LG Expands its 21:9 UltraWide Monitor Lineup

On Monday LG Electronics said it added three new models to its UltraWide (21:9) IPS monitor portfolio: the 29EA73, 29EB73 and 29MA73. The 29EA73 and 29EB73 will be rolled out globally this month, and the 29MA73 will follow in late September.

The new monitors join the current 29 inch 29EA93 which sports an LED-lit IPS screen with a 2560 x 1080 resolution. It also has an 8-bit color depth (16.7M), a brightness of 300 cd/m2, a contrast ratio of 3M:1, and a response time of 5 ms. It also has two 7 watt speakers, a USB 3.0 port, an MHL port for displaying mobile content while charging the device, DisplayPort and more.

"LG’s IPS 21:9 UltraWide series represents a bold re-imagining of the traditional computer monitor," said Hyoung-sei Park, head of LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company’s IT Business Division. "Our cinematically proportioned displays boast superb productivity-enhancing features and incredible IPS picture quality. LG will continue to introduce new products that challenge the status quo and offer new and exciting possibilities."

The company's UltraWide series provides a 4-Screen Split feature which automatically divides the screen into four segments that can be repositioned with just a few mouse clicks. This is backed by a Dual Link-up feature that allows the user to connect two external devices like two PCs or a desktop and a tablet with HDMI output. This series is great for watching media too like HD movies and TV shows.

LG said the 29MA73 will come with a TV tuner and a new Extra View picture-in-picture feature. This will allow users to access TV schedules, smartphone games and other content in the Extra View window while simultaneously watching TV -- it's an IPTV-like experience right out of the box. The new 29EB73 will include an ergonomic adjustable stand that makes it possible to easily reposition the monitor to the most comfortable height. LG didn't say anything specific about the third 29EA7 model.

"Employing LG’s advanced IPS display technology, the UltraWide lineup offers lifelike images, accurate color reproduction and an extremely wide viewing angle," the company said. "LG’s IPS 21:9 UltraWide series monitors ship hardware-color-calibration ready, making it simple for users to maintain optimal color accuracy."

The current 29EA93 model offered by LG isn't cheap, costing $699.99. It can be purchased offline at Best Buy and several other retailers, or online via Newegg, Fry's, TigerDirect and more. LG did not offer pricing on the new models arriving later this month.

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  • expl0itfinder
    I love these ultrawide monitors. In the games that do support the resolution, they make for an amazingly immersive experience, similar to a multi-monitor setup, without the annoying black lines where the monitors intersect. Also, they are pretty good for content creation, however I think multiple monitors would still be better for that.
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  • smeezekitty
    Honestly I still like 4:3 and 5:4. I don't really care for widescreen because you have plenty of resolution horizontally but it seems lacking in vertical resolution.

    21:9 is really too wide except for maybe people that use their system primarily for gaming or certain editing tasks that require lots of items side by side.
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  • lamorpa
    smeezekitty,

    This is probably not the monitor for you, it being 21:9, and as such, probably being for people who use their system primarily for gaming or certain editing tasks that require lots of items side by side.

    You would likely do better with a monitor with an aspect ratio of 4:3 and 5:4, if you don't really care for widescreen because you only have resolution horizontally but lack vertical resolution.
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