LG Launches Midrange 32UL750-W Monitor: DisplayHDR 600 with FreeSync & USB-C For $750by Anton Shilov on February 4, 2019 11:00 AM EST
In the recent years LG has introduced a number of high-end Ultra-HD 31.5-inch displays, many of which have received a lot of publicity due of their features and innovative technologies. As of late, the company has also expanded into midrange and entry-level segments with its 31.5-inch monitors. And to that end, this week LG has begun selling its 32UL750-W Ultra-HD LCD, a midrange 4K display for customers who want something better than the company's mainstream offerings, but are not ready to invest in a high-end model.
The LG 32UL750-W is based on a 31.5-inch VA panel that offers a 3840×2160 resolution, 400 nits typical brightness, a 3000:1 contrast ratio, 178° viewing angles, a 60 Hz refresh rate (with FreeSync), and a 4 ms response time. The DisplayHDR 600 badge that the monitor carries obviously points to 600 nits peak brightness along with HDR10 processing capabilities, but LG is not publishing any information about local dimming and LUTs (look-up-tables) for HDR. Meanwhile the panel can reproduce 1.07 billion colors and covers 95% of the DCI-P3 color space (and should be able to hit 100% of the sRGB color gamut).
To make the monitor more attractive for the target audience, the 32UL750-W display comes factory calibrated and supports a number of features designed for gamers, including LG’s Black Stabilizer (makes dark scenes brighter) and Dynamic Action Sync (minimizes input lag), as well as AMD's FreeSync already mentioned before.
Connectivity is another strong selling point of the 32UL750-W. The monitor has a DisplayPort 1.2 input, two HDMI 2.0b ports, as well as one USB Type-C connector. The latter supports up to 60 W power delivery, so it can help to power many modern laptops. As for audio, the display has two 5 W speakers and a headphone output. As an added bonus, it also features a dual-port USB 3.0 hub.
|Specifications of the LG 32UL750-W Display|
|Native Resolution||3840 × 2160|
|Maximum Refresh Rate||60 Hz|
|Response Time||4 ms|
|Brightness||400 cd/m² (typical)
600 cd/m² (peak)
|Viewing Angles||178°/178° horizontal/vertical|
|Dynamic Refresh Rate||AMD FreeSync/VESA Adaptive-Sync
(at 40 ~ 60 Hz)
|Pixel Pitch||0.1816 mm²|
|Pixel Density||140 ppi|
|Display Colors||1.07 billion|
|Color Gamut Support||DCI-P3: 95%
|Stand||Tilt and height adjustable|
|Inputs||1 × DisplayPort 1.2
2 × HDMI 2.0a
1 × USB-C with 60 W PD
|USB Hub||Dual-port USB 3.0 hub|
|Audio||5 W × 2
audio out port
|Launch Price||$700 ~ $750|
Looking at LG's broader lineup, the LG 32UL750-W sits right between the company’s range-topping 32UK950/32UL950 Ultra-HD monitors, which use panels with LG’s Nano IPS technology, as well as its more reasonably-priced 32UK550 Ultra-HD display. The high-end 31.5-inch LCDs from LG retail for $1000 ~ $1300, whereas the cheaper 31.5-inch monitor costs around $500. The new 32UL750 will, in turn, cost approximately $749 (SRP) in the US, placing it between the other models in both features and pricing.
LG started to sell its 32UL750-W LCD in Japan this week at a price of ¥76,800 ($705) without tax. That said, expect the display to show up in other countries shortly. Which, keeping in mind that electronics prices in Japan tend to run a bit high by global standards, I wouldn't be surprised to see street prices for the monitor in the US come in below its official $749 MSRP.
- LG Develops ‘Nano IPS’ LCD, Unveils 32UK950 4K Display with DCI-P3, HDR600, TB3
- LG Unveils 32UK550: 31.5 Inch 4K Display with DCI-P3, HDR10, & FreeSync for $500
- LG Launches 32QK500-W QHD Display: IPS and Freesync for $300
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The Zealot - Monday, February 4, 2019 - link"The LG 32UL750-W is based on a 31.5-inch VA panel that offers a 3840×2160 resolution, 400 nits typical brightness, a 3000:1 contrast ratio, 178° viewing angles, a 60 Hz refresh rate (with FreeSync), and a 4 ms response time. The DisplayHDR 600 badge that the monitor carries obviously points to 600 nits peak brightness along with HDR10 processing capabilities, but LG is not publishing any information about local dimming and LUTs (look-up-tables) for HDR. Meanwhile the panel can reproduce 1.07 billion colors and covers 95% of the DCI-P3 color space (and should be able to hit 100% of the sRGB color gamut)."
