LG’s latest 49 inches Ultrawide monitor (model 49WQ95C-W) is definitely a call out for attention. 49 inches isn’t just ‘ultrawide’ but it is nothing short of an expansive real estate if you have the space to show it off. It is also a QHD monitor and has a 5120×1440 resolution with an aspect ratio of 32:9. For a better understanding of the magnitude of this monitor, you can imagine having two 2560×1440 monitors side by side, joined as one.
Though LG hasn’t marketed this display as made solely for gamers, but we can’t help but notice how aptly it fits the gaming requirements too. It has a refresh rate of 144Hz, which of course will require equally hefty graphics cards which can keep up. It comes with FreeSync Premium Pro making it an adaptive sync friendly monitor, while also being G-Sync Compatible. This allows for a super smooth gaming experience, regardless of whether you have GeForce or a Radeon GPU.
The monitor is branded as FreeSync Premium Pro and comes with support for HDR. However, it will only meet the standard baseline requirement of DisplayHDR 400 with minimum brightness levels at 320 nits and a maximum being 400 nits. Even if the brightness does go farther than this, it will still not be good enough for a real HDR experience.
There is a response time of 5ms and a contrast ratio of 1000:1. The monitor comes with built-in speakers with ergonomic adjustments for maximum comfort. For connectivity, the monitor provides HDMI 2.0 inputs, a DisplayPort 1.4 connector, two USB 3.0 Type-A downstream ports, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
LG hasn’t announced the official availability or the price of the 49WQ95C-W.