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LG 49WQ95C 144Hz 5120 x 1440 Nano IPS UltraWide

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Ultrawide models come in a range of sizes and resolutions and deliver multiple benefits for both work and play. The LG 49WQ95C (49WQ95C-W owing to mainly white rear) offers a very large amount of horizontal real-estate, with its 49″ screen and 32:9 aspect ratio. The monitor offers the homely styling that’s associated with many LG models. With a silver-coloured crescent-shaped stand and cylindrical stand neck. The top and side bezels are dual-stage, with slim panel border flush with the rest of the screen plus thin hard plastic outer part. The OSD (On Screen Display) is controlled by a joystick at the rear of the screen, towards the right side as viewed from the front. An ambient light sensor is included to allow the screen to automatically adjust brightness according to room lighting.

A very wide monitor

A 49″ Super UltraWide LG Display Nano IPS panel with 5120 x 1440 resolution is employed, with gentle curve to help draw you in a bit and aid viewing comfort and ergonomics. This is like having 2 x 27″ 2560 x 1440 (WQHD or 1440p) screens in one, side by side. A 144Hz refresh rate is supported alongside Adaptive-Sync, including AMD FreeSync Premium Pro and Nvidia ‘G-SYNC Compatible’ with 48 – 144Hz VRR range plus LFC. Other aspects of note include a light matte anti-glare screen surface, 1000:1 static contrast ratio, 178°/178° viewing angles and true 8-bit colour support. A flicker-free (‘flicker safe’) WLED backlight provides a 400 cd/m² typical maximum luminance and 98% DCI-P3 colour gamut. The peak of blue light from the backlight is shifted to less energetic wavelengths to potentially improve viewing comfort without impacting colour temperature- a TÜV Rheinland hardware solution the manufacturer refers to as ‘Live Color Low Blue Light’. VESA DisplayHDR 400 is supported, basic HDR10 support without a particularly high brightness by HDR standards or the requirement for local dimming to enhance contrast. It allows the colour gamut to be put to good use alongside 10-bit colour processing, however.

A 5ms grey to grey response time is specified, but as usual pay little attention to such figures. An integrated low input lag feature is also included; Dynamic Action Sync (DAS). The stand attaches centrally via a quick-release mechanism and can be removed to make way for an alternative 100 x 100mm VESA compatible solution. The included stand provides tilt, height and pivot adjustment. The ports mainly face downwards beneath a removable plastic cover and include; USB upstream, USB-C (90W PD, DP Alt Mode, upstream data), DP 1.4, 2 HDMI 2.0 ports and an AC power input (internal power converter). At the right side as viewed from the front there are 2 USB 3.0 ports and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The monitor supports 2-device PbP and PiP and includes KVM functionality for easy display input and USB switching between 2 systems. 2 x 10W MaxxAudio speakers are included for potentially quite rich and powerful sound output.

A very white rear

Further information can be found on the manufacturer’s website. The monitor is listed for ~$1700 USD.

LG 49WQ95C