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:
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.