LG is trying to one-up its rival Samsung with the launch of the MyView 32-inch 4K monitors with built-in smart TV features. On top of performing regular monitor chores for productivity, content creation and light gaming, they have LG’s webOS 23 built-in so that you can stream Netflix and other services — much like Samsung’s M8 smart monitors.
The three monitors, namely the 32SR85U, 32SR83U, and 32SR70U, share similar specifications with slight distinctions. Each features a 31.5-inch 16:9 4K (3,840 x 2,160) IPS display, providing 95 percent DCI-P3 coverage and HDR10 support. All models come equipped with webOS 23, offering access to streaming services like Netflix and Disney+ as well as productivity tools such as Microsoft 365 and Google Calendar. They also support AirPlay 2 and Miracast for wireless screen mirroring and come with built-in WiFi and Bluetooth capabilities.
However, the entry-level 32SR70U has a brightness of only 350 nits compared to 400 nits on the other models. While all three support USB Type-C PD charging, the 32SR85U provides 90W, the 32SR83U offers 65W, and the 32SR70U supports just 45 watts. The higher-end 85U and 83U screens feature slim bezels and an adjustable stand, while the 70U has a “low-profile base,” likely fixed.
The 32SR85U can be paired with a “detachable 1080p webcam” for video conferencing, but for the other two, this accessory needs to be purchased separately. Additional features across all models include 5W stereo speakers, a voice assistant, two HDMI 2.0 ports, and a remote controller.
Despite the impressive 95 percent DCI-P3 coverage, the brightness of 400/350 nits might be considered low for HDR content. However, given that monitors are typically positioned close to the user’s eyes, this should suffice. The 60Hz refresh rate indicates that these monitors may not be suitable for high-end gaming.
Drawing a comparison with Samsung’s M8 series, LG subtly positions its MyView monitors as raising the bar for picture quality in the smart monitor category. The IPS displays offer better viewing angles than Samsung’s VA panels and boast superior color accuracy, with LG claiming 95 percent DCI-P3 coverage compared to Samsung’s 99 percent SRGB coverage.
LG’s new MyView 4K monitors are set to redefine the user experience with their webOS smart features. These monitors offer not just high-definition viewing but also an array of intelligent functionalities that enhance productivity and entertainment. They embody LG’s commitment to innovation and customer satisfaction. Whether you’re a professional needing a superior monitor for work or a gaming enthusiast seeking an immersive experience, these monitors promise to deliver beyond expectations. So don’t miss out on this technological advancement – upgrade your monitor to an LG MyView 4K with webOS today!