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LG Introduces the EA93 21:9 UltraWide Monitor

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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.

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2560x1080 resolution is interesting. I wonder what gaming on this monitor would be like.
 
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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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29" is to small I think. A 32" should have been better...
 
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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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1080. that f-ing number rears it's ugly head again.
 
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1080p is to small for monitors over 24inch should of been higher in my books.
 

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It's 2560 x 1080 at least read the specs
 
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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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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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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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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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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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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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that is pretty awesome. definitely a plus if you want real estate but not two monitors.
 
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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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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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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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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

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But 4 or 3 bit? :shadedshu :shadedshu

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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