LG has two new ultrawide monitors for CES 2019

LG 38GL950G

The E3 of consumer hardware, CES 2019, is fast approaching to drown us all in announcement after announcement. News and teasers are already beginning to flow in up on the batting plate is LG with a new set of ultrawide monitors.

For something specifically gaming there’s the LG 38GL950G (above), another curved display but this time at 38-inches (21:9 aspect ratio, 3840 x 1600, 144Hz) with all the add-ons to make it fit gaming setups. There’s NVIDIA G-Sync and Sphere Lighting, as well as on-screen stuff such as a crosshair and a “gamer friendly UI.” The color for this is 98-percent coverage for DCI-P3, which is wider than sRGB, though it doesn’t seem to include HDR.

LG 49WL95

Feel the incredulous/jealous stares of all your colleagues.

In the larger-than-your-desk category is the LG 49WL95, a 49-inch curved display (32:9 aspect ratio, 5120 x 1440, 108ppi) that’s meant to replace cumbersome multi-monitor setups. It’s got a Picture-by-Picture mode to support multiple devices at once, and USB-C ports for data transfers and charging. They’ve slapped on an IPS panel with 99-percent sRGB coverage and HDR10 support so that it’ll work great for productivity and media, though we’ll have to see if there’s any noticeable delay or scaling issues that might impact gaming.

We’ll expect more details and pricing to be revealed at CES itself, which is set to take place from 8-11 Jan next year at Las Vegas.

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Ade Putra

Ade thinks there's nothing quite like a good game and a snug headcrab. He grew up with HIDEO KOJIMA's Metal Gear Solid, lives for RPGs, and is waiting for light guns to make their comeback.