32SQ780S is the first smart monitor from LG for productivity and entertainment purposes. It is a large 32-inch monitor with 4K screen resolution for best-in-class screen clarity. This smart monitor from LG is HDR 10 and HDR 10+ certified and comes with LG’s Ergo stand with excellent ergonomics.
For around $500, the LG 32SQ780S is an excellent monitor that also doubles up as your television. It comes with Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, and Airplay 2 built-in with LG’s Web OS interface for binge-watching. You get rich connectivity with USB Type-C and DP Alt Mode, but the built-in speakers have only 5W output.
- 32-inch VA Panel
- 4K UHD Resolution
- WebOS 22
- Netflix & YouTube
- LG Ergo Stand
- HDR 10 & HDR 10+
- VESA Mount
LG 32SQ780SLG 32SQ780S
The LG 32SQ780S has a 4K panel with excellent sharpness and screen real estate and that makes it perfect for office and productivity.
This monitor does not have AMD FreeSync, so gamers should stay away from this, but this can do casual gaming.
It comes preloaded with YouTube, Netflix Hulu, and Web OS 22, so that you can get excellent entertainment experience.
Design & Ergonomics
Monitor Type – Flat
Width – 69.7 cm
Height – 39.2 cm
The LG 32SQ780S has a professional appearance from the front and it comes finished in black color, making it suitable for office and corporate spaces. It looks premium and has thin bezels from three sides.
There is LG logo in the middle of bottom bezel and the stand has silver finish, which gives this monitor an elegant look.
Depth – N/A
VESA Mount – 100x100mm
Ports Position – Back-Facing
The LG 32SQ780S back comes finished in white color. It is so minimal yet premium, making it perfect for spaces where monitor’s back is exposed. It seems like a thick chassis though. There is LG branding on the back with down-facing connectivity ports.
It supports VESA mounting with 100x100mm interface and it is possible to mount this monitor on a custom monitor arm or wall.
Thinness – N/A
The bezels on the LG 32SQ780S are very thin from three sides. Its bottom bezel is quite thicker than the other three but it is thinner than other monitors in the industry.
It looks so premium with that frameless design and also makes it super compatible with dual setups.
Weight –24.5 lbs
The LG 32SQ780S has excellent build quality and has a very heavy weight to it.
It is plastic, but of a very good quality and we think the parts are very well put together.
Removable Stand – Yes
Cable Management – Yes
The LG 32SQ780S has LG’s Ergo Stand which is removable and that needs to be removed while mounting this monitor on the wall.
This stand also has cable management hole or clip, so it is easy to build a cable-free setup with this monitor.
Tilt – 25° Backward, 25° Forward
Swivel – 280° Right, 280° Left
Height – 130 mm
Pivot – 90° Both Ways
Extend / Retract – 180 mm
The LG 32SQ780S has excellent ergonomics with very wide adjusting range. It can tilt 25-degrees forward and backward.
Apart from that, it can swivel 280-degrees left and right with 130mm height function. It also has both-ways 90-degrees pivot and 180mm extend/retract function.
Display & Performance
Panel Type – VA
Panel Size – 31.5-inch
Aspect Ratio – 16:9
Panel Depth – 10 bits (8 bits+FRC)
The LG 32SQ780S houses a VA panel with 32-inch screen and that offers excellent color coverage with fantastic contrast ratio.
This monitor comes with 16:9 aspect ratio with panel depth of 10 bits so it can display wide range of colors making it perfect for creative professionals.
Resolution – UHD | 3840x2160p
PPI – 140 PPI
This monitor has UHD screen resolution which means 3840×2160 pixels resolution and that results in 140 PPI on the 32-inch screen size.
This VA monitor has excellent text clarity, it is also great for viewing from a distance. It offers fantastic visibility so you will be able to put this monitor at a comfortable distance.
Peak Brightness – 400-nits
The LG 32SQ780S has decent 400-nits peak brightness and that feels sufficient for a monitor of this size.
The reflection handling is great because of the anti-glare coating on the display, but it would have been even better with a high peak brightness.
Contrast Ratio – 3000:1
This monitor’s contrast ratio is 3000:1, which is excellent for watching movies and working in the dark.
It can display deep blacks and has a decent dark-room performance.
Viewing Angles (H/V) – 178°/178°
LG claims wide viewing angles, but we doubt they are narrow because VA panels have relatively average viewing angles than IPS counterparts and colors start to fade while viewing from the sides.
If you want a similar display with wide viewing angles for work, check out the LG 32UP83A-W with IPS panel.
sRGB – 99%
DCI-P3 – 90%
The LG 32SQ780S has 99% sRGB which is standard and perfect for viewing SDR content.
However, it lacks wide color gamut and that makes it not so good HDR performer.
Response Time – N/A
We have no information regarding the response time of this monitor, but we think it should handle motion intensive tasks very well.
Refresh Rate – 60Hz
The refresh rate is limited to 60Hz only so that might not interest enthusiastic gamers. Still, it is a smooth monitor for office use.
Black Frame Insertion – N/A
The LG 32SQ780S does not have BFI (Black Frame Insertion).
HDR – HDR 10, HDR 10+
As seen on displayspecifications.com, the LG 32SQ780S is HDR 10 and HDR 10+ certified, but has mediocre performance due to the lack of high peak brightness and wide color gamut coverage.
Apple AirPlay 2
The LG 32SQ780S has Apple AirPlay 2 built-in so that you can stream your favorite photos, videos, podcasts and games wirelessly.
It has flicker-free technology so that your eyes do not strain and you get a consistent viewing experience.
Netflix & Hulu
This monitor has Netflix and Hulu built-in so that it does not require a PC connection to stream videos.
ThinQ Home UI
It has LG’s Smart TV interface and you can do all the things that a smart TV can do.
It has dual 5W built-in speakers so that you can hear audio right out of the box.
Low Blue Light
This monitor has low blue light mode which eliminates harmful blue light emission from the display.
2x HDMI 2.0
The LG 32SQ780S houses dual HDMI 2.0 ports and that is the only video port on this monitor.
USB, Other Ports
1x USB 3.0 (Type-C, DP Alt Mode, 65W PD)
3x USB 3.0 (Type-A)
1x Ethernet RJ45
The LG 32SQ780S houses a single USB Type-C port with DP Alt Mode and 65W power delivery to connect it with MacBooks.
It also has three USB 3.0 ports for connecting accessories and a single Ethernet port for Internet connection.
That’s a Wrap!
We think the idea of smart TV and computer monitor on a singe display is great, but would not impress many. It is still a decent monitor though because for around $500, you are killing two birds with one stone here. If you are someone who is hard-core binge-watcher, then this is a great monitor for you to enjoy movies and shows in free time.
If not a monitor like this should do the job, which will also save your few bucks.
It is a feature-rich monitor, but we think there is still a lot of room for improvement. The peak brightness is high, but the viewing angles are narrow due to the VA panel. It is a great monitor for dark as well as bright rooms and we highly recommend this monitor from LG if you think it fills the gap of your requirements.
LG 32SQ780S: ConclusionLG 32SQ780S
Display4.2/5 GoodThe display is VA, it is sharp, gets satisfactory bright, but has narrow viewing angles.
Design4.8/5 FantasticThe build quality is superb, and the stand has fantastic ergonomics
Features4.6/5 SuperbIt comes loaded with a lot of features like Netflix, Hulu, HDR 10 and HDR 10+.
- Computer monitor & smart TV in one display
- Gets satisfactory bright
- Comes with a lot of features
- Narrow viewing angles
- Speakers do not get much loud