LG 27GR95QE (worlds first OLED 240hz 2560x1440p) launches 28 December

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How is everyone finding this monitor? I've seen a fair amount of reviews and everyone seems largely happy (outside of the brightness) - but there's the repeated concerns about text clarity too.

I currently have the 27GP850 and a 240hz 1080p monitor and my plan was to pick up this 27GR95QE monitor to replace my 1080p 240hz panel - but I work from home and use both screens so am slightly concerned about using the OLED panel for work if text clarity isn't great.

It's a shame they don't have them on display at any stores so I can see for myself, YouTube videos/pictures aren't a great replacement for seeing it yourself in person.
 
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I can't comment personally as I've yet to get one, but text clarity seems pretty subjective. Some people hardly notice it or are not bothered, for other people it's a real issue. It's probably hard to know which camp you fall into without using one, though maybe you have a feel for whether this is the sort of thing that normally bothers you.

I think the bigger issue if you're planning to use it for working from home is burn-in. It's really not a good solution for home working for that reason, though if you are still set on one maybe look at the Corsair which at least has a 3 year burn-in warranty. It looks like AOC also have one coming soon with the same panel and a burn-in warranty though not sure when that's meant to be available.
 
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How is everyone finding this monitor? I've seen a fair amount of reviews and everyone seems largely happy (outside of the brightness) - but there's the repeated concerns about text clarity too.

I currently have the 27GP850 and a 240hz 1080p monitor and my plan was to pick up this 27GR95QE monitor to replace my 1080p 240hz panel - but I work from home and use both screens so am slightly concerned about using the OLED panel for work if text clarity isn't great.

It's a shame they don't have them on display at any stores so I can see for myself, YouTube videos/pictures aren't a great replacement for seeing it yourself in person.
The 27GR95QE seems to be more a gaming/media monitor. The best way I can describe text is it appears to be softer and noticeable less clear then other screens but it is by no means unusable. I wouldn't pick this screen for heavy office work but its ok for when office use is secondary. Its not just the text clarity there is a large brightness drop off when running full screen white pages like Word/Excel. That brightness change every time I load up Word is off-putting and bothers me more then text clarity for office work. Its an excellent media or gaming screen but I would say poor to average for office work. My secondary screen is a 27GL850. The 27GR95QE is a good 20% worse at text clarity.
 
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I can't comment personally as I've yet to get one, but text clarity seems pretty subjective. Some people hardly notice it or are not bothered, for other people it's a real issue. It's probably hard to know which camp you fall into without using one, though maybe you have a feel for whether this is the sort of thing that normally bothers you.

I think the bigger issue if you're planning to use it for working from home is burn-in. It's really not a good solution for home working for that reason, though if you are still set on one maybe look at the Corsair which at least has a 3 year burn-in warranty. It looks like AOC also have one coming soon with the same panel and a burn-in warranty though not sure when that's meant to be available.

The 27GR95QE seems to be more a gaming/media monitor. The best way I can describe text is it appears to be softer and noticeable less clear then other screens but it is by no means unusable. I wouldn't pick this screen for heavy office work but its ok for when office use is secondary. Its not just the text clarity there is a large brightness drop off when running full screen white pages like Word/Excel. That brightness change every time I load up Word is off-putting and bothers me more then text clarity for office work. Its an excellent media or gaming screen but I would say poor to average for office work. My secondary screen is a 27GL850. The 27GR95QE is a good 20% worse at text clarity.
Cheers guys, this does help. I might hold off - or just look at using it exclusively for gaming/media and sticking to the current monitors for working. I pretty much have spreadsheets open all day on one monitor so it might annoy me if one of them was constantly changing brightness with full screen white pages.
 
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Cheers guys, this does help. I might hold off - or just look at using it exclusively for gaming/media and sticking to the current monitors for working. I pretty much have spreadsheets open all day on one monitor so it might annoy me if one of them was constantly changing brightness with full screen white pages.

Yeah that's pretty much my plan. Get one of these and use it almost exclusively for gaming, and then keep my old monitor for work, just might need a slightly larger desk.
 
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The LG 27GR95QE is still on my list to get one. Though the Asus PG27AQDM is on my list too.

However, I'm curious about the Dough Spectrum DXC Black Gorilla Glass. I want to pre-order one but am afraid about QC, colors and if it has flickerfree technology or not.
 
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I won't deny it is offputting. It's just another noisy component that even if fine now; a few years down the line it could break and now you just feel crap after dropping 1k on it.
It should be a big heatsink or something, not something mechanical..
I really do love this monitor so I've decided to RMA instead of refund though.

GSYNC Ultimate? I've read more and more reports about this Fan issue and Monitors! Seems a cheap way to cool a very expensive monitor! :/
 
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However, I'm curious about the Dough Spectrum DXC Black Gorilla Glass. I want to pre-order one but am afraid about QC, colors and if it has flickerfree technology or not.
I wouldn't trust Dough (Eve) Spectrum at all.

They rebranded from Eve Spectrum to Dough - and were another name before then. People are only just receiving monitors they ordered over 18 months ago and RTINGS flat out refuse to review any of their panels after ordering multiple monitors and never receiving them. They're apparently still in a fight to get refunds.

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Yeah I was briefly interested in the Dough, and then I started reading up on the company and that definitely put me off!

I'm currently stuck between the LG and ASUS. The ASUS seems the way to go for the extra brightness, but I've seen a lot of people complain about issues with it, plus I really don't like the design. I've also just seen the LG for £850, so that could swing it.
 
