Someone must have told LG to 'go big or go home' and it clearly opted for the former. The company's new 38WK95C display is a massive 38-inch class (read: 37.5-inch) ultrawide monitor that first showed up at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas earlier this year, and is now finally available to preorder. You will need an equally big budget, however, as this monitor will set you back $1,500.
LG's new display uses an In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel with a 3840x1600 resolution and 21:9 aspect ratio. IPS panels tend to offer superior color accuracy compared to cheaper TN panels. That seems to be the case here, with LG advertising 99 percent coverage of the sRGB color spectrum. Assuming it lives up to the claim (we have not tested this model ourselves), the 38WK95C would be an appropriate choice for photographers and graphics professionals.
This is a curved monitor with an 1800R curvature. There is perhaps more benefit to using a curved panel on an ultrawide display, where the sides extend into peripheral vision. LG also boasts a "virtually borderless design," as the monitor has thin bezels on three of the sides (top, left, and right).
The 38WK95C supports HDR10 content. Unfortunately, brightness on this puppy is rated at just 300 nits (typical), so it's not going to be as good at producing HDR visuals as a brighter display would be. The brightness level is even below VESA's lowest end HDR certification, DisplayHDR 400, which requires a brightness rating of at least 400 nits.
Other specs include a 1,000:1 contrast ratio (typical), 5ms response time, FreeSync support, and 178-degree viewing angles (horizontal and vertical). On the ergonomic side of things, LG's new monitor supports height (100mm) and tilt (-5 to 15 degrees) adjustments.
Finally, the 38WK95C sports a USB-C port and two USB 3.0 downstream ports, along with a headphone jack, two HDMI 2.0 ports, and a DisplayPort 1.2 connector.
Follow this link to preorder this monitor.