LG today launched their new 38WN95C-W monitor, right alongside a more barebones offering (38WN95C-G) and a gaming-oriented cousin, the 38WN95C-B. Differences are small between the three, so we’ll get into the nitty-gritty with the 38WN95C-W. This monitor features a 38″ Nano IPS panel with a quoted 1 ms response time, which offers what LG calls QHD+ (3840 x 1600) resolution and an up to 170 Hz refresh rate (via overclocking through the monitor’s own OSD; the original, non-overclocked refresh rate stands at a still very respectable 144 Hz). The monitor supports Active-Sync technologies in the form of AMD’s FreeSync and NVIDIA’s G-Sync via the now ubiquitous “G-Sync Compatible” program, albeit with a VRR range set between 48 Hz and 144 Hz) with LFC (Low Framerate Compensation). There’s a 1000:1 contrast ratio, a VESA DisplayHDR 600 certification (activated in lieu of the typical 450 cd/m² brightness) and 98% DCI-P3 colour gamut coverage.

The monitor offers tilt and height adjustment, a 100mm VESA mount, and I/O is taken care of by 1x Thunderbolt 3 (high speed USB-C with DP Alt mode and PD), 1x DP 1.4, 2x HDMI 2.0 ports, 2x USB 3.0 ports (plus upstream), and 1x 3.5 mm headphone jack (besides the usual 2x 2 W speakers). The ‘G’ model lacks the Thunderbolt 3 port and additional HDMI 2.0 port of this model. The 38WN95C-G’s only difference to this monitor is the lack of the ThunderBolt port and only 1x HDMI 2.0. The gaming-centric version, the 38WN95C-B, further cuts the built-in speakers – but offers an RGB ring for added bling. The LG 38WN95C-W is already available for pre-order with prices starting at $1,599.



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