S Korean tech giant LG lines up new Ultrawide monitors for launch
31 August 2016
South Korean tech giant LG has announced plans to launch two new Ultrawide monitors - the 38UC99 and 34UC79G. While the 38UC99 is claimed to be the world's largest 21:9 aspect ratio Ultrawide monitor, the 34UC79G model is seen as the company's first 21:9 Ultrawide gaming monitor with 144Hz refresh rate.
According to LG, the 38UC99 model featured an IPS UltraWide Quad HD+ display of 3840x1600 pixel resolution and a colour gamut covering 99 per cent of the sRGB colour space. It is aimed primarily at visual content creators, data crunchers and other multitasking professionals.
The monitor comes with a USB Type-C port, which can not only be used to transfer content but also charge other devices. It also makes it possible to customise colour settings with the Onscreen Control software and My Display Preset settings.
The model features 10W built-in Bluetooth speakers, along with a one millisecond Motion Blur Reduction feature for better visual experience.
On the other hand, the 34UC79G 144Hz IPS 21:9 Ultrawide gaming monitor also featured the 1 millisecond Motion Blur Reduction feature, along with refreshed frame rates.
The monitors were announced after arch-rival Samsung announced its own range of 30-inch curved gaming monitors. According to LG its smaller new ultra-wide was ideal for gamers, with a speedy 144Hz refresh rate and AMD's FreeSync technology.
For gamers, Samsung has also lined up the 34UM79G, an ultra-wide that has the more traditional flat screen, and includes Google Cast. The flat 34UM79G would cost $699 at launch in October.