Image: LG

Professional users have been complaining about the loss of vertical screen space ever since the bulk of display manufacturers decided to transition from 4:3 panels to 16:10/16:9 ones, but LG is aiming to fix that to some extent with one of its upcoming monitors.

As revealed in a press release shared today, LG will be releasing a new 27.6-inch monitor in 2022 called the DualUp that boasts a novel aspect ratio of 16:18 and SDQHD resolution (2560 x 2880), granting users plenty of more vertical space to work with. These are IPS panels that also feature support for HDR10, 98 percent coverage of the DCI-P3 color space, and a response time of 5 ms.

LG has also announced a new 4K UltraFine Display, the details of which are included in the specifications table below:

Image: LG

From LG’s press release:

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.

“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.”

LG will have more to share on the DualUp Monitor during its virtual press conference at CES 2022. It will take place on January 4 at 8:00 PST.

Source: LG

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24 Comments

  1. Lol, at first I totally read that as “Dialup”, but I digress.

    Interesting idea. I wonder who this is for. Maybe someone needs to remind them that portrait mode exists? :p

    I’m one of those productivity users. I work with standard page size PDF’s and word documents on my screen all day every day, and while I preferred 16:10 over 16:9, I don’t think I ever wished to return to the 4:3 days.

    With a name like “DualUp” does it present itself as one odd sized screen to the OS or as two 1080p screens?

    I can’t wait to come across a forum post complaining that a game dev sucks because Game X doesn’t support 19:18 modes :p

  2. Ok … what are its physical dimensions? Besides 27.6 inches diagonal. And cost?

    The linked article claims the same desk space as two 21.5 inch monitors, but that’s marketing obfuscation. They did not list dimensions on their data sheet. But they did mention more information about it would be available at CES 2022, so those who attend (hint, hint) could report back on this important bit of information.

    For the right price, it might be worth getting two.

  3. [QUOTE=”Ditchinit, post: 45509, member: 4253″]
    Ok … what are its physical dimensions? Besides 27.6 inches diagonal. And cost?

    The linked article claims the same desk space as two 21.5 inch monitors, but that’s marketing obfuscation. They did not list dimensions on their data sheet. But they did mention more information about it would be available at CES 2022, so those who attend (hint, hint) could report back on this important bit of information.

    For the right price, it might be worth getting two.
    [/QUOTE]

    Did you forget your geometry and algebra? :p

    [ATTACH type=”full” alt=”1640223191724.png”]1382[/ATTACH]

    I never understand the adults who say they never use the math they learned in school.

    I use it almost daily! I don’t know how anyone gets by without it!

    At least everything up until Calculus and Differential Equations. I barely ever use that.

    [B]EDIT:[/B]

    I transcribed the aspect ratio in the calculations above incorrectly. Actual measurements are as follows:

    Actual height is 20.0″
    Actual width is 17.8″

  4. [QUOTE=”Dan_D, post: 45508, member: 6″]
    I might be interested in something like this as a secondary monitor.
    [/QUOTE]
    That’s my thought. I could use it for work.

  5. [QUOTE=”Zarathustra, post: 45510, member: 203″]
    Did you forget your geometry and algebra? :p

    At least everything up until Calculus and Differential Equations. I barely ever use that.
    [/QUOTE]

    Thanks for the math lesson; tbh, I was too lazy to work it out, but that’s somewhat beside the point. Your calculation, of course, doesn’t include bezels, stands, and other dimensions such as depth, hence my question about its physical dimensions. My working desk has limited space for potential monitor setups due to configuration, and physical dimensions are important. I won’t buy it if it won’t fit. And I’m not sufficiently motivated to change desks.

    btw … you should verify your H:V ratio; the article states it is 16:18. A lot of people don’t read much after leaving school … 😉 :ROFLMAO:

    FWIW, you have to know calculus and differential equations (and more) before you can program them into Excel.

  6. This would probably be an awesome secondary monitor to have.

    [QUOTE=”Zarathustra, post: 45507, member: 203″]
    …I preferred 16:10 over 16:9…
    [/QUOTE]
    I miss 16:10 so very VERY badly.

  7. [QUOTE=”DrezKill, post: 45520, member: 230″]
    This would probably be an awesome secondary monitor to have.

    I miss 16:10 so very VERY badly.
    [/QUOTE]
    There are some professional monitors designed for office work in this aspect ratio, but they are terrible for gaming. All of them I’ve seen are 60Hz, etc.

  8. [QUOTE=”Dan_D, post: 45522, member: 6″]
    There are some professional monitors designed for office work in this aspect ratio, but they are terrible for gaming. All of them I’ve seen are 60Hz, etc.
    [/QUOTE]
    I’ve seen a decent amount of laptops still using the 16:10 aspect ratio as well.

    I used a Dell U2410 as my primary monitor for over 9 years. F*cking loved it. Only stopped using it cuz it died on me (I had plans to make it my new secondary and use it in portrait mode). I [I]really[/I] wish my current 27″ 1440p 165Hz monitor was 16:10 2560×1600. Been a fantastic monitor in the several months that I’ve had it, but the one real issue I have with it is that it’s not 16:10.

