Many device makers are now starting to announce products they plan to showcase during the IFA 2013 show in Berlin next week. LG Electronics is one of several on the pre-IFA list, reporting that its 29EA73, 29EB73 and 29MA73 UltraWide 21:9 IPS monitors will make an appearance. Joining these will be an actual UltraWide All-In-One PC, the V960. Honestly, it was only a matter of time.
The company is unsurprisingly quiet on the hardware details, waiting to unload the full surprise next week. However, LG confirmed that this UltraWide AIO PC will sport Windows 8 along with Nvidia's GeForce GT 640M GPU to handle whatever resolution LG is planning to splash across the rig's 29 inch super-wide screen (possibly 2560 x 1080). The V960 will also have HDMI input and a picture-in-picture feature so users can watch their daytime dramas while surfing for the latest soap star gossip on the same screen.
"Since LG's launch of the world's first 21:9 aspect ratio monitor nearly a year ago, consumer interest in this new class of displays has seen a huge increase," said Hyoung-sei Park, head of the IT business division at LG Electronics. "The IPS 21:9 UltraWide All-In-One PC will further solidify LG's reputation as a leader in this relatively new but growing UltraWide segment."
As for the three new UltraWide monitors, we covered this announcement in early August. However, the company said in a separate statement on Thursday that it also plans to unveil its new Sound Plate solution for the TV sound system industry during the Berlin-based show. This device will measure just 35 mm tall, allowing it to be placed underneath any 32 inch to 55 inch HDTV. The upcoming Sound Plate will include a 4.1 channel sound system with dual built-in subwoofers.
"Projecting full-bodied audio in multiple directions, the Sound Plate creates an incredibly immersive auditory experience," the company said. "LG's innovative Sound Plate also incorporates a neodymium magnet capable of producing powerful audio. Bluetooth support is also offered for easy wireless connectivity with smartphones, tablets and other wireless devices."
LG's audio video lineup at IFA 2013 will also include the LG Sound Bar, the BH9530TW home theater system, Smart Blu-ray players, docking and portable speakers, and even LG's Micro Audio System (model CM3430). A number of Home Entertainment PC products will also be on hand at IFA 2013 such as the latest Ultra PCs and Tab-Book, the company said.
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What's not to love?
1. I see no point in screens this wide (give me more height please for less scrolling on pages)
2. I see no point in an AIO that is completely incapable of gaming any where near native.
And what happens what you watch a fullscreen 16:9 movie? Black bars on the side, ew, I would rather have black bars on the top and the bottom rather than the side.