Three weeks ago, we first broke the news of the latest entry in LG’s UltraGear monitor family. At that time, the company announced a 27-inch 27GR95QE featuring an OLED panel and a fast refresh rate of 240Hz. The company didn’t provide us with a shipping date at the time, but said the monitor would cost $999 in the US.
Today, LG confirmed that the 27GR95QE will ship in early January 2023. The company also revealed that his flagship 45GR95QE, first heard in late August, will also arrive early next month, priced at his $1,699.
The specs of the two monitors are very similar, with the main differences being screen size, resolution, and screen curvature (27GR95QE features a flat panel and 45GR95QE has 800R curvature). The 27GR95QE’s 27-inch panel features QHD resolution (2560 x 1440), while the 45-inch 45GR95QE bumps it to WQHD (3440 x 1440). Additionally, both monitors boast the same 240 Hz maximum refresh rate, 0.03 GtG response time, HDR10 support, 1,500,000:1 contrast ratio, and 98.5% coverage of the DCI-P3 color space. The two monitors are also fully compatible with Nvidia G-Sync and AMD FreeSync Premium Adaptive-Sync technology.
|row 0 – cell 0||Ultra Gear 27GR95QE||Ultra Gear 45GR95QE|
|Panel type/backlight||Organic EL||Organic EL|
|Screen size/aspect ratio||27″/21:9||45″/21:9|
|Maximum resolution and refresh rate||2560×1440 @ 240Hz||3440×1440@240Hz|
|Free Sync: 48-240Hz||Free Sync: 48-240Hz|
|G-Sync compatible||G-Sync compatible|
|Native color depth and color gamut||10bit/DCI-P3||10bit/DCI-P3|
|Response time (GTG)||0.03ms||0.03ms|
|video input||1x DisplayPort 1.4||1x DisplayPort 1.4|
|2x HDMI 2.1||2x HDMI 2.1|
|audio||3.5mm headphone output||3.5mm headphone output|
|USB3.0||1x up, 2x down||1x up, 2x down|
By adopting an organic EL panel, you can expect deep black black and excellent color expression. However, while most display makers use a glossy finish to make his OLED panels even more “pop” (especially on TVs), LG is using an anti-glare coating on its new UltraGear monitors to make it look like it’s going to ‘pop’. Note that we’re reducing the reflections that scatter the .
On the connectivity side, LG supports both HDMI 2.1 (two ports) and DisplayPort 1.4 connectivity. Onboard he also has a USB 3.0 hub and a 4-pole headphone jack that supports the DTS Headphone:X standard. The 27GR95QE and 45GR95QE also come with a remote control if you don’t want to mess with the monitor’s OSD controls.
LG Ultra Gear 27GR95QE When 45GR95QE Pre-orders are now available directly from LG.com. In addition, customers who placed an order during the reservation period, UltraGear Gaming Pad (opens in new tab)has a suggested retail price of $199. Even Razer’s similarly sized Strider Chroma is “only” $130, so its price is steep.
Both of LG’s products have the potential to land on our Best Gaming Monitors list, so stay tuned for our full review after we’ve had a chance to thoroughly test these screens.