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LG 38WP85C 37.5 inch 75Hz curved IPS UItraWide

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3440 x 1440 on a ~34″ monitor offers a good amount of desktop real-estate and brings with an aspect ratio that can provide an expansive and immersive FOV (Field of View) for games and movies. 37.5″ 3840 x 1600 models like the LG 38WP85C (38WP85C-W owing to white rear) scale this experience up. The monitor offers the now familiar styling shared with others in the series, with a crescent-shaped silver stand base and cylindrical stand base. The bottom bezel is reasonably slim matte black plastic, whilst the top and side bezels have a dual-stage design. Encompassing a fairly slender panel border flush with the rest of the screen and a slim hard plastic outer part. An ambient light sensor is included, allowing the screen to adjust its brightness according to room lighting conditions. The OSD (On Screen Display) is controlled by a joystick facing downwards in the centre of the bottom bezel.

Large and gently curved

The monitor uses a 37.5″ 3840 x 1600 (21:9 UltraWide) IPS panel with gentle curve. A light matte anti-glare screen surface is used, whilst a 1000:1 static contrast and 178°/178° viewing angles are specified alongside 10-bit (8-bit + FRC) colour reproduction. The monitor supports a 75Hz refresh rate alongside Adaptive-Sync, including AMD FreeSync with a 48 – 75Hz VRR range. A flicker-free WLED backlight delivers a 300 cd/m² typical maximum luminance and 95% DCI-P3 colour gamut. A ‘Reader Mode’ Low Blue Light (LBL) setting promotes a more relaxing viewing experience. The screen responds to HDR10 content but doesn’t include even the lowest level of VESA DisplayHDR certification. It can put its fairly generous colour gamut to good use and use 10-bit colour processing, but doesn’t offer a high brightness level by HDR standards and there’s no mention of local dimming to enhance contrast.

A 5ms grey to grey response time is specified (pinch of salt required), whilst a low input lag feature referred to as DAS (Dynamic Action Sync) is included. The included stand offers tilt and height (100mm or 3.94 inches). It can be removed using a quick-release mechanism to reveal 100 x 100mm VESA holes for alternative mounting. The ports face backwards in a recessed area right of the stand attachment point. This includes; USB-C (90W PD, DP Alt Mode, upstream data), DP 1.4, 2 HDMI 2.0 ports, 2 USB 3.0 ports, a 3.5mm headphone jack and DC power input (external power brick). 2 x 7W (2 x 10W according to some product pages) Maxx Audio speakers are also included for potentially quite rich and powerful sound output. PiP/PbP support is included.

A very white rear

Further details can be found on some regional pages from the manufacturer, such as this one (Japanese – requires English translation). Ignore mention of ‘FreeSync Premium’ and LFC as that is not supported by this model. The monitor is listed for ~$1300 USD.

LG 38WP85C