LG announces curved ultra-wide monitors for 2015

LG announces curved ultra-wide monitors for 2015

LG today announced two of its new curved ultra-wide monitors and a new ultra-wide gaming monitor. All the three new monitors will be showcased at the forthcoming coming CES in Las Vegas next week and will be available for sale in 2015.

First one in the series of its new monitors is LG 34UC97 curved graphic monitor with 21:9 aspect ratio and 3440 x 1440 pixels (QHD) resolution. This new monitor is touted as the world’s first curved 34-inch monitor with an extensive screen which is especially designed for creative professionals to edit images or videos or design new graphics using its sRGB color space. The monitor comes with Thunderbolt 2 compatibility and has an In-Plane Switching (IPS) display panel.

LG 34UC87M is the next variant in the series with the same 21:9 aspect ratio and IPS display panel. However, this monitor has been designed to provide various multiple-display setup options to the viewers who need a monitor to be used as a trading workstation or a large dashboard to display charts, quotes or pending orders on each screen.

Apart from the two curved monitors, there is LG 34UM67 which is an ultra-wide gaming monitor that has a compatibility for AMD’s FreeSync technology. This monitor has 21:9 aspect ratio to provide a wide field of view to the viewers while FreeSync technology enhance its gaming experience by eliminating the screen tearing that occurs when the monitor and graphics card become out of sync. LG has provided its Black Stabiliser which illuminates dark scenes and there is a Dynamic Action Sync mode to minimise input lag.

LG has also announced its 31MU97 digital cinema 4K monitor which has 4K resolution and 99.5 percent Adobe Color Space. This monitor has an ability to produce 4K content as well as to handle Digital Intermediate (DI) processes.

On announcing the new range of monitors, In-kyu Lee, senior vice president and head of the TV and monitor division at the LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company, said:

“LG’s premium 21:9 UltraWide monitors are designed with the unique needs of consumers in mind. The industry has come a long way from the days when one display design was thought to be suitable for all users. With the amount of time we spend in front of monitors, there’s a lot of room for specialized monitors in our lives.”

LG has not yet announced any details about the price and availability of the new monitors but some information will likely to be revealed at the time of their showcase at the CES.

To take on LG’s curved monitors, Samsung recently announced its SE790 curved monitor with ultra-wide QHD resolution. The new monitor has a curved screen and a T-shaped, height adjustable stand and comes equipped with Samsung’s Picture-by-Picture (PbP) and Picture-in-Picture (PiP) 2.0 functions to provide an enhanced viewing experience.

  • Paul Franco

    $1300 for a Gaming Monitor….you are the HIGH!!!