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LG 32 inch gaming monitor 144HZ 1440p (LG 32GK650F) for £299 at Currys PC World

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Posted 16th FebEdited by:"rg320"

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LG 32 inch gaming monitor with 144HZ refresh rate. Next best price is £360+ or order the next model up which is £430 and only has a USB hub included in it. Great reviews at youtube.com/wat…SLM or techspot.com/rev…0f/
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Ultra-smooth gameplay
Track your enemies every move on the LG UltraGear 32GK650F Quad HD 31.5” LCD Monitor. Play your best with the 144 Hz refresh rate. It enables the quick reactions you need to win the game.
Don't have your immersion ruined by stuttering in the middle of cutscene. Say goodbye to screen tearing with Radeon FreeSync. It provides super smooth motion by syncing the graphics card frame rate to the monitor's refresh rate.

Stunning Quad HD detail
Get the most out of your fancy graphics card. Offering almost twice as many pixels as Full HD, your games look spectacular on the gorgeous Quad HD LCD screen.
Why stop at just one monitor? Thin bezels make the screen virtually borderless - great for multi-screen gaming set ups.

Take aim
Want to nail that headshot? FPS fans will love the crosshair feature. It enhances accuracy by adding a striking point at the centre of the screen. So if you miss the shot, it's on you.
Get full visibility of enemies hiding in the shadows with Black Stabilizer. By brightening the darkest areas of the screen, you can easily check if the coast is clear.

Product features
  • Quad HD 2560 x 1440p
  • Refresh rate: 144 Hz
  • Response time: 5ms (Faster) / 1ms with Motion Blur Reduction
  • Input: HDMI / DisplayPort
  • Can be wall mounted
  • 2 Year Guarantee included

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lynn4416/02/2020 09:43

Thanks for posting.Can I ask a silly question please, Thinking of buying …Thanks for posting.Can I ask a silly question please, Thinking of buying this for my son's birthday but can he watch normal tv on it too.... I have googled it and more confused.Thank you for any advice


This is a PC gaming monitor, it wouldn't make sense to use it for anything else. It doesn't have a TV tuner built in. You could plug a Sky/Virgin/Freesat box in I guess.

If your son is a console gamer, this isn't for him.
Carson_Official16/02/2020 10:35

Incorrect. The Xbox One X supports up to 60fps and then a lot of titles …Incorrect. The Xbox One X supports up to 60fps and then a lot of titles don't even achieve that.The other part is only true if the device is actually sending more than 60fps, which it isn't.Therefore, as long as the device supports freesync, that will be the best experience without overspending unnecessarily.The next Xbox? No idea.


Firstly Hz and FPS are different, I’ve just checked and yes the One X has 1080p & 1440p 120Hz options so no I’m not wrong. While you want higher FPS to see greater benefit from a high Hz monitor you can still get benefit at lower FPS. I’ve not used a monitor with my XBox hence my generic answers but I do use 144Hz on my pc and can say a game running at 60fps on 144Hz still feels better than a 60Hz monitor. If nothing else you reduce the input latency. I’ve seen many console gamers coming onto the pc forums asking about gaming monitors as they have tried one or had it recommended.
Edited by: "stuellis" 16th Feb
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Thanks for posting.
Can I ask a silly question please, Thinking of buying this for my son's birthday but can he watch normal tv on it too.... I have googled it and more confused.
Thank you for any advice
lynn4416/02/2020 09:43

Thanks for posting.Can I ask a silly question please, Thinking of buying …Thanks for posting.Can I ask a silly question please, Thinking of buying this for my son's birthday but can he watch normal tv on it too.... I have googled it and more confused.Thank you for any advice


This is a PC gaming monitor, it wouldn't make sense to use it for anything else. It doesn't have a TV tuner built in. You could plug a Sky/Virgin/Freesat box in I guess.

