LG goes after its weirdness 45 inch curved UltraGear monitor with the (slightly) more modest 27-inch flatscreen model. Although there is no curvature, the new display shares many of the same features as its older brother.
still a oled (Organic Light Emitting Diode) screen changes to deeper blacks and brighter whites. Looking at the properties page (opens in new tab)HDR10 support is available, allowing the monitor to cover 98.5 percent of the DCI-P3 (Digital Cinema Initiatives – Protocol 3) gamut and display a wide variety of colors. Resolution took a small hit as the model now has 2560×1440 (still 2K resolution) pixels and a 16:9 aspect ratio due to the smaller size of the model. One of the biggest benefits of owning the 45 inch is the added level of immersion and increased peripheral visibility. 27 inches is still a good size, but you may not be able to catch that sneak attack coming from your right.
Same features as before
Apart from the size difference, everything on the 45-inch screen is also found in the smaller model.
You still get a lightning-fast .03ms response time and 240Hz refresh rate for a crystal clear picture. In OLED, 240 Hz is particularly notable, making the UltraGear series one of the first monitor series to feature this technology. The surface of the screen is treated with anti-glare protection to protect against light reflected from the monitor to keep the image sharp. Also, both NVIDIA G-Sync and AMD FreeSync are available to give their respective GPUs an extra performance boost.
As with other OLED monitors, the 27-inch model is quite expensive at $1,000, but still cheaper than the 45-inch display. Pre-orders are now open and will ship on January 2. If you decide to pre-order, it’s free. UltraGear Play Pad (opens in new tab); normally $200 alone. Good thing you’re getting it for free because it’s hard to imagine spending that much money on a mousepad when there are tons of them. cheaper and equally good options outside.
Better than 4K
Now comes the real question: Is this monitor worth buying or saving for 4K? If you’re a big gamer, the 27-inch UltraGear display is probably the better choice.
The thing about 4K gaming monitors is that it’s hard to get the most out of them. Sure, screenshots of a 4K resolution game look really nice on IGN, but in reality it comes at the expense of performance. Most games won’t be able to output this high quality without caveats (although some come pretty close). Despite all the developments going on around us, the hardware isn’t there right now. 4K monitors are better used for content creation or the entertainment industry where video quality isn’t interrupted by gaming. It’s much better to get a 2K monitor that still looks good and can maintain consistently good performance.
Don’t forget to check out our recently updated file. List of best gaming monitors for 2022 if you’re in the market for one. LG’s UltraGear series shows up here.