LG is the gift that keeps giving, with its barrage of announcements prior to CES. This time, it has announced a new pro-level monitor, the DualUp Monitor (28MQ780), directed towards creative professionals. What’s special about it is its 16:18 aspect ratio, which LG says is “a completely new format in the monitor market”. The company also announced its 4K 32-inch UltraFine display. Let’s take a look at the specifications and features of the LG DualUp Monitor:
LG DualUp Monitor: Specifications, Features
The LG DualUp monitor is reported to have “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”. It is a 28-inch monitor with a resolution of 2560×2880. Its unique 16:18 aspect ratio provides the same experience as stacking two 16:9 screens on top of each other, without any bezels separating them.
The LG DualUp Monitor’s display covers 98 percent of the DCI-P3 colour gamut and supports up to 300nits of brightness with a contrast ratio of 1000:1. It comes with two 7W built-in speakers for an immersive sound experience.
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The new monitor can be attached to LG’s Ergo stand which comes included, and is said to clamp on most desks and tables to save space. LG claims that the LG DualUp Monitor’s double-height display is ergonomic because it “helps reduce side-to-side head movements, the main cause of neck pain”. The new display certainly appears useful for creative ventures like video editing, wherein the video timeline can be stretched wider, making it easier to edit. However, it may not be as beneficial for reading/ writing. It is proven that it is more convenient to read content in a narrow format. Newspapers also employ the same format by fitting its stories in narrow sections.
When it comes to connectivity, the LG DualUp Monitor comes with two HDMI ports, one upstream USB-C port, and two downstream USB-C ports. These ports are reported to charge external devices (for instance, laptops) at up to 96 watts through USB power delivery.
LG plans to reveal the pricing and availability of the LG DualUp Monitor on January 4 at its CES 2021 presentation.