LG UltraGear drives immersive gaming to next level

Korean electronics giant, LG Electronics has launched its newest LG UltraGear gaming monitor, a curved 49-inch display with a 32:9 aspect ratio and an ultra-high 240Hz refresh rate

Like having two 16:9 monitors side by side, the new model promises “silky-smooth” gameplay and top-notch picture quality needed for immersive gaming experiences, LG said. Designed with gamers in mind, the 49GR85DC is also said to be suitable for productivity or viewing content thanks to its advanced multitasking functionality and extra-wide screen.

Featuring a 49-inch Dual QHD (5,120 x 1,440) resolution panel with a 1000R curvature, the new LG UltraGear gaming monitor offers sharp, vibrant images that fill the user’s field of vision. In addition, the combination of the monitor’s generous screen width and 240Hz refresh rate helps to create an expansive and more responsive game environment – making titles feel more real and dynamic, the company claims.

The LG UltraGear monitor features is VESA DisplayHDR 1000-certified, and it has a 3000:1 contrast ratio and a 1000-nit peak brightness for vivid colours and deep, nuanced blacks, while its three-sided, virtually borderless design isa said to enable users to stay focused as they battle their opponents or explore their favourite virtual worlds, LG UltraGear adds.

Not just for gaming

LG UltraGear are keen to stress that the 49GR85DC isn’t just for gamers. It also offers an array of multitasking features that let users take full advantage of its elongated 32:9 aspect ratio screen.

It supports Picture-in-Picture (PIP) and Picture-by-Picture (PBP) modes. PIP mode lets users display content from a second connected device in a floating window, while PBP mode allows them to work with multiple open windows at the same time by conveniently dividing the screen into two discrete sections.

It also provides connectivity via DisplayPort 1.4 and HDMI 2.1. This is good for multi-tasking but both of these also users enjoy smooth gaming at 240Hz in Dual QHD resolution.

Finally, the curved UltraGear promised an enhanced gaming experience with its LED Hexagon backlighting and support for DTS Headphone:X; an advanced audio solution that is said to provide “outstanding three-dimensional sound” via wired headphones.

“As the gaming monitor market continues to mature and grow, so too does the demand for expansive displays offering high refresh rates and superb picture quality,” said Seo Young-jae, Senior Vice President and Head of the IT Business Unit of LG Electronics Business Solutions Company.

“Designed for gaming, but equally suited to multitasking, the new LG UltraGear is a versatile, premium display solution that shows our commitment and ability to satisfy the diverse needs of today’s consumers,” he added

Now available in the US, the new LG UltraGear gaming monitor will be launched in key markets throughout Europe this month and in Asia later this year.

Key Selling Points

  • VESA DisplayHDR 1000-certified with 3000:1 contrast ratio and a 1000-nit peak brightness
  • 32:9 aspect ratio and an ultra-high 240Hz refresh rate
  • Picture-in-Picture (PIP) and Picture-by-Picture (PBP) modes

LG announces F1 2023 revenues

In other LG news, the company has announced first-quarter 2023 revenues of KRW 20.4 trillion, the second highest first-quarter revenue, with operating profit of KRW 1.5 trillion, the third highest first-quarter profitability in company history. The record sales are said to reflect the company’s actions to fundamentally improve its business structure and operational efficiency, while profitability was impacted by challenging global economic conditions.

Most notably, the company’s business structure improved with its continuously expanding B2B segment and non-hardware business areas, such as content and services, which are achieving significant growth.

The LG Home Appliance & Air Solution Company generated first-quarter revenues of KRW 8.02 trillion with an operating profit of KRW 1.02 trillion. The business unit recorded its highest first-quarter revenues, with operating profit exceeding KRW 1 trillion sales for the first time. Continuous growth was driven largely by the rapid expansion of the B2B segment, fueled by sales of energy efficient heat pump-enabled products as well as energy storage systems.

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