If your son is a console gamer, this isn't for him.
lynn4416/02/2020 09:43

Thanks for posting.Can I ask a silly question please, Thinking of buying …Thanks for posting.Can I ask a silly question please, Thinking of buying this for my son's birthday but can he watch normal tv on it too.... I have googled it and more confused.Thank you for any advice


You'd need a freesat/freeview/sky/virgin/etc box
Its just a monitor, so cannot watch normal TV. It has to be connected to either a PC, Xbox, PS4 or any other streaming device like a NOW TV stick or Roku box.
lynn4416/02/2020 09:43

Thanks for posting.Can I ask a silly question please, Thinking of buying …Thanks for posting.Can I ask a silly question please, Thinking of buying this for my son's birthday but can he watch normal tv on it too.... I have googled it and more confused.Thank you for any advice


It has HDMI input so you can plug anything HDMI in, I think where you might have to find a work around is sound because like most monitors it has no speakers. You’ll have to connect to speakers separately
Thank you all, he has an xbox and doesnt have room/space for 2 tv's .... so he just as well stick with normal tv to play xbox, he keeps harping on about a monitor ...
lynn4416/02/2020 10:03

Thank you all, he has an xbox and doesnt have room/space for 2 tv's .... …Thank you all, he has an xbox and doesnt have room/space for 2 tv's .... so he just as well stick with normal tv to play xbox, he keeps harping on about a monitor ...


yea either a normal TV or 60hz freesync monitor of some sort as Xbox's support freesync but are capped at 60fps so buying something like this would be a waste.
Carson_Official16/02/2020 10:07

yea either a normal TV or 60hz freesync monitor of some sort as Xbox's …yea either a normal TV or 60hz freesync monitor of some sort as Xbox's support freesync but are capped at 60fps so buying something like this would be a waste.


Yeah if he has the one X, pay similar for 4k monitor rather than higher refresh.
lynn4416/02/2020 10:03

Thank you all, he has an xbox and doesnt have room/space for 2 tv's .... …Thank you all, he has an xbox and doesnt have room/space for 2 tv's .... so he just as well stick with normal tv to play xbox, he keeps harping on about a monitor ...


If he has an XBox One X this is significantly better than a TV for gaming. True high refresh rate and Freesync enabled. However this has no speakers or TV tuner. He can use the XBox for streaming channels but will need to plug in his own speakers or use his XBox headset for sound. Many console gamers are converting to gaming monitors.
stuellis16/02/2020 10:14

If he has an XBox One X this is significantly better than a TV for gaming. …If he has an XBox One X this is significantly better than a TV for gaming. True high refresh rate and Freesync enabled. However this has no speakers or TV tuner. He can use the XBox for streaming channels but will need to plug in his own speakers or use his XBox headset for sound. Many console gamers are converting to gaming monitors.


But the 144hz would be hugely wasted on an Xbox. He is better off finding a 4k 60hz freesync monitor.
Carson_Official16/02/2020 10:18

But the 144hz would be hugely wasted on an Xbox. He is better off finding …But the 144hz would be hugely wasted on an Xbox. He is better off finding a 4k 60hz freesync monitor.


At 1440p I recall the One X supports 120Hz. I follow pc gaming forums but see console gamers are switching for a better experience. Even if they don’t push the high FPS of pc’s apparently there is still benefit with high refresh rate gaming monitors
stuellis16/02/2020 10:26

At 1440p I recall the One X supports 120Hz. I follow pc gaming forums but …At 1440p I recall the One X supports 120Hz. I follow pc gaming forums but see console gamers are switching for a better experience. Even if they don’t push the high FPS of pc’s apparently there is still benefit with high refresh rate gaming monitors


Incorrect. The Xbox One X supports up to 60fps and then a lot of titles don't even achieve that.

The other part is only true if the device is actually sending more than 60fps, which it isn't.

Therefore, as long as the device supports freesync, that will be the best experience without overspending unnecessarily.

