LG 27UD59 review: successor of inexpensive 4K monitor tested

Good and inexpensive choice even less expensive

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Brightness and contrast

For the LG 27UD59, the maximum brightness of white is marginally higher than that of its predecessor, but it is still not great. 236 candelas per square metre is sufficient for most users, but a little more brightness is desirable in very bright lighting conditions. The minimum brightness of 63 cd/m² is not particularly dark, but as long as you do not sit in front of the monitor when it is completely pitch black this result is not bad.

  • Max. brightness white
  • Min. brightness white

The 27UD58 showed better results than its successor in terms of the black value. However, the difference here is small. 

  • Brightness black 150 cd/
  • Brightness black max.

This is something we see again in the contrast results, although the results of the two monitors are comparable in the most important checkerboard test. There is no significant difference here. 

  • Contrast 150 cd/m²
  • Checkerboard contrast
  • Contrast max. brightness

 


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two products discussed in this review

  Product Lowest price

LG 27UD59-B

27 inch, 3840x2160, 163 ppi, IPS, AMD FreeSync, 60 Hz, HDMI input, DisplayPort input, 5 ms, 250 cd/m², 1000 : 1

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LG 27UD59-W

27 inch, 3840x2160, 163 ppi, IPS, AMD FreeSync, HDMI input, DisplayPort input, 5 ms, 250 cd/m², 1000 : 1

Specifications

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