LG 24UD58-B 24″ 4K UHD IPS Monitor Sells for $219

When I bought my first 4K UHD TV in January 2015, I had to pay around $600 for LG 42UB820T 42″ model. It was good for about a year, after which it started to fail, and was somewhat outdated due to the lack of HDR support.

Over four years later, prices for 4K hardware as dropped significantly, as as pointed out by Michael Larabel of Phoronix, it’s now possible to buy a 24″ 4K UHD display for just $219. LG 24UD58-B 24″ 4K UHD IPS monitor also have the advantage of supporting FreeSync helping avoid stuttering and tearing in games.

LG 24UD58-B

LG 24UD58-B specifications:

  • Screen Size – 23.8″ up to 3840×2160 resolution (16:9 aspect radio)
  • Panel Type – IPS
  • Color Gamut (CIE 1931) – NTSC 72%
  • Color Depth (Number of Colors) – 10bit(8bit + A-FRC)
  • Response Time – 5ms GTG
  • Refresh Rate – 60Hz
  • Brightness – 250 cd/m2
  • Contrast Ratio – Mega
  • Viewing Angle – 178 / 178
  • Surface Treatment – Anti-glare, 3H
  • Audio – No built-in speaker, 3.56mm audio jack
  • Video Inputs – 2x HDMI 2.0, 1x DisplayPort 1.2
  • Misc Features – DDC/CI, HDCP, Reader Mode, Flicker Safe, Six Axis control, Freesync, etc…
  • Power Supply – Built-in 40W power supply with 100-240Vac, 50/60Hz input
  • Power Consumption – 26.8W (Normal On, EPA 7.0)
  • Dimensions – 55.4 cm x 42.2 cm x 20.3 cm (with stand); Thickess: 6.1 cm
  • Weight – About 4 kg

LG 4K Monitor HDMI & DisplayPort

The monitor supports 100×100 VESA mounting kits, and ships with a power cord, HDMI and DisplayPort cables, a stand and screws, as well as a S/W install CD. It looks a good deal as a cheap 4K UHD monitor, but there are some caveats which may or may not matter for your use case. 24″ is fairly small for a 4K display so you’d have to sit really close, or change the DPI settings in your operating systems to read text. There’s no built-in speaker, but you can still have audio by connecting headphones or speakers to the 3.5mm audio jack of the monitor, and I don’t see any about HDR support. Michael also notes FreeSync will only work over DisplayPort.

It also got me interested in looking into the price of 4K UHD TVs as opposed to just monitors. And as one should expect price has come down as well with for example Insignia NS-43DF710NA19 43″ 4K Ultra HD LED TV “Fire Edition” selling for just $299.99, or the 50″ model for $349.99.

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12 Replies to “LG 24UD58-B 24″ 4K UHD IPS Monitor Sells for $219”

  1. Although the price for the specs is a no brainer, on the other side I don’t know what is the usage of this monitor. I mean that 24″ are too small for office work. At the same time is quite a slow panel for gaming and for video/movies is also quite small, unless the distance is very short.

    Therefore, it seems like a gaming panel, but if you’re a hardcore gamer, why not buy a much faster TN panel?

    I was considering buying it only for the price and then I thought that it doesn’t fit any of my use cases.

    Great specs, though!

    1. > I mean that 24″ are too small for office work

      Clearly not someone who ever used a 14″ green screen with 25 lines and 80 columns for office work… LOL!

  2. Philips also has a very cheap 4K 43″ “monitor” (BDM4350UC) which goes for around $290 where I live.
    Not sure if it’s all that good, but a friend has one and says it’s decent for the money.

    1. I’ve got one and it’s fantastic, thought maybe a touch too large. I think if it was 40inches it’d be a bit more comfy to use. But I’ve very happy with how it works. You can have all the windows you need open on one screen and never nee to Alt-Tab around for anything

    2. I just bought vizio v 40” for $229. Replacing dual 24” dell monitos. Actually reuse 24” monitor that set as portrait:-)…
      Can not find curved tv 40”-43” now. I should bought it 2 years ago.. but the price was not good.

    1. Are not all of these Philips monitors and TVs just made from components manufactured by other corporations (mostly sourced from PRC) and a Philips badge just glued on to the finished product?

      April 18, 2011 : “Disappointing economic performance forces Dutch Philips to drop its own production of flat panel TVs. TV production will be shifted into a joint venture with TPV Technology [of Hong Kong PRC], in which Philips will hold a stake of30 %”

      1. Incidentally I just noticed on the TVP web site], if you ever wondered which corporation produces the AOC monitors, usually favorably reviewed for their competitive pricing despite usually inferior specifications …

        TPV — also distributes its own brand ‘‘AOC’’

      2. Well, they licensed the brand, much like many other brands are licensed today. Note that Philips still makes health care and personal care products by themselves, but no more consumer electronics.

  3. “When I bought my first 4K UHD TV in January 2015, I had to pay around $600”

    $600 of your own money earned by the sweat of your brow after toiling in the fields, or or or or … ???

    At the time of purchase you wrote “Since I bought an inexpensive model …”

  4. 24″ 4K is ideal for scaling, because it’s just about 2x higher density than usual monitors: 183 pixel per inch vs 96 pixel per inch.
    Integer scaling is fast and has best support in operating systems. Just set 2x scaling and everything would look sharp.

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