So you’ve heard about Ultra HD, bringing a higher resolution with a greater degree of detail to your living room, and then there’s that whole curved thing which lets you see more at once. Both of these seem great for the TV, but what about your PC?
There’s good news coming if you’re keen to see the world of curved screens land in a place other than the living room, with LG pre-announcing a curved ultra-wide screen heading to the German mid-year consumer electronics show known as IFA.
This week, LG decided to talk about a new screen that could be heading to stores this year designed to bring lots of resolution in an ultra-wide and semi-curvy size.
Set to be the flagship of the monitor range for LG, the 34UC97 is a 34 inch display packing in a Quad HD resolution of 3440×1440 to a 21:9 ultra-wide aspect ratio, the same ratio used by cinemas for movies, making it ideal for movie watching at home or in the office (you know, when you’re not working).
This ultra-wide resolution also bodes well for office workers after more screen real estate for their apps, able to show several screens at once, with Thunderbolt 2 support built in also, making it useful for those with Macs.
Also accompanying the long and curved screen will be a 4K display that won’t be curve, bringing a slightly higher than Ultra HD resolution of 4096×2160 to desktops that need it.
Set to 31 inches wide, the LG Digital Cinema 4K Monitor or “31MU97” will pack in more pixels than most displays out there, offering a wide viewing angle thanks to the use of an In-Plane Switching panel.
“Many people spend more time in front of computer monitors than they do in front of TV sets and yet the industry’s biggest monitor manufacturers don’t seem to innovate at the same pace as TV manufacturers,” said LG’s Hyoung-sei Park.
“At LG, innovation in display technologies isn’t just limited to our market-leading TV products but are actively being implemented in our advanced PC monitors. And that’s why we’re particularly proud to be introducing at IFA the world’s first 21:9 Curved UltraWide monitor with a curved IPS display which delivers a wide 178-degree viewing angle for an immersive viewing experience.”
Pricing in Australia has yet to be announced, just like the rest of the world, but we’ll let you know about it when we do.