LG StanbyME Go 27LX5 Portable Monitor Targets Picnickers

LG StanbyME Go 27
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LG has launched the new LG StanbyMe Go (27LX5), which could be summarily described as a 27-inch display in a suitcase (h/t Liliputing). Other attractive features of this relatively expansive portable display include its built-in adjustable stand, carrying suitcase, speakers, and three hours of battery life. LG’s lifestyle images suggest the primary imagined use-case for the 27LX5 is as a device you might take on a picnic. We can imagine a few other uses as well, that don't involve tents.

From the introductory description and the images above and below, you probably already have a good handle (pun intended) on the potential appeal of the new LG StanbyMe Go (27LX5). Here's a look at some of the technical specifications of the product:

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LG StanbyMe Go (27LX5) Specifications
Screen size27-inches diagonal with standard FHD resolution of 1920x1080 pixels

Screen type

LED touchscreen with 60Hz refresh


Suitcase format with handle, measures 670 x 119 x 433 mm when closed and weighs 12.7kg (28 pounds)


20W 4-channel sound with Dolby Atmos


WebOS 22 touch control, remote included


Wi-Fi 5, BT 5.0, HDMI, USB 2.0


Pivotable adjustable display stand, power lead or battery, operating will use 23W, standby 0.5W

With the installed WebOS 22, the LG StanbyMe Go can do a good job as a large ‘tablet’, so you don’t need to connect another device for playback of your favourite videos or music. WebOS also has a range of apps and enables features like voice control, AirPlay, and screen mirroring. An HDMI input is present so you could connect to something like a laptop without poking around in software.

The 1920x1080 resolution seems relatively low for a 27-inch display, but perhaps that was to help with battery life. If you're not taking the StanbyMe Go outside, you could also use it for presentations in a board room... one with WiFi but without a built-in display, presumably.

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Of course the special sauce here is the suitcase form factor, which offers rugged (MIL-STD-810H ) portability and easy setup, with a wide range of display position adjustments possible, including portrait. It might be good for shoving in the car for a picnic, as LG’s media department foresees, but seems a bit too heavy for a business traveler. For thinner, smaller, and lighter portable monitors, please take a look at our Best Portable Monitors 2023: Gaming and Laptop Productivity feature.

(Image credit: LG)

This isn’t the first member of the StanbyME series of displays from LG. A few years ago, the electronics firm introduced the StanbyME (27ART10AKPL) which was also a 27-inch FHD portable monitor with three hours of battery life, but this one came with a tall lamp-like pedestal stand.

Hacking off the stand and adding a suitcase several years later seems like very little has been accomplished, but perhaps LG will find a market niche for this device among the outdoorsy type who don't want to leave their large screens at home.

Mark Tyson
Freelance News Writer

Mark Tyson is a Freelance News Writer at Tom's Hardware US. He enjoys covering the full breadth of PC tech; from business and semiconductor design to products approaching the edge of reason.

  • Wimpers
    A monitor for picnickers? Can life, according to the makers and people that came up with this thing, get any sadder?

    People go picnicking to be outside, enjoy some nature and you'd have them carry around this huge ass monitor for what, a more immersive outdoor experience and addiction to their devices? Why not with a $3.500 VR set on your head?

    Please shoot me now, and if I survive, shoot again! :rolleyes: