The LG 32UP550-W is a 4K professional monitor for office, entertainment and gaming. It is VA monitor with excellent contrast ratio and is also HDR 10 certified. The large screen provides excellent viewing experience and you also get USB Type-C port with DP Alt Mode and excellent 90W power delivery.
It is a premium HDR 32-inch monitor with 4K resolution for office, gaming, and entertainment. It has a USB Type-C port with excellent 96W charging and that makes it one of our top recommendations for MacBook users. This monitor is HDR 10 certified, but we doubt the HDR performance is not that great.
- 32-inch VA Panel
- 4K UHD Resolution
- 90% DCI-P3
- HDR 10
- AMD FreeSync
- USB Type-C with 90W
- Adjustable Stand
LG 32UP550-WLG 32UP550-W
The LG 32UP550-W has a VA panel with excellent sharpness and screen real estate and that makes it perfect for office and productivity.
This monitor has AMD FreeSync, so it can do causal gaming, but is not for enthusiasts.
It has a pair of built-in speakers for entertainment, and the screen real estate is also great for professional level media creation.
Design & Ergonomics
Monitor Type – Flat
Width – 71.43 cm
Height – 48.6 cm
The LG 32UP550-W 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 – 23.9 cm
VESA Mount – 100x100mm
Ports Position – Back-Facing
The LG 32UP550-W’s 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 very thin chassis giving a thin profile to the monitor. There is a LG branding on the back with back-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 32UP550-W 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 –18.52 lbs
The LG 32UP550-W 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 – N/A
The LG 32UP550-W has a removable stand and that needs to be removed while mounting this monitor on a custom monitor arm.
This stand does not have cable management hole or clip, so it is hard to build a cable-free setup with this monitor.
Tilt – 20° Backward, 5° Forward
Swivel – N/A
Height – 110 mm
Pivot – 90° Clockwise
The LG 32UP550-W offers adjustable stand, but there is no swivel function.
It can go 20-degrees backward, 110mm up-down, and rotates 90-degrees in clockwise direction for more vertical space
Display & Performance
Panel Type – VA
Panel Size – 31.5-inch
Aspect Ratio – 16:9
Panel Depth – 10 bits (8 bits+FRC)
The LG 32UP550-W 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 – 350-nits
The LG 32UP550-W has satisfactory 350-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 superb for viewing in dark-rooms.
It provides ultimate deep blacks with rich clarity, making it perfect for gaming and working in the dark.
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.
DCI-P3 – 90%
The color coverage is standard 90% DCI-P3 on this monitor, which is not that wide, but is satisfactory for modern computing needs and it feels colorful.
Response Time – 4ms
The LG 32UP550-W has 4ms minimum response time and it should not bother office users, but if you are a competitive gamer, you should definitely skip this one.
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 32UP550-W does not have BFI (Black Frame Insertion).
HDR – HDR 10
The LG 32UP550-W is HDR 10 certified, but has mediocre performance due to the lack of wide color gamut.
This monitor has AMD FreeSync support for leisure gaming. It ensures that the motion stay clear on the screen.
Black Stabilizer boosts contrast ratio of dark scenes so that you can see the visuals with utmost clarity.
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 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.
It has vaiours HDR effects for games and entertainment purposes.
The LG 32UP550-W houses dual 5W speakers and that makes it perfect for entertainment. They are down-facing speakers, so you get decent sound effects.
This monitor has a dedicated reader mode that removes harmful blue light from the screen.
2x HDMI 2.0
1x DisplayPort 1.4
The LG 32UP550-W houses dual HDMI 2.0 ports and a single DisplayPort 1.4 for video connectivity.
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USB, Other Ports
1x USB Type-C (DP Alt Mode, 96W)
2x USB 3.0 (Type-A, downstream)
1x 3.5mm Audio Out
The LG 32UP550-W houses a single USB Type-C port with DP Alt Mode and 96W power delivery. It also offers dual USB 3.0 ports and a single 3.5mm audio out port for connecting headsets.
That’s a Wrap!
The LG 32UP550-W is a decent 4K monitor for dark-rooms because of its VA panel and we are impressed by the screen clarity and real estate of this monitor. The ergonomics could have been better, still you do get tilt, height and pivot functions. It is great for viewing from a distance because of its large screen, and is also HDR 10 certified, but we did not see any benefit of it.
For around $500, it is on the expensive for what it offers, we feel it is quite overpriced, but if you really need a 4K display for your work, gaming, and media consumption, the LG 32UP550-W is still a decent choice. If you want to save few bucks, check out these budget 4K monitors that offer superb value for your money.
LG 32UP550-W: ConclusionLG 32UP550-W: Conclusion
Display4.2/5 GoodThe display is excellent, but is a VA panel, so narrow viewing angles
Design4/5 GoodThe design and build are superb, but the stand lacks swivel function
Features4.5/5 SuperbIt comes with a lot of features for office, entertainment and gaming.
- Fantastic sharpness
- Superb visibility from distance
- Excellent dark-room performance
- Narrow viewing angles
- Mediocre HDR performance
- Stand lacks swivel function