Buyers Remorse - I picked the WRONG time to upgrade...

  • Published: 07 August 2019
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    I recently upgraded my home gaming display to the ASUS PG35Q, but when I saw the LG 38GL950G, I realized that I may have made a HUGE (or some might say an ULTRAWIDE) mistake...

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Comments • 4 731

  • StarDust
    StarDust  7 hours back

    Very first world problem he can't decide which $2k monitor he like oh :(

    "I picked the WRONG time to upgrade" but i was WRONG im gonna keep it.

    • • iSRMyers •
      • iSRMyers •  9 hours back

      why would u even turn on motion blur, it is so bad and not pleasing to look at

      • SINッ
        SINッ  23 hours back

        I was focusing on the cat instead of the actual video

        • GaminSlime
          GaminSlime  1 days back

          Is no one gonna talk about the cat at 2:40 lol

          • sirnicolas21
            sirnicolas21  2 days back

            cat trying to handle knife FTW

            • Derrick Williams
              Derrick Williams  3 days back

              Thumbs up for awesome monitors. Thumbs down for seamless butt.

              • LpAntorax
                LpAntorax  6 days back

                Interested in the LG, Amazon says its unavailable, just the freesync ones are there :C

                • kasa
                  kasa  6 days back

                  My life is complete when we get 4k UW monitors with 10bit colors, HDR and hardware that can run games at full settings 100+ FPS.

                  • tinostarks
                    tinostarks  6 days back

                    damn, these are new TV price...

                    • Mr Mysterious
                      Mr Mysterious  6 days back

                      Just purchased the monitor and pleasantly surprised!

                      • ninja cookie
                        ninja cookie  7 days back

                        are we just not gonna talk about his cable management

                        • Marena Anosova
                          Marena Anosova  1 weeks back

                          what's the best gaming monitor?????

                          • Julien Lauzon
                            Julien Lauzon  1 weeks back

                            its impossible that no one else reviewed it ! its already avaible !

                            • Farar Rarara
                              Farar Rarara  1 weeks back

                              still waiting for those elusive 144hz 1440p ultrawide oled lg gaming ultragear series, hopefully next year.

                              • kikolefou
                                kikolefou  1 weeks back

                                Where can we buy this monitor? It's been a couple of months I'm waiting for it and no where to find?

                                • Flying Pizza
                                  Flying Pizza  1 weeks back

                                  Who else saw the cat at 1:32

                                  • NoNoobOunly
                                    NoNoobOunly  2 weeks back

                                    Let's have a talk about the msi optix mpg341cqr? I want to upgrade and this monitor looks perfect for me...
                                    what is the raking on the monitor?

                                    • Will Greer
                                      Will Greer  2 weeks back

                                      weird but what's that chair? need that color

                                      • Ghazwan Alqaisy
                                        Ghazwan Alqaisy  2 weeks back

                                        is that an IPS panel? they usually turn into a circus show with local dimming

                                        • Matthew Griffin
                                          Matthew Griffin  2 weeks back

                                          2400$ for a monitor Linus... u make me sick...:-( omg.... ASUS swift is expensive

                                          • Stefan Etienne The Verge Representative

                                            Must be cheap if you get it for free linus

                                            • Maui Chris
                                              Maui Chris  2 weeks back

                                              is this monitor ever going to be released?

                                              • Julien Lauzon
                                                Julien Lauzon  2 weeks back

                                                its avaible !!!!! gosh cant wait to play

                                                • Plugged In
                                                  Plugged In  2 weeks back

                                                  Still waiting for this monitor to release.

                                                  My experience with LG has been nothing but excellent. A direct contrast to both Acer and Asus. I don’t even want to begin how Acer is outright thieves.

                                                  I have 3 OLED TVs that have been amazing from A to Z. Their support is excellent and I even have their washer driers. All top notch.

                                                  I would love to have only LG displays and have been waiting for them to release something like this.

                                                  • Ace Strife
                                                    Ace Strife  2 weeks back

                                                    Still no way to buy this monitor months later.

                                                    • John Joe
                                                      John Joe  2 weeks back

                                                      I just bought my helios 300 and loved it at first but it did not read my new samsung ssd or my xbox controller after trying everything. Some software issues and now im going to return it.

                                                      • Rommie Samboski
                                                        Rommie Samboski  2 weeks back

                                                        The only reason why Linus does not get stick for his lame content is his handsome good looks. Imagine an ugly fat slob doing this.

