At IFA 2022, attendees can look closely at LG’s new 45-inch Ultrawide curved OLED gaming monitor reaching 240Hz, twice the refresh rate of most OLED displays. Advanced competitors usually top at 144Hz or 175Hz, but LG has a significant lead from that point of view.
The monitor’s name is UltraGear 45GR95QE, and if you aren’t familiar with it, UltraGear refers to LG’s gaming line of products that primarily consists of monitors, but there are gaming speakers too.
Back in the day, monitor manufacturers might have sacrificed color accuracy for higher refresh rates, but that time is long gone. This monitor can cover 98.5% of the DCI-P3 color gamut, making it capable of handling professional Creative work with ease.
This capability also makes it an ideal multimedia monitor, and there are no doubt movies will look amazing based on these specifications. The resolution is 1440p (3,440×1,440), but that’s a good number for gaming purposes. Gamers pick the best tradeoff between high resolution and refresh rate, and 1440p is a good choice in that context.
The curved panel has a radius of 800R and comprises standard connectivity (2x HDMI 2.1, 1x DisplayPort 1.4, and 3x USB 3.0 full-size) and image controls (including PIP) associated with modern monitors. No surprises there.
We’re really curious to know what using this monitor would feel like in the real world, but that’s for another time.
LG Display’s OLED TV and monitor business is firing on all cylinders and continues to carry momentum in all categories as people realize how good OLED is. At the same time, technology has become more affordable to the masses.
If you’re unsure if a curved OLED monitor is for you, check out LG’s Flex, a 42-inch bendable OLED TV that can transition from curved to flat.