The next Xbox? No idea.
Carson_Official16/02/2020 10:35

Incorrect. The Xbox One X supports up to 60fps and then a lot of titles …Incorrect. The Xbox One X supports up to 60fps and then a lot of titles don't even achieve that.The other part is only true if the device is actually sending more than 60fps, which it isn't.Therefore, as long as the device supports freesync, that will be the best experience without overspending unnecessarily.The next Xbox? No idea.


Firstly Hz and FPS are different, I’ve just checked and yes the One X has 1080p & 1440p 120Hz options so no I’m not wrong. While you want higher FPS to see greater benefit from a high Hz monitor you can still get benefit at lower FPS. I’ve not used a monitor with my XBox hence my generic answers but I do use 144Hz on my pc and can say a game running at 60fps on 144Hz still feels better than a 60Hz monitor. If nothing else you reduce the input latency. I’ve seen many console gamers coming onto the pc forums asking about gaming monitors as they have tried one or had it recommended.
Edited by: "stuellis" 16th Feb
stuellis16/02/2020 10:49

Firstly Hz and FPS are different, I’ve just checked and yes the One X has 1 …Firstly Hz and FPS are different, I’ve just checked and yes the One X has 1080p & 1440p 120Hz options so no I’m not wrong. While you want higher FPS to see greater benefit from a high Hz monitor you can still get benefit at lower FPS. I’ve not used a monitor with my XBox hence my generic answers but I do use 144Hz on my pc and can say a game running at 60fps on 144Hz still feels better than a 60Hz monitor. If nothing else you reduce the input latency.


Thank you for the attempted IT lesson...

The latter bit is because the device is capable of producing more than 60fps so the image you get on screen is "newer", the same won't be for the Xbox - unless what you are saying is correct (I don't particularly care for consoles so I'm going off what I have read previously) - certainly most games won't be getting anywhere near 120fps.

I won't waste more energy on this conv anyway as it's agreed with everyone else this wouldn't be the right device for his son.
Carson_Official16/02/2020 10:54

Thank you for the attempted IT lesson...The latter bit is because the …Thank you for the attempted IT lesson...The latter bit is because the device is capable of producing more than 60fps so the image you get on screen is "newer", the same won't be for the Xbox - unless what you are saying is correct (I don't particularly care for consoles so I'm going off what I have read previously) - certainly most games won't be getting anywhere near 120fps.I won't waste more energy on this conv anyway as it's agreed with everyone else this wouldn't be the right device for his son.


I never said you will get 120fps, but as you have agreed there can still be improvements such as reduced latency or as you put it the image is newer. This is exactly the same principle with pc or console at 60fps when 120Hz is supported.

I’m not saying a high Hz monitor is for everyone, but also don’t dismiss gaming monitors as it’s clear some console gamers use them and prefer them.
This is a pretty good monitor for the price, only thing is that it has 5ms response time so it has a little bit of motion blur that is noticeable.

another note i paid 240 for this from the currys ebay page with box damage which is something you might want to keep an eye on
worth adding 1440p in title
whats the better model? Cant see the 850
stuellis16/02/2020 11:08

I never said you will get 120fps, but as you have agreed there can still …I never said you will get 120fps, but as you have agreed there can still be improvements such as reduced latency or as you put it the image is newer. This is exactly the same principle with pc or console at 60fps when 120Hz is supported. I’m not saying a high Hz monitor is for everyone, but also don’t dismiss gaming monitors as it’s clear some console gamers use them and prefer them.


