LG 27UD58-B Review – A Budget 4K FreeSync Monitor for Xbox One X
The great 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution on a 27-inch screen is what the LG 27-UD58-B has to offer.
The LG 27UD58-B is considered as one of the best 4k Xbox One X monitors.
In this article, we’ll go over its pros and cons, as well as the features that distinguish it from rivals.
LG 27UD58-B Review
UHD resolution with 4K capabilities
The clarity that results from the 4K UHD resolution is sure going to amaze you, and the 8.3 million pixels on the 3840 x 2160 resolution screen will finish the job as it’s four times the resolution of Full HD.
Read More: 4K Displays for PS4 Pro – Buyer’s Guide.
The fact that the LG 27UD58-B equipped with FreeSync technology means that tearing and lagging would be minimized and virtually eliminated, resulting in a more fluid transition of frames that doesn’t interrupt your fast-paced games or scenes.
FreeSync automatically synchronizes the graphics card’s frame rate and the monitor’s refresh rate.
It’s worth mentioning though that FreeSync is only available when it’s connected to DisplayPort.
The LG 27UD58-B is an IPS (in-plane switching) panel, which means that it will give you the ultimate color accuracy and reproduction, as well as a big contrast ratio (mega ratio which is more than one million to one).
This indicates the difference in brightness between the blackest black and the brightest white, and it plays a huge role in how vivid your content will look to you.
You will also enjoy a wide color gamut (CIE 1931, NTSC 72%) as well as color depth of 10 bit (8 bit + A-FRC) and wide viewing angles (178 degrees) that allow you to enjoy your content from wherever you’re sitting.
However, you’re stuck with a refresh rate that is only 60 Hz and a response time that is as slow as 5 milliseconds.
It’s mended a little thanks to FreeSync but it isn’t like having a monitor with a 144 or a 240 Hz refresh rate.
The LG 27UD58-B has a group of on-screen controls that allow you to adjust settings such as volume, brightness, picture mode presets, Screen Split 2.0, and Dual Controller.
This facilitates access and makes it quick with just some simple clicks on your mouse instead of hard buttons that you can confuse.
Screen Split 2.0
You can easily multi-task when you use LG’s most recent version of the Screen Split feature, which allows you to view multiple windows at once, and to resize the windows with 14 viewing options including four different picture-in-picture (PIP) choices.
Another exclusive LG feature is the Dual Controller which allows you to connect 2 computers to your monitor and also control both of them using the same mouse and keyboard.
The LG 27UD58-B comes with preset game modes, which are set to provide you with the best levels that suit the type of game you’re playing. There are 3 modes: 2 First-Person Shooter modes and a Real-time Strategy mode.
Advanced Gaming Features
The LG 27UD58-B comes with special gaming features to help you bring out the best soldier in you.
You can quickly adjust monitor settings by activating Black Stabilizer which reveals all the details you need to catch that hiding target and kill it or that concealed enemy waiting to pounce.
The Dynamic Action Sync feature ensures an even smoother and more fluid gaming action so your gaming session doesn’t suffer from any latency or lag that makes you miss being the MVP or getting the most kills.
The brightness that reaches 250 cd/m2 also helps in bringing out the details of your images and making them look lifelike.
ArcLine Design and adjustability
The LG 27UD58-B has been designed to look sleek and to perform strongly.
This is accentuated by the ArcLine stand that provides it with more stability on the desk and guarantees dependable performance while keeping the attractive look.
It also has adjustment options for height and tilt but it lacks swivel and pivot adjustments.
It also comes with a detch-able base so you can remove the stand and an optional mounting kit that gives you the freedom to hang your monitor on the wall thanks to the 4 VESA mounting holes on the back.
The Anti-Glare 3H surface treatment eliminates any glossy effects that disturb your vision of the screen when there is a reflection of light either from a lamp inside or if you’re sitting outdoors. The matte effect is a real plus on the LG 27UD58-B.
The lack of any USB ports is a big drawback when it comes to the LG 27UD58-B’s features. All the I/O ports are on the back-side of the cabinet and they face outward. There are 2 HDMI ports and a DisplayPort.
- Superb Ultra HD picture quality
- Great gaming performance
- Supports AMD FreeSync
- Doesn’t have any USB ports
- Doesn’t have built-in speakers
With its nice look and its 4K capabilities as well as delivering vibrant colors, pictures with high details, and excellent performance for gaming, the LG 27UD58-B is one of the best choices you can make.
Although its connectivity options make it a bit weaker in the face of competition, with the help of some adapters you can overcome them and enjoy the features that the LG 27UD58-B has to offer.
So all-in-all, we can say that the LG 27UD58-B is a great monitor for the value seeing that its price is relatively low compared to rivals of the same price range on the market.