LG 27MB85Z-B 27" ColourPrime Professional LED Monitor £275.99 @ OcUK (£285.59 Delivered)
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LG 27MB85Z-B 27" ColourPrime Professional LED Monitor £275.99 @ OcUK (£285.59 Delivered)

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Found 25th Nov 2014
This is a professional monitor aimed at graphic design etc. It is a pre-order item from Overclockers upcoming Black Friday deals and comes in stock on the 5th December.

Basically it is half the price of anywhere else in the UK and if you are in the market for a quality monitor for work this might be a great choice.

ColourPrime supports sRGB for more than 99% Colour space and 10 bit Colour depth on a 2560x1440 WQHD IPS display. ColourPrime itself is equipped with hardware calibration ready function and True Colour pro software to directly adjust the Colour settings to a user defined set point along with an option of external calibrator. Calibration test was conducted from the production line to give assurance about Colour accuracy. Photographers and graphic designers can enjoy the Colour expression without experiencing Colour degradation and Colour distortion.

Thunderbolt™ 2 of colourPrime is a revolutionary cable technology that simultaneously supports high-resolution displays and high-performance data devices through a single, compact port. With Thunderbolt™ 2 technology, users can take advantage of transfer speeds up to 20 Gbps, and easily expand computing capability by connecting up to six devices via a simple daisy-chain configuration.

ColourPrime has a pivot function that enable to photographer rotate origin pictures up to 90 degrees depending on the ratio of the work space.

ColourPrime presents a new level of viewing experience with 2560x1440 WQHD resolution, which is about 1.7 times the pixel of Full HD and about 4 times of HD, over IPS's outstanding picture quality. Plus, for those of who work long hours staring at the monitor, like photographers or graphic designers, LG's new Flicker-Safe protects users' eyes from exhausting flickers by having flicker level practically reduced to zero. By simply touching the hot key, ColourPrime switches to the Reader Mode that minimizes the exposure of harmful blue lights and to modifies Colours to softer tones, comparable to reading a physical book. Reading or editing a text will tire your eyes no more.

Features:
- Panel Type: AH-IPS
- 27" (16:9)
- 350cd/m² Brightness
- Contrast ratio: 100,000,000:1
- 2560 x 1440 Resolution
- 5ms Respond Time
- 178° / 178° Viewing Angle
- 1.07 Billion Colour Support
- Inputs: 1x Dual Link DVI, 1x DisplayPort, 1x HDMI, 2x Thunderbolt
- USB 3.0 Hub: Yes
- HAS (150mm)
- Tilt / Swivel / Pivot
- VESA: (100 x 100, 100 x 200)
- 2yr Warranty

62 Comments

With a 5ms response time, this will be ok for gamers too - heat added!

Fantastic price. Well spotted!

Ooh, I want one of these! Hot!

hot.. any reviews pls?

Edited by: "foxabcd1234" 25th Nov 2014

Stonking value, just a shame that it's wide gamut...

Why dare I ask, is a wide Gamut a bad thing?

foxabcd1234

hot.. any reviews pls?



Same question. This looks like a tempting prospect, but there's no way I'd risk buying it without reading some reputable reviews first and there don't seem to be any obvious ones coming up from a quick Google search.

In particular, for gaming purposes, I'd want to confirm that the response time is as advertised and that it doesn't suffer from noticeable input lag.

I'm after a monitor for use with my mac book pro for design and also to plug my ps4 into when my girlfriend is watching X factor, does anyone know if this would be good for both?

Original Poster

foxabcd1234

hot.. any reviews pls?



I haven't seen any reviews sadly - even looked for the North American version and still came up blank.

I know it is a new 2014 model so perhaps this is them just hitting the market ...

Pigsy

Why dare I ask, is a wide Gamut a bad thing?



tftcentral.co.uk/faq…htm read Q. What Does a Monitors Colour Gamut Mean?

are these any good I'm after a new monitor for general use browsing movies etc. but intend to get a mac mini later on will this be good for them ?.

Thanks OP. Been looking at replacing my monitor.

anyone returned anything to ocuk? I would buy it but if there is backlight bleed I want to make sure I won't have any problems returning it

@edd13
They are grnerally ok and seem to get better. Returned a few things (one of which was a monitor) no problem.

