LG’s Signature is Pure and Gimmick-Free

LG started its development of 21:9 monitors with 1080 line support. At CES, the company was showing the 34UC98-W which is a 34″ curved monitor with 3440 x 1440 resolution that uses an AH-IPS panel in a “borderless” design with 3800R radius. VESA Adaptive-sync (based on AMD FreeSync) is enabled to improve game play in the range of 55Hz to 75Hz. Response is quoted at 5ms. Brightness is 300 cd/m² and sRGB is the colour gamut. Ports include DP1/2a, dual Thunderbolt 2, and dual HDMI 2.0 ports and two USB ports with quick charge. There are dual 7W speakers with MAXXAudio. Pricing will be $1,199 and the monitor will ship in Q2.

LG 34UC98 W MonitorLG showed its high end 34UC98-W Monitor

The 34UM88 is a 3440 x 1440 21:9 display is intended for professional applications and has ‘over 99%’ of sRGB and dual Thunderbolt 2 connectors as well as dual HDM and DisplayPort inputs. The monitor is fitted with dual USB 3.0 ports and the dual 7W speakers in the curved version.

The 27UD68 is a new 27″ UltraHD monitor with FreeSync and support for 99% of sRGB gamut. There are dual HDMI inputs and