Bit if it's using freesync, the monitor will be running at 30/60hz anyway depending on the game, not 144
The 850 has 400 nits brightness making it HDR and a USB hub. If you want to buy the 850F, you need to go to box.co.uk who have it for £429. box.co.uk/LG-…tml
Keelan_17/02/2020 06:19

Bit if it's using freesync, the monitor will be running at 30/60hz anyway …Bit if it's using freesync, the monitor will be running at 30/60hz anyway depending on the game, not 144


Why? Xbox isnt compatible with freesync 1 anyway
I'll have to research it later when I get home but silly question, do gaming monitors pair well with gaming laptops? I'm wondering if there's something odd about laptop gpus & external displays that may make this a waste of money.
Edited by: "Quickblood" 17th Feb
Great Monitor, use mine for occasional gaming as my PC has main other uses, but everything looks great on it. Would be great to have HDR, but a considerable amount more for the pleasure.
jab7917/02/2020 07:39

Why? Xbox isnt compatible with freesync 1 anyway


Xbox One X supports freesync... And the S.
Carson_Official16/02/2020 10:54

Thank you for the attempted IT lesson...The latter bit is because the …Thank you for the attempted IT lesson...The latter bit is because the device is capable of producing more than 60fps so the image you get on screen is "newer", the same won't be for the Xbox - unless what you are saying is correct (I don't particularly care for consoles so I'm going off what I have read previously) - certainly most games won't be getting anywhere near 120fps.I won't waste more energy on this conv anyway as it's agreed with everyone else this wouldn't be the right device for his son.


Some 1080p games when enhanced on Xbox One X give the choice of either boosting to 4K or remaining at 1080p, but going to 120Hz, with a view to utilizing that, too. I think the same is even rue on games natively developed for play on Xbox One X as well.
Edited by: "Hearnia_2K" 17th Feb
Link says 5ms response time, not 1ms
lynn4416/02/2020 09:43

Thanks for posting.Can I ask a silly question please, Thinking of buying …Thanks for posting.Can I ask a silly question please, Thinking of buying this for my son's birthday but can he watch normal tv on it too.... I have googled it and more confused.Thank you for any advice


Whether this is the right monitor or not I wouldn't know. But if you do get him a monitor I suggest you he get him a chromecast to go with it. A Chromecast will allow him to stream live most normal channels and cast other subscription ones like Netflix and now TV/sky. Plus Chromecast does alot if other things. Also will you get him the next gen Xbox or pe5 as you may want to consider future proofing when getting a monitor. Maybe this monitor is future proof for his uses, I don't know you would have to ask the experts above.
Edited by: "Valheru" 17th Feb
Carson_Official16/02/2020 10:54

Thank you for the attempted IT lesson...The latter bit is because the …Thank you for the attempted IT lesson...The latter bit is because the device is capable of producing more than 60fps so the image you get on screen is "newer", the same won't be for the Xbox - unless what you are saying is correct (I don't particularly care for consoles so I'm going off what I have read previously) - certainly most games won't be getting anywhere near 120fps.I won't waste more energy on this conv anyway as it's agreed with everyone else this wouldn't be the right device for his son.


You're being a bit of an arse. And wrong on some points.
Vistrix17/02/2020 08:04

Xbox One X supports freesync... And the S.


I thought xbox had freesync 2 support and not 1??
Mini review - Monitor was received yesterday and its big. I bought it for both gaming but also using for work as I did not have enough space for a 2 monitor setup. Viewing angles are not as good as an IPS, but when you are sitting head on, the colours are as good as my old Dell U2412 IPS. I now have so much more desktop space for work its great and on gaming, the games run more smoothly and the detail you can see is more precise given its is 1440p. We also have the LG 27GL650F which is 27 inch IPS at 144hz and you can see the difference in detail between the two due to the 1440p. However, to run games at 1440p you need a RX5700 or GTX1060/2060 as a minimum otherwise you do not go above 60 fps with all the details on.
Edited by: "rg320" 17th Feb
Great deal, heat added, did a quick search and it seems this is G-Synch compatible. As long as you have a display port cable, windows 10 and latest NVidia drivers, enable freesynch extended and G-Synch compatible and you should be good to go!!