May I ask or a recommendation for a graphics card to run this monitor at full res and another at 1080 side by side please? Win 7. Photoshop. Thanks.

they should add touch screen to this to get full potential of windows 8 and thus can be a killer.

Would bite if I knew how it performed in regards to gaming, wanted to take the step up to 1440 but didn't want to spend £300+

whiteston

May I ask or a recommendation for a graphics card to run this monitor at … May I ask or a recommendation for a graphics card to run this monitor at full res and another at 1080 side by side please? Win 7. Photoshop. Thanks.



+1
pls recommend a minimum and ideal graphics card
No gaming, only content editing. Thanks

ruc

they should add touch screen to this to get full potential of windows 8 … they should add touch screen to this to get full potential of windows 8 and thus can be a killer.


Having smudge marks over this screen would defy its purpose.

Ordered one, hopefully I am not disappointed.

ordered - nice one.

Banned

hotto!!!

one2omg

With a 5ms response time, this will be ok for gamers too - heat added!



yes it will be fine

OverClockers are on my "never again" list after problems with a previous order which they failed miserably on every front with. (I'm aware plenty will think they're fine. But I don't. It's called an "opinion".)

But good price if you're in the market for this sort of monitor and don't hate the retailer.

Heat.

Specs look great. Wish I had a proper excuse to buy one.

Bumnut53

yes it will be fine



oops misread the comment

That's a hell of a saving.
Heat added.

Tempted but only have a hd 7950 atm. Will invest in 1440p in a year or so.

Back to £142.50

I hope for the sake of anyone ordering from Overclockers, that their customer service is better than LG's.

Attempted to get an LG Wide-gamut [supposedly] professional monitor repaired or replaced under the warranty a month ago (6 months old, cost £579), after notice four dead pixels, all connected in one square, in the centre of the screen. All 4 pixels were stuck on black.

LG went through the following process:
1. Advised me they'd fix it under the warranty within 5 working days
2. Kept it for three weeks, citing a delay in ordering a part to complete the repair as the reason
3. Sent it back unrepaired, covered in dirt, smears from cleaning residue and fingerprints all over the screen, with a service note referring to the item as a completely different item (a 50" plasma TV) - clearly just a copy and paste of another customer's service note. It stated simply "the engineers determine this item to be within specification so unfortunately we will not be able to repair it"
4. Responded to my complaint about this poor service with "sometimes, these things happen"
5. Once I'd finally managed to escalate the complaint, they requested I send a "photo showing the whole screen, clearly showing the dead pixels" - clearly not actually possible.
6. Attempted to lie that it was within their stated specification of "1 dead sub-pixel per million sub-pixels" (4 dead pixels = 12 dead sub pixels = outside this policy). When I pointed this out, they then changed tack and tried to say their engineers "could tell from the photos" it was only one dead pixel.
7. Eventually refused outright to honour the warranty (a legal document) as they "didn't see four dead pixels as a defect", despite it being confirmed to me by a manager on the phone that any monitor with "two or more touching dead pixels" is outside of tolerance levels - information which is noticeably absent from the dead pixel policy they publish online.

So I'd be very careful purchasing this. LG's customer service is utterly diabolical, bar none the worst I've encountered. Fortunately, Amazon were happy to exchange the item for a full refund once I explained the situation and demonstrated I'd taken every possible step to address it beyond taking them to small claims...


EDIT: this monitor appears identical, both in specs and appearance to the subject of my complaint, the 27EA83, which was mysteriously discontinued earlier this year. Possibly due to quality issues?

Edited by: "morocco1" 27th Nov 2014

Sounds like a pretty bad story you have there my friend, don't know whether you got any but LG used to bombard me with letters asking to take out their extended warranty service for a ridiculous price. Would have been salt in your wounds really. oO

Personally I'm holding out for a good price on one of the few 32" monitors around.

one2omg

With a 5ms response time, this will be ok for gamers too - heat added!



