Wednesday, June 19th 2013

LG Intros First All-in-One Desktop with 21:9 Display

LG used the ultra-widescreen IPS LED panels from its EA93 29-inch monitor to create the first all-in-one desktops to feature the dizzying 21:9 display aspect-ratio. The new V960 desktop from LG combines the 2560 x 1080-pixel display, with an NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M GPU, that's capable of handling most media and everyday tasks, at its resolution. Other hardware specs are known to include Intel Core i5 processor.

The V960 also includes a standalone TV tuner, which lets you use it as a TV, while keeping the PC component powered down. You also get the option to PIP (picture-in-picture) both facets, watching TV, while working on the PC. In addition to all that, the V960 can work as a standalone monitor, taking input from HDMI and MHL. LG also unveiled a variant of the EA93 that lacks the PC component, but features the TV tuner, and an additional DisplayPort input. The V960 is priced in the range of US $1,300 and $2,020, depending on the hardware configuration; while the tuner-equipped monitor is priced around $600.
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18 Comments on LG Intros First All-in-One Desktop with 21:9 Display

#1
tigger
I'm the only one
Interesting aspect ratio, looks very odd.
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#2
m1dg3t
Wouldn't pass 2560 x 1440? No probz! We make it 2560 x 1080 :cool:

With this PIP function between PC & TV people will never leave their desks! LoL
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#3
Octavean
If the PC version is the one with the large base I think they could have designed it a bit better.

Also if the stand alone TV tuner can not be accessed by the built in PC then you can't run any DVR software on the PC side with it. thats a bit of a drag,....
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#4
silkstone
by: btarunr
that's capable of handling most media and everyday tasks
I'm not sure if i'd be comfortable using a system that was only capable of most everyday tasks.
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#5
Prima.Vera
They keep releasing those 29" craps. While I would love to have one, why not make them bigger to have the same vertical size as a 27" for example?? Make it 3360x1440 or even 2800x1200 and you have 1 more guarantee buyer.
Those monitors on current form are just to small...
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#6
xvi
How I imagine my face will look after the first day of trying to use it:

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#7
zinfinion
As a Dell U2913WM owner I will say that 21:9 is absolutely great for games. Playing games in 16:9 now is just terrible. At the current resolution though, it's not so great for productivity; better than a 1920x1080(or 1200), worse than a 2560x1440(or 1600).

Regarding this specific LG all in one, I'm not really feeling it. The card is weaker than weak, and hello, TV is 16:9 unless S. Korea is up to something I am unaware of. The only thing I can see it being used for is TV on one side, desktop on the other. But still, that's a niche usage scenario within an already niche product segment.

Unless LG starts making 21:9 panels with greater vertical resolution, something along the lines of 3420x1440 I don't see these displays catching on.
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#8
CounterZeus
do we get the girl too for that price?
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#10
Octavean
by: Prima.Vera
They keep releasing those 29" craps. While I would love to have one, why not make them bigger to have the same vertical size as a 27" for example?? Make it 3360x1440 or even 2800x1200 and you have 1 more guarantee buyer.
Those monitors on current form are just to small...
You confuse the issue when you refer to size rather then resolution.

However, these ~29" 21:9 ratio 2560x1080 monitors like the LG 29EA93-P are closer in price to name brand 27" 2560x1440 monitors then they are name brand 27" 1920x1080 monitors. Entry level 27" 1920x1080 name brand monitors are starting to hit just under ~$200 USD whereas name brand 27" 2560x1440 monitors are still up in the ~$600 range.

If you want to push the resolution up to 3360x1440 for a 21:9 ratio monitor the pricing would likely be closer to 4K 3840 x 2160 monitors then name brand ~27" 2560x1440 monitors.

The upcoming Asus PQ321 31.5" 4K 3840x2160 monitor has been announced with a MSRP of ~$3,799 USD. So you can expect to pay a little less then that for the monitor you say you want them to make,......probably not much less though,.....
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#11
jihadjoe
Portrait mode, and bring on with the longcat pics! :rockout:
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#12
Am*


by: Prima.Vera
They keep releasing those 29" craps. While I would love to have one, why not make them bigger to have the same vertical size as a 27" for example?? Make it 3360x1440 or even 2800x1200 and you have 1 more guarantee buyer.
Those monitors on current form are just to small...
Forget bigger resolution, these are insanely overpriced as they are. Once these hit around $350/£270, I'll think about it, but right now, these 29" inchers are about $150 over what they're worth IMHO. Don't tell me they can't get a half-decent price on these when some tablet like a Nexus 10 rapes these monitors with a much higher PPI ratio for less -- it's getting way beyond a joke, no wonder monitor sales are on decline. They will continue to decline until these monitor manufacturers realise that they need to come back to planet earth with their moronic pricing. I hope they do not sell any of these and are forced to drop these prices aggressively, because right now, I can buy 3x 24 inch 1080p monitors for the same money as one of these turds.
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#13
erixx
I have this format since a week and after one day of adaption I am loving it for office programs and gaming, out in the field in BF3 or ArmaIII is just insanely beautiful and effective with this.
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#14
xorbe
These are perfect for an Idiocracy-type future! Vertical 320x1080 ads on the both left and right sides, and then 1920x1080 in the middle!
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#15
erixx
by: xorbe
These are perfect for an Idiocracy-type future! Vertical 320x1080 ads on the both left and right sides, and then 1920x1080 in the middle!
Idiocracy exists even outside of widescreens! ;)
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#16
Prima.Vera
by: erixx
I have this format since a week and after one day of adaption I am loving it for office programs and gaming, out in the field in BF3 or ArmaIII is just insanely beautiful and effective with this.
I wish they were bigger tho. At least same vertical size as a 24 incher. I won't mind the resolution, but I need larger vertical view.
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#17
de.das.dude
Pro Indian Modder
brace yourselves...
Spondylosis is coming...
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#18
erixx
I came from a 32" tv-monitor, with 19 x 10 resolution.
Really too big pixels to display fonts properly: resulting in ocular pain some days

Now I have 29" and 25 x 10 resolution, fonts are crystal clear and it is also convenient for working with 2 open programs that I do constantly.

And it is not causing my video card to be hotter than before.
A much bigger resolution -apart from being nice to watch- of course would imply more video stress and work, more heat and maybe lag in games.

So it is not so bad a compromise for me. ;)
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