If you use a large monitor but are tired of moving your head from side to side to see everything on the screen, LG is ready to help out. It has just released the LG DualUp. This unique format might have you thinking someone has rotated the monitor by 90 degrees.
The new DualUp monitor has a 16:18 aspect ratio which you can’t find anywhere else, at least for now. LG says the monitor gives you the equivalent of two 21.5 inch displays with a vertical split feature that displays more content at a time.
This new monitor has a resolution of 2560×2880 and measures 27.6 inches diagonally. It has a max brightness of 300 nits and covers 98 percent of the DCI-P3 color gamut.
LG supplies the DualUp monitor attached to an Ergo stand which can be clamped onto the surface of a table, thereby saving some space on your desk. The company says the DualUp is suitable for your neck because it limits side-to-side head movement.
With the LG DualUp, you can easily monitor multiple applications like Slack, Microsoft Teams, Twitter, etc., without using more than one monitor.
Other professionals like video editors will also appreciate the format, a fact LG alludes to in its marketing photos. There is no price info yet, but we will hear more at the upcoming CES event on July 4th, according to LG.
Here is LG’s description of its new, unusual monitor:
“A multitasking powerhouse ideal for all kinds of tasks such as content creation and coding, LG DualUp Monitor features a Nano IPS display with a unique 16:18 aspect ratio – a completely new format in the monitor market. The innovative Square Double QHD (2,560 x 2,880) resolution monitor offers the same screen real estate as two 21.5-inch displays and has a vertical split view function that lets users see more in one glance. Boosting productivity and convenience, the LG 28MQ780 elevates user comfort with the ultra-adjustable LG Ergo stand which saves space as it clamps securely to most desks and tables. And the double height screen of LG DualUp Monitor reduces side-to-side head movements, the main cause of neck pain.”
At the same time, LG is releasing a more traditional 32-inch monitor under the UltraFine branding. This 4k display has a 16:9 aspect ratio and uses what LG calls Nano IPS Black panel that displays realistic and nuanced black tones.
The UltraFine monitor can go all the way to 400 nits brightness and has a 2000:1 contrast ratio, far above the 1000:1 for the DualUp. There is a self-calibration sensor that adjusts the settings to see accurate pictures when editing photos or videos.
The two new monitors have two HDMI ports and three USB-C ports. They can charge other devices like laptops, smartphones, and Bluetooth keyboards through a USB port.
According to LG’s press release:
The new LG UltraFine Display is a professional-quality monitor designed with the needs of art directors, graphic designers, photo/video editors, and live streamers in mind. Its 32-inch 4K UHD (3,840 x 2,160) resolution Nano IPS Black panel boasts a 2,000:1 contrast ratio and 98 percent coverage of the DCI-P3 color gamut, ensuring deep blacks and vibrant colors that remain true across a wide viewing angle in various ambient conditions. LG’s first Nano IPS Black panel empowers the LG UltraFine Display to deliver realistic and nuanced black tones, adding more depth to images and allowing creators to realize their visions with advanced precision.
“LG’s premium monitors for 2022 deliver the picture quality, features, and usability that can satisfy the needs of both professional and home users,” said Seo Young-jae, senior vice president and head of the IT business unit of LG Electronics Business Solutions Company. “These CES Innovation Award winning-products are examples of our commitment to explore new form factors and functionalities to expand and strengthen our flagship monitor lineup.”