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LG gives multitasking a fresh look with 16:18-aspect display

LG gives multitasking a fresh ...
Live video stream up top, production tools underneath
Live video stream up top, production tools underneath
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Rather than move your head from side to side as you would with two side-by-side monitors, the 16:18-aspect LG Dual Up allows creators to stack up content and tools on one screen
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Rather than move your head from side to side as you would with two side-by-side monitors, the 16:18-aspect LG Dual Up allows creators to stack up content and tools on one screen
Live video stream up top, production tools underneath
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Live video stream up top, production tools underneath
The Dual Up monitor has a resolution of 2,560 x 2,880 pixels for double-height content display
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The Dual Up monitor has a resolution of 2,560 x 2,880 pixels for double-height content display
The supplied Ergo stand can be mounted to a desk for positioning flexibility
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The supplied Ergo stand can be mounted to a desk for positioning flexibility
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The world's largest consumer technology expo is fast approaching, and LG has so far previewed a number of new products the company intends to showcase – including an indoor growing system and its first gaming laptop. Now the tech titan is proving it's cool to be square with a home-office computer monitor with an unusual 16:18 aspect.

The 27.6-inch Dual Up monitor is not exactly square, but its 2,560 x 2,880 pixel resolution makes it pretty close. Designed for multitasking, instead of having two 21.5-inch displays sat side-by-side, the "double-height" screen essentially positions them one above the other to negate side-to-side head movements during the content creation process.

So users can split the screen and place an image or video window in the top half, and plonk editing or production tools below.

The Dual Up monitor benefits from thin bezels on three sides, boasts support for 98 percent of the DCI-P3 color gamut and HDR10 for realistic color delivery, and has a contrast of 1,000:1 and brightness of 300 nits, with auto-brightness adjustment.

There are two HDMI ports plus a DisplayPort connection for cabling up to a computer or laptop, as well as USB ports (including power). The monitor comes with an adjustable stand that can be clamped to the desk and adjusted to preference, and two 7-W speaker with Maxxaudio are included for a potentially cleaner work space.

No pricing or availability information has been revealed at this time, but anyone interested can tune into the company's virtual CES 2022 press conference on January 4 to find out more.

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I'd like to see an actual study on whether people using multiple screens are actually more efficient.
Trylon
Going in the wrong direction. I use a 49" 4k HDTV with 16:9 aspect ratio as a monitor sometimes. The menu bar at the top of the screen is too high, which is bad from an ergonomics viewpoint. You have to open your eyes wide as you look way up. As humans, we're horizontally oriented, looking far more easily left and right than up. What I would kill for is a curved 49" screen with 21:9 ratio. Unfortunately, all any company offers in 49" is 32:9, which is too wide and nowhere near tall enough. Just take a curved 55", chop off 6" from the top and it would be perfect. Easy to make with the same mother glass, but no company is interested.
FB36
There are all kinds of screens w/ all kinds of different aspect ratios! Is there such thing as the best/optimal aspect ratio (for screens, pictures/images/videos & even paintings etc)?
Surprisingly yes! Which is the aspect ratio of "Golden Rectangle", which is 1:Golden Ratio, which is about 1:1.618! (So, screens w/ aspect ratios like 16:9 or 16:10 are actually the closest/best!)
Sys Ati
"Username DECEMBER 22, 2021 09:32 AM
I'd like to see an actual study on whether people using multiple screens are actually more efficient."

Maybe not, but what if people simply prefer to work that way ?

As web developer, I used to work with 3 screens: one to code, one to interact with the server and the last one to view the results...
Much much more practical than hotkey/switch from one desktop to the other, make the change, swap again upload, re-swap loot at the result, and back etc etc all day long...

Excuse me for being "anti-american" but F.... the studies and double-F... efficiency...
BTW I'm french, which maybe explains why I value confort over pure lean & mean efficiency...
ljaques
Hot spankin' "full movie" there, LG. Wowsers!