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When it works HDR does look stunning but its such a pain to get working. Often even turning HDR on in windows and in game then loading the game doesn't even work correctly. Not a problem with the screen its a problem with Windows 10 not handling HDR correctly. I am getting to the point where I cannot be bothered spending 10 to 15min getting the games to work in HDR each play session and I am just leaving it in SDR. It doesn't help that when it is working correctly we cannot leave it in HDR as the desktop usage is horrible to use in HDR mode.
hdr just works for me,but then im on W11, ;) 10 has some issues but 11 just works got HDR on 24/7 no issues
Wonder if the ASUS has the awful VRR flicker this one does too though. Been playing a game and it’s so noticeable when I never saw it one on my last LED ugh!
Had the VRR issue once that was loading RDR2 but once game loaded no issues, LOW FPS is generally the cause

I'd get one but I really think it'd be too much of a step down from my 48 (even with a pair).
i went from LG CX48 to this, Whilst the CX is more punchy, in HDR not much difference. Size wise yeh first few days was odd, but its nice to be able to see the entire screen in 1 view specially for FPS
Mydesk is pretty narrow, 60CM i think. going back to 27" upped my games in FPS for sure KD increased by a good 1.28 although i have played more SP recently
its nice to have a Game set Ultra/high & know yourll get a good 150FPS. got bored of the 4K FPS /Graphic chase

Imon a 3090atm at 1440p it eats most just want a lower tdp card now for slience
 
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Finally got one of these in the week after a crazy amount of deliberation.

Initially I was really happy with it, found it plenty bright enough and HDR looks fantastic. I'd been tempted to go for the ASUS but that was still full price and I got this for just under £800, so seemed a fairly easy decision in the end.

However annoyingly today I've just noticed a dead pixel. I'm sure it wasn't there initially so maybe it has only just appeared, but I guess maybe I just didn't spot it. Can't decide whether to send it back or not, its barely noticeable, only on a light background and I don't always spot it without really looking. Am I crazy to consider keeping it, would everyone else be sending it straight back?

The only other thing I wasn't sure about was the fan, its certainly not loud and I can't hear it above anything else, but I did notice it after I shut down and everything else was quiet, and after that I found I can just about hear it if I listen carefully without a game running.
 
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Finally got one of these in the week after a crazy amount of deliberation.

Initially I was really happy with it, found it plenty bright enough and HDR looks fantastic. I'd been tempted to go for the ASUS but that was still full price and I got this for just under £800, so seemed a fairly easy decision in the end.

However annoyingly today I've just noticed a dead pixel. I'm sure it wasn't there initially so maybe it has only just appeared, but I guess maybe I just didn't spot it. Can't decide whether to send it back or not, its barely noticeable, only on a light background and I don't always spot it without really looking. Am I crazy to consider keeping it, would everyone else be sending it straight back?

The only other thing I wasn't sure about was the fan, its certainly not loud and I can't hear it above anything else, but I did notice it after I shut down and everything else was quiet, and after that I found I can just about hear it if I listen carefully without a game running.
If I spend 800 quid on a monitor and it even thinks of displaying a dead pixel, I’m sending it back for a replacement.

However, I do think these things are all personal preference too. I worked next to a guy that had a cluster of dead pixels on his monitor and he genuinely never seemed phased by it.
 
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If I spend 800 quid on a monitor and it even thinks of displaying a dead pixel, I’m sending it back for a replacement.

However, I do think these things are all personal preference too. I worked next to a guy that a cluster of dead pixels on his monitor and he genuinely never seemed phased by it.

Yeah, I've been thinking about it since posting and I think you're right, its a lot of money and it should be right. Its kinda annoying as it is barely noticeable and it probably wouldn't really bother me, but its not a great start.
 
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Just noticed this is now £850 but shows as pre order yet there is a B grade one for much more. Are the new ones the same (ie poor brightness etc)
 
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Just noticed this is now £850 but shows as pre order yet there is a B grade one for much more. Are the new ones the same (ie poor brightness etc)

I probably can't say where, but you can get it for just under £800 new. I found it bright enough personally, but if that's something you're concerned about from the initial reviews, then nothing has changed in that regard.
 
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I can get one of these for 680 second hand. Tempted to try oled
I have an LG 27 4k monitor. 160hz so could sell that for 450 to offset the cost

I play overwatch and apex so attracted to slightly higher hz etc. Decisions decisions hmm
 
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I can get one of these for 680 second hand. Tempted to try oled
I have an LG 27 4k monitor. 160hz so could sell that for 450 to offset the cost

I play overwatch and apex so attracted to slightly higher hz etc. Decisions decisions hmm

You can get it for around £750 new, so I'm not sure I'd pay £680 second hand. See the deal on hotukdeals, and price has dropped a bit since.

Well worth it in my opinion
 
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Says 790 now on that site? From LG?

Yeah it's less than that now. When the deal was posted it was 899 and the voucher code took it to 790. They've now dropped it to £850 and you can still use the voucher code, so around £750.

I was going to update the deal, but the price seems to keep going up and down so didn't bother.
 
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Yeah it's less than that now. When the deal was posted it was 899 and the voucher code took it to 790. They've now dropped it to £850 and you can still use the voucher code, so around £750.

I was going to update the deal, but the price seems to keep going up and down so didn't bother.
A guy on a popular other site just offered me a second hand one for 675 knowing this info. Decent deal but think I'd rather get a brand new one for peace of mind
 
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