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Monday, November 23, 2020
- Perfect size (31.5") for 1440p, 1500r curve really does makes gaming experience more immersive - Clean / non-bulky design. Not too flashy for an work+play setup - VA panel with beautiful colour, good text clarity for work and general web browsing. - OSD Sidekick (Adjust settings without having to use the navigation switch) - VESA mountable - Good value for money
- Included cables are quite short - Inputs are facing downward and makes them a little difficult to reach, especially the USB 3.0 ports - joystick-style menu navigation not very intuitive, I fumbled with it a couple minutes just trying to change the input source
I've found my perfect WFH + Gaming setup with this G32QC as my main monitor and a 24" 1200p in portrait mode. Having used LG IPS monitors for many years, I was a little hesitant about switching to VA especially after reading many comparisons regarding text clarity / productivity use, but I have no regrets at all. Out of box settings in "Standard" mode was almost perfect, only had to tweak gamma a little bit. LOTS of screen space for productivity, I can have 4 windows open at once. Gaming experience was very good - colours were really nice, much better blacks compared to my old IPS monitor, curved screen is pretty cool especially playing FPS games, high refresh rate is a bonus though I'm overdue for a GPU hence I currently can't push more than 120hz. Have not noticed any blacklight bleed issues that some reviewers of this monitor reported, guess I lucked out and got a good copy. Honestly, I don't have anything bad to say about the monitor, other than the weaknesses I listed which were basically nitpicks.
Saturday, June 27, 2020
VA Panel Perfect size w/ Curve for 1440p in my opinion Multitasking Gaming Coding
Backlight bleed (on a black screen there are sections of white around the edge of the monitor).
I was looking for a monitor that was either VA or IPS, 27inch+, 144hz+, and 1440p. Most are sold out or don't quite match what I was looking for. I happened to see this one right as it came available and am very happy I ordered it. The slight curve, size, and resolution are the perfect combo for ergonomics in my opinion. Gaming is great, multitasking is great (32-inch is quite large if you are used to 27 but I love the size), the only issue is there is some backlight bleed.
Sunday, June 14, 2020
From: Calgary SE
This 32" monitor offers QHD 1440 @ 165Hz at an amazingly low price. Gaming looks great. Weakness Part I: There is a bit of colour bleed / fringe when the mouse cursor is moving over dark backgrounds, or when vertically scrolling text in Chrome. The cursor / words change to a yellowish red while moving, then return to white. The issue isn't too noticeable unless Windows nightlight is activated, at which point the issue is exacerbated. It becomes even worse with HDR mode. It is distracting when navigating windows or reading the web.
Weakness Part II: There is no monitor driver available for download, but there is a utility called OSD Sidekick. It needs a USB connection from the monitor to the PC. The included monitor cables are only 4 feet so consider purchasing separate Display port and USB cables... The utility allows for changes to the monitor settings. Unfortunately the utility only works some of the time. Other times when I go in, and adjust a setting such as monitor brightness, there is no actual change. The settings in the utility, and the in-monitor settings using the monitor button, can appear as different settings. Sometimes certain settings cannot be adjusted (such as screen brightness - the slider is blacked out) but there is no rhyme or reason to when or why. Additionally, if the utility program is closed, and reopened, it will not run, stating that the application is already running. It must be manually closed in the task manager before it can be run again if the window has been closed.
While the G32QC offers high resolution and refresh rate at a great value, be aware that this is a budget monitor, and you may struggle with software support, monitor settings, and red/yellow ghosting when navigating around windows which is heavily exacerbated by the activation of Windows nightlight / red shift. You cannot reduce blue-light on this monitor without running in to this ghosting / colour issue. It happens at any refresh rate from 60 hz to 165 hz. I have found no setting to adjust it. Good for gaming, bad for Windows navigation and internet browsing, frustrating to configure.