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LG reveals the world's first 1ms IPS monitors

By midian182 · 31 replies
Jun 12, 2019
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  1. It's usually the case that an IPS (In-Plane Switching) panel offers benefits such as better color reproduction and viewing angles at the expense of slower response times than TN (Twisted Nematic) panels, but LG’s UltraGear brings the best of both worlds.

    There are two models available: 27-inch (27GL850) and 38-inch (38GL950G) versions, both of which feature that 1ms response time, curved screens, slim bezels, and a DCI-P3 98-percent wide color gamut (sRGB 135 percent).

    The smaller model comes with a 2560 x 1440 (QHD) resolution, HDR 10, is G-Sync compatible, and has 350 nits of brightness. It’s refresh time, meanwhile, is an impressive 144Hz. Those with deep pockets can get the 38-inch monitor, which can reach a 175Hz refresh rate, has a 3840 x 1600 (WQHD) resolution, 450 nits brightness (VESA DisplayHDR 400 certified), a 21:9 aspect ratio, and G-Sync.

    Both monitors also boast a number of gaming-focused features, including Dynamic Action Sync mode, Black Stabilizer, and Crosshair. Connectivity consists of two HDMI ports, one DisplayPort, and a USB 3.0 hub. The larger model features several RGB lights on the rear, which LG calls Sphere Lighting 2.0.

    The 27-inch display will cost $499.99, with pre-orders set to begin on July 1 in the US. The 38-inch version, as you might expect, is a lot pricier. It’ll set you back an eye-watering $1,999. Both monitors are scheduled to roll out next month.

    The announcement comes just after Samsung unveiled its first 240Hz@1080p monitor at the same event.

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  2. fps4ever

    fps4ever TS Evangelist Posts: 328   +321

    Why not Freesync?
  3. dangh

    dangh TS Enthusiast Posts: 45   +62

    "HDR 10[..], and has 350 nits of brightness"

    lol... this kinda defeats the purpose...
  4. QuantumPhysics

    QuantumPhysics TS Evangelist Posts: 1,589   +1,189

    $1999 lol

    If you want a great Gsync 1440p monitor grab the Alienware DW.

    It's 34" instead of 38, but it's big enough and its picture quality is flawless.
    poohbear likes this.
  5. amstech

    amstech IT Overlord Posts: 2,313   +1,532

    So your saying this is nicer then my HP Omen?
    Ok :(
  6. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,696   +432

    135% of the sRGB colour gamut... urm... how's that? Is this from their marketing material? You mean 35% bigger than sRGB? Generally when a device has 100% capability it is expressed as that, then any extended capability is presented as a percentage of a larger gamut such as Adobe RGB.
  7. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 4,193   +2,476

    No OLED? :(
  8. yRaz

    yRaz Nigerian Prince Posts: 2,960   +2,293

    There is a reason we don't see oleds monitors, burn in is a very serious issue with the way we use PCs
    Lionvibez and stewi0001 like this.
  9. mbrowne5061

    mbrowne5061 TS Evangelist Posts: 1,255   +699

    sRGB gamut is smaller than Adobe RGB or DCI-P3. This means the gamut it covers fully covers sRGB, plus an additional 35 - which gives it 98% coverage of DCI-P3. It is pretty easy for an IPS panel's gamut to exceed the sRGB standard.
    TempleOrion likes this.
  10. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 4,596   +3,201

    Waste of money! For 2K you can buy a 4K OLED TV with HDR10+. And they are selling an IPS monitor with the most basic HDR400 and sub-4K resolution for the same money. They are thieves.
    Reehahs and wiyosaya like this.
  11. yRaz

    yRaz Nigerian Prince Posts: 2,960   +2,293

    You aren't getting true 175hz refresh rate on the TV. Also, input lag on TVs is pretty bad relative to a monitor. However, Samsung's new 8k TVs have free sync and are capable of a true 120hz, the only catch is that you have to play at 8k so that the TV doesn't have to do the upscaling
  12. Skjorn

    Skjorn TS Maniac Posts: 404   +226

    Ehh not really. Most monitors use sleep mode. Most home and work users don't leave static images on for months at a time either. Retention can be a problem but it really is only a problem for a select few.
    wiyosaya likes this.
  13. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 4,193   +2,476

    Nevertheless, they are coming - https://www.oled-info.com/asus-finally-starts-shipping-its-proart-pq22uc-216-4k-printed-oled-monitor
    TempleOrion likes this.
  14. wiyosaya

    wiyosaya TS Evangelist Posts: 4,193   +2,476

    And like @dangh said, that 350-nits is useless for HDR.
    TempleOrion likes this.
  15. yRaz

    yRaz Nigerian Prince Posts: 2,960   +2,293

    You mean like the windows start button or the bar at the top of every window? The scroll bar on the right side of the screen. Of you use say, Photoshop alot the tool bars will burn in. There is ALOT of stuff that is static in screen
    Morris Minor likes this.
  16. Teko03

    Teko03 TS Evangelist Posts: 584   +299

    Tempting. I've been looking for a 1440p 27" GSYNC display with a "bezel-less" design. I was planning to settle for Dell's old S2716DGR ($429). But this is attractive, especially with the IPS display. Decisions...
  17. grumblguts

    grumblguts TS Booster Posts: 108   +97

  18. grumblguts

    grumblguts TS Booster Posts: 108   +97

    I had a 400 nitere screen and honestly it isn't comfortable having all that nitere hitting you in the face, It does feel uncomfortable especially during the summer time but you dont ever see that advertised when you look at the speks of displays.
    Now I think 350 nitere sound much more comfortable than 400 to use.
  19. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,834   +436

    That PC case is awesome! Would buy again!
  20. Steveb8189

    Steveb8189 TS Booster Posts: 45   +30

    Turn down the brightness??
  21. Steveb8189

    Steveb8189 TS Booster Posts: 45   +30

    All that means is it can take HDR10 content which is recorded at 4,000 nits and scale it down to what the monitor is capable of.
  22. DukeJukem

    DukeJukem TS Booster Posts: 119   +70

    I was excited until I read the screen resolution. id rather see a 1080p 175 hz or 240hz variant.
  23. vayeate

    vayeate TS Enthusiast Posts: 33   +27

    Another curved screen. I don't get it.
  24. Arris

    Arris TS Evangelist Posts: 4,696   +432

    Yes, I'm aware that displays can exceed sRGB but it is usual to state that it gives 100% coverage of the smaller gamut, and the percentage it covers of the larger one. Given the way gamuts are represented stating "135%" sRGB is very vague and pretty much pointless as the 35% is undefined in terms of what coverage that actually provides. That was my point, not questioning that panel's ability to exceed sRGB gamut obviously.
  25. imdarkbreeze

    imdarkbreeze TS Booster Posts: 37   +25

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