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Review on LG 32UQ85R W AUS UltrafineTM DisplayHDR Type CTM 60: Color Calibrated, Dynamic Action Sync, FreeSync, Dual Controller - Review & Specifications by Reid Longtin

Revainrating 5 out of 5

Excellent monitor in terms of performance and features

I was a big fan of LG's ultra thin monitors and used their 27 inch (27UL600) for quite a while. After getting this 32" (technically 31.5"), my 27" monitor looks really small and outperforms it in many ways. I'm an avid photographer, editor, and watcher of TV shows and online videos. I spend a lot of time on the computer so a good monitor is important. On the LG website you can find this monitor as "32UQ85R-W" without the .AUS at the end. Notable specs for me are: IPS panel, 98% DCI-P3 color gamut, 400 cd (typ.) / 320 cd (min.) brightness, 2,000:1 (typ.), 1,400:1 (min.) contrast ratio and DisplayHDR™ 400 All were captured from my 27-inch display updated and when I compare them side by side I can see a big difference in image quality especially when I edit my photos.Additional features include many more rear I/O options including 2 USB outputs (one for the neckband speakers and 1 for the monitor backlight) and two 5 W L speakers (my 27 inch monitor has no speakers). But the most obvious performance difference? brightness and contrast ratios. Although my 27UL600 also has DisplayHDR™ 400, HDR content is MUCH better on this 32UQ85R-W. For reference, my 27UL600 has a brightness of 350 cd (typ) / 280 cd (min) and a contrast ratio of 1000:1 (typ), 700:1 (min). Additionally, the 32UQ85-R features additional USB ports and built-in speakers, while maintaining a stunningly thin bezel and clean frame. It's a good monitor, but is it worth the price? Primarily compared to LG's other $500 32-inch Ultrafine 32UN650-W versus this $900 32UQ85R-W. I'll list some of the performance differences and let you decide, but that's how I feel. Specifications are similar to my 27UL600 and I prefer the 32UQ85R-W. Both panels are IPS, although the more expensive 32UQ85R-W has an upgraded Nano IPS Black. The 32UQ85R-W also has a 3% improved color space (DCI-P3 98). % vs. DCI-P3 95%), brightness (400 cd vs. 350 nits (cd and nits are interchangeable 1:1)), contrast ratio (2000:1 vs. 1000:1), more I/O (mainly USB ports), and higher HDR standard (DisplayHDR™ 400 vs. HDR10). The 32UQ85R-W also draws more power: typical 55W vs 45W and maximum 162W vs 65W. The 32UN650-W has an additional PIP feature which I wish the 32UQ85R-W 32UQ85R-W was lighter too would be: 11.4 lbs vs. 14.3 lbs (without the stand) and 15.4 lbs vs. 18.1 lbs (with the stand). or, which is a handy tool as all monitor colors degrade over time and require regular calibration. In short, this 32UQ85R-W monitor is great and a pleasure to look at. Compared to its cheaper brother, the 32UN650-W, it offers many features, convenience and improved performance. I find that LG has a good starting quality from their monitors, which offers a lot of value. If you need extra color space, brightness, contrast and lots of HDR content, choose the 32UQ85R-W. If you don't see a need, save some money and go for the 32UN650-W. Both monitors are great. The 32UQ85R-W is better, but almost double the price, you decide.

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