The LG UltraGear 45GR95QE is one of the best gaming monitors on the market. It commands an equally high MSRP of $1699.99, but for Amazon Prime Day we are seeing it for the lowest price ever. Amazon, however, isn’t the one discounting this monitor. In fact, they don’t even have it in stock at the moment. You’ll have to get this deal through Best Buy and only during their Black Friday in July Sale.
LG UltraGear 45GR95QE 45″ 3440×1440 Curved 0.3ms 240Hz G-SYNC OLED Gaming Monitor for $1299.99 (was originally $1700)
The 45GR95QE is a very large 45″ monitor with a 3440×1440 resolution and a very aggressive 800R curve for maximum immersion. Even though it’s not 4K, it’s still very sharp and detailed in games, media content, and just all around general purpose usage. The WQHD resolution is less taxing on GPUs as well, so you can get by with something like a GeForce RTX 3080 or RTX 4070. Unlike the OLED TVs which have quite a bit of reflection and glare from their glossy displays, the 45GR95QE features an anti-glare with low reflection coating that’s typical of gaming monitors.
The best thing about the 45GR95QE is, of course, the OLED panel. OLEDs blows away any IPS, VA, or TN monitor in terms of HDR, black levels and color rendition, and LG has several generations of OLED releases under its belt. Unlike the LG OLED TVs, which are capped at 120Hz, the 45GR95QE boasts a blazing fast 0.3ms response time (typical of OLEDs), and 240Hz refresh rate. It’s also both G-SYNC and FreeSync certified and, unlike the OLED TVs, have both an HDMI 2.1 and a DisplayPort 1.4 input for more flexible connectivity options. Both options support up to 240Hz refresh rate with VRR.
There are some other welcome features that you’d only find in a gaming monitor as opposed to a TV that’s been converted to a monitor, like an FPS counter, a crosshair overlay, and a stand that offers height, tilt and swivel adjustments. A 45″ monitor will still look pretty gigantic on your desk, though.
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