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The best ultrawide monitors of CES 2020
CES 2020 in Las Vegas is now history. One of the highlights of the tech trade show was seeing new and upcoming PC monitors. However, the ultrawide monitor sub-category had some great new additions shown as well. Let’s take a quick look at the best ultrawide monitors of CES 2020.
Acer Predator X38
The Acer Predator X38 monitor will give gamers and content creators lots of room. It has a 37.5-inch, 3,840 x 1,600 resolution display. It also has a 2300R curve that offers more immersion when playing PC games. In addition, it has VESA DisplayHDR 400 certification, along with Delta E <1 color accuracy and 98% DCI-P3 color gamut coverage. This allows the monitor to offer the best crisp colors.
The Predator X38 supports up to a 175Hz overclock refresh rate, and Nvidia’s G-Sync for a smoother gaming experience. There’s also an HDMI 2.0, a DisplayPort 1.4, and four USB 3.0 ports. Finally, the monitor has two built-in 7W speakers. The Acer Predator X38 will go on sale in April for $2,399.
Samsung Odyssey G7 and G9
Samsung went all in this year, showing off no less than three of ultrawide displays at the show. The Samsung Odyssey G7 comes in 27-inch and 32-inch versions. Both have 16:9 aspect ratios, with a 2,560 × 1,440 resolution, and a 1000R curvature. It also has a high 240Hz refresh rate for a smoother experience while playing PC games.
However, if you really want a huge and immersive experience, the Samsung Odyssey G9 is for you. It has a massive 49-inch 5,120×1,440 display with a 32:9 aspect ratio and a 1000R curvature. It also has a 240Hz refresh rate.
Even the rear panel of the Odyssey G9 is cool looking. The white futuristic panel has a middle lighting core with support for up to 52 colors and five lighting effect options.
Both the Samsung Odyssey G7 and G9 support both NVIDIA’s G-Sync and AMD’s FreeSync 2 graphics tech, for better PC gaming. Both also support Quantum dot technology for better color reproductions. The monitors are expected to launch in the second quarter of 2020. Pricing has yet to be revealed.
The LG 38WN95C-W ultrawide monitor has a big 38-inch 3,840 x 1,600 IPS resolution display. The 21:9 panel has a 144Hz refresh rate and supports NVIDIA’s G-Sync tech. The screen covers 98% of the DCI P3 color gamut.
Related: The best G-Sync monitors for NVIDIA-powered PC gaming
In terms of ports, it has two HDMI ports, one DisplayPort, and two USB ports. Perhaps the most interesting thing about this monitor is that it supports Thunderbolt 3 connections. That means Mac PC owners should think about getting this big display. Pricing and a release date for the LG 38WN95C-W ultrawide monitor have yet to be revealed, but we would expect this to be pricey.
MSI Optix MAG342CQR
The MSI Optix MAG342CQR is a 1000R curved ultrawide monitor. The 34-inch display has a 3,440 x 1,440 resolution for its 21:9 aspect ratio. It also has a 144Hz refresh rate along with 125% sRGB color coverage.
This monitor should go on sale later this year, but we don’t have a specific release date yet. We also don’t know the price for this MSI Optix MAG342CQR monitor, but it should be on the expensive side.
The MSI MEG381CQR is an even bigger ultrawide monitor, with a 38-inch size. It’s an IPS panel with a 144Hz rate and a 2300R curve with a resolution of 3,840 x 1,600. However, the most interesting thing about this monitor is that it has a small secondary screen.
This second display is an OLED screen on the bottom left side of the main display’s bezel. It’s been made to give users quick information they may need. Office workers could use the second screen to get a quick look at the current weather. Gamers could get in-game info, like their health bar, with the second screen. You can also see info on your PC’s current clock speed or your main monitor’s refresh rate. In addition, the smaller display has a dial on the left side. You can turn it change system settings on the fly.
The MSI MEG381CQR should be out late this year. No price was revealed, but with its size and second screen, it won’t be cheap.
Those were the best ultrawide monitors of CES 2020. Will you be picking up one of these big, and expensive, displays for your office or PC game room this year?