LG is looking to launch what seems to me one of the most well-rounded monitors for our use cases, with the LG 43UD79-B. Barring the enormous size of the monitor (I for one don't think a 43" on my desk would be the best way of going around computing), this monitors ticks almost all the boxes. It features 4K resolution (3840 x 2160) and an IPS panel with non-glare coating, which delivers a peak brightness of 350 cd/m2, a contrast ratio of up to 1000:1, and an 8 ms gray-to-gray (GTG) response time, which is the only sour point I see here (though it's still miles ahead of most 4K television sets.) The panel ticks on at 60 Hz, which, let's face it, is probably right for the resolution your graphics card will have to be driving anyway. The presence of Freesync here is mighty welcome indeed, ensuring you can make the most of those 60 FPS. LG mention support for 1.07 billion colors which come factory-calibrated, but the absence of any information regarding this being a 10-bit panel (which manufacturers naturally jump towards marketing) probably indicates this is actually an 8-bit panel using A-FRC to achieve a 10-bit color depth.
Other features for this panel include Game Mode (which should improve that 8 ms GTG response), Black Stabilizer, and Dynamic Action Sync (DAS) Mode. This monitor shines on connections and features, though. It offers up 1x DisplayPort 1.2a (4K @ 60Hz with Freesync support)), 2x HDMI 2.0, 2x HDMI 1.4, 1x USB Type-C with DP Alt Mode, and 1x RS-232C. This monitor can display images from up to 4 devices at once (isn't that great for multitasking?), and you can either split the screen into four 21.5-inch 1080P sections, two horizontal or vertical sections, or even three sections of varying sizes. There is also support for basic Picture-in-Picture (PIP) if you don't wish to subdivide the screen real estate. You can also make use of LG's Dual Controller feature, which turns the monitor into a KVM switch. This means you can plug a mouse and keyboard into the two downstream USB 3.0 ports, connect the monitor to two computers, and control both systems from that single mouse/keyboard combo. Multitask away.
US-based retailers are already offering preorders for $697 with an expected availability of May 9th. If this price keeps up through demand, this a potentially game-changing price for such a monitor, an attractive ace of spades with a three-year warranty.