Ergonomic LG DualUp monitor lets you control two computers at once

LG DualUp Ergo Monitor 28MQ780

LG’s local range of ergonomic technology is expanding locally, with the DualUp Ergo 28MQ780 monitor providing more choices for users requiring flexible display options – even the ability to control two computers through a single display.

Available for pre-order now through the Australian LG website, the DualUp Ergo adds to the existing range of ergonomic displays from the tech company, including the LG UltraGear Ergo and LG UltraWide Ergo monitors. The main appeal of an ergonomic monitor is having greater control over its position, such as height, tilt angle, and the ability to swivel between vertical and horizontal orientations easily. LG’s latest addition attaches to the rear of a desk via a C-Clamp, freeing up valuable space for your work.

Made for multitasking scenarios such as coding and content creation, the 27.6-inch LG Dual Up Ergo monitor adopts a unique 16:18 display ratio, engineered to make full use of its vertical split view functionality. Billed to offer the same amount of screen space as two 21.5-inch displays, the Nano IPS display features what LG refers to as a Square Double QHD 2560 x 2880 resolution.

One of the big features supported by the LG DualUp Ergo monitor is picture-by-picture, which allows you to control on-screen content from two separate computers simultaneously. The best part? You only need a single keyboard and mouse to do so. Alternatively, the LG DualUp Ergo supports a dual monitor setup using a laptop, essentially resulting in three displays. This is enabled through two HDMI ports, one Display Port, one upstream and two downstream USB-C ports – which can charge up to 90W compatible laptops.

According to the spec sheet, the monitor has a response time of 5ms, a 1000:1 contrast ratio, and a peak brightness of 300 nits. It supports automatic brightness settings that adjust according to the available ambient light. LG claims the DualUp Ergo is capable of displaying HDR10 content clearly, although its peak brightness would suggest less-than-ideal HDR performance (the brighter, the better).

Alongside pre-orders through the LG website, the DualUp Ergo monitor will be available from retailers starting in June for $1,299. As someone who has cobbled together a rough dual monitor workstation, I certainly see the appeal in a display that cleverly uses vertical screen space, saving you from moving your neck sideways.

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