The LG 27GN800-B is a strong entry point for high refresh rate gaming with its 144Hz, G-Sync and FreeSync compatible panel. While 144Hz is increasingly becoming the low end of higher refresh rates, it’s still largely changed how I play some of my favorite games and is now my default recommendation when it comes to gaming monitors. It’s also a 1440p monitor, which PC Gamer still considers the sweet spot for resolution based on a recent team poll.
This 27-inch IPS monitor is at its lowest price ever on Amazon for $276.99. That’s a total savings of $123 over its regular price. Last week, the LG 27GN800-B was $299.99, but this new drop makes it all the more attractive when we’ve looked at other Black Friday gaming monitor deals. Typically this monitor fluctuates between $296.99 and upwards of $350, so this most recent drop is considerable. I could see it going down even more, but probably by just a few dollars. I wouldn’t count on the monitor to be in stock by the end of this week.
The high refresh rate, which is to say a refresh rate above 60Hz, is a godsend for smoothing out fast-paced games like competitive shooters. It’s also nice to play singleplayer games with high refresh rates, but nothing beats buttery smooth movement when you’re trying to aim in a game like Halo Infinity or Overwatch. I have over 2,000 hours in Overwatch and would never have guessed how much more confident I feel in my aim and reactions with the 144Hz monitor.
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LG 27GN800-B Ultragear Gaming Monitor | 27-inch | 1440p | 144 Hz | IPS | G-Sync, FreeSync |
$399.99 $276.99 on Amazon (Save $123)
This gaming monitor from LG is at its lowest price ever and delivers 144Hz at 1440p. This is a great option if you need a high refresh rate monitor that supports G-Sync and FreeSync, just pay attention to the weak stand (it’s VESA mountable).
The 1ms response rate of this panel is a boon for competitive sports. Fast motions will appear on the monitor without any visual ghosting to spoil your view. If you don’t play fast-paced games, this monitor may be more useful for you. Even if the refresh rate isn’t important to you, however, the ability to sync with Nvidia and AMD cards using G-Sync and FreeSync to eliminate screen tearing is still amazing.
The monitor has a lackluster stand. It only has a slight tilt adjustment and you can’t slide its height up or down. It’s disappointing for the price, but it supports VESA mounting, so if you have your own stand, it’ll work fine there. However, depending on your setup, the stand can be a deal breaker.
The LG 27GN800-B has two HDMI ports, a DisplayPort port, and a headphone out jack. It doesn’t have any speakers, so hopefully you’ll have a gaming headset or a decent pair of computer speakers to work with.