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LG Launches Two New UltraWide Displays

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LG is adding two new UltraWide displays later this month.

Later this month, LG Electronics USA is adding two new UltraWide monitors to its portfolio of 21:9 LED-lit IPS panels, the EA73 and the LN450W. Both will measure 29 inches diagonally, and feature multitasking and multimedia capabilities, making them ideal for PC gaming, watching movies and managing the bills. However, the LN450W will also include a digital TV tuner for broadcast reception as well as set-top box or cable TV connectivity.

"Picture quality is always the number one priority when LG designs display products, but we also focus on versatility," said Tim Alessi, director of new product development at LG Electronics USA. "Our new UltraWide monitors exemplify that focus with features that make them ideal for home-office professionals, students, gamers and casual users alike."

These two upcoming UltraWide models will support LG's 4-Screen Split feature that allows users to divide the screen into four sections at eight different screen ratios, preventing users from resizing multiple windows and shuffling them around manually. The displays will also support multiple inputs so that users can connect an additional smartphone, tablet or other devices to view their contents on the same screen. This could be useful when wanting to work and watch Netflix simultaneously on the same screen without bogging down one system.

LG didn't provide actual specs, but said that both models will support HDMI, DisplayPort and Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) for streaming media from a smartphone and tablet while recharging the device using a single HDMI-type connection. To take full advantage of MHL, the mobile device will need to be MHL compliant as well (or else it will just pump visuals without receiving a charge).

The company's current 29EA93-P model retails for $599.99 USD and sports the same 21:9 ratio. Technical specs include a 2560 x 1080 resolution, an sRGB over 99 percent color space, a color depth of 16.7 million colors, a contrast ratio of 5M:1 and a response time of 5 ms. Other features include two 7 watt speakers, two HDMI ports, USB 3.0 ports, a DisplayPort and more. The panel is also hardware calibration ready.

As for the EA73 and LN450W, these two new panels will be on sale online and at retailers for suggested prices of $599.99 and $649.99, respectively, in late September. Expect additional hardware details in the next few days.

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    expl0itfinder , September 25, 2013 5:47 AM
    I love the look and feel of these 21:9 monitors. They are great for productivity (especially programming!) and have a very nice immersive feel in games that properly support the resolution.
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    rolli59 , September 25, 2013 6:25 AM
    Nice but still pricey.
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    Quarkzquarkz , September 25, 2013 8:28 AM
    what?! No 1440p? Pass... =(
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    Sangeet Khatri , September 25, 2013 12:53 PM
    These monitors are great for gaming, but the problem is that watching 16:9 videos feels like watching 4:3 videos on a 16:9 monitors with black borders on the sides which is quite annoying if you ask me.

    16:9 is still the best aspect ratio and would (more like should) never be replaced anytime soon.
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    Bondfc11 , September 25, 2013 7:23 PM
    Seriously? People think that 2560 x 1080 looks good? Have you seen a screen this size at that crappy resolution? If it isn't 1440 then don't bother. These screens not only will look pixelated they will be seriously crappy for gaming due to a very high input lag. Thanks, but no thanks these screens are simply way short of what a gamer really needs - get an Overlord Tempest. A true 1440 120hz capable display best for large display gaming.
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    expl0itfinder , September 25, 2013 7:53 PM
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    Seriously? People think that 2560 x 1080 looks good? Have you seen a screen this size at that crappy resolution? If it isn't 1440 then don't bother. These screens not only will look pixelated they will be seriously crappy for gaming due to a very high input lag. Thanks, but no thanks these screens are simply way short of what a gamer really needs - get an Overlord Tempest. A true 1440 120hz capable display best for large display gaming.


    Yeah, if there were any 1440p 120Hz monitors on the market, and if there were realistic graphics setups that could hit that framerate at that resolution.
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    knowom , September 25, 2013 11:41 PM
    2560 x 1080 $599 vs (2) 1080 x 1920 monitors for $200-$300's gee I wonder which consumers will opt for?!?!? This shouldn't be priced above $200's even taking into account and considering the tv tuner.

    I swear these display makers just aren't getting the picture at all. Sorry consumers aren't biting you corporate pricks we didn't forget the price fixing you were found guilty of a few years back we are in no hurry to over pay for your garbage bezels be damned.

    Honestly a consumer could take (2) monitors and a mirror and create the illusion of 1 bigger seamless display like the x-men arcade machine from the early 1990's and it would still probably be cheaper and provide higher resolution as well their attempts to sway consumers is absolutely hilarious.
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    HKILLER , September 26, 2013 8:43 AM
    hmm the screen resolution is high good but are there any good graphic cards to handle such a resolution?well unless you have a Dual GPU card or 2 graphic cards together,no there is not.and even with those you can barely reach 60 FPS on games like Metro or Crysis 3.Full HD gaming is still much more consumer friendly.
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    Bondfc11 , September 26, 2013 2:55 PM
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    Seriously? People think that 2560 x 1080 looks good? Have you seen a screen this size at that crappy resolution? If it isn't 1440 then don't bother. These screens not only will look pixelated they will be seriously crappy for gaming due to a very high input lag. Thanks, but no thanks these screens are simply way short of what a gamer really needs - get an Overlord Tempest. A true 1440 120hz capable display best for large display gaming.


    Yeah, if there were any 1440p 120Hz monitors on the market, and if there were realistic graphics setups that could hit that framerate at that resolution.


    There are the overlord tempest. It does 120hz at 1440.