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LG UltraGear 38GL950G 38" Curved Gaming Monitor

MSRP 1800 USDNEX score 73%

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Product Overview

LG UltraGear 38GL950 is a flagship 38-inch ultrawide gaming monitor that features the world's first 1ms response time in an IPS monitor. It combines speed with rich color gamut and high dynamic range to produce an immersive visual experience.
Leveraging LG's Nano IPS technology, the 38GL950 offers 98% coverage of the DCI-P3 color space while offering the speed never-before found in an IPS panel. It is also VESA DisplayHDR 400-compliant. Last but not least, the UltraGear 38GL950 supports NVIDIA G-Sync for a tear-free gaming visuals.
The 38GL950's Sphere Lighting 2.0 RGB lighting syncs its RGB backlighting to the sound or video, further improving the gaming experience.
Another premium gaming monitor debuted with the 38GL950G is the 27-inch UltraGear 27GL850.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Bright 38-inch, 3840 x 1600 resolution IPS panel
  • Good response time
  • Supports G-SYNC and FreeSync
Cons
  • Low input lag
  • Low contrast ratio

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 73% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Good RGB lighting
  • Outstanding response time
  • Outstanding SDR color gamut
  • Wide viewing angles
  • Supports variable refresh rate
  • 144Hz refresh rate
Cons
  • Low contrast ratio
  • Mediocre black uniformity
  • No local dimming
  • Nothing in particular
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Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Connectivity

Ports
3x USB 3.0 (1x upstream, 2x downstream) + 1x HDMI + 1x DP + 1x Headphone

Construction

Adjustment | Pivot
Adjustment | Swivel
Adjustment | Tilt
Yes
VESA Mount
100 x 100 mm

Dimensions

Size | Depth
4.4 inch w/o stand
Size | Height
15.5 inch w/o stand
Size | Width
35.3 inch w/o stand
Weight
16.8 lbs w/o stand

Display

Aspect Ratio
21:9
Brightness
450 nits
Contrast Ratio
1000:1
Display Color Depth
1.07 Billion (10-bit)
Display Diagonal
37.5 inch
Display Type
Nano IPS, matte
Gamut
DCI-P3 98%
Pixel Pitch
0.2331 x 0.2331 mm
Refresh Rate
144 Hz
Resolution
UW-QHD+ (3840x1600)
Response Time
1 ms
Viewing Angle
178˚(H), 178˚(V)

Function

HDR
VESA DisplayHDR 400
RGB Lighting
Sphere Lighting 2.0 RGB lighting
Variable Framerate
NVIDIA G-Sync

Performance

Power Consumption
85 W

Production

Debut
2019 E3
Model Name
38GL950-B

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3rd-Party Review Videos

External Reviews

rtings[1]

Sentiment Score 61%
Reviewers from rtings have found the following***:
The LG 38GL950G is a very good monitor for most uses, even though it's primarily designed for gaming. Its large screen size feels incredibly immersive and it provides plenty of screen space for productivity tasks. It has a fast response time, low input lag, and it supports variable refresh rate technology. Unfortunately, it has bad ergonomics and it doesn't perform all that well in dark rooms due to its low contrast ratio.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Outstanding response time
  • Outstanding SDR color gamut
  • Wide viewing angles
  • Supports variable refresh rate
Cons
  • Low contrast ratio
  • Mediocre black uniformity
  • No local dimming

tomsguide[2]

Sentiment Score 84%
Reviewers from tomsguide have found the following***:
The 38GL950G is an impressive gaming monitor with a gorgeous 38-inch display. It boasts a 1 millisecond response time, 144Hz refresh rate and Nvidia G-Sync support. There are six preset modes, each of which is designed for different uses. But when you spend $1,996 on a monitor, you should expect perfection.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • 1-millisecond response time
  • 144Hz refresh rate
  • Good RGB lighting
Cons
  • Nothing in particular

User Reviews

References

1. ^ LG 38GL950G-B Monitor Review. [rtings]. https://www.rtings.com/monitor/reviews/lg/38gl950g-b. 2020-07-20. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ LG 38GL950G UltraGear Gaming Monitor Review. [tomsguide]. https://www.tomsguide.com/reviews/lg-38gl950g-ultragear-gaming-monitor. 2019-10-04. Retrieved 2021-03-22.

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