LG&s new 31.5" (80cm) monitor with QHD resolution (2,560 x 1,440 pixels) is more aimed at beginners with its low price - but with a color gamut of 72% NTSC and 99% sRGB it meets the minimum requirements for video editing. The brightness of the 10-bit (8-bit + FRC) IPS panel is average with 300 nits as well as the viewing angle of 178° (h/v) and the contrast of 1,000:1.
The monitor offers a refresh rate of 75 Hz and supports dynamic frame rates using AMD&s FreeSync technology. To protect the eyes, there is a mode with reduced blue light component (see also our article Are blue LEDs eye killers? Myth, truth and tips for dealing with blue spectral components. In addition, the flicker of the display is minimized by FlickerSafe.v
Very user-friendly is the possibility to change the display settings (such as contrast, brightness and various monitor profiles) via LG&s OnScreen Control software on the computer, thus avoiding the often cumbersome operation via buttons on the monitor. However, the monitor can only be tilted (5° forwards and up to 15° backwards) - it cannot be rotated or rotated 90° (pivot). The interfaces include a DisplayPort, a MiniDisplayPort and two HDMI ports.
The LG 32QK500-W is larger and has a higher resolution and color gamut than most monitors in this price range at a price point of around 300 dollars. LG has not yet announced the German price.
For tips on choosing the right monitor for video editing, see our Advisor: Monitors for video editing -- what to look out for when buying.