You're trolling right youd want atleast 2ms response time

morocco1

I hope for the sake of anyone ordering from Overclockers, that their … I hope for the sake of anyone ordering from Overclockers, that their customer service is better than LG's.Attempted to get an LG Wide-gamut [supposedly] professional monitor repaired or replaced under the warranty a month ago (6 months old, cost £579), after notice four dead pixels, all connected in one square, in the centre of the screen. All 4 pixels were stuck on black.LG went through the following process:1. Advised me they'd fix it under the warranty within 5 working days2. Kept it for three weeks, citing a delay in ordering a part to complete the repair as the reason3. Sent it back unrepaired, covered in dirt, smears from cleaning residue and fingerprints all over the screen, with a service note referring to the item as a completely different item (a 50" plasma TV) - clearly just a copy and paste of another customer's service note. It stated simply "the engineers determine this item to be within specification so unfortunately we will not be able to repair it"4. Responded to my complaint about this poor service with "sometimes, these things happen"5. Once I'd finally managed to escalate the complaint, they requested I send a "photo showing the whole screen, clearly showing the dead pixels" - clearly not actually possible.6. Attempted to lie that it was within their stated specification of "1 dead sub-pixel per million pixels" (4 dead pixels = 12 dead sub pixels = outside this policy). When I pointed this out, they then changed tack and tried to say their engineers "could tell from the photos" it was only one dead pixel.7. Eventually refused outright to honour the warranty (a legal document) as they "didn't see four dead pixels as a defect", despite it being confirmed to me by a manager on the phone that any monitor with "two or more touching dead pixels" is outside of tolerance levels - information which is noticeably absent from the dead pixel policy they publish online.So I'd be very careful purchasing this. LG's customer service is utterly diabolical, bar none the worst I've encountered. Fortunately, Amazon were happy to exchange the item for a full refund once I explained the situation and demonstrated I'd taken every possible step to address it beyond taking them to small claims...



..should have first called amazon... their customer service is gold standard
next, if paid via credit card (I always do) contact card issuer under consumer credit, section 75 (click to learn more)

I would have happily paid £10 extra, if same deal was on amazon (actually £20 net, as shipping is free)

Edited by: "foxabcd1234" 27th Nov 2014

matt139

Tempted but only have a hd 7950 atm. Will invest in 1440p in a year or … Tempted but only have a hd 7950 atm. Will invest in 1440p in a year or so.



Im have a gtx 780 and am beginning to struggle at 1440p, I can max BF4 and most other games but had to turn Farcry 4 down a lot.

makes sure you get a card with more than 3GB ram.

roycom

Sounds like a pretty bad story you have there my friend, don't know … Sounds like a pretty bad story you have there my friend, don't know whether you got any but LG used to bombard me with letters asking to take out their extended warranty service for a ridiculous price. Would have been salt in your wounds really. oOPersonally I'm holding out for a good price on one of the few 32" monitors around.



Nah, they offered me three months' extension to their [worthless] warranty as a "gesture of goodwill" when I escalated my complaint though, does that count? (they later rescinded this offer haha)

ordered this monitor

would this be overkill, if just using GPU for only content editing/processing (no gaming) ?

thanks for advise

foxabcd1234

..should have first called amazon... their customer service is gold … ..should have first called amazon... their customer service is gold standardnext, if paid via credit card (I always do) contact card issuer under consumer credit, section 75 (click to learn more)I would have happily paid £10 extra, if same deal was on amazon (actually £20 net, as shipping is free)



Something I now know for the future. They were excellent, they said normally they'd swap it but as it was now discontinued, they'd refund. I ordered a Viewsonic VP2772 instead which is perfect.

This experience aside, I'd consider this a cracking deal, it's half the RRP and must be the cheapest 99% Adobe-RGB monitor out there by some margin.

oliverkennedy10

You're trolling right youd want atleast 2ms response time



Nope. It really doesn't make that much of a difference. I payed on 8ms monitors for years and still beat all my friends who "swore you needed 5ms" at the time. Do a bit of research, you'll see.

I don't really think my son's Warcraft or Minecraft are going to look pap because of a 5ms response time.

foxabcd1234

..should have first called amazon... their customer service is gold … ..should have first called amazon... their customer service is gold standardnext, if paid via credit card (I always do) contact card issuer under consumer credit, section 75 (click to learn more)I would have happily paid £10 extra, if same deal was on amazon (actually £20 net, as shipping is free)



At least OCUK pay their taxes

What kind of editing?

foxabcd1234

ordered this monitorwould this be overkill, if just using GPU for only … ordered this monitorwould this be overkill, if just using GPU for only content editing/processing (no gaming) ?thanks for advise

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