Rated 5 out of
A beast of a monitor that delivers
I have been using dual monitors for a long time now. Started with smaller monitors and ultimately moved up to dual 27" monitors that I now have at both my office and at home. I've been rocking dual LG 27UD69P monitors for many years now and love them When I got the chance to get LG's 40" 40WP95C curved IPS non-touchscreen monitor I jumped at the opportunity.
In the box is the monitor, a desktop stand which is perfect for me, cables (HDMI, Thunderbolt, DisplayPort, USB-C), and the power cord that doesn't have the typical brick. Setting up the ergo stand was simple, and so was locking in the monitor to the VESA mount. There are a few key specs to consider. For gamers, the 72hz refresh rate with FreeSync may not be optimal (I don't game on the PC). It has a 5 ms response time. The maximum brightness is 300nits which may not be the best in some situations (no issue in my setting). Contrast ratio is 1000:1.
The main use of a monitor for me for work running multiple programs with the need for many windows open. I also watch a lot of YouTube videos as well browse the internet and use social media. I also do video editing as a hobby. For my testing I used HDMI, but I know Thunderbolt has its advantages and over time will be experimenting with that. I know there is software to split windows but I'm old school and prefer to do so manually.
The screen is certainly immersive. Even though there isn't as much real estate as dual 27's, the curved form looks better than two angled flat monitors. The first test run I did was work related. I had multiple programs running - Chrome, QuickBooks, Excel, Word. The biggest advantage was not having to drag a window from one monitor to another which has a delay. Manipulating multiple windows on this beast was effortless. I did some minor tweaking to settings, and the fonts were crisp and clear. I moved onto YouTube to watch some videos. Such a pleasure with a larger monitor. I noticed no video lag, and it looked great. I found the colors to be natural and not over saturated. I never use monitor speakers but I did give them a listen. They are decent for a monitor, but I'm spoiled with my personal PC sound setup.
Bottom line is I would definitely recommend this monitor. I am considering getting a second one to run duals.
Date published: 2022-06-15
Rated 5 out of
Large crisp screen
This 40 inch curved ultrawide monitor from LG has been a gamechanger.
I've been using this monitor for two weeks and it has been the best monitor I have ever used.
The 5k resolution makes everything crisp and the IPS technology means every viewing angle is great. The internal speakers and multitude of ports make this monitor essentially a hub. You can connect your mouse, keyboard, webcam, and all accessories to the monitor and then connect a single USB-C cable to your laptop and everything just works.
The large screen makes work with multiple windows so easy. I often work with 3 excel sheets on 3 different monitors, but after switching to the 40 inch ultrawide, I can work on a single monitor and have all my screens open.
I highly recommend this monitor to anyone I know.
Date published: 2022-06-14
Rated 5 out of
A GAME changer!
First off, this beauty surprises you with an extremely large package. I love how easy it was to unpack by myself, you do not need a second person to help, and setup. There are two pieces that make up the stand, the legs and the stand. At the bottom of the legs are a tool-less screw which attaches to the stand and then you just slide the stand to the back of the monitor. Boom, you’re setup in less than 1 minute. Seriously, it’s impressive.
This monitor has been extremely good to me for productivity, I love having an all-in-one solution for me to play games or have both of my computers connected. Right now I am working on mounting my other “gaming” monitor which is the LG C1 48”, and I’ll be using this to handle all of my productivity while streaming, editing or attempting to create content. It is bright, beautiful, the IPS panel has some consistent viewing angles and colors are accurate for those that do photography or color grade.
Overall, this has been such a unique transition into what I feel is a game changer for my uses. Love this monitor.
Date published: 2022-06-10