LG's 240 Hz UltraGear OLED Gaming Monitors Arrive Next Month, Starting at $999

LG UltraGear 45GR95QE
(Image credit: LG)

We first brought you news of the latest entry in LG's UltraGear family of monitors three weeks ago. At the time, the company announced the 27-inch 27GR95QE, which features an OLED panel and a fast 240 Hz refresh rate. At the time, the company didn't provide us with a shipping date but did say that the monitor would cost $999 in the United States.

Today, LG confirmed that the 27GR95QE will ship in early January 2023. The company also revealed that the flagship 45GR95QE, which we first heard about back in late August, will also arrive early next month, priced at $1,699.

LG UltraGear 45GR95QE

(Image credit: LG)

The two monitors' specs are remarkably similar, with the primary differences being screen size, resolution, and screen curvature (the 27GR95QE features a flat panel, while the 45GR95QE has an 800R curvature). The 27GR95QE's 27-inch panel features a QHD resolution (2560 x 1440) and the 45-inch 45GR95QE bumps that to WQHD (3440 x 1440). In addition, both monitors boast the same 240 Hz maximum refresh rate, 0.03 GtG response time, HDR10 support, 1,500,000:1 contrast ratio and 98.5 percent coverage of the DCI-P3 color space. The two monitors also are fully compatible with Nvidia G-Sync and AMD FreeSync Premium Adaptive-Sync technologies.

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LG UltraGear 27GR95QE and 45GR95QE Specifications
Row 0 - Cell 0 UltraGear 27GR95QEUltraGear 45GR95QE
Panel Type / BacklightOLEDOLED
Screen Size / Aspect Ratio27 inches / 21:945 inches / 21:9
Max Resolution & Refresh Rate2560x1440 @ 240 Hz3440x1440 @ 240 Hz
 FreeSync: 48-240 HzFreeSync: 48-240 Hz
 G-Sync CompatibleG-Sync Compatible
Native Color Depth & Gamut10-bit / DCI-P310-bit / DCI-P3
Response Time (GTG)0.03ms0.03ms
Brightness (mfr)200 cd/m² 200 cd/m²
Contrast (mfr)1,500,000:11,500,000:1
Video Inputs1x DisplayPort 1.41x DisplayPort 1.4
 2x HDMI 2.12x HDMI 2.1
Audio3.5mm headphone output3.5mm headphone output
USB 3.01x up, 2x down1x up, 2x down

Thanks to the use of an OLED panel, we can expect to see deep, inky blacks and excellent color representation. However, do keep in mind that while most display manufacturers use a glossy finish to make OLED panels "pop" even more (particularly on TVs), LG is using an anti-glare coating on the new UltraGear monitors to cut down on distracting reflections.

On the connectivity front, LG has you covered with both HDMI 2.1 (two ports) and DisplayPort 1.4 connectivity. You'll also find an onboard USB 3.0 hub and a 4-pole headphone jack with support for the DTS Headphone:X standard. The 27GR95QE and 45GR95QE also come with a remote control if you don't want to mess around with the OSD controls on the monitor.

LG UltraGear Pad

LG UltraGear Pad (Image credit: LG)

The LG UltraGear 27GR95QE and 45GR95QE are currently available for preorder direct from LG.com. In addition, customers who order during the preorder phase will also get a free UltraGear Gaming Pad, which has an MSRP of $199. Although that price is extremely high because even Razer's similarly sized Strider Chroma is "only" $130.

Both of LG's offerings have the potential to land on our Best Gaming Monitors list, so stay tuned for full reviews after we've had a chance to put these screens through our thorough testing.

Brandon Hill

Brandon Hill is a senior editor at Tom's Hardware. He has written about PC and Mac tech since the late 1990s with bylines at AnandTech, DailyTech, and Hot Hardware. When he is not consuming copious amounts of tech news, he can be found enjoying the NC mountains or the beach with his wife and two sons.

  • Makaveli
    The 27 inch model looks good.

    however 45 inch 3440x1440 is like 88ppi so no thanks.

    hopefully they will release a 34 inch model in the near future.
  • cknobman
    Price for the 45 with that low of a resolution is WAAAAAAY to high.
    Hard pass.
  • tennis2
    $1000 for a 27" monitor. Is this a joke? (compared to the 34" 21:9 OLEDs already available)

    200cm/m3....guess we need QD-OLED.
  • Makaveli
    tennis2 said:
    $1000 for a 27" monitor. Is this a joke? (compared to the 34" 21:9 OLEDs already available)

    200cm/m3....guess we need QD-OLED.

    to be fair that alienware model is not 240hz but I do agree its still overpriced.
  • JTWrenn
    I feel like reporting and reviews on these things should start also talking about profit margins. This all just feels rigged at this point to be ridiculous.
  • thestryker
    The prices on the LG OLED based monitors would be funny if they weren't so bad. I get that they're 240hz, but the 27" is carrying around a 30% price premium over the same thing in IPS.

    I really like the idea of an ultrawide with more height to it since 21:9 34" are the same height as 16:9 27". Previously the only choice was the 38" 24:10 panel from LG, but it's very expensive and I believe only two monitors used it (Alienware and LG, the latter having a poor warranty for the monitor market). Going all of the way to 45" is just way too much with 1440p resolution 40" would have been a much better size to shoot for (this would be roughly equivalent to 16:9 32"). I don't think boosting resolution is viable as it would end up being around 25% more pixels than 4k.
  • blacknemesist
    tennis2 said:
    $1000 for a 27" monitor. Is this a joke? (compared to the 34" 21:9 OLEDs already available)

    200cm/m3....guess we need QD-OLED.
    No joke, anything for a PC that is "PC specific" carries a premium as if it is a breakthrough in technology while TVs have been using that for years.
    One can argue the the response time is good and refresh rate is high but $1k almost gets you a G8 on black friday.
    The 200 cd is just dumb for a monitor that has also HDR as a selling feature.
    So glad I moved away from the QHD segment, nothing there is actually truely good except for the good old PG279Q, Rest in burn-in and scanlines my friend
  • anonymousdude
    I'm not sure why they think a 45 in UW is a good idea. That's basically the same width as a 48 in tv. So I don't see why you wouldn't just get an LG C2 48in and be done with it, especially given the price difference. Yes it's 240 hz, but who's gaming competitively on a monitor this size?

    The $1000 for the 27 in is also ridiculous. For $100-300 more you get one of the QD-OLED UWs. You lose 240hz, but ho many of us can actually tell the difference between 165/175 hz vs 240 hz? Then there's the matter of brightness, which from the 200cd/m2 rating they gave it and the lack of mention of peak brightness I think it's fairly safe to assume that the HDR performance is not going to be great.