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LG outs 21:9 aspect EA93 monitor

LG outs 21:9 aspect EA93 monitor

LG's 21:9 aspect EA93 monitor, designed for multitasking and entertainment, is to be joined at IFA by the more traditional EA83.

LG Electronics has offered a sneak preview of two new monitors it will be formally unveiling at the IFA event in Berlin, including an interesting 21:9 ultra-widescreen device with a native 2560x1080 resolution.

Dubbed the LG EA93, the 29" widescreen monitor includes dual-link DVI, DisplayPort, and HDMI inputs - the latter supporting the Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) technology for simultaneous display and charging of tablets and smartphones - and is designed for multi-taskers and cinema buffs. The latter will likely be attracted to its 21:9 aspect ratio, which will allow for films to be shown in their original aspect without letterboxing.

The in-plane switching (IPS) panel promises the usual array of wide 178-degree viewing angles and improved colour accuracy over rival technologies, but it's the set's clever multi-tasking capabilities which are of most interest: according to LG, the EA93 supports four-way split-screen simultaneous display across its various inputs.

The display's bezel is also worth a mention: although LG hasn't released any measurements, it has boasted of a 'near-zero' design which makes the top and side bezels as small as possible, with only the control-housing bottom bezel taking up any real space.

The squat, wide EA93 is to be joined at IFA by the rather more traditional 27" EA83. Based around a professional-grade IPS panel with a claimed 99 per cent coverage of Adobe RGB1998, LG will be aiming the EA83 at designers and photographers. LG has confirmed that it will be including an external calibration tool with the monitor, which has a native resolution of 2560x1440 (WQHD).

The two monitors are expected to be released before the end of the year, although UK pricing and availability has yet to be confirmed by the company.

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alex101 28th August 2012, 11:20 Quote
oooow me thinks this could maybe be the middle ground between 1 normal monitor and eyefinity/surround setup? The only problem could be the price...

(I'm thinking of gaming with it btw)
Noob? 28th August 2012, 11:33 Quote
I want one! Price?
Paradigm Shifter 28th August 2012, 12:11 Quote
So it's basically a 2.35:1 aspect ratio monitor - something that the "anti-black-bar" brigade has been banging on about since 16:9 screens appeared for SD televisions back in the days of CRT, and yet lots of films still had black bars on the top and bottom.

Frankly, I'm amazed it took them this long for someone to make one.
Bloody_Pete 28th August 2012, 12:17 Quote
6 of these in portrait eyefinity could be interesting...
Paradigm Shifter 28th August 2012, 12:27 Quote
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Originally Posted by Bloody_Pete
6 of these in portrait eyefinity could be interesting...

Too narrow in portrait mode for 3x2P. 5x1P would be a bit less painful, but I'd rather go with 16:10 2560x1600 monitors if I was going higher than WUXGA.

A lot will depend how much larger than bottom bezel is.
GoodBytes 28th August 2012, 14:53 Quote
W00t! Super wide screen. Well I GUESS it could be more useful for movies than 16:9 TV.

In similar news, Philips is discontinuing its 21:9 TV's due to lack of demand.
http://www.theverge.com/2012/8/28/3273716/philips-cinema-21-9-tvs-discontinued
[USRF]Obiwan 28th August 2012, 15:16 Quote
Ideal for a virtual pinball machine...
Instagib 28th August 2012, 16:32 Quote
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Originally Posted by Paradigm Shifter
So it's basically a 2.35:1 aspect ratio monitor - something that the "anti-black-bar" brigade has been banging on about since 16:9 screens appeared for SD televisions back in the days of CRT, and yet lots of films still had black bars on the top and bottom.

Frankly, I'm amazed it took them this long for someone to make one.

Actually, there are a couple tvs in the market that have been available for some time. But as everything on tv in now either 4:3 or 16:9, everything gets streatched to fit and looks like arse. Plus, superwide dvds/blurays seem to be few and far between. But get the two together and it looks awesome.
RichCreedy 28th August 2012, 23:43 Quote
the lack of demand was due to high price
Nexxo 28th August 2012, 23:59 Quote
Cool. If I mask the bottom 2560 x 520 pixels on my 30" TFT, I'll have exactly the same thing. :p
KidMod-Southpaw 29th August 2012, 00:01 Quote
I think it's fair to say I want it NAO!

The lack of height adjustable stand would really annoy me though!
Cheapskate 29th August 2012, 00:29 Quote
DUUUUUDE, I could, like, switch on ALL the useless categories in the details setting of Windows Explorer and still be able to read it!
schmidtbag 29th August 2012, 01:01 Quote
this actually seems really cool - very good idea. I think it'd be better if there was a slight bend in half the screen that you normally see with a dual-monitor display.

The 4-way split screen seems a little unnecessary though - you could just do a 4-way VNC, which would be more CPU taxing but would allow you to resize or close a screen.
Virus44 29th August 2012, 19:12 Quote
Me want one of these monitors
Bogomip 29th August 2012, 20:04 Quote
When widescreen came out I was dubious, and thought they would look weird on computers...

Now I know better. GIMME GIMME GIMME :D
Noob? 29th August 2012, 20:45 Quote
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Originally Posted by Nexxo
Cool. If I mask the bottom 2560 x 520 pixels on my 30" TFT, I'll have exactly the same thing. :p

LMAO!
oliverr97 2nd September 2012, 20:17 Quote
I'd love one of these, but i can see these being very pricey :(
LennyRhys 2nd September 2012, 20:26 Quote
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LG will be aiming the EA83 at designers and photographers.

Photographers won't touch it with a bargepole... I would stake my life on that.
Gradius 8th October 2012, 01:25 Quote
Monitor is 2.37:1.

Price I guess MSRP $699, could be wrong.
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