LG announces new Ultra pro and gaming monitors for 2020

Monitoring progress

by Andy Bassett

Ahead of CES 2020, LG has announced its UltraFine, UltraGear and UltraWide monitors aimed at professionals and gamers.

Sure to be on display at CES 2020 (not least because they have already picked up some CES Innovation awards) the latest brace of Ultra monitors from LG sport high coverage of the DCI-P3 colour gamut, zippy response times and some nifty design features to make them stand out from the crowd.

Starting with the space saving design of the UltraFine Ergo 4K UHD monitor, this is a 4k 32-inch panel designed for professionals requiring accuracy and flexibility and comes with a pole rather than a traditional stand, which is designed to maximise the available space.
The pole clamps to the desk and the monitor attaches in a way that allows it to be tilted 25 degrees vertically or swivelled horizontally around by up to 280 degrees. This latter feature is useful for showing colleagues at nearby desks the screen without them having to get up and crowd round. The full motion available enables the monitor to sit high up at eye level or be lowered to the desk so that it can be positioned at the perfect height, distance and angle for your situation.

The UltraFine Ergo’s model number is 32UN880 and it features an IPS panel, HDR10 support, brightness at a typical 350 nits and 95 percent coverage of the DCI-P3 colour gamut. There’s USB-C, HDMI and DisplayPort connectivity available, however, the 5ms response time and 60Hz refresh rate don’t make it ideal for games but it could probably provide some acceptable single player downtime, if needed.

If games are your main reason for getting a new monitor though, the UltraGear models will likely provide more of what you’re looking for. Coming in three screen sizes indicated by their model nomenclature, 27GN950, 34GN850 and 38GN950, these use a 4K Nano IPS panel and drop the response time to 1ms whilst upping the refresh rate to 144Hz, which can be overclocked to 160Hz.

The UltraGear models support the VESA Display Stream Compression (DSC) technology for virtually lossless performance when handling 4K UHD images and are NVIDIA G-SYNC compatible, offering variable rate refresh and adaptive sync technology. All support HDR and have a typical brightness of 450 nits. The 27- and 38 -inch variants are VESA DisplayHDR 600-certified, while the 34GN850 supports VESA DisplayHDR 400.
Finally, LG’s Ultra range for 2020 has a 38-inch, curved widescreen model, the UltraWide 38WN95C which shares many of the features of its UltraGear siblings including a Nano IPS panel (though this is 3840 x 1600 QHD+ resolution rather than 4K), 1ms response time and 144Hz refresh rate, VESA DisplayHDR 600 and 98 percent coverage of DCI-P3. The UltraWide also adds a Thunderbolt 3 port.

Jang Ik-hwan, head of LG’s IT business division, said, “Our 2020 monitor lineup surpasses expectations with professional-level performance, picture quality and speed.” He added, “The LG Ergo brings new value to users, ensuring comfort and well-being with its uniquely adjustable stand while the 27-inch UltraGear 4K model offers superior picture quality for the ultimate gaming experience and the 38-inch UltraWide builds on LG’s legacy of excellence in 21:9 displays.”

There’s no word yet on price or availability.

Source: Press release
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