One of my favorite large gaming monitors is back for sale. Amazon has a 32-inch 1440p LG Ultra Gear gaming monitor priced at $250 (opens in new tab)and throws in some treats to sweeten the deal.
It’s been about a year since we last saw the LG32GN600 at this low price, and all signs point to the current $100 discount not going away anytime soon, so don’t worry if it sells out. walmart (opens in new tab) also sells the monitor at this new price, but only Amazon seems to be throwing in a 6ft pair. HMDI 2.0 cables, a surge protector and a bottle of screen cleaner for your patronage.
The LG 32GN600 is a large 32-inch display with a decent 165Hz refresh rate and a low 1ms input lag (with motion blur reduction turned off). The display supports FreeSync, so it gets the most out of your beautiful Radeon RX 6800 XT (opens in new tab) GPU, or whatever AMD graphics card you’re looking at, though it’s also G-Sync compatible (not certified) in case you’re working with team Nvidia.
It’s a VA panel, so viewing angles will be a bit of an issue, compared to IPS, unless you put it right in front of you. There’s HDR support but no local dimmer, so don’t expect impressive peak brightness. It also has a decent range of colors so you won’t be disappointed if you want to game this outdoors.
We had one of these monitors in our testing lab in New York for a few months last year, and while I like the LG’s size and performance, the biggest issue I had was the ergonomics. It spins or doesn’t spin at all. It’s only slightly tilted, ruining any second screen potential unless you buy a new stand or mounting arm (thankfully it’s VESA compatible). There are no cable cutouts in the monitor stand, making cable management out of the box poor. Oh, and there are no speakers, so think about getting one of the best gaming headsets (opens in new tab) to go with you.
It’s still a decent panel for the price, and as I mentioned, when you pick up this LG Ultra Gear display on Amazon, you get a free surge protector, HDMI cables, and screen cleaner ($50 worth in total) for your troubles. . As someone who just learned that you should replace a surge protector every two to three years (who knows?!?), I won’t turn down a free copy.