How much choice can you expect if you’re looking for a 240Hz OLED screen with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels or more? If you’re guessing “three,” you’d be right, because ultra-fast OLED screens are kind of thin. A few will come, all with the same panels from manufacturer LG. However, the first that was available did not come from LG, but from Corsair. We reviewed the Xeneon Flex at the beginning of this year, and in addition to speed and the OLED panel, it was distinguished by its adjustable curvature.
LG also released the same panel, but without the adjustable curvature, under its UltraGear logo. So, the LG UltraGear 45GR95QE has a 45-inch OLED panel with a minimum refresh rate of 240Hz. The ultrawide 21:9 screen is clearly aimed at gamers, and to help with that goal, the screen is curved. And when we say curved, then you might think of a slight curvature of the 1300R or something close to that. You’d be wrong, because this UltraGear has an 800R curvature. It doesn’t get any more curvature than that, and whether you like it or not, it gets automatically absorbed into the screen.
This screen will cost you just under 1,800 euros, slightly less than the Xeneon screen. If this is too much for you, you can also choose the younger brother. The UltraGear 27GR95QE also has an LG OLED panel on board, but one of 26.5 inches in the normal 16:9 aspect ratio. The refresh rate is quite high at 240Hz, and that goes for the vertical resolution as well: it’s 1440p. Since the smaller screen has a normal aspect ratio, the horizontal resolution is only 2650 pixels. The screen is also not curved and the price is much lower, around 1150 euros.
We have both monitors in our test lab and see how they perform in practice. We also compare the screens to other OLED screens, including of course Corsair’s Xeneon Flex. Are these ultra-fast gaming monitors worth the price, or are you better off reaching for LCDs?
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