Samsung isn’t the only company showing off its high-end gaming monitors at IFA. The South Korean firm’s local rival, LG, will have three of its own ultrawides at the Berlin event, including what it claims is the world’s largest 21:9 monitor.
Aimed at the workplace and for professionals, the curved, 38-inch 38UC99 packs a Quad HD+ (3840x1600) resolution and two built-in 10W Rich Bass Bluetooth compatible speakers. It can display 99 percent of the sRGB spectrum, and LG says it’s the first ultrawide monitor to feature a USB Type-C port.
Taking on Samsung’s gaming models is the 34-inch curved 34UC79G monitor. LG claims its 144Hz refresh rate will be a world's first for a IPS 21:9 curved Ultrawide. It comes with a number of gaming features, including one millisecond Motion Blur Reduction, Black Stabilizer to show up darker objects, and Dynamic Action Sync to reduce input lag.
Additionally, like Samsung’s IFA monitors, the 34UC79G comes with FreeSync, so AMD card owners can enjoy buttery smooth performance. There’s also a target function that overlays a crosshair in the center of the screen to improve accuracy in first-person shooters, and a mouse cable hook to prevent drag resistance.
Finally, there’s the multimedia-focused 34UM79G; a flat, 34-inch ultrawide IPS monitor with an incredibly thin bezel. While it lacks FreeSync, it does come with built-in support for Google Cast.
The 38-inch 38UC99 will cost $1499 when it goes on sale in mid-September. The 34UC79G gaming monitor will sell for $699 when it debuts in October, while the flat 34UM79G arrives in November for $599.