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LG 38GL950G-B Review

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Despite a low contrast ratio and a reasonably limited stand, the LG 38GL950G-B still impressed users with its wide viewing angles, rapid response time, high refresh rate, and decent black levels.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The LG 38GL950G-B display is a top-tier 38-inch ultrawide monitor released in 2019 that promises to deliver outstanding gaming performance. The curved 38-inch Nano IPS display features an impressive 1ms response time to eliminate motion blur, a high color accuracy for sharp pictures, and a 175Hz variable refresh rate to keep screen tearing at bay.

The gaming monitor features native G Sync and FreeSync compatibility, offering support for both Nvidia and AMD graphic cards. Its 38-inch screen is slightly larger than the LG 34GP83A-B’s 34-inch display, giving a wider field of view, and more screen real estate for increased productivity. Read through this LG 38GL950G-B review to find out what else it has in store and see if it’s got what it takes to rank among the top ranked computer monitors in the market.

Consensus

our Verdict

The LG 38GL950G-B display is a great choice for gamers and professionals alike. It offers wide viewing angles, a high refresh rate, and a fast response time. However, its contrast ratio and stand are a bit lacking. It also has decent black levels and a stylish gaming design, but no local dimming feature. Consider all the pros and cons before making your decision.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Rapid response time & low input lag make it ideal for gaming
  • G-Sync support & FreeSync compatibility
  • High color accuracy
  • Good viewing angles
  • Decent brightness levels

Reason to Avoid

  • The stand has limited adjustability
  • Low contrast ratio
  • No local dimming
  • Mediocre black uniformity

LG 38GL950G-B Specs

Display TypeLED
HDMI Inputs1
Max Resolution3840 x 1600
Panel TypePanel TypeIPS
Refresh Rate144 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time1 ms
Screen size38"

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