LG today announced the top-tier computer monitors from its 2015 lineup, including the world's first Ultra-Wide gaming monitor, the LG 34UM67.
This 34-inch display has been developed via input from video card and gaming-tech manufacturer AMD, and utilizes that company's FreeSync technology to reduce screen tearing without the drop in frame rate commonly associated with V-Sync functionality.
The on-board FreeSync tech means that the 34UM67 can sync its refresh rate to a gaming PC's processor, reducing the visual artifacts that occur from out-of-sync screen refreshes without a hit to frame rate. This should allow for more responsive gaming without a noticeable drop-off in image quality.
The Ultra-Wide (21:9 aspect ratio) screen orientation is most similar to the widescreen look you see in commercial cinemas. According to the release, the additional horizontal field-of-view allows "gamers to gain the upper hand by revealing hidden spaces that were invisible on regular 16:9 monitors."
The 21:9 aspect ratio is already supported by a few popular games, including Battlefield 4 and World of Warcraft.
The company also announced the 34UC97 and 34UC87M, two of the world's first curved Ultra-Wide (21:9) monitors.
The curved UC97 sports a 3,440 x 1,440 native resolution, offering extensive pixel real-estate to professionals like graphic designers and photo editors. It also offers up Thunderbolt 2 ports—good news for Mac users—and an allegedly more immersive experience for gamers.
The UC87M's specialty is in multi-display setups, with LG speaking specifically to financial professionals who need to manage large amounts of data at a glance. According to the company, "This monitor can be used as a trading workstation or a large dashboard to display charts, quotes, or pending orders."
Finally, the 31MU97—a Digital Cinema 4K option announced earlier this year—will continue to be availabile throughout 2015. This color-focused display supports over 99.5% of the Adobe Color Space, making it a stellar choice for photo editing professionals in need of color fidelity beyond most off-the-shelf monitors.
Expect ultra-wide coverage of these Ultra-Wide displays from Reviewed.com next month during CES in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Source: ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, N.J., Dec. 30, 2014 — LG Electronics (LG) today announced plans to introduce the world’s first 21:9 “UltraWide” gaming monitor compatible with AMD FreeSync technology for fluid motion during fast gameplay.
The new monitor headlines LG’s expanded lineup being unveiled next week at the 2015 International CES® and further solidifies the company’s leadership in the growing 21:9 segment, which caters to the digital imaging, business professional and gaming markets. Based on IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly PC Monitor Tracker, LG is the world sales leader in this monitor segment over the last seven fiscal quarters (as of the third quarter of 2014) with a market share of 77.3 percent of the world’s 21:9 monitors.
LG’s UltraWide Gaming Monitor (34UM67) is the company’s first 21:9 monitor specifically developed for graphics-intensive gaming. AMD’s FreeSync technology eliminates the screen tearing that occurs when the monitor and graphics card are out of sync. Furthermore FreeSync technology guarantees the smoothest and most seamless gaming experience, generating fluid motion without any loss of frame rate.
“AMD FreeSync technology is an innovative monitor technology, based on free and open industry standards, to eliminate the tearing and stuttering that has plagued PC gaming for 30 years,” said Roy Taylor, corporate vice president of ISV/IHV Partner Group, AMD. “We are pleased that LG Electronics stands with us with truly exciting AMD FreeSync-ready displays like the LG UltraWide Gaming Monitor.”
The 34UM67 also has an exceptional UltraWide field of view (FOV), allowing gamers to gain the upper hand by revealing hidden spaces that were invisible on regular 16:9 monitors. The monitor’s Black Stabilizer illuminates dark scenes and helps to clearly define the deep black areas where objects and enemies could be hidden. The Dynamic Action Sync mode minimizes input lag, enhancing users’ real time gaming experience. Many popular games such as Battlefield 4, World of Warcraft and ArcheAge currently support 21:9 resolution with more games expected to support this resolution in the future.
LG’s curved 34-inch UltraWide monitor (34UC97) in Quad HD resolution (3440 x 1440) makes maximum use of its wide screen real estate. It allows creative professionals, such as graphic designers or photographers, to look at more images as thumbnails and media creators to see longer video image sequences or graphical representations of sound. The monitor is compatible with Thunderbolt™ 2, which allows for Mac users to take advantage of its high-speed bulk data transfers. And for gamers, the curved display provides a more immersive experience.
The monitor’s 178-degree viewing angle of the In-Plane Switching (IPS) display recreates colors across over 99 percent of the sRGB color space, so there is no color distortion at any angle. The monitor’s color accuracy, viewing angle and sRGB color space have been certified by TÜV Rheinland and Intertek and also validated by UL.
The 21:9 Curved UltraWide Multi-Display (34UC87M) provides various multiple-display set-up options, raising productivity levels for financial professionals, such as stock traders who need to keep track of large amounts of data simultaneously. This monitor can be used as a trading workstation or a large dashboard to display charts, quotes or pending orders on each screen, allowing the user to explore a wider range of opportunities.
LG will also showcase the Digital Cinema 4K Monitor (Model 31MU97) featuring 4K resolution (4096 x 2160), with more pixels than standard Ultra HD resolution (3840 x 2160). The 31MU97 shows 4K content as it was meant to be seen with native resolution and it is also well suited for handling Digital Intermediate (DI) processes. With over 99.5 percent Adobe Color Space, it is the ideal monitor for accurate color management.
“LG’s premium 21:9 UltraWide monitors are designed with the unique needs of consumers in mind,” said In-kyu Lee, senior vice president and head of the TV and monitor division at the LG Electronics Home Entertainment Company. “The industry has come a long way from the days when one display design was thought to be suitable for all users. With the amount of time we spend in front of monitors, these products are no longer one size fits all.”
Visitors are encouraged to stop by LG’s booth at CES 2015 (Las Vegas Convention Center, Central Hall #8204) from Jan. 6-9 to see LG’s innovative monitor lineup in person.
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