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[Canada Computers] LG 32UD59-B 32" 4K UHD LED Monitor, 3840 x 2160, 5ms, HDCP 2.2, HDMI, DisplayPort, AMD FreeSync, On-Screen $389.99

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[Canada Computers] LG 32UD59-B 32" 4K UHD LED Monitor, 3840 x 2160, 5ms, HDCP 2.2, HDMI, DisplayPort, AMD FreeSync, On-Screen $389.99

Any thoughts on this deal? Hot? Warm?

Specs:

Brand LG
Model 32UD59-B
Weight 7.12
Manufacturer Warranty 3 Year
Monitor Type LED
Panel Type VA
Display Size 32"
Resolution 3840 x 2160
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Response Time 5ms
Contrast Ratio 3000:1
Brightness 300nits
Input Connector DVI,HDMI
Power Consumption 50W
Refresh Rate 60Hz
Height Adjustable Yes
Tilt Adjustable yes
Vesa Mount 100 x 100
Display Colors DCI-P3 95%
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Deal Guru
Feb 24, 2018
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VA, stand down folks.

Still a hell of a price for a 32" 4K VA FreeSync monitor.

Thank you, @Freebush.
Jr. Member
Feb 4, 2014
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Lethbridge
redflagdealsguy wrote:
Sep 14th, 2019 11:40 am
VA, stand down folks.

Still a hell of a price for a 32" 4K VA FreeSync monitor.

Thank you, @Freebush.
What's wrong with VA? I much prefer VA to IPS for it's deep blacks and the lack of IPS glow. Not everyone needs wide viewing angles.

I think the price is good, but not super hot. I'm using a 40" VA TV (Samsung NU7100) that I got for $345 and I love it both as a TV and a monitor. LG 32UD59-B has an advantage of being a proper monitor with a proper monitor stand, neck-friendly size, flicker-free backlight, decent reflection handling, DisplayPort, FreeSync, and Screen Split. Wide color gamut is a bonus, but the monitor lacks HDR, so you are not going to get the highest quality 10-bit streaming when watching Netflix (this matters even when the peak brightness is only 300 nits).
Jr. Member
Feb 4, 2014
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Lethbridge
The RTINGS review reports a lower contrast (2644 : 1) and brightness (250 nits) than the official spec list, which is a bit disappointing. The NU7100 has 5397:1 contrast and 300 nit brightness, for comparison.
Deal Guru
Feb 24, 2018
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parshakov wrote:
Sep 14th, 2019 2:21 pm
The RTINGS review reports a lower contrast (2644 : 1) and brightness (250 nits) than the official spec list, which is a bit disappointing. The NU7100 has 5397:1 contrast and 300 nit brightness, for comparison.
Solid folks like lincoln and Paigne also extol the Samsung NU7100 40" TV as a great monitor. I even created threads to that effect a while ago.

The VA panels are great for head-on viewing in a medium lit environments, with more impressive blacks and color contrast on average. The thing for me is that when an IPS does produce decent blacks and good color contrast, it tends to look better, and in my use-case this is bolstered by the better reflection handling and viewing angles.

There's nothing inherently wrong with VA, but use-cases will differ. Dollar for dollar, VAs tend to make better graphic design and video editing platforms.
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Aug 23, 2019
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LockAndKey wrote:
Sep 14th, 2019 2:53 pm
VA vs IPS for gaming:
the colours on the VA look warmer and nicer? am I mistaken?
Member
Sep 23, 2014
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Toronto, ON
Doebird wrote:
Sep 14th, 2019 3:04 pm
the colours on the VA look warmer and nicer? am I mistaken?
I think because of higher contrast of VA (3000:1) compared to IPS (1000:1) so it appears more vibrant. I prefer the natural look of IPS to VA oversaturated color tho.
Last edited by LockAndKey on Sep 14th, 2019 3:38 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Deal Guru
Feb 24, 2018
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Doebird wrote:
Sep 14th, 2019 3:04 pm
the colours on the VA look warmer and nicer? am I mistaken?
Highly monitor dependent. Meanwhile the background is pitch black. The test is biased towards VA for that reason alone.
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Dec 29, 2016
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redflagdealsguy wrote:
Sep 14th, 2019 11:40 am
VA, stand down folks.
Va monitors are good too

It's weird that you think you tell the ppl what to do :/ an opinion isn't necessarily a fact
Member
Sep 23, 2014
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Toronto, ON
I think this shows the differences more clearly:
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Deal Fanatic
Nov 17, 2004
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I have a 4k Samsung that is near identical to this monitor in terms of specs.

32" is near perfect for a 4k monitor but I would have preferred 30".

My VA panel makes colors looks more saturated compared to my Dell ultrasharp IPS monitor. VA is fine for non color related work.

Viewing angles are are good, I do not notice color shift even at extreme angles.

The screen is matte, to me that matters more than IPS vs VA.

The star of the show is the 4k resolution, being able to put 2x 1080p windows side by side makes work much easier. Most apps and IDEs target 1080p resolution, if the size of the window for the app is less than 1080p then the UI gets reflowed and becomes all wack. My most important work is writing code, on the left side I usually have example code, on the right side is my own code, half the time I am copying code piece by piece from the example code into my code and that 4k resolution is a godsend.

Windows 10 has native support for tiling apps side by side and 4 screens at once.

The price for 32" VA 4k has held steady for the past year atleast @ around $400 on sale. If you buy it now, you probably won't get screwed by price drops in the near future.
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