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LG 38GN950 Review Rundown

LG Electronics | Published on 24 Apr 2021 | Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer

Overview

Photo of LG 38GN950
  • Great gaming performance
  • Great color gamut and high peak brightness
  • G-Sync support
  • Subpar contrast ratio
  • Local dimming

Summary

The LG 38GN950-B is a great ultrawide gaming monitor. It has a great wide color gamut and impressive peak brightness to deliver a pretty good HDR experience. It's not the best option for dark room viewing due to its sub-par contrast.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.

Rundown

rtings[1]

Sentiment Score[*] 80%
Reviewers from Rtings have found the following[***]:
The LG UltraGear 38GN950-B is a great ultrawide gaming monitor. It has a great wide color gamut and impressive peak brightness to deliver a pretty good HDR experience. It's not the best option for dark room viewing due to its sub-par contrast. The viewing angles are good, so the image remains fairly accurate when viewed from the side.
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Pros[**]
  • Great color gamut and high peak brightness
  • Excellent VRR support
  • Great gaming performance
Cons[**]
  • Sub-par contrast ratio
  • Local dimming

techradar[2]

Sentiment Score[*] 87%
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
The LG UltraGear 38GN950 is LG's latest ultra-wide gaming monitor. It has a huge 38-inch screen, QHD+ (3840 x 1600) resolution, G-Sync support, 144Hz refresh rate and plenty of other features. At £1,499 (around $2,000 / AU$2,700), it's a huge investment.
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Pros[**]
  • Gorgeous 3840 x 1600 screen
  • 144Hz refresh rate
  • G-Sync support
Cons[**]
  • Pricey for a gaming monitor

trustedreviews[3]

Sentiment Score[*] 81%
Reviewers from Trustedreviews have found the following[***]:
The LG UltraGear 38GN950 is one of the most expensive gaming displays around. It's a 38-inch panel with a 21:9 aspect ratio, paired with a resolution of 3840 x 1600. It comes with AMD FreeSync that runs at 144Hz with a 160Hz overclock option – and it's the Premium Pro version.
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Pros[**]
  • Super-wide 3840 x 1600 display
  • Bright and punchy colours
Cons[**]
  • Mediocre contrast and colour accuracy
  • Lack of HDR support

references

  1. 1. ^ LG 38GN950-B Monitor Review. Rtings. 2021-04-16. Retrieved 2021-04-24.
  2. 2. ^ LG UltraGear 38GN950 review. Techradar. 2020-09-01. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  3. 3. ^ LG UltraGear 38GN950 Review. Trustedreviews. 2021-01-20. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  4. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  5. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  6. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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