LG 24GL600F UltraGear Gaming Monitor
Setting up a complete gaming rig need not be super fancy or expensive. You just need the right equipment that’s capable and within budget.
For the most part, when allocating a budget for a gaming rig, the priority will be the CPU and GPU, followed by fast storage and a good amount of RAM. The monitor is oftentimes relegated to the end of the budget line item.
Of course, since the purpose of the complete rig is for gaming, some attention needs to be given to the monitor itself. It should be able to deliver at least the minimum ac acceptable gaming experience.
LG’s line-up of gaming monitors starts at 24-inches and goes all the way up to 32-inches, depending on your need and your budget. The LG 24GL600F-B UltraGear is the entry-level variant with capable features of a really good gaming experience.
First, it has a refresh rate of 144Hz. A 144Hz monitor displays images very smoothly and can handle up to 120 frames per second that results in a much smoother, tear-free gaming with less input lag. This is good you’re an experienced gamer who plays shooters or other fast-paced games. Of course, if the games you’ll be playing maxes out at 30fps or 60 fps, it can easily sync to that as well.
Second, the monitor has a response rate of 1ms. With response times, the lower the better since it reduces ghosting so you’re getting the most at 1ms. Response times measure of how quickly a pixel can display a change from black to white or from one shade of gray to another.
In a way, it offers a huge visual difference when there’s a lot of action happening on the screen. You get faster rendering and color transition, faster control and reactions, making these monitors the best for FPS games in general.
These are two of the most important features that one should be looking for in a gaming monitor and the LG 24GL600F checks the mark on both. As an added feature, if your rig uses a Radeon graphics card, the monitor supports RADEON FreeSync as well.
As for input, there are 2 HDMI ports at the back, a DisplayPort 1.2, and a 3.5mm audio port if and when you want to plug headphone/mic combo while playing games.
If you want a multi-screen setup, the monitor can be wall-mounted as well.
Here’s the complete specs of the LG 24GL600F:
Display Size: 23.6-inches
Resolution:L 1920 x 1080 pixels
Response Time: 1ms
Refresh Rate: 144Hz @ FHD
Panel Type: TN
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
Brightness: 240 cd/m² (min), 300 cd/m² (Typ)
Contrast Ratio: 700:1 (min), 1000:1 (Typ)
Surface treatment: Anti-Glare, 3H
The LG 24GL600F is a pretty good value gaming monitor as it offers the best features for a good gaming experience, has a nice simple design, solid build and ample connectivity. Whether you’re getting the entry-level 24-inch variant or the large 32-inch variant, you’re getting the best value for the price.
The LG Gaming monitor is available in stores and has a suggested retail price of Php12,599 for the 24-inch variant, Php22,199 for the 27-inch variant, and Php23,999 for the 32-inch variant.