  9. [QUOTE=”Ditchinit, post: 45516, member: 4253″]
    Thanks for the math lesson; tbh, I was too lazy to work it out, but that’s somewhat beside the point. Your calculation, of course, doesn’t include bezels, stands, and other dimensions such as depth, hence my question about its physical dimensions. My working desk has limited space for potential monitor setups due to configuration, and physical dimensions are important. I won’t buy it if it won’t fit. And I’m not sufficiently motivated to change desks.

    btw … you should verify your H:V ratio; the article states it is 16:18. A lot of people don’t read much after leaving school … 😉 :ROFLMAO:

    FWIW, you have to know calculus and differential equations (and more) before you can program them into Excel.
    [/QUOTE]

    You are right. I copied the aspect ratio down wrong! 🤣

    Alright, the redo is in.

    Actual height is 20.0″
    Actual width is 17.8″

  10. [HEADING=2]and SDQHD (2,560 x2,880) Resolution[/HEADING]

    [HEADING=2][/HEADING]

    Are monitors the new LGBTQWHF.$+++ ?

    Once an acronym gets out too far beyond 3 letters, I think you need to retire or rethink it

  11. Interesting. On my work rig, I used to use 2 x 27″ 1440p monitors side by side in portrait mode. I really enjoyed this for Outlook and office document work. Not so much for my remote desktop apps which limited me to suboptimal RDP resolutions because of the monitor bezel seams in the middle. Something like this would be similar to that, just minus the middle bezel gap.

    Honestly I would still be using that setup but the middle bezel gap drove me insane. It was like my gaze was always drawn to that f*cking bar in the middle. Re-purposed those 2 and got a 32″ 4k which is… ok. Not perfect, but ok.

    But man that portrait orientation was perfect for Outlook.

  12. [QUOTE=”Burticus, post: 45558, member: 297″]
    got a 32″ 4k which is… ok. Not perfect, but ok
    [/QUOTE]
    That’s the overall consensus on these. Even some IPS models have weird subpixel layouts and blurry text, and that’s just annoying as all hell!

    On [I]another[/I] note, I (mostly) dusted off my old HP ZR30w. 30″, 2560×1600, somehow still as bright, sharp, and color accurate as ever.

  13. [QUOTE=”LazyGamer, post: 45566, member: 1367″]
    That’s the overall consensus on these. Even some IPS models have weird subpixel layouts and blurry text, and that’s just annoying as all hell!

    On [I]another[/I] note, I (mostly) dusted off my old HP ZR30w. 30″, 2560×1600, somehow still as bright, sharp, and color accurate as ever.
    [/QUOTE]

    I miss my Dell U3011.

    I retired it when I went 4k in 2015, but I would totally still use it on the side if I hadn’t wrecked it when transporting it.

    That thing was perfect. 2560×1600 16:10.

  14. [QUOTE=”Zarathustra, post: 45573, member: 203″]
    I miss my Dell U3011
    [/QUOTE]
    We still have half a dozen in operation at work!

  15. As a self-proclaimed display junkie, I constantly find myself with needs that far outstrip what either technology or budgets, or even what I can physically really use are.

    On one hand for gaming sure I want a 21:9, 120+ Hz, HDR, VRR, OLED equivalent, true 10-bit, 1000+ nits panel, at around 36 inches, in standard 4K resolution. There are some things that check most of these boxes but come in at around $2K-$4K but still don’t check all those points.

    Meanwhile, my day job keeps me looking at spreadsheets, pdfs, word, and various types of web pages that something like this could be useful. However, the size, clarity of text, and scalability become factors. Just like everyone else in this forum, I’ve experimented with using portrait with a number of different displays but it doesn’t work for everything.

    Funny, after all that whining, it just occurred to me that someone needs to create an AI motorized controlled panel that will not only rotate the panel and type of orientation but then optimize the resolution/scaling as needed. Someone should write me a check because I’m pretty sure I just hit on something.

  16. You know, if I ignore the windows on the screen and just look at it… It looks an awful lot like a 4:3 in landscape orientation.

  17. [QUOTE=”Brian_B, post: 45607, member: 96″]
    You know, if I ignore the windows on the screen and just look at it… It looks an awful lot like a 4:3 in landscape orientation.
    [/QUOTE]

    For some perspective, it would be 4:4.5. Probably closer to 4:3 in portrait. It would be like a 4:3.56 in portrait.

  18. [QUOTE=”Zarathustra, post: 45626, member: 203″]
    For some perspective, it would be 4:4.5. Probably closer to 4:3 in portrait. It would be like a 4:3.56 in portrait.
    [/QUOTE]
    Yeah I started to do the math, but it got into decimal points, and I still count using my fingers. Didn’t want to unnecessarily lose any digits.

  19. You know, I’ve run th enumbers, and these really wouldn’t be bad side monitors for a 43″ 4K 16:9 screen. Not a perfect match in height, but not too far off either.

    I guess one way to think of this screen is as if it were half (left or right) of a 40.5″ 4k screen.

    Too bad they will probably be priced for the enterprise/professional market, and in other words, a little too pricy for that application.

  20. My initial thought when I saw this was, “That’d be pretty tight for productivity workloads… I’d HATE to game on it”

    After thinking about it though, and having recently just making the switch to 4k monitors at the office this would be the perfect replacement for my 1440p monitor on the left. Pair this with the 4k monitor I have and tada! Real-estate for DAYS!

  21. [QUOTE=”Space_Ranger, post: 45681, member: 52″]
    My initial thought when I saw this was, “That’d be pretty tight for productivity workloads… I’d HATE to game on it”

    After thinking about it though, and having recently just making the switch to 4k monitors at the office this would be the perfect replacement for my 1440p monitor on the left. Pair this with the 4k monitor I have and tada! Real-estate for DAYS!
    [/QUOTE]
    It has me thinking .. maybe a 48″ C1 isn’t all that big after all. Bring on the 42″!

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