At last month’s E3, LG Electronics revealed the new LG UltraGear Nano IPS NVIDIA G-SYNC gaming monitor which the South Korea electronics maker claimed as the “world’s first 1 millisecond (ms) IPS display.” Mind you, though. The 1 ms isn’t the panel response time; it is 1 ms GTG, or gray to gray. It means, it takes just a millisecond for a pixel to transit from one state to another, i.e. from gray to white then back to gray.
But really, if you get down to researching monitors, you will know GTG is more of marketing gimmick because, in reality, that the shortest state of change as compared to black to white and back to black again (BTB). BTB just does look as impressive even though the number may be small and already may a good gaming display monitor. Anywho, now you know where to look if GTG matters to you.
LG UltraGear Nano IPS Gaming Monitor is offered in two models: a 38-inch curved variety (38GL950G) and a 27-inch version (27GL850). Common features include 144 Hz refresh rate, high screen resolutions (38GL950G: 3,480 x 1,600; 27GL850: 2,560 x 1,440), wide color gamut (DCI-P3 98 percent), 1.07B colors, supports NVIDIA G-SYNC, HDMI and DP, and USB 3.0 Hub.
The 38GL950G being the obvious range-topper further differentiate itself with overclockable refresh rate of up to 175 Hz, a brighter display (450 nits as opposed to 350 nits), supports VESA Display HDR 400 (HDR10 on the 27GL850), and Sphere Lighting 2.0, which are RGB lights on the back of the monitor that changes colors to match the onscreen action (think Razer Chroma).
At the time of this post, the 27GL850 is available for pre-order on Amazon and Best Buy, priced at $499.99 with shipping starting on August 9. As for the 38GL950G, its availability is unknown at this point as is the pricing.
Images: LG Electronics.