LG 24MP59G Review: 1080p 75Hz IPS FreeSync Gaming Monitor

The LG 24MP59G is a budget 24" 1080p 75Hz IPS gaming monitor. Here's what you need to know about it.

Bottom Line

The LG 24MP59G was one of the most affordable 24″ 1080p IPS monitors that offered AMD FreeSync up to 75Hz. Nowadays, there are much better alternatives for the money.

Design:
(2.0)
Display:
(4.0)
Performance:
(4.8)
Price/Value:
(2.5)
3.3

The LG 24MP59G-P is a budget 24″ 1080p 75Hz FreeSync IPS gaming monitor.

Its IPS panel offers vibrant colors and wide viewing angles, while AMD FreeSync up to 75Hz and quick response time secure buttery-smooth performance.

 Image Quality

The IPS panel of the LG 24MP59G monitor offers wide 178-degree viewing angles and 8-bit color support via dithering (6-bit + FRC) with 99% sRGB color gamut coverage.

This ensures precise and vibrant colors, while the Full HD resolution provides crisp and clear image quality.

Although the 1920×1080 resolution has four times fewer pixels than the popular 4K Ultra HD, it’s still considered as the standard. More importantly, 1080p is not very demanding, so you will be able to enjoy higher picture settings and frame rates in video games.

Other panel-related specs of the LG 24MP59G include a 1,000:1 contrast ratio, a 250-nit peak brightness, and a 5ms response time speed, which is all standard for an IPS monitor at this price range and will result in solid picture quality.

We haven’t encountered any dead pixels on the monitor while backlight bleeding and IPS glow were only perceptible in extreme conditions, as expected.

1ms Motion Blur Reduction

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Enabling the 1ms Motion Blur Reduction technology in the OSD (On-Screen Display) menu turns on backlight strobing, which reduces perceived motion blur.

As you can see in the image above, motion becomes more clear and less blurry, which is perfect for fast-paced FPS games such as Overwatch and CS: GO.

In other games and/or everyday use, you should disable this feature, as backlight strobing lowers the overall brightness of the screen and causes screen flickering.

Alternatively, you can enable AMD FreeSync variable refresh rate technology, which will remove screen tearing and stuttering as long as your FPS (Frames Per Second) is within the dynamic refresh rate range of 40-75Hz/FPS.

FreeSync allows the monitor to change its refresh rate dynamically and in tune with the graphics card’s capability. To enable it, you will need a FreeSync-compatible GPU.

You can also use FreeSync with compatible NVIDIA GPUs (GTX 10-series or newer) over DisplayPort.

Features

The LG 24MP59G 1080p 75Hz monitor has more tricks up its sleeve that will come in handy for gaming. In OSD, you will find the ‘Cross Hair’ feature, which places a customizable crosshair on the screen for better aim in FPS games.

Next, ‘Black Stabilizer’ alters the gamma curvature to increase visibility in dark areas of games while ‘Dynamic Action Sync’ bypasses image processing to reduce input lag further.

Finally, the monitor has pre-calibrated gaming picture presets, two for FPS, one for RTS, and one customizable profile.

Other terrific features include ‘On-Screen Control,’ which allows you to alter monitor’s settings in a desktop application, and Screen Split for easier multi-tasking with numerous windows.

Design & Connectivity

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At the back of the monitor, you will find HDMI 1.4, DisplayPort 1.2, a VGA port, and a headphone jack. The LG 24MP59G FreeSync range is 40-75Hz via both HDMI and DP.

The design is simplistic with reasonably thick bezels, a cable management bracket, and a tiltable screen by -5/15 degrees, but no VESA mount compatibility,

Price & Similar Monitors

The LG 24MP59G price is usually around $130, and it used to be one of the most cost-effective budget gaming monitors. It has now been replaced by the updated model, the LG 24MP60G with a thinner design and VESA mount compatibility. Both models are also available as 27″ sized variants, the LG 27MP59G and the LG 27MP60G, but we don’t recommend these due to the lower pixel density.

Now, we recommend the ASUS VA24DQ at this price range. Just like the LG 24MP59G, it has an IPS panel and supports FreeSync up to 75Hz over DisplayPort and HDMI, but it also has a VESA-mount compatible stand and ultra-thin bezels.

These budget monitors are most affected by the current component shortages, so don’t be surprised if you see them going for over $200. At that price, you should just get a 144Hz model, such as the LG 24GN650.

Visit our best gaming monitor buyer’s guide if you want to check out more displays.

Conclusion

The LG 24MP59G is an overall decent gaming monitor, but there are better alternatives available for the price.

Specifications

Screen Size23.8-inch
Resolution1920×1080 (Full HD)
Panel TypeIPS
Aspect Ratio16:9 (Widescreen)
Refresh Rate75Hz
Response Time5ms (GtG)
Motion Blur Reduction1ms (MPRT)
Adaptive SyncFreeSync (40Hz-75Hz)
PortsDisplayPort 1.2, HDMI 1.4, VGA
Other PortsHeadphone Jack
Brightness250 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio1000:1 (static)
Colors16.7 million (6-bit + FRC)

The Pros:

  • Crisp image and vibrant colors
  • AMD FreeSync up to 75Hz
  • 1ms Motion Blur Reduction
  • DisplayPort

The Cons:

  • No VESA mount
  • Tilt-only design
  • IPS glow and mediocre contrast ratio (as expected from this panel technology)

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