Thursday, November 8th 2012

LG Introduces the EA93 21:9 UltraWide Monitor

LG Electronics (LG) today announced the launch of its EA93 UltraWide Monitor, the world's first to boast a 21:9 aspect ratio. The 29-inch screen offers ample screen real estate, a 4-Screen Split feature and 100 percent sRGB color space expression to provide better multitasking and multimedia capabilities. Designed for maximizing productivity, the monitor employs an IPS display to produce lifelike colors, making it an impressive addition to the home, office or studio.

"LG is always working to expand the definition of what technology is and how it can contribute to productivity and convenience. Whether it's for work, watching movies, playing games or anything else in between, the UltraWide Monitor enhances the multitasking and multimedia experience," said J.J. Lee, Executive Vice President and Head of the IT Business Unit at the LG Home Entertainment Company. "The cinematic proportions, diverse color range and all-around functionality of the UltraWide Monitor clearly demonstrate an ongoing commitment to innovation."


Multitasking Functionality for Home and Office
The UltraWide Monitor is an excellent addition to any work environment. The monitor's expansive 29-inch screen provides plenty of room for multiple documents and windows to be viewed at one time. The expansive display also allows more spreadsheet columns to be viewed at once or a two-page document to be read side-by-side.

The UltraWide Monitor is also an outstanding device for graphics professionals. The monitor enables artists to see more and do more with their time. Transforming the monitor into the ultimate multitasking tool, the 4-Screen Split feature can divide the screen into two to four segments, each of which can be uniquely customized.

Graphic designers generally utilize a dual-monitor configuration, allowing them to compare and contrast the material they are editing. However, dual monitors can cause color inconsistencies between screens. The UltraWide monitor, on the other hand, can connect the monitor to two external devices via Dual Link-up, providing consistent color across the entire screen, eliminating the bezels that typically divide the view in dual-monitor set-ups. Additionally, the monitor offers 100 percent of the sRGB color space and is hardware-color-calibration ready, making it perfectly adept at expressing consistent true-to-life colors that graphics professionals require.

Perfect for Movies and Multimedia Viewing
The UltraWide Monitor's 21:9 aspect ratio is very close to the dimensions of movie theater screens. Its cinematic dimensions allow the monitor to display films the way they were intended. The monitor also takes advantage of IPS display technology so viewers can enjoy lifelike picture quality movies at almost any angle. The combination of four different features -– 21:9 aspect ratio, amazing image quality, brilliant color expression and LG's CINEMA SCREEN Design –- makes the UltraWide Monitor ideal for movie buffs and video games. Gamers can also play games and videos from their smartphones on the monitor via the included MHL connection. The addition of two 7W stereo speakers adds to the immersive entertainment experience.

LG's UltraWide Monitor will be introduced in Korea early this month and rolled-out globally in the weeks following.

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29 Comments on LG Introduces the EA93 21:9 UltraWide Monitor

#1
james888
2560x1080 resolution is interesting. I wonder what gaming on this monitor would be like.
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#2
aayman_farzand
Interesting monitor. It's time consumer-level desktop monitors caught up to the pace of tablets and notebooks. Its a shame to see 2560x1600 at 10 inches where as desktop monitors are still largely stuck at 1920x1080 (in terms of popularity).
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#3
Prima.Vera
29" is to small I think. A 32" should have been better...
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#4
Capitan Harlock
the only one 21:9 i know was from philips but is much bigger than this and is a tv,if the price is good its a good alternative to have 3 monitor if you use it only for gaming .
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#5
mcloughj
1080. that f-ing number rears it's ugly head again.
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#6
Live OR Die
1080p is to small for monitors over 24inch should of been higher in my books.
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#7
UbErN00b
It's 2560 x 1080 at least read the specs
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#8
Live OR Die
by: UbErN00b
It's 2560 x 1080 at least read the specs
I did read them, 2560 or 1920 its still only 1080 horizontal lines :rolleyes:
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#9
Dj-ElectriC
1080 is just fine for a 21:9 monitor, yes, its a 29" monitor but it aint nearly as high as a 29" 16:9 monitor, Cmon...
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#10
UbErN00b
by: Live OR Die
I did read them, 2560 or 1920 its still only 1080 horizontal lines :rolleyes:
Doh oh yea :laugh: I am hungover :p
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#11
Live OR Die
by: UbErN00b
Doh oh yea :laugh: I am hungover :p
:toast:
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#12
saknid
by: Cristian_25H


LG's UltraWide Monitor will be introduced in Korea early this month and rolled-out globally in the weeks following.
Would like to have a Real time look first...Must be nice, I think 29 inches is very nice after all there are more specs apart from size.....
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#13
General Lee
IIRC it's about as high as a 22" 16:9 monitor. Would be nice to give it a try and see how it works out in games and on desktop, but I doubt I would keep it.
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#14
Completely Bonkers
21:9 would be cool, but only if it had 1600 or more in the y. Otherwise YOU STILL CANT READ AN A4/LETTER document (Word or PDF) without scrolling. So if this was a 3792x1600 or thereabouts, then I'd be interested.
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#15
Octavean
Personally I would try not to definitively judge such a product without actually using it. I suspect that I would very much like it but I could be wrong.

Anyway, I just bought another 2560x1440 monitor yesterday (my second one) so I’m no longer in the market. If it were free or cheap I would be all over it though as I suspect everyone else here would too,….whether they profess to hate it or not,……
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#16
Completely Bonkers
I'd actually buy it if it was y1440. Would prefer y1600, but even 1440 would make it a winner. I'm currently on 1600x1200 (and have been for 10 years) but will not upgrade until I can get a better A4/PDF read. More y, more productivity, less scroll and zoom.

Portrait mode would be perfect for looking at my collection of longcat pics.
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#19
Easy Rhino
Linux Advocate
that is pretty awesome. definitely a plus if you want real estate but not two monitors.
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#20
jmcslob
Most people in the US see these size monitors all the time and don't realize it...
Next time your at the store and see that ad playing on that really tall and narrow TV/Monitor it'll hit you...
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#21
Prima.Vera
by: Completely Bonkers
I'd actually buy it if it was y1440. Would prefer y1600, but even 1440 would make it a winner. I'm currently on 1600x1200 (and have been for 10 years) but will not upgrade until I can get a better A4/PDF read. More y, more productivity, less scroll and zoom.

Portrait mode would be perfect for looking at my collection of longcat pics.
On a 24 incher and above, you can have 1:1 A4 even in 640x480. I don't get it. What does the resolution have to do with the size of the monitor when displaying an A4 at original size?! :shadedshu:shadedshu
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#22
hellrazor
Because you won't be able to read anything at 640x480, there'll just be a big black dot where a letter sould be.
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#23
Completely Bonkers
Which planet is Prima.Vera on? A4 on 640x480? The typical portrait A4 page (e.g. PDF print brochure) is in 9pt, which is 70 lines (rows) to an A4 page. That means 480/70=6 pixels per character. Include whitespace between rows and you are at 4 pixels per character. Add captions and diagram notes at 7pt and that is 3 pixels per character.

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE. 8 bit fonts (8 pixels height on a character) are bad enough



But 4 or 3 bit? :shadedshu :shadedshu

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#24
xBruce88x
I'm actually more surprised by the speaker specs... 2x7w rather than the usual crappy 1.5w speakers.

Should make a nice gaming monitor for fps/rpg and for watching movies with its res so close to the native theater res
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#25
[H]@RD5TUFF
I kind of want one provided the price is reasonable.
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