LG Previews 38-inch UltraGear 144Hz G-Sync 21:9 Gaming Monitor Ahead Of CES 2019 Launch
LG is planning to introduce a couple of interesting 'UltraGear' monitors at the Consumer Electronics Show next month. One is a 49-inch model (49WL95C) that is intended for productivity, and the other is a 38-inch model (38GL950G) that is designed primarily for gaming, with appropriate bells and whistles like G-Sync support.
The 38-inch monitor sports a curved panel with a 3840x1600 (WQHD+) resolution and 144Hz refresh rate for fast-action gaming. LG also claims a low response time of just 2 milliseconds. Lighter weight esports titles are probably best suited, otherwise you'll need a meaty graphics card to take full advantage of the refresh rate at 3840x1600.
Anyone who owns a GeForce graphics card will benefit the most, though, because of G-Sync. Like FreeSync, it's one of those things that you have to experience in person to truly appreciate.
LG is also claiming the 38GL950G delivers 98 percent coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut. A wider color gamut doesn't necessarily mean the colors are accurate, though generally speaking, that's the case. Assuming it is, the 38GL950G is a monitor that should be good for both gaming and a bit of photo manipulation.
HDR is not part of the package, though the monitor does offer 450 nits of brightness. That's a little above the brightness requirement for VESA's entry-level DisplayHDR 400 certification, which of course is moot in this case.
Connectors include an HDMI port, a DisplayPort, and two USB 3.0 ports.
As to the 49-inch display, the ultrawide monitor has a 5120x1440 resolution (dual QHD), 350 nits brightness, 99 percent coverage of the sRGB color space, more USB 3.0 ports (four downstream), and a pair of built-in 10W speakers.
LG didn't say how much either monitor will cost or when they will be available. We expect those details will be made available at CES.