LG has a couple of New 45-inch ultrawide gaming monitors.. That seems very large to me, although LG says it’s the equivalent of two 24-inch monitors, which sounds almost compact compared to the 49-inch models from Samsung and LG, or the gigantic Samsung Odyssey Ark we tested last year.
The UltraGear 45GR65DC ($799) and 45GR75DC ($899) are a bit smaller and a few hundred dollars cheaper than the 49-inch 49GR85DC, which we wisely called the 49-inch UltraGear when we wrote about it earlier in the year. I can’t do that with these because there are two, but they are basically the same except the 45GR75DC has USB-C with 90W Power Delivery and the 45GR65DC does not. If you Reserve the most elegant one before the 19th.LG will include a speaker.
Both monitors have curved 5120 x 1440 1500R VA panels that support 95 percent of the DCI-P3 gamut, plus VESA DisplayHDR 600, VESA Adaptive Sync, and AMD FreeSync Premium Pro up to 200 Hz. Each has a DisplayPort 1.4 input, two HDMI 2.1 ports, one USB-B 3.0 upstream port, and two downstream ports. They also have headphone jacks.
The 75 adds a USB-C port, which can transmit video, data, and power up to 90W. If you are going to use this with a work laptop and a gaming rig, get the USB-C version. If you’re just going to plug in a gaming PC, you can probably save a hundred bucks.
If you’ve been considering the 49-inch LG Ultragear or the Samsung G9 but were put off by the massive proportions or the $1,200 price tag, these might sound pretty good. Heck, I’m working from a 32-inch 4K monitor and I’m always running out of space. Maybe I should get an ultrawide. Tell me in the comments if it’s a bad idea or a great idea.