LG announces 49-inch curved monitor for ultra-wide FreeSync and G-Sync gaming

LG’s latest 49-inch Ultrawide monitor (model 49WQ95C-W) is certainly a cry for attention. 49 inches isn’t just “ultrawide,” but it’s nothing short of sprawling real estate if you have the space to show it off. It is also a QHD monitor and has a resolution of 5120×1440 with an aspect ratio of 32:9. To better understand the size of this monitor, imagine having two 2560×1440 monitors side by side, merged into one.

Although LG hasn’t just marketed this screen to gamers, we can’t help but can’t help but notice how well it fits the gaming requirements too. It has a refresh rate of 144 Hz, which of course requires equally hefty graphics cards that can keep up. It comes with FreeSync Premium Pro, making it an adaptive sync-friendly monitor, while also being G-Sync compatible. This ensures a super-smooth gaming experience whether you have a GeForce or a Radeon GPU.

The monitor is branded as FreeSync Premium Pro and comes with HDR support. However, it only meets the standard baseline requirement of DisplayHDR 400 with minimum brightness levels of 320 nits and a maximum of 400 nits. Even if the brightness goes beyond this, it still won’t be good enough for a true HDR experience.

There is a response time of 5 ms and a contrast ratio of 1000:1. The monitor comes with built-in speakers with ergonomic adjustments for maximum comfort. For connectivity, the monitor offers HDMI 2.0 inputs, a DisplayPort 1.4 connector, two USB 3.0 Type-A downstream ports, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.

LG has not announced the official availability or price of the 49WQ95C-W.

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