LG Unveils Three New UltraWide Monitors For Gamers, Multi-Taskers

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Gamers take note: LG Electronics unveiled its largest UltraWide curved monitor to date at the IFA show in Berlin.

The company introduced a total of three new monitors in the line, all with 21:9 aspect ratios. At the top of the line is a new 38-inch UltraWide curved monitor, model 38UC99, which LG hailed as “the world’s largest UltraWide monitor.” It is targeted toward users who require extensive attention to detail, such as visual content creators, data crunchers and other multitasking professionals, the company said.

The monitor features advanced in-plane-switching (IPS), UltraWide Quad HD+ (3,840 by 1,600) resolution and wide color gamut that covers 99 percent of the sRGB color space.

The 38UC99 is also the first UltraWide monitor to feature a USB Type-C port. The port allows users to transmit content and data, as well as charge another device such as a smartphone or laptop at the same time, all with a single cord to help eliminate clutter. The monitor also includes the ability to customize display options and store customized color settings with proprietary Onscreen Control software and My Display Preset.

Bridging the gap between work and play, the 38UC99 boasts two 10-watt built-in Bluetooth-compatible speakers with an 85Hz bass range. The 1ms Motion Blur Reduction feature streamlines gameplay by minimizing afterimages that often occur in fast-paced games.

Two slightly smaller 34-inch models include the 144Hz IPS 21:9 Curved UltraWide gaming monitor (34UC79G) and the 34-inch UltraWide flat monitor (34UM79M).

The 144Hz IPS 34UC79G, which also has the 1ms Motion Blur Reduction, boasts seamless image transitions without distracting afterimages, said LG, adding that the IPS display delivers accurate color expression from wide viewing angles without distortion. Features including Black Stabilizer and Dynamic Action Sync allow gamers to detect darker objects hidden in hard-to-see areas. Dynamic Action Sync reduces input lag and the inclusion of AMD FreeSync is designed for smoother gameplay without any stuttering or screen tearing.

The monitor also offers a crosshair option that adds a fixed target to the center of the screen to increase accuracy during first-person shooter games, as well as a mouse line hook to prevent drag resistance caused by the mouse’s cable.

The flat 21:9 34UM79M features built-in Google Cast, allowing users to stream content from smartphones and tablets to the monitor. Multitasking is also made easier with the Split Screen 2.0 feature, which offers 14 preset layouts that can be resized to the user’s preference, allowing users to work in multiple programs simultaneously or watch content in a different window while working.

Similar to the 38UC99, the 34UM79M has LG’s proprietary picture-enhancing IPS display technology for accurate color reproduction with limited washout, even at wide viewing angles. The monitor also features LG’s Cinema Screen design, with an extremely thin bezel for a nearly borderless and more immersive visual experience, the company said.

LG’s new UltraWide monitors are scheduled to launch this fall at U.S. retailers nationwide, including Amazon, Fry’s, Microcenter, Newegg, B&H, Adorama, Beach Camera and BestBuy.com.

The 38-inch 38UC99 will retail for $1,499, available mid-September. The 44-inch 144Hz IPS Curved 34UC79G will retail for $699, available mid-October, and the 34-inch Flat 34UM79M will have a $599 retail when it becomes available mid-November.

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