LG outs 21:9 aspect EA93 monitor
August 28, 2012 | 09:33
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.