LG enters esports market with ultra-fast 240Hz UltraGear 27GR95QE OLED 27in display

Quick, nimble, colourful.

LG UltraGear 27in OLED Front

Following on from the massive UltraGear 48GQ900 earlier this year year, South Korean manufacturing giant LG today added an esports-ready 240Hz 27in UltraGear 27GR95QE display to its suite of OLED panels.

Getting straight into specifics, the screen features an increasingly common 2560×1440 QHD resolution and besides the aforementioned 240Hz refresh rate, has an incredible 0.03ms GtG response time. It’s colour accurate as well, covering 98.5 per cent of the wider DCI-P3 gamut and touts a 1.07 billion colour depth. The OLED tech allows for a striking 1,500,000:1 contrast ratio and is also AMD FreeSync Premium certified for stutter- and tear-free gameplay.

LG UltraGear 27in OLED Rear stand

Peak brightness is strangely missing from the specification sheet, with LG describing it as “TBD,” but as expected for an OLED solution, the 27GR95QE does support HDR.

In terms of design and presentation, the front side is reasonably sleek, featuring thin bezels and a chin-lined bottom that carries onscreen controls. The chassis is dressed in matte black, save for the rear featuring a purple logo signifying LG’s UltraGear gaming brand. The rear also features RGB lighting for that added bit of ambience, and the included stand offers +5/-15° tilt, 10° swivel, 110mm height adjustment, and the ability to pivot into portrait mode. It is also VESA compatible should you choose to opt for your own.

LG UltraGear 27in OLED Rear IO

Finally, rear I|O is what you’d expect and features two HDMI and one DisplayPort, one USB 3.0 upstream and two downstream ports, SPDIF for audio passthrough and standard 3.5mm headphone jack. No word on exact HDMI and DisplayPort specifications, but we’re hoping for HDMI 2.1 in order to achieve the maximum refresh rate at the native resolution.

The LG UltraGear 27GR95QE-B is currently listed in the US for $999.99 (approximately £846) and will officially debut in the first quarter of 2023.