LG’s UltraGear OLED Couldn’t Save Me From Humiliation

But You can save on it



This phrase has been… burned in my head for the past week.

It’s one that was repeated every time the Raptors Uprising scored a three-pointer on myself and my team of local video game streamers and personalities — which was often.

This cruel, cruel humbling occurred at the Uprising’s chill clubhouse in Toronto’s historic Ex Grounds. A district that has seen its fair share of sports and esports history. Here’s one esports moment that can be forgotten in history for all I care.

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It was my friends at LG Canada who thought I would enjoy being tossed in a game that involves tossing a ball to check out the new 27-inch LG UltraGear OLED — which was the real MVP of the event… well, and the Raptors Uprising, oh, and our team captain, missharvey , who managed an incredible buzzer-beater putback as two of our 14 total points.

And a lot of the reason she could do that: the new 27-inch LG UltraGear OLED’s 240Hz refresh rate and astounding 0.03 ms response time. Both of these are still quite hard to come by in OLED displays.

While there are a handful of companies who have been experimenting with 240Hz OLED displays over this 2023/24 technical year, LG Canada maintains that this is gaming’s first display with a 0.03 ms response time.

I will say — and no, this isn’t just the grief talking — NBA2k23 wasn’t exactly the right game to demonstrate this on, as those who ball in the always-online game can testify to its stutters and overall network troubles at times, especially in LAN settings.


But that’s a huge stat for fans of FPS and MOBA games — areas where players are usually happy to trade presentation for performance, so it’s amazing to see LG Canada showing off a monitor that can handle both as well as it does.

The 27-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) OLED model we played on boasts a universally-needed HDR10 display that has great deep blacks and true colours, as well as anti-glare and a low screen reflection, which has been a common problem over the past few years with OLED displays appearing almost mirror-like in how they show off.

We were playing NBA2K23 on PS5, so this next point didn’t really matter, but as a PC player primarily, I was pleased to learn that the LG 27-inch LG UltraGear OLED supports both NVIDIA G-SYNC for Intel-based systems and AMD’s rivaling FreeSync. That’s great for multiple device users and esports applications.

Please, allow me to sing two more praises for LG, [full disclosure: they gave me a steak sandwich, and your boy is fat] 

The new four-side borderless design and adjustable base allow for screen swivel, tilt, height, and pivot. As someone currently using a Samsung monitor that goes up and down and nowhere else, that felt like something I needed in my life. 

LG has also migrated over their recent inclusion of a remote with gaming monitors. As someone with two computers, a Switch, and a PS5, currently plugged into their monitor — all of which require their own settings — that’s something I need.

Here’s the best news for you! You can snag your unit today for $399 off!