LG 24GM77 gaming monitor 144Hz and less than 1ms refresh

LG 24GM77 gaming monitorWandering around LG’s area at IFA 2014 I stumbled across the company’s 24GM77 gaming monitor. Could this be an alternative to the £700 Asus PG278Q?

The 24GM77 has been designed specifically for gaming, and features a fast 144Hz refresh rate from its TN Film panel and, according to the little info sheet next to it, a response rate of less than 1ms.

LG’s Dynamic Action Sync (DAS) Mode decreases input lag. It also has a Black Stabilizer [sic] for consistent blacks across different scenes and Game Mode, which offers three optimised settings that can be applied quickly by pressing a hotkey on the monitor, with the option to create customised presets.

The new Motion 240 mode has been developed exclusively for the gaming monitor and helps to minimise motion blur. This is what enables that under 1ms response time apparently. This mode has been confirmed as a strobe backlight system, much like the “Turbo 240” mode from the Eizo Foris FG2421.

Many people spend more time in front of computer monitors than they do in front of TV sets and yet the industry’s biggest monitor manufacturers don’t seem to innovate at the same pace as TV manufacturers,” said Hyoung-sei Park, head of the IT Business Division at LG Electronics’ Home Entertainment Company. “At LG, innovation in display technologies isn’t just limited to our market-leading TV products but are actively being implemented in our advanced PC monitors. And that’s why we’re particularly proud to be introducing at IFA the world’s first 21:9 Curved UltraWide monitor with a curved IPS display which delivers a wide 178-degree viewing angle for an immersive viewing experience.

It looks like the 24GM77 is available in Europe for 349 Euros including Assassin’s Creed Unity. I’m still digging around for a UK supplier and price.