This it's just another fake HDR monitor to fool the uneducated. The sad reality is that a FreeSync 2 HDR certified monitor has to reach really good quality standards, and nearly every brand in the industry prefers to sell crap and miss the certification because the consumers, being the ignorant lemmings they are, are giving them their custom, with the blessing of the manufacturer's financed "tech press", who are never outraged by the lack of progress with the panel technologies or FreeSync 2 certification that serves as distinguishing the wheat from the chafe. Kudos to Anton for highlighting the missing "information about local dimming and LUTs (look-up-tables) for HDR". Spot on!
crimsonson - Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - linkTechnically, local dimming and LUTs are not required to achieve HDR.
Metroid - Monday, February 4, 2019 - linkSince when a $750 monitor is midrange? Have they lost sense of what midrange is? This is like what gpus are being at moment, these companies are failing to understand that midrange means less than $250
bug77 - Monday, February 4, 2019 - linkIt's the specs that make it mid-range. Is that so hard to understand?
Yes, it's expensive. Because everything having HDR that doesn't suck (i.e. isn't HDR 400) is expensive.
You want all that for "less than$250"? I shudder to think what you consider entry level.
Inteli - Monday, February 4, 2019 - linkIt might be mid-range compared to LG's other premium UHD 31.5" monitors, but that doesn't make it mid-range for the market as a whole.
I can appreciate that I have a different perspective than you do, but in my eyes anything with "HDR that doesn't suck" is automatically a premium product. It's a new feature relative to other specs of a monitor, so it commands a premium. My idea of a mid-range monitor is 1440p, IPS or VA panel, full sRGB coverage, and one special feature (good Adobe RGB coverage, 144+ Hz, UHD instead of 1440p, etc.). That's all doable for $3-400.
And entry level is whatever you can get for <$200. Sub-sRGB coverage, probably 1080p, maybe TN, maybe not. That's what occupies the "entry-level" in the market right now.
nevcairiel - Monday, February 4, 2019 - linkI wouldn't view the entire monitor market as only "one" market. You can have sub-categories in which you have low-end, mid-range and high-end products.
If you look at a UHD ~32" category, this might be mid-range. If you want an "overall mid-range" screen, then you might want to look at 1440p instead as you suggested, but some people start their selection with certain criteria already set, and that may as well be 4K.
Anyhow thats how I usually look at the market, since especially with monitors, I don't want to just buy "some monitor", but I already start out with an idea of what I want, and then check on the range of products that might satisfy the basic requirements, which usually ends up with cheaper and more expensive models.
namechamps - Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - linkIf it is expensive and has things most monitors don't it is by definition not midrange. It is like saying a Lambo is a mid priced car and then saying of course it is expensive because it is so fast.
euskalzabe - Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - link$99. That's literally the cost of entry to an IPS monitor. Therefore, entry level.
imaheadcase - Monday, February 4, 2019 - linkMidrange to you means less than $250 you mean.
Eidigean - Monday, February 4, 2019 - linkSorry, but $250 for a 32" 4K monitor is a pipe dream.
For three decades, the computer and monitor that you realistically want has always been about $3,000 with the monitor being about $1,000 of that. In 1988, the 14-inch Zenith ZCM-1490 was $999. In 2010, the HP ZR30w was $1,299 (eventually coming down to about $1,049). In 2018, the BenQ SW271 is $1,089.
This LG 32UL750-W display for $750 directly competes with the nearly identical BenQ EW3270U 4K which B&H has for $522. This is midrange.
The BenQ EW3270ZL 2560x1440 is at B&H for $299. This is considered low-range for 32" monitors. Man, not that long ago, all 30" monitors were over a grand. You live in a fortunate time.