LG has a pair of new 45-inch ultrawide gaming monitors. This seems pretty wide to me, although LG says it’s equivalent to two 24-inch monitors, which seems about right. compact That’s compared to Samsung and LG’s 49-inchers, or the giant Samsung Odyssey Arc we tested last year.
The UltraGear 45GR65DC ($799) and 45GR75DC ($899) are slightly smaller and a few hundred bucks cheaper than the 49-inch 49GR85DC, which we wisely called the 49-inch UltraGear when we wrote about it at the beginning of the year. I can’t do the same with these because there are two of them, but they are basically the same except that the 45GR75DC has USB-C with 90W Power Delivery and the 45GR65DC does not. If you preorder the Fantastical before the 19th, LG will throw in a speaker.
Both monitors feature 5120 x 1440 1500R curved 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 200Hz. Each has one DisplayPort 1.4 input, two HDMI 2.1 ports, one USB-B 3.0 upstream port, and two downstream ports. They also have headset jacks.
The 75 adds a USB-C port, which can deliver up to 90W of video, data, and power delivery. If you’re going to use this thing with a work laptop And Get a gaming rig, USB-C version. If you’re only going to connect to one gaming PC, you can probably save a couple hundred bucks.
If you’ve been considering the 49-inch LG UltraGear or the Samsung G9, but have been put off by the bulky proportions or the $1,200 price tag, these may sound great. Heck, I’m working from a 32-inch 4K monitor and I always have space to spare. Maybe I should get an ultrawide. Please let me know in the comments if this is a bad idea or a good idea.