LG 24GM79G Review
 
by Lim, July 30, 2017 6:00 pm
 

LG 24GM79G Review: The LG is a 144Hz Gaming Monitor revision of the LG 24GM77G with LFC support, Freesync, and some other small changes.

 

Introduction

Yay! The previous "older" model LG 24GM77G had already been a very good choice when considering a Full HD 144 Hz monitor with Freesync. So the LG 24GM79G, but as all monitors, the LG also has some slight disadvantages to competing monitors in this Freesync tournament. So, is it worth to buy? Yes, definitely. But it also depends on the price in your region. What is new on the LG 24GM279G? 1. Freesync 2. LFC (Low Framerate Compensation Support) 3. A matte foot stand 4. and some slight differences within the OSD. Watch the video review on YouTube to see what's in the new LG monitor.

IMPORTANT(!) Updates and new information about the LG24GM79G can be found at the bottom of the article or in the table of contents (if available). Also available within the forum (click here).

 

Specifications

Panel Type TN
Backlight EDGE LED / W-LED
Display size and aspect ratio 24" Inch
Maximum Resolution 1920x1080 (Full HD)
Pixel density 91,79 (Pixel per inch)
Refresh rate 144 Hz native
Native color depth and color space 6-bit + FRC, 99% sRGB
Response time (GtG) 1 ms
Brightness 350cd/m2
Integrated speakers Yes
Video inputs 2x HDMI 2.0, 1x DP 1.2
Audio 3.5mm headphone (out)
USB Hub Yes 2x
Power consumption not specified
Frame width 15 mm
Warranty 1 year
Adjustability Tilt, Height, Pivot, Swivel
Adaptive Sync Freesync
Free-Sync Range 48-144 Hz + LFC (Low Framerate Consumption)
Contrast (Native) 1000:1
Vesa Yes 100mm adapter
Curved No
 
 


Alternatives

Alternative 144Hz WQHD (1920x1080) TN monitor to the LG 24GM79G:
(All other alternatives are listed in the Gaming-Monitor-List. Future releases can be found here)

 

Find the LG 24GM79G-B here: Buy on Amazon


WithFreesync:

Acer XF240H Review soon
Samsung S25HG50 Review / Buy on Amazon
ViewSonic XG2401 Review / Buy on Amazon
Asus MG248Q Review / Buy on Amazon
Iiyama G-Master GB2488HSU-B3 Review / Buy on Amazon

 


YouTube Video Review

 

 
YouTube Video Unboxing

 

 

 
 

Measurement data

Contrast, Brightness, and Black Point:

 

Presets and Measurements:


 

Measurements with optimal settings (without calibration):


 

Measurements after calibration:

 

Ufo-Testpictures / Backlight-Scanning / Text-Scrolling / Eiffeltower-Test

 

Review Updates:

1)
Regarding the Horizontal + moving scanlines from bottom to top. Only visible @ uniform mid-bright image content like gray and when looking very close to it (from a distance of approximately 30cm). I wouldn't say necessarily that this is a "real" disadvantage. It's by far not that visible like the scanlines from the CHG70 or the PG348Q for example. It also isn't possible to capture this on camera. These scanlines are not as usual "scanlines", they are like vertical thin "darker" bars traveling from bottom to top.
 
 

Comparison Charts Freesync Tournament

Maximum brightness in cd/m2
Samsung S25HG50
421
Asus MG248Q
397
LG 24GM79G
384
Iiyama GB2488HSU-B3
381
Viewsonic XG2401
381

Maximum contrast x:1
Viewsonic XG2401
1107
LG 24GM79G
1100
Iiyama GB2488HSU-B3
1065
Samsung S25HG50
924
Asus MG248Q
798

Black point with optimal settings (120 cd/m2 , 6500K)
LG 24GM79G
0,11
Viewsonic XG2401
0,11
Iiyama GB2488HSU-B3
0,12
Samsung S25HG50
0,15
Asus MG248Q
0,17

 

 

Pros & Cons

 

Pro:

Very good image quality out of the box (you have just to set the black equalizer to 0 and gamma mode to your personal preference) "Gamma Mode 3" is recommended
- A Very good price performance (Depending on your location/country)
- Excellent homogeneity (no clouding, no backlight bleed)
- Freesync with a range from 48-144 Hz
- Excellent blacks for a TN panel
- Excellent contrast
- Good gamma settings
- Very good colors for a TN panel
- USB Hub with 2 x USB 3.0 
- Good build quality
- Good foot stand & cable management
- Easy OSD navigation & overview
- Black Equalizer
- Good overall settings
- Flicker-Free


Neutral:

- Backlight Scanning causes ghosting/crosstalk on the upper and lower screen (check the UFO-Test)
- Gamma presets don't has a smooth grayscale but still better than having no gamma settings
- Matte panel coating (Still better than the Asus PG278QR for example)
- Moving vertical lines in mid bright uniform colors

 

Cons:

- A little bit of fewer details in blacks because of the gamma curvature

 

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