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LG’s new ultrawide curved gaming monitor boasts a 49-inch panel with 240Hz refresh rate

LG is back with another impressive ultrawide monitor. With a 32:9 49-inch panel, HDR and a 240Hz refresh rate, the LG 49GR85DC-B offers many of the features gamers will be looking for. 

Packing a 49-inch curved (1000R) VA panel with 240Hz refresh rate, 1ms G2G response time and 5120×1440 resolution, the LG 49GR85DC-B has everything you need out of a gaming monitor. The display uses a 10-bit panel that can cover up to 95% of the DCI-P3 gamut. Typical brightness is rated at 450 nits, but it can peak at 1000 nits in HDR content, as shown by the VESA DisplayHDR 1000 certification. As is common for VA panels, the typical contrast ratio is decent, sitting at 2500:1.

The LG 49GR85DC-B supports AMD Freesync Premium Pro, so you can avoid screen tear while gaming. Other features of the monitor include PiP and PbP picture modes, Black Stabilizer, Color Weakness mode, gaming-oriented overlays, reader mode, flicker-free technology, auto input switch, VRR and HDR10 support, HDR effect, and Dynamic Action Sync.

The monitor comes factory-calibrated, ensuring acceptable colour accuracy right out of the box. Connectivity inputs include 2x HDMI ports, a DisplayPort, a 4-pole (audio+mic) jack, and 2x USB-A 3.0 interfaces. In addition, it supports the DTS HP:X standard. The included stand offers good ergonomics, including tilt, swivel and height adjustment, but there's support for a VESA 100×100 monitor arm if you prefer. Lastly, the monitor has a mouse holder behind the stand and customisable hexagon-shaped RGB lighting strips on the back of the monitor.

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KitGuru says: Considering the feature set it packs, the LG 49GR85DC-B seems to rival the Samsung Odyssey G9. In fact, the specs of both monitors are basically the same. We wouldn't be surprised if they packed the same panel.

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