Now a 144hz, 1440p ultrawide for £300 with G-Synch compatibility is a deal and a half!!
The monitor comes with a display port cable in the box
rg32017/02/2020 09:25

Mini review - Monitor was received yesterday and its big. I bought it for …Mini review - Monitor was received yesterday and its big. I bought it for both gaming but also using for work as I did not have enough space for a 2 monitor setup. Viewing angles are not as good as an IPS, but when you are sitting head on, the colours are as good as my old Dell U2412 IPS. I now have so much more desktop space for work its great and on gaming, the games run more smoothly and the detail you can see is more precise given its is 1440p. We also have the LG 27GL650F which is 27 inch IPS at 144hz and you can see the difference in detail between the two due to the 1440p. However, to run games at 1440p you need a RX5700 or GTX1060/2060 as a minimum otherwise you do not go above 60 fps with all the details on.


OOS rip. Wish you had posted earlier.

Nevermind!
JaKay17/02/2020 10:55

Great deal, heat added, did a quick search and it seems this is G-Synch …Great deal, heat added, did a quick search and it seems this is G-Synch compatible. As long as you have a display port cable, windows 10 and latest NVidia drivers, enable freesynch extended and G-Synch compatible and you should be good to go!!Now a 144hz, 1440p ultrawide for £300 with G-Synch compatibility is a deal and a half!!


Sounds good if G-sync support too. Can anybody who has brought this confirm the G-sync works fine with an nvidea card please? I have an 1080TI and am interested in this. Thanks
stuellis16/02/2020 10:49

Firstly Hz and FPS are different, I’ve just checked and yes the One X has 1 …Firstly Hz and FPS are different, I’ve just checked and yes the One X has 1080p & 1440p 120Hz options so no I’m not wrong. While you want higher FPS to see greater benefit from a high Hz monitor you can still get benefit at lower FPS. I’ve not used a monitor with my XBox hence my generic answers but I do use 144Hz on my pc and can say a game running at 60fps on 144Hz still feels better than a 60Hz monitor. If nothing else you reduce the input latency. I’ve seen many console gamers coming onto the pc forums asking about gaming monitors as they have tried one or had it recommended.


So much misinformation here:

1) There's nothing about a 144hz monitor that reduce its input latency over a 60hz monitor. It's not dependent on the refresh rate. End-to-end latency will usually be lower in a 144hz monitor, but that's if everything else is equal (not always the case). Either way, its a minimal change to the overall experience compared to actually having 144fps (and not even detectable by most people).
2) If your 144hz monitor is connected at 144hz and you're actually locked in at 60fps (via hardware vsync), you will actually get a worse experience than 60fps on 60hz since the frames will be subject to pull-down and cause micro-stutter. If you're using software vsync you can alleviate this however by locking in at 72fps instead. In reality, most people will be using hardware vsync which will effectively run the monitor at 60hz instead and negate the benefits of having a 144hz monitor.

I'm not saying that console gamers shouldn't get PC gaming monitors though. Just that your reasoning there is flawed.
Edited by: "edanfalls" 17th Feb
Carson_Official16/02/2020 10:18

But the 144hz would be hugely wasted on an Xbox. He is better off finding …But the 144hz would be hugely wasted on an Xbox. He is better off finding a 4k 60hz freesync monitor.


What you're saying about the refresh rate in response to the other poster is correct. But it's difficult to recommend a 4K monitor as an alternative without knowing the exact arrangements of the room (preferred screen size and how far they sit from the screen). So many people buy 4K monitors despite their eyes being beyond the point at which they can differentiate past 1440p.
kyeung17/02/2020 12:15

Sounds good if G-sync support too. Can anybody who has brought this …Sounds good if G-sync support too. Can anybody who has brought this confirm the G-sync works fine with an nvidea card please? I have an 1080TI and am interested in this. Thanks


List of G-Synch compatible monitors

Shows up in this list as supported from 40-144

There are also a good few posts on r/Nvidia about it from 1080ti owners too.
Good luck trying to grab one these...
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