The LG 32UD99 is Now Selling: A 4K HDR Monitor With Premium UHD TV Specs
Stephan Jukic – April 16, 2017
That’s right, LG’s highly anticipated 32 inch 32UD99 4K HDR monitor is now available for pre-order from an assortment of retailers, including Amazon.com for a price tag of $999.99 and a promised shipping date of near the end of April. This may seem like a steep price for a 4K UHD monitor with a 32 inch display but in the case of LG’s brand new UD99, what you get for your money is one truly stunning piece of genuinely cutting-edge 4K PC display technology. Let’s take a quick look.
While 4K UHD monitors and even 4K monitors with superb color performance specs are nothing new, full HDR display specs and DCI-P3 wide color gamut coverage in a PC monitor of any kind are extremely new display specs. The 32UD99 has these fully locked down, right to the point where it can almost be called a sort of mini 4K HDR TV. The UD99 even supports viewing of 4K HDR entertainment content on your PC, assuming the PC itself comes with the right internal hardware and specs as well.
Thus, for your arguably steep $999.99 pre-order price, the UD99 32 inch display will deliver 95% DCI-P3 wide color gamut support, HDR10 support in its display and the bonus of support for AMD FreeSync technology, for users who want to use this large 4K rig as a screen for 4K computer gaming.
Other specs of the UD99 monitor include a native resolution of 3840 x 2160 pixels, 10-bit color support for a total of 1.07 billion RGB color values (part of this monitor’s HDR10 color support specs) and coverage of a solid 100% or more of the more conventional sRGB color space as well. The 32UD99 is an IPS monitor with a consequently excellent range of viewing angles being possible without losing contrast or color vibrancy and comes with a native refresh rate of 60Hz. The AMD FreeSync technology in this PC display however offers frame-rate synchronization for much lower speeds during gaming. This is done via one of the 32UD99’s DisplayPort ports.
We should also note that the 32UD99 delivers a rather strong peak brightness of 500 nits, rivaling what most 4K HDR TVs today are capable of, with sustained brightness of 350 nits and as an IPS monitor comes with a respectable response time of 5 milliseconds, which is good enough for most gamers.
LG has essentially designed this piece of PC display hardware for a range of convenient consumer applications, so gamers, office professionals and graphic design pros all have reasons to be interested in the 32UD99. With its HDR10 specs, the monitor naturally produces some truly broad and vibrant color support for design work while its inclusion of AMD FreeSync means great 4K gaming support. The price of less than $1000 also makes this display ´potentially attractive to office users who want superb visual specs but without spending a fortune on them. The HDR specs of the UD99 will also make it quite a stunner t handling assorted sources of HDR video for anyone who watches them through their PC.
The connectivity ports of the 32UD99 are also robustly packed in and made with 4K content viewing from even sources like Netflix in mind. This display thus comes with dual HDMI 2.0a ports with HDCP 2.2 content copy protection integration. It also has a single DisplayPort 1.2 socket and one USB-C port for video inputs and fast charging of other devices like laptops and phones. There are even dual 5 watt speakers built into the UD99 for some more or less decent native audio power.
As we said, the LG 32UD99 is now retailing for pre-order from assorted vendors, most notable among them being amazon.com and B&H.
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