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LG will launch its new 21:9 aspect ratio EA93 UltraWide LCD monitor this month. With a resolution of 2560×1080 and measuring 29 inches, the cinema-styled ratio will enable users to view two or more videos side by side, and finally get rid of the black borders above and below wide-screen movies. About time.
Ultra wide-screen monitors have been around before, but never really took off because of technology, specifically TV broadcasting not having caught up with it. Also, price was a factor. But as JJ Lee, Executive Vice President and Head of the IT Business Unit at the LG Home Entertainment Company, said: “The cinematic proportions, diverse color range and all-around functionality of the UltraWide Monitor clearly demonstrate an ongoing commitment to innovation.
Lee also said: “LG is always working to expand the definition of what technology is and how it can contribute to productivity and convenience. Whether it’s for work, watching movies, playing games or anything else in between, the UltraWide Monitor enhances the multitasking and multimedia experience”
According to engadget.com, the monitor will have DVI Dual Link, DisplayPort, or HDMI with MHL support for connections. It is expected to have a price tag of around US$633 when it goes on sale in South Korea later this month.