LG announces new HDR 4K and 5K monitors ahead of CES 2018. REUTERS/Lee Jae-Won

LG has announced upgraded models to its monitor lineup with 5K resolution and HDR support. LG’s new 2018 monitors will be introduced during CES 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada which kicks off on Jan. 7, 2018.

LG 32-Inch 4K UHD 32UK950

LG 32UK950
LG's new 32-inch 4K monitor comes with HDR600 support and Thunderbolt 3. LG Electronics

The first upgraded model is the 32-inch 4K UHD LG 32UK950 which features LG’s advanced Nano IPS technology. LG claims that this will greatly enhance the “intensity and purity” of colors on the screen to provide users with a more accurate viewing experience.

This 2018 LG monitor is also able to display 98 percent of the DCI-P3 color gamut, which makes it ideal for users that consume a lot of media and are looking for better color reproduction. This model also supports HDR through HDR600, which has a range of peak brightness of 600 candela.

The LG 32UK950 also comes with the first Thunderbolt 3 display dock that supports 4K daisy chaining, which lets users setup dual 4K monitors. The built-in Thunderbolt 3 port also lets users connect to laptops, transmit 4K content with sound and charge other 60W laptops.

LG 34-inch UltraWide 5K 34WK95U

The second 2018 monitor that LG introduced is the UltraWide 34WK95U. Like the 32-inch model, this uses the same Nano IPS technology, along with HDR support with HDR600. The difference here is that this model comes with a 5K resolution (5,120 x ,2160) display and with a 21:9 UltraWide aspect ratio.

The UltraWide aspect ratio should provide users with extra screen real estate, which is highly recommended for those who are rigorous multitaskers. The display is specifically for programmers, developers and video editors.

LG 34WK95U
LG's new 34-inch monitor comes with a 5K resolution Nano IPS display and a 21:9 aspect ratio. LG Electronics

The LG UltraWide 34WK95U also comes with a Thunderbolt 3 port like the 32-inch 4K model. However, the Thunderbolt 3 port on the 43-inch model is also able to transmit content in 5K resolution at 60Hz through a single cable.

“Most of us spend hundreds of hours in front of monitors every month, yet it's one of the least likely products to get upgraded when higher productivity is desired,” LG Electronics USA head of product marketing Tim Alessi said. “With these latest premium monitors from LG, we wanted to communicate that LG is committed to delivering the best possible screen resolution and user experience for any workspace.

Neither one of these displays was designed for gaming, but LG says that it will show off a brand new monitor specifically for gamers at CES 2018. The gaming monitor (model 34GK950G) comes with a 34-inch QHD display with the Nano IPS technology and will support NVIDIA’s G-Sync technology, according to Engadget.

All of the new 2018 monitors that LG announced do not have pricing or information on availability just yet. LG will most likely announce those details at CES 2018. Given that these are high-end premium monitors, potential buyers should expect expensive price tags.