If you’re looking for an IPS gaming monitor on budget, there’s hardly anything better than the LG 24MP59G-P than under $150.
Equipped with AMD FreeSync, 1ms Motion Blur Elimination, a 75Hz refresh rate and several other gaming features, LG’s display offers a quick, sensitive gameplay with excellent picture quality at an enticing price.
The LG 24MP59G monitor’s IPS panel offers wide viewing angles of 178 degrees and 8-bit color support via dithering (6-bit + FRC) covering more than 99 per cent sRGB color gamut. It guarantees accurate and vivid colors while delivering bright and consistent picture delivery for Full HD resolution.
Although the resolution of 1920 x 1080 has four times less pixels than the popular 4K Ultra HD, it is still regarded as the standard. More specifically, 1080p is not quite taxing and in video games you should be able to experience better camera levels and frame rates.
Other panel-related specs of the LG 24MP59 G include a 1,000:1 contrast ratio, a 250-nit peak brightness, and a 5ms response time speed which is all standard for an IPS monitor at this price range and will result in a decent picture quality.
We haven’t experienced any dead pixels on the monitor while backlight bleeding and IPS glow were only visible in extreme conditions, as expected.
1ms Motion Blur Reduction
Allowing the 1ms Motion Blur Reduction technology in the OSD (On-Screen Display) menu turns on backlight strobing which boosts the response time to 1ms to reduce ghosting and motion blur of fast moving objects.
As you can see in the above image, movement is smoother and less blurred which is great for fast-paced FPS games like Overwatch and CS: GO.
You can disable these features in certain games and/or daily usage, because backlight strobing decreases the average screen brightness and induces device flickering.
Optionally, you can enable AMD FreeSync refresh rate variable technology that will minimize screen tearing and stuttering as long as your FPS (frames per second) rate is within the 40-75Hz / FPS dynamic refresh rate range.
FreeSync allows the monitor to dynamically change its refresh rate, in line with the capabilities of the graphics card. To allow it, you’ll need an AMD-compatible FreeSync GPU.
The LG 24MP59G 1080p 75Hz monitor has more tricks up its sleeve for games. In OSD, you’ll notice the ‘Cross Hair’ feature that positions a customizable crosshair on the screen in FPS games to help target.
Next, ‘Black Stabilizer’ adjusts the gamma curvature to improve illumination in dim game areas when ‘Dynamic Motion Sync’ bypasses the image processing to help reduce the input lag.
Finally, the monitor has settings for pre-calibrated gaming images, two for FPS, one for RTS and one for adjustable profiles. Other nifty features include ‘On-Screen Control’ which allows you to adjust monitor settings in a desktop application, and Screen Split to make multi-tasking easier with multiple windows.
Design & Connectivity
Finally, the monitor has pre-calibrated presets for gaming images, two for FPS, one for RTS and one for customizable profile. Other handy features include ‘On-Screen Control’ which enables you to change display settings in a desktop application, and Screen Split for easier multi-tasking with multiple windows
Price & Similar Monitors
The price of the LG 24MP59G is normally about $130, which used to be one of the most cost-effective gaming budget monitors.
Nowadays, though, you can also get a decent 144Hz gaming display, like the AOC C24G1 under $150. It may not have as accurate colors but, due to the VA panel technology, it provides a lot more responsive gaming experience, deeper blacks and a better design.
You can also get the AOC 24G2 for about $180 which is a 144Hz refresh rate as well as an IPS screen with accurate and vivid colours.
If a 24′′ budget 1080p IPS monitor is all you need for a humble but pleasant gaming experience, then the LG 24MP59G monitor is for you. Nevertheless, you should also test the 144Hz versions we described above.
LG 24MP59G Specifications
|Resolution||1920×1080 (Full HD)|
|Aspect Ratio||16:9 (Widescreen)|
|Response Time||5ms (GtG)|
|Motion Blur Reduction||1ms|
|Adaptive Sync||FreeSync (40Hz-75Hz)|
|Ports||DisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 1.4, VGA|
|Other Ports||Headphone Jack|
|Contrast Ratio||1000:1 (static)|
|Colors||16.7 million (6-bit + FRC)|