LG Electronics (LG) will be bringing to next month’s CES 2019 in Las Vegas a line of “Ultra” PC monitors featuring “ultra-wide” aspect ratios and what the company terms “UltraGear” enhanced gaming.

The new monitors include the 49-inch LG UltraWide 49WL95C with a 32:9 wide aspect ratio positioned for graphics and business users looking to boost productivity through multi-tasking, and the 38-inch LG UltraGear Gaming Monitor 38GL950G that is said to have advanced picture quality and fast response time for immersive and competitive gaming experiences.

Pricing and availability will be announced later.

Both monitors have what LG wide-aspect ratios and curved screens for immersive viewing. The 38-inch monitor features a narrower 21:9 aspect ratio compared to 32:9 for the 49-inch unit.

Although positioned as a business productivity tool, the high-resolution screen of the LG 49WL95 produces an immersive viewing experience when playing movie and video content, the company said. At the same time, the wide-screen real estate and minimized desk foot print eliminates the need for multi-screen setups to increase efficiency.

Resolution is listed at 5120 x 1440 pixels (equivalent to two 27-inch Quad High Definition side-by-side) and 108 pixels per inch (PPI). LG said this enhances visibility of documents, video and image files and reduces eye strain.

The monitor features LG’s in-plane switch (IPS) LCD panel technology that supports a wider angle of view and accurate colors “covering 99 percent of the sRGB color space.” The display will support the HDR10 high dynamic range (HDR) profile for use with new 4K Ultra HD movies and video games, but peak brightness is listed at 350 nits, which is low for high quality HDR.

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The LG UltraWide Monitor features a picture-by-picture mode to view content from multiple sources side-by-side and work with multiple applications at the same time.

It has embedded Dual Controller software enabling connections to several devices that can each be controlled by a single keyboard and mouse. Inputs include USB Type-C ports that support data transfer and connected-device charging.

Meanwhile, the 38GL950G Nano IPS UltraGear Monitor is targeted at advanced video gamers, offering support for NVIDIA G-SYNC and featuring a 144Hz refresh rate. LG said this delivers fast and fluid gaming without tearing.

The 38-inch display has 3840 x 1600 pixel resolution and 98 percent coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut recommendations used for professional movie theaters. Typical peak brightness is listed at 450 nits.

LG said it designed the UltraGear Monitor as a highly effective gaming display. Its 21:9 aspect ratio, curved screen and virtually borderless design create compelling visuals, enhanced by sphere lighting, for immersive gaming ambiance surrounding the screen. Up to six different color settings are provide to emit various hues of light from the back of the monitor. This enables tailoring the atmosphere to the gamers’ mood and vision, while reducing eye fatigue.


By Greg Tarr


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