If the directive is to go huge or go dwelling, LG needn’t fear about going stir loopy—it opted for the previous possibility with the launch of a brand new 49-inch Ultrawide monitor (mannequin 49WQ95C-W). Calling these shows “ultrawide” truly sells them brief, as a 49-inch monitor serves up expansive actual property, offered you may have the area in your desk for such a behemoth.
You may name this one a twin QHD monitor, if you need. LG does, in reference to its 5120×1440 decision (32:9 side ratio). It’s like placing two 2560×1440 screens collectively, solely with out the annoying border separation that comes from twin monitor setups.
LG is not advertising and marketing this as strictly a show for avid gamers, however it’s additionally not shying away from the monitor’s gaming chops. It’s in a position to hit a decent 144Hz refresh price for many who have a graphics card that may maintain tempo. Adaptive sync can also be a part of the bundle as a FreeSync Premium Pro monitor, and it is licensed as G-Sync Compatible too. This means you may get pleasure from clean, tear-free gaming whether or not you are rocking a Radeon or GeForce GPU.
Part of the FreeSync Premium Pro branding is a requirement to help HDR, and this one does. However, it solely meets the baseline DisplayHDR 400 requirement laid out by VESA, with LG itemizing minimal and typical brightness ranges at 320 nits and 400 nits, respectively. It’s potential that the height brightness goes a bit increased, however even when so, it is in all probability not sufficient to essentially do HDR content material justice. But hey, technically it helps HDR.
Other options embody a 5ms response time (grey to grey), 1,000:1 distinction ratio, built-in audio system, and tilt, peak, and swivel ergonomic changes. As for connectivity choices, you are taking a look at a pair of HDMI 2.0 inputs, a DisplayPort 1.4 connector, a 3.5mm headphone jack, two USB 3.0 Type-A downstream ports, and a USB Type-C port with 90W energy supply.
LG hasn’t mentioned when the 49WQ95C-W shall be in the stores or how a lot it should price. As a degree of reference, LG’s 49WL95C-WY with comparable specs (however a 60Hz refresh price as an alternative of 144Hz) instructions $1,096.99 on Amazon. Meanwhile, Samsung’s 49-inch Odyssey G9 with a 240Hz refresh price goes for $1,307.27 at present.