Before we start with our LG 22MP68VQ monitor review, let me tell you why freesync is awesome. When LG announced freesync first in 2015, it was based on display ports only.This year they improved its technology so that it supports hdmi as well. This move will surely make it more popular in coming years. Those of you not aware about the freesync technology should visit LG website, click here.
Freesync technology resolves communication issues between the game and the monitor while gaming. It ensures smooth gameplay by fixing choppines and image tearing. You can achieve freesync by following three simple steps given in the LG website. You can check freesync enabled gpu list in AMD website, while freesync supported monitor is also needed. Among the long list of freesync supported LG monitors today we are going to review LG 22MP68VQ-P monitor.
Okay lets start with our LG 22MP68VQ monitor review. We like this monitor because of LG made it so budget friendly that almost anyone now can rip the benefits of freesync. Lets see whether it can satisfy casual users and amateurs with professional needs along with the gamers.
Unboxing LG 22MP68VQ
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The panel is 22 inch full HD IPS display with 16:9 aspect ratio. Comes with 16.7 million color depth and it is a next gen 6 bit panel. We have to include that LG is one of the best at building panels. Contrast 1000:1 , response time 5ms gray to gray and maximum refresh rate 75 hz. The monitor is very colorful and vibrant. At the same time it has a soft anti glare coating for less reflection. LG calls its bezel as Neo Blade design. Means they reduced its bezel to the minimum. In plain words bezel is not that noticeable and the overall screen looks decent. Picture quality is sharp but you have tweak the settings to get the best out of it.
Monitor Settings Software
Which brings to my next point, monitor settings software. LG 22MP68VQ-p depends a lot on its driver for optimal performance. Driver is included in the DVD or you can download from their website. The monitor performs good enough out of the box for the gamers, however a bit tweaking can make it great for professionals as well. Those of you are looking for low budget photo editing monitor, you must optimize its settings to get the best out of it. Though settings can very condition to condition by user to user. We altered few things to achieve this quality you can see on the video . You can control the menu from the off screen joystick or on screen mouse. All the basic controls are included in the on screen software and color correction, picture adjustment with few other advance options are included in off screen menu. We changed the picture mode to custom. There 7 other modes available which we didn’t use. In side the picture adjust mode, we kept black label low, response time low as well and color adjustment was unchanged. Inside the on screen control brightness was reduced to 80%, because the panel itself is quite bright. We kept contrast was kept to 65% as per our condition.
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Special Features: LG 22MP68VQ Monitor Review
One thing that should be mentioned, Black Stabilizer technology from LG (Read more about black stabilizer on reddit). An awesome feature that makes the dark scenes a bit brighter to improve the overall visibility. Though it was developed for gaming but can use it on other software’s as well. We kept black stabilizer at 40% to match our condition. Another thing should be mentioned, professionals can be curious about the color gamut of the panel. It has 72 % color gamut, while LG did not mention SRGB but they included CIE 1931 color space, which is much larger than SRGB color gamut. So that you can generate almost true color with proper settings. We were quite satisfied with the color we generated. We noticed few ips glow here and there, however its very common with the ips based monitors. Decent color expression, color gamut helped the black label to suppress the spills mostly. It has decent 100 PPI pixel density as well. Check photos from video to get a better idea of the color. Screen split feature is included in the on screen control. You can split the screen and assign different tasks on those. You can choose between many layouts, it can be life saver for web developers and few other professionals. While multitasking you can open PIP and play your favorite media in any part of the screen. Overall the on screen software is very simple to use while very useful. Our video of LG 22MP68VQ monitor review will give you a better idea of the features written here.
Video watching is very impressive and it wont disappoint movie lovers. It can be also useful to beginner level editors. Setting up the black stabilizer well can help the editors. It has very good view angle at the same time. It provides flawless gaming experience as a monitor made for gamers.
Freesync Unlock 75 Hz
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Finally it performed exceptionally well compared to its budget. We will recommend LG22MP68VQ-P monitor for gamers, photo and video editors, web developers and professionals specially for those who are looking for a good monitor and tight on budget. Hope our LG 22MP68VQ monitor review video will help you to decide. Thank you everyone for being with us.