LG Releasing Its First 4K HDMI 2.1 UltraGear Gaming Monitor in April

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LG is planning to release its first 4K HDMI 2.1 monitor, the UltraGear 4K UHD Nano IPS 27GP950, in April. The news comes from LG’s official UK Twitter account, which noted that its predecessor, the 27GN950, is being discontinued in March to make way for the updated model.

“[…] the latest stock that went to the retailers sold out really quickly, but more stock is being delivered at the end of this month,” a representative tweeted in response to a user who asked when the 27GN950 was going to be back in stock. “We have been advised, however, that in March, this monitor will be discontinued and replaced by the 27GP950 in April. We hope this helps!”

LG’s UltraGear 27GP950 was initially teased in a promotional brochure for last month’s all-virtual CES 2021 conference. The monitor appears to be mostly identical to the 27GN950 aside from its adoption of HDMI 2.1, which will enable welcome gaming features such as Variable Refresh Rate (VRR), Auto Low Latency Mode (ALLM), and Quick Frame Transport (QFT). It can also be overclocked to 160 Hz.

“The 27-inch UltraGear 4K UHD monitor (model 27GP950) facilitates fast, fluid gameplay with a rapid refresh rate of 144Hz, overclockable to 160Hz,” LG confirmed in a press release. “It also supports HDMI 2.1 Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) for fluid images and enables users to enjoy exhilarating 4K gaming at up to 120Hz on both PCs and the latest generation of consoles. Adding to the premier gaming performance of 27GP950 is LG’s hardware calibration, which allows the monitor’s Nano IPS display to reproduce colors that are both exceptionally accurate and incredibly vibrant.”

Tsing Mui
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