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In terms of sheer screen real estate, this is without a doubt the largest monitor I have ever used. Not only did I have to re-arrange my desk a bit to get this monster to fit, but the way I’ve used some of my applications has changed as well. I find myself leaving applications windowed more often now, so I can stack multiple beside each other as I work. It’s awesome being able to have 3, maybe 4, applications open at a time.
The curve on the screen is just enough to allow you to view the edges of the screen without any strain. Though if you’re coming from a standard 16:9 monitor, it’ll take a minute to get used to turning your head to view some content. Seriously. The stand is extremely sturdy, and can easily adjust up and down, as well as tilt forward and back. Taking a look at the I/O for this monitor, you’ll find 2 USB 3.0 downstream ports, a single USB 3.0 upstream port, HDMI, DisplayPort, and a headphone jack. If your computer supports it, I highly recommend using the DisplayPort connection with this monitor.
Through HDMI, you’ll get a resolution of 2560x1080 at 60Hz; but through DisplayPort, you’ll get that same resolution at 144Hz as well as the ability to turn on OverClock for 166Hz. G-Sync is also only available over DisplayPort; and that’s where this monitor really shines. After all, this is a Gaming Monitor, and it’s that 144Hz refresh rate coupled with G-Sync that create the one-two punch.
Now, I’ve said before that I’m not a huge gamer, but it’s one of my 2018 resolutions to start playing some more, and this monitor is making it easy for me to accomplish that. Granted, I haven’t yet played any racing games on it, but the difference playing Destiny 2 was noticeable. Everything looks that much more polished, and the reduced motion blur has me hooked on G-Sync. Diablo III even looks that much better thanks to the Black Stabilizer setting, which helps provide more clarity in dark environments.
From the Ultrafine to the Ultrawide, LG has a solid track record in the monitor space. I spend most of my day in front of a screen, and I want whatever I’m staring at the provide the best experience possible; and in my opinion, LG has knocked it out of the park time and time again.
But what do you guys think? Are you currently rocking an ultrawide? If you are, how are you utilizing all of that screen real estate? Are there any games out there I should play as part of my 2018 resolution?
Thanks again for watching, and I’ll see you next time.