LG's new UltraGear monitor will take your game to the next level

LG first announced the existence of its new 34GK950G 34-inch gaming monitor late last year, but we haven't seen a whole lot more information on it since then. Now we know everything there is to know as LG plans to officially unveil it during IFA 2018 in Berlin. We now know, for instance, that it will be called UltraGear, as opposed to other monitors called UltraWide (opens in new tab) or UltraFine (opens in new tab).

The screen will feature a 3440x1440 pixel resolution, 21:9 aspect ratio, and "Nano" IPS technology for enhanced picture quality. It will have Nvidia's G-Sync technology to reduce screen tearing and come with a 100Hz refresh rate natively that can be overclocked to 120Hz.

The monitor does not have an official price or release date yet, but at CEBIT 2018, another European tech show, it was revealed to be priced around the equivalent of $1,400 and set to be released in October. Those facts could still change, however. If you can't wait that long, LG has some pretty excellent 34-inch displays (opens in new tab) out there already that also won't cost you nearly as much.

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  • It probably looks amazing but I don't know if I can justify dropping $1000+ on a monitor.
  • a monitor can't be THAT much hard to make vs a TV. If I can get a 43" 4K HDR 60Hz Samsung for $245 there is no way that a monitor cost $1200 more to make.
    You can literally have 1-2 display port inputs, no need for speakers or audio (no one is going to use it anyways) so the cost is literally: Panel, plastic enclosure, and power supply...
    Monitor makers need to wake up. I switched to that 43" Samsung panel as my monitor. Not going back to a puny 27" again. 34"-38" is 'okay' (still a bit small at 34") The 43" Samsung looks absolutely gorgeous and it has a glossy display which I love.
  • Agreed, I'd say TVs costs more to manufacture as they require tuners/receivers/decoders built in
  • Monitor screens are SIGNIFICANTLY better than TV screens. Like chalk and cheese different. They are designed for professional grade colour correction and the like, they have lower response times and have other features like G-Sync and stuff.