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LG 38WN95C-W Review

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Wide viewing angles, Thunderbolt 3 support, fast response time, and high peak brightness impressed reviewers. They liked it for both work and gaming. Sadly, it has a low contrast ratio, poor HDR, and bad local dimming.

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Product Snapshot

Overview

The LG 38WN95C-W is the brand’s top-tier model released in 2020. It promises to deliver a sharper picture than other top-tier models thanks to its excellent coverage of the sRGB color space and fantastic color gradient. Thanks to its high SDR and HDR peak brightness, it’s also much brighter than its competitor, the Dell U3818DW. It’s an excellent monitor for graphic designers working on projects where color accuracy is critical. In addition, the LG 38WN95C-W supports HDR, has a durable and adjustable stand, and has a Thunderbolt 3 port. Keep reading our LG 38WN95C-W review, and don’t forget to check out the best computer monitors available now.

Consensus

our Verdict

The LG 38WN95C-W has a lot going for it – wide viewing angles, Thunderbolt 3 support, a great response time, and high peak brightness. It’s a great choice for both work and gaming. But it’s not perfect – the contrast ratio is low, HDR is underwhelming, and the local dimming feature isn’t great.

ReasonS to Buy

  • Wide Viewing Angles
  • Thunderbolt 3 Support
  • Fantastic Response Time
  • High Peak Brightness

Reason to Avoid

  • Low Contrast Ratio
  • Underwhelming HDR
  • Bad Local Dimming Feature

LG 38WN95C-W Specs

Display TypeLCD
HDMI Inputs2
HDR FormatYes
Max Resolution3840 x 1600
Panel TypePanel TypeIPS
Refresh Rate144 Hz
Response TimeResponse Time1 ms
Screen size38"
Sync TechnologySync TechnologyAMD FreeSync Premium, G-Sync

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Test Results

Brightness (nits)475.6667
Contrast Ratio (as ratio, x:1)945.5
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 xy)94.0333
Color Gamut/Accuracy % (DCI P3 uv)0
Color Gamut % (Adobe RGB Coverage xy)85.6
Color Gamut % (sRGB Coverage xy)99.2333
Color Gamut % (Rec. 2020 Coverage xy)69.4
Color Gamut % (Rec. 709 Coverage xy)0
Input Lag (ms)9.3
Response Time (ms)3.9
Reflections % (Total Reflections)6.4
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Left)42
Horizontal Viewing Angle (Washout Right)41
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Above)32
Vertical Viewing Angle (Washout Below)31

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True Score

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  • Rtings
    103.4

    Category Trust Rating

    78
    The LG UltraWide 38WN95C has a lot of appeal: whether you’re wanting to upgrade your… Read More

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  • Trusted Reviews
    81.47

    Category Trust Rating

    70
    LG’s panel looks great, has good features, and has the colour accuracy, uniformity and contrast… Read More

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    David Nield
  • Expert Reviews UK
    51.58

    Category Trust Rating

    100
    The LG 38WN95C-W is a great overall monitor. It’s very good for office use or… Read More

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  • T3
    25.91

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    The LG UltraWide 38WN95C is a 38in curved monitor with an impressive specs sheet and… Read More

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