LG UltraGear Nano IPS gaming monitor is the first 1ms IPS display

Joanna Estrada
June 12, 2019

At the E3 event, LG unveiled the LG UltraGear, the world's first IPS gaming monitor with a 1ms GTG response time.

The LG UltraGear will be available in two models: the 38-inch 38GL950G and the 27-inch 27GL850.

Both the LG 27GL850 and 38GL950G will begin their rollout starting next month, with the U.S. receiving the 27-inch model as early 1 July.

Deepening your immersion, the curved screen features a "virtually borderless design" plus upgraded Sphere Lighting 2.0 - an array of RGB lights located at the rear of the monitor that heighten the ambience of when gaming by changing colour in accordance with the on-screen action. Starting with the 27GL850, the monitor has Quad HD (2560 x 1440) resolution, a maximum brightness of 350 nits, and a refresh rate of 144Hz.

The panel uses Nano IPS technology, which is especially adept at color reproduction and vibrancy - according to LG, its new monitor's wide color gamut is 98% DCI-P3 - so color accuracy is going to be very high.

Last but not least the 38GL950G is VESA DisplayHDR 400 certified with a max brightness of 450nits. TO start with this is an Nvidia G-Sync compatible display so I think it is "just" an Adaptive Sync monitor that has passed Nvidia's tests. In terms of connectivity, you get a single HDMI port at the back and a DisplayPort.

LG explains that the larger UltraGear monitor has a 21:9 aspect ratio and was created to boost the sense of immersion for gamers. Both models offer the aforementioned gaming settings, including Crosshair, Black Stabilizer, and Dynamic Action Sync mode.

Both monitors go on sale in July in the United States, with pre-orders for the 27GL850 opening July 1, while Europe will be getting the monitors some time in the third quarter of this year. The larger model's availability remains unclear.

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