                                                        • flowers hancock
                                                          flowers hancock  2 weeks back

                                                          great vid

                                                          • Dante Legacy
                                                            Dante Legacy  3 weeks back

                                                            I bought the Asus Rog one and I am super happy with the monitor. Games that support HDR look amazing. I would recommend to have a 2080ti to pair with it. Definitely worth it.

                                                            • Jewalify Official
                                                              Jewalify Official  3 weeks back

                                                              Omg Linus has TF2 on his desktop. He knows the way

                                                              • Wallace Hardiner
                                                                Wallace Hardiner  3 weeks back

                                                                Can someone tell me what kind of chair Linus is using? I would like to buy

                                                                • shokxtube
                                                                  shokxtube  3 weeks back


                                                                  • Greg Christie
                                                                    Greg Christie  3 weeks back

                                                                    Maybe you should have done a split screen side by side comparison especially when comparing the brightness and motion blur etc.

                                                                    • curmudgeon
                                                                      curmudgeon  3 weeks back

                                                                      I'm just here for the cat

                                                                      • Jinto117
                                                                        Jinto117  3 weeks back

                                                                        It's been three months since this video and that damn monitor is no where to be seen at any online retailer. Not to mention, next to nobody else has reviewed this monitor on youtube. WTF...

                                                                        • 3DFX
                                                                          3DFX  3 weeks back

                                                                          Got a feeling these fresh new monitors are beeing to much in the development at the moment, to much is happening, to much new technology is coming out. Example Nec has developed a new display standard (called: Direct LED) that can show trillion colors per pixel that is yet to be released.. Ithink its advisable to hold of buying maby 1-2 years more if you dont have to buy at once. Then again you can always say that before every single purchase. But you have been warned & a normal 27 inch screen is still good enough for most occasions if you dont wanna waste all your cash right now & just have to have somthing that works for your new system at the moment before this new display type arrives (and get to a more realistic pricing if you can wait) Plus its bigger chance most of the child sickness like ghosting, input lag etcetera may be gone, and ull more likely get 200 hz, freesync/gsync perhaps on the new Direct LED based monitor! 👍

                                                                          • Shajirr
                                                                            Shajirr  3 weeks back

                                                                            The LG 38GL950G monitor doesn't seem to be available on any Amazon site, needless to say none of them in my country local shops either.

                                                                            • Shabadoo Shabadoo
                                                                              Shabadoo Shabadoo  3 weeks back

                                                                              Whenever I watch Linus' videos about $4000.00 monitors, it just makes me glad that I never upgraded past 60hz. I know if I did I wouldn't be able to go back and then id have to pay these terrible prices. Plus I still own teh noobs anyways so I can't justify it.

                                                                              • Satanspy
                                                                                Satanspy  3 weeks back

                                                                                This is now only appearing in canadian stores 3 months later and costing $2350 lol

                                                                                • Farar Rarara
                                                                                  Farar Rarara  3 weeks back

                                                                                  hdr is only work in oled panel, still waiting for illusive 144hz ultrawide 1440p oled monitor, hopefully next years comes out.

                                                                                  • dv6426ca
                                                                                    dv6426ca  4 weeks back

                                                                                    9:20 "this looks alright" as he points to Laras chest when hes talking about HDR haha

                                                                                    • The Glow Cloud
                                                                                      The Glow Cloud  4 weeks back

                                                                                      imagine spending $2500 on a monitor just for gayming. silly bugmen lol

                                                                                      • Drakeziel Mathis
                                                                                        Drakeziel Mathis  4 weeks back

                                                                                        This is the one I need!

                                                                                        • Jscott033
                                                                                          Jscott033  4 weeks back

                                                                                          At 2:50 i thought he was going to flex like whoa.

                                                                                          • Alex Shiva Botez
                                                                                            Alex Shiva Botez  4 weeks back

                                                                                            Shadow of the Tom Raider. get it...?


                                                                                            • Half Nuked
                                                                                              Half Nuked  4 weeks back

                                                                                              why even bother with HDR400? it's not HDR
                                                                                              hopefully asus will do their own version of this monitor that isn't half arsed

                                                                                              • Alvaritowashere
                                                                                                Alvaritowashere  4 weeks back

                                                                                                You said in this video that the monitor dp 1.4 but others sites are saying it has dp 1.2, so witch is it...

                                                                                                • Protagonaut
                                                                                                  Protagonaut  4 weeks back

                                                                                                  YOUTUBE: WE'RE NOT BLIND, BRING BACK SMALL ICONS.
                                                                                                  YOUTUBE: WE'RE NOT BLIND, BRING BACK SMALL ICONS.