LG 32MA68HY-P 32-Inch IPS Monitor Review 2017

LG is one of the most reputable electronics manufacturer and is one of the best innovator in the Monitor and TV market. The LG 32MA68HY-P is another great example of a quality monitor for the best price possible at only $199.99. The best features of the monitor is the split screen capability for efficient multi-tasking. You could browse on the internet while keeping tabs on your Facebook news feed while watching a movie or in work-mode, having your spreadsheet, emails, document and Skype open without switching windows. If this doesn’t convince you, keep reading for a more detailed review of the LG 32MA68HY-P 32-Inch IPS Monitor.

Key Features

 

32” Full HD IPS Display

The IPS display has a great viewing angle of about 178° without color and brightness degradation which is great for situations such as watching a movie with your significant other or family, working with a partner of if you tend to use the screen at different postures. The color reproduction is more controlled and precise than usual TN displays and the added feature of lower display response time. The LG 32MA68HY-P monitor promises a great viewing experience for workstations, gamers, graphic designers and movie enthusiasts.

 

Connectivity Options

For me personally I am a big fan of displays with a diverse input options. If there was 1 thing I would complain about LG is their Input versatility. The LG 32MA68HY-P monitor comes with 1 Display Port, 1 HDMI, 1 D-Sub(VGA) and 2 USB 2.0. I wish that it came with a DVI port also as with the split screen option it would be a good thing to have enough input port for multi-input viewing experience.

 

On-Screen Control

If you connect your monitor to your PC or laptop via the provided USB port which I strongly recommend you to do, you will have access to the On-Screen Control. This is a nice improvement over the tradition below the screen buttons to configure your screen. For this feature, words aren’t enough. Instead, you could watch the demo from LG directly below.

 

 

Screen Split 2.0

As I mentioned in the introduction, this is the best feature of the LG 32MA68HY-P. I’ve been following the releases of LG’s Ultra-Wide monitors and they tremendously improved the split screen function over the years. Your productivity and viewing experience will never be the same.

 

VESA Wall-Mount Compatible

The VESA wall-mount has been overlooked for budget monitors since the last few years and it is a shame. You could save a lot of desktop space by mounting your LG 32MA68HY-P monitor on your wall.

 

Product Specifications

 

PANEL

Screen Size 31.5"
Panel TypeIPS
Color Gamut68%
Color Depth16.7M colors
Pixel Pitch(mm)0.36375 x 0.36375
Response Time5ms
Refresh Rate60Hz
Aspect Ratio16:9
Resolution1920 x 1080
Brightness250 cd/m2
Contrast Ratio Mega
Viewing Angle 178 / 178
Surface TreatmentSemi-Glare, 3H

 

 

INPUTS/OUTPUTS

HDMIYes
Display PortYes
D-Sub Yes
USB 2.0 1up 2down, Bus Power

 

 

DIMENSIONS/WEIGHT

Without Stand (WxHxD)28.6" x 16.9" x 3.7"
With Stand (WxHxD)28.6" x 19.4" x 8.1"
Shipping Dimensions (WxHxD) 32.1" x 20.1" x 5.5"
With Stand Weight 14.3 lbs
Shipping Weight 20.1 lbs

 

Conclusion

The overall user experience of the LG 32MA68HY-P monitor has been great. If you keep tabs on price, you would know that an IPS display at $200 is surreal ! But for a 32 inch display, 1080 p resolution is quite low. If you intend to read on the monitor, you will have to place it at a reasonable distance (around 1 meter away from you) and tweak with the settings. The brightness is very strong so most would keep it at 50%. You have to keep in mind that you get what you pay for. If you want a high pixel density display, a 32-inch monitor would cost around $400-$500. If you prefer a laptop, check out this student buying laptop guide. But I have used a 32-inch 1080 display before and if you keep in mind the distance between you and the monitor and tweak with Windows built-in viewing options, this is a great investment.


4 Comments

  1. $200 for this monitor is a great buy~! I would have to agree that LG is one of the front runners in a lot of electronics. I have an all-in-one computer, so I don’t need a new monitor. But I have been searching for a monitor for my son, and I am so glad that I found this information! I am going to book mark it and show it to him when he gets home. I think it would be a great buy for him. The one he has now is just way too small. I tried to tell him that when he bought it :/

  2. I don’t know why I have never bought the LG brand of anything. It is just that I put a limit on my options which is not a good idea these days. Reviews like this can really clear up misconceptions about products. After reading this post, I now see that LG is actually a good brand. The great features and the price for the LG 32MA68HY-P is cool. Who can miss out on this deal?

  3. Yeah, this monitor is a steal at $199.

    It’s unbelievable that a 32in screen with such an incredible display such as the one on this LG. I’ve been an LG fan for quite sometime now.

    LG always delivers high-performing machinery. I’m going to get plenty use out of the split screen mode. I am a huge fan of that. It’s a bit annoying sometimes needing to go back and forth on tabs to retrieve information or to input.

    I also really the ease of use. By the looks of it this will take some familiarity but nothing that cannot be understood.

    I just can’t get over how beautiful the picture quality looks.

  4. I have been looking for reviews of this very display. The price point is great, and LG makes very solid equipment. I wish it did have more ports, as you mentioned in your review, but for the price, that’s okay. I really like the fact that it is wall mountable. I have a perfect spot for it in my office. the images of the split screen look really good. Thanks for sharing this review, it is spot on, and very timely for me.

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