LG 27EA83R-D 27 Inch IPS Monitor
The LG 27EA83R-D IPS Monitor allows full screen monitor use on a desk or table with plenty of high end features like 3 USB 3.0 connections, Adobe color accuracy and color calibration.
Ease of Use, Performance: 5/5
Look & Feel: 5/5
How much I enjoy: 5/5
Recommendation: 5/5 Stars
The LG 27EA83R-D IPS Monitor is a 27 inch monitor has a 2560 by 1440 resolution with a 5 millisecond response time for gray to gray. The 27 Inch LG IPS monitor features a 3 port USB 3.0 hub, stereo speaker connection and three video source connections including Display Port.
The LG 27 inch 27EA83R-D comes with the monitor, power cord with adapter, power adapter mount, DVI-D cable, USB 3.0 cable, Display Port Cable, stand and base. The LG monitor also has a cd with drivers and the manual along with the Screen Split and True Color Finder color calibration software.
The LG 27EA83R-D is an IPS widescreen monitor with a USB 3.0 hub and three inputs that can use picture in picture for up to two connections at the same time. The three rear connections allow you to use either DVI or HDMI as one of the connections while the Display Port is required for at least one when using picture in picture.
If you only use one source you can use any of the rear input connections but to use the full 2560 x 1440 resolution you need to make sure you use the DVI-D or Display Port cable. If you try to use a single link DVI or HDMI cable you will not get the higher resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels.
The monitor has lifelike color from the IPS panel and the Adobe 99% feature ensures you have color accuracy in the Adobe RGB color space. This accuracy in color, lifelike colors and the hardware calibration feature ensures the monitor is excellent for color quality and accuracy for image and video professionals.
The 27 inch IPS monitor has a large screen size at 2560 by 1440 pixels that allow two pages or programs open at the same time side by side. The larger screen also means better gaming but for business or professional users programs like Photoshop or Premiere Pro offer space for all those detachable menus.
The LG 27EA83R does have a bit of a different setup than the other UltraWide LG monitor I also reviewed by having picture in picture instead of picture by picture. Some LG monitors use what LG terms picture by picture while others use picture in picture which means not side by side viewing from different sources but one screen on the other.
The LG 27EA83R monitor has the large screen area but also has the picture in picture, three USB 3.0 connections on the back and stereo connection through the USB up link. The LG Monitor connects to a computer using a USB connection which allows three USB 3.0 connections from the monitor for peripherals.
You can also get audio for stereo speakers or headphones from the USB 3.0 connection for handy connecting right from the monitor. Having the USB 3.0 or audio connection may not be needed for every situation but it is handy if you need it whether for gaming or keeping quiet at work using headphones.
Software features include the color calibration and Screen Split but the color calibration feature requires a color calibrator that is sold separately. I could not find an LG color calibrator for sale but several companies sell very good ones starting at about $50 and going up in price from there.
The Screen Split is a very handy feature that automatically places program pages or browser pages in separate quadrants of the screen. You can set it up for two, three or four sections in various configurations on your monitor from eight different screen ratios.
This all means that when you open pages they will squeeze to those sections and remember where they were placed previously when you open them. I did find Screen Split and full windowed video games like Battlefield 3 do not get along well but simply turning off Screen Split before gaming is simple.
Having the two pages open is probably a common setting and works quite well for me such as when writing this review and having the internet open at the same time. Professionals in photography or videography can make use of the full screen and have programs like Photoshop or Premiere Pro open with plenty of room for menus and tools.
The screen does have enough space on the stand to rotate the display from the normal landscape position to the portrait position on the pivot point. The stand and monitor mount includes a pivot point and settings that allow you to rotate the monitor and on screen desktop easily.
This would be very handy if you use programs like Photoshop and do a lot of image editing or work on portrait type images such as magazines. The extra room above and below your work space would be perfect for the detachable menus and the monitor makes it easy to rotate it back and forth without having to change anything on the stand.
Gaming on the larger screen is excellent with plenty of peripheral vision and lots of room for menus in games like Baldur’s Gate II. Games like Call of Duty: Ghosts just look fantastic and Battlefield 4 is a treat to play on the larger screen.
To give an idea of just how much space the larger 27 inch monitor is compared to my previous 21.5 inch the 27 inch LG adds 110 square inches of screen space to my computing. This amounts to more than the size of a sheet of paper which is quite a bit of difference and a big improvement when working but entertainment is a big plus as well.
The LG 27 Inch IPS monitor makes a great work monitor but for entertainment you just can’t beat the large screen size in gaming or for watching movies. I really enjoy the large screen for gaming and can fully understand why gamers enjoy playing on larger screens so you can see more and catch more detail.
It also helps in first person shooters to get more peripheral vision with an added few feet you see in game added to each side of your view. This may not seem like much but when gaming it can mean you get a chance to fight against someone trying to sneak or rush you from the side instead of getting a knife to the throat.
Gaming and entertainment is great on the larger screen and the color accuracy and great looking IPS screen have a lot to do with that. The LG 27EA83R is a great looking monitor and has plenty of excellent features for work and play at a very reasonable price.
The LG 27EA83R-B costs about $800 but it is a high end larger monitor that would make an excellent monitor for business or for high end gaming.
Large screen size with accurate colors
Plenty of connection options including Display Port
Great stand with adjustments and easy rotation