Englewood Cliffs, N.J. — The 4K Ultra HD TV movement has hit the desktop, as LG Electronics will demonstrate next week with a 4K monitor as the anchor of its International CES IT display showcase.
LG said it also plans to unveil “the world’s first 21:9 UltraWide gaming monitor compatible with AMD FreeSync technology for fluid motion during fast gameplay,” along with a range of UltraWide monitors for various professional applications.
LG’s 31-inch Digital Cinema 4K monitor (model 31MU97) is targeted at professionals in need of accurate color management. It features 4,096 by 2,160 4K resolution with more pixels than standard Ultra HD resolution (3,840 by 2,160). The 31MU97 shows 4K content suited for handling Digital Intermediate (DI) processes, and reproduces over 99.5 percent of the Adobe Color Space.
LG’s 34-inch 21:9 UltraWide Gaming Monitor (model 34UM67) uses AMD FreeSync technology and is billed as the company’s first 21:9 monitor specifically developed for graphics-intensive gaming.
FreeSync eliminates the screen tearing that occurs when the monitor and graphics card are out of sync and delivers smooth, seamless gaming with fluid motion.
The monitor’s UltraWide field of view allows gamers to gain the upper hand by revealing hidden spaces that were invisible on regular 16:9 monitors. A Black Stabilizer illuminates dark scenes and helps to define the deep black areas where objects and enemies could be hidden.
Dynamic Action Sync mode minimizes input lag, enhancing real time gaming, LG said. Popular games including “Battlefield 4,” “World of Warcraft” and “ArcheAge” currently support the 21:9 aspect ratio.
LG will also introduce a curved 34-inch UltraWide monitor (34UC97) in Quad HD (3,440 by 1,440) resolution. Designed for creative professionals, such as graphic designers or photographers, the monitor allows viewing more images as thumbnails and longer video image sequences or graphical representations of sound, LG said.
The monitor is compatible with Thunderbolt 2, which allows Mac users to take advantage of high-speed bulk data transfers, and gives gamers a more immersive experience in the action.
LG includes In-Plane Switching (IPS) technology for a 178-degree viewing angle, and the screen presents colors across over 99 percent of the sRGB color space.
Another 34-inch monitor, the 34UC87M, offers a 21:9 curved UltraWide Multi-Display with various set-up options to help raise productivity levels for financial professionals, such as stock traders who need to keep track of large amounts of data simultaneously.
LG said the monitor is suitable as a dashboard to display charts, quotes or pending orders on each screen.
“LG’s premium 21:9 UltraWide monitors are designed with the unique needs of consumers in mind,” said In-kyu Lee, LG Electronics Home Entertainment senior VP. “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, these products are no longer one-size-fits-all.”