LG has taken the wraps off a new monitor with a 21:9 aspect ratio, the LG EA93.
The LG EA93 has a 29-inch, 2,560 x 1,080 IPS display surrounded by a thin bezel, and is capable of 100 per cent sRGB colour expression. However the headline feature LG has added is that wider-than-normal aspect ratio.
While most modern monitors subscribe to the kind of 16:9 aspect ratio commonly seen on HD TV sets, 21:9 provides a more widescreen cinematic picture.
We’ve seen such a cinematic aspect ratio cropping up in the likes of the Toshiba Satellite U840W laptop and the Philips 50PFL7956H television set before that, but it’s still not that commonly applied.
In addition to being super-wide, the LG EA93 comes with built-in 7w stereo speakers and Super Energy Savings features that mean it draws 25 per cent less power than similarly sized monitors.
As you’d expect from such an advanced and cinematic display, the LG EA93 is well connected. It’s got a DVI-D Dual port, a pair of HDMI connections, three USB 3.0 ports, a Display Port, plus the expected 3.5mm audio in / headphone out port. In addition, one of the HDMI ports is a mobile high-definition link, which means you can share the display with a mobile phone.
Despite all the extra screen space that the LG EA93’s 21:9 aspect ratio offers, the monitor still comes with built-in software that allows you to split your activities between four of them, should you be so well equipped. The example cited is movie watching – you could use one of the displays to watch a film in full screen with no borders.
The LG EA93 is available now in Korea for 690,000 won, which works out at just under £400 with today’s exchange rates. As reported by SlashGear, it’ll be made available outside of its native South Korea later in the year.
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