As usual, LG Electronics takes advantage of the weeks before CES 2019 to unveil some products including new monitors. The LG UltraWide 49WL95 will be introduced along with a gaming monitor.
LG UltraWide 49WL95
Samsung had already announced a disproportionate monitor last year: 49 inches, a definition of 3840 x 1080 pixels and a 32: 9 format. Far from being cheap, this screen was compatible Radeon FreeSync 2, 144 Hz and HDR.
LG is following the trend with a very large screen designed for office automation. This 49-inch IPS display with a resolution of 120 x 1440 pixels supports the HDR10. It can also display three different sources simultaneously, all managed with an application that also acts as a KVM switch. You can connect three computers and control them all with the same mouse and keyboard.
On the connectivity side, this is the bare minimum for a screen of this class: 1 USB-C, 2 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort and 4 USB 3.0. The advantage of USB-C is that you can power your laptop, if you have a Dell XPS, a MacBook or Huawei Matebook X Pro, but also a smartphone (Samsung Galaxy S and Note and Huawei Mate and P) .
LG UltraGear 38GL950G
The second product announced will be the LG UltraGear 38GL950G: it features Nano IPS technology and it supports NVIDIA G-Sync with a refresh rate of up to 144 Hz. This clearly gaming-oriented monitor has a diagonal of 38 inches on a curved slab with a definition of 3840 x 1600 pixels and a 21: 9 format. It has a maximum brightness of 450 nits and also also supports the HDR10 format. It has an HDMI port, a DisplayPort and 3 USB 3.0 ports. This very large format is more and more adopted for the game to improve the immersion, nevertheless the games are not all adopted to such a broad definition.
We have no prices and no availability, but they will be visible at CES 2019 when we will be present.