LG 32MP58HQ-P Review

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IPS monitors are loved by people for a reason. Their quality is unmatched and you get an excellent image with a brilliant contrast ratio. But when you try shopping for an IPS panel, you are bombarded with very expensive monitors, in the $400 and %500 range. This is not affordable by a lot of people, but that doesn’t mean you should stop your search for an IPS display.

In this LG 32MP58HQ-P review, we take a good look at this IPS monitor that comes at an affordable price. It may not be the cheapest monitor out there, but you do get an excellent display that outshines a lot of displays in the same price category. For under $350, we can challenge you that you won’t a display that is as good as this one. So is this monitor a great value for the price? Let’s find that out.

Design

The design of the LG 32MP58HQ-P monitor is very minimalistic. When you take a look at affordable monitors, there is usually one common trait in the design language. All of them will have a clunky design that tries very hard to be a premium monitor. Here, we do not have any of those features. The display comes with a nice, dark grey shade that has a smooth matte finish. The beauty of this display lies in simplicity which is hard to get in a budget monitor.

Thanks to its stealthy look, the monitor can easily fit into any room without garnering unwanted attention. This way you can focus all your attention on your RGB gaming desktop you recently bought (or planning to buy). The monitor will not take a lot of space as the stand also has a very small footprint.

When you compare this monitor to other high-end monitors like that of the iMac, you can see that this budget monitor has bezels that are a lot thinner. LG has done well to keep the size of the bezels slim to give you an uninterrupted viewing experience.

The LG 32MP58HQ-P monitor has an aluminum stand that has a nice weight to it. The construction of the stand is quite sturdy and it has a good hold of the display. When it comes to the standard features, there is only one. You can tilt the monitor forward and backward certain degree and that’s it.

You cannot swivel the monitor, pivot the display, or even adjust the height of the display. All of these are useful features and their absence certainly disappoints us. But we are dealing with an affordable monitor so being too critical isn’t included in the price.

One good thing we have here is that this monitor comes with VESA compatibility. You can easily mount this and monitor on your wall with the right set of tools. Overall, the design language of this monitor is pleasant considering the price point you’re getting it at.

Performance

LG 32MP58HQ-P monitor

The LG 32MP58HQ-P is a full HD display that has a screen size of 32“. This size hits the sweet spot for so many kinds of users. Whether you are a gamer or a student or even an office goer who is looking for a laptop replacement in your house, this screen size is just perfect.

The unique selling point of this monitor is that it has an IPS panel at a budget price point. Most monitors in this price range usually come with a TN panel or at best, a VA panel. Thanks to the IPS panel, this LG 32MP58HQ-P monitor will outshine pretty much any display in this price range.

Having an IPS panel gives you a lot of advantages. This monitor comes with excellent colors that are beautiful to look at. Thanks to their coverage of various color gamut (72% of NTSC color gamut), you can do color-sensitive work on this display as well. Whether it is a graphic design or photo editing, this display does a pretty good job. LG calls this display to have colors that are true to life, but we will not make such a tall claim for this budget monitor.

One of the best uses of this display is for media consumption. The viewing angles are simply fantastic, thanks to the IPS panel. You can view the monitor from pretty much any angle, and you will see the original image with all the accuracy. The blacks are quite deep and you also get bright whites which give you vibrant images with a ton of color. The greyscale performance of the monitor is also impressive.

If you work in a bright environment, this feature of this monitor will affect you. The screen we have here is a glossy one which means you will get a lot of reflections on the screen. If you’re someone who likes zero distractions, then this might be a problem. But you can count on glossy screens by increasing the brightness to the maximum. Another way to tackle this problem is by reducing the amount of light around you provided you have control over it.

The LG 32MP58HQ-P display comes with a refresh rate of 60Hz. LG did not advertise this monitor as a gaming display which means this refresh rate is perfectly normal, especially in this price range. This refresh rate is fine for everything apart from gaming. If you are a light gamer, this refresh rate will be more than enough for your gaming visual experience.

The monitor also comes with a native aspect ratio of 16:9. This aspect ratio belongs to an older generation. Modern-day laptops come with an aspect ratio of 2:1 which is more suitable for the kind of content people are consuming these days. When you watch modern videos online, you will get black bars on the top and bottom but it isn’t much of a big deal.

Other Features

The display comes with a feature called Black stabilizer. This is a feature that improves the overall quality of the picture when there is a dark scene on the screen. The brightness of the scene is lifted up a notch so that you can have a much better idea of what is happening. This feature is very handy when it comes to playing games. To be more specific, the first-person shooters will be the most benefited by this feature.

The LG 32MP58HQ-P monitor comes with another mode called reader mode. This mode is very useful when it comes to reducing the blue light emitted by the screen. Most monitors do not have any control over the amount of blue light that comes out of it. The display we have here has a blue light filter which adjusts the amount of blue light depending upon the mode you choose. The reader mode is the one where you get the least amount of blue light, and that is perfect for long reading sessions.

The on-screen controls on this monitor can be browsed with the help of the mouse. This is a huge improvement as you don’t have to deal with those plastic buttons on the bottom bezel of the monitor. The navigation of these settings is much easier and you can make this monitor truly yours if you have an idea of what you are doing. You also get a split-screen 2.0 feature that allows you to split the screen at the hardware level without the need for any operating system specific feature.

Is this a monitor without flaws? No, there are a few flaws but we haven’t made a big deal about it because of the price. One of the obvious things that is missing from the monitor is the support for G-Sync or FreeSync. This feature is very helpful for gamers as it helps to give a fluid gaming experience. You also don’t have any quick charging functionality which could have been handy for a lot of people.

When it comes to connectivity, you get an HDMI 1.4 port that can be helpful in connecting this monitor to a desktop or a gaming console. You also get a D-Sub input port which is something that most people don’t even use these days. There is also an audio jack where you can plug in your headphone of choice. The lack of USB ports is a bit disappointing as well.

LG 32MP58HQ-P Review – Wrap Up

The LG 32MP58HQ-P monitor is a 32″ display that comes at a very competitive price point. For a full HD display, this one is feature-rich and offers a reliable performance when it comes to media consumption and even gaming. If you are on a budget and are looking for a monitor that will not disappoint you for the next few years to come, then this one is probably the best bet right now.

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