LG UltraWide Monitors: One is The Largest, The Other World’s First 144Hz UW Gaming Monitor
LG has announced two curved UltraWide monitors, and one of them sports the world’s largest screen size on the market yet. Both monitors features an aspect ratio of 21:9, with a blindingly fast refresh rate of 144Hz. LG will be showing off these UltraWide monitors at the 2016 IFA trade show.
Brian Kwon, president of LG Home Entertainment Company said in a statement:
With tablets and smartphones at their disposal, consumers today don’t feel shackled to their desks anymore so it’s more important than ever that their monitors offer additional user benefits and conveniences. LG is the number one brand in the 21:9 monitor space because we were first to recognize that consumers are adopting a new way of working and playing that put them ahead of the competition whether that’s working or playing.
The LG 38UC99 is the first of its kind with 38-inch curved ultra-wide display. The monitor offers an IPS QHD+ (3840 x 1600) resolution and wide color gamut covering 99 percent of the sRGB color space. It’s also the first UltraWide monitor to feature a USB Type-C port.
In addition to this, the 38UC99 packs in two 10W Bluetooth compatible speakers for Rich Bass audio output in the 85Hz bass range. Other features include the easy-to-use Onscreen Control software to customize display options and My Display Preset for storing customized color settings. As you would expect, this colossal monitor carries a large price tag of $1,499 and slated to launch in September.
The LG 34UC79G, on the other hand, is the world’s first 144Hz IPS 21:9 curved UltraWide gaming monitor. LG says the monitor is specifically designed to present a world-class gaming experience. It features one millisecond Motion Blur Reduction and Dynamic Action Sync to minimize input lag, coupled with Black Stabilizer which provides extra clear contrast to help spot darker objects.
Meanwhile, the inclusion of AMD FreeSync offers smooth gameplay without any stuttering or screen tearing. The 34-inch 34UC79G is priced at $599, and will hit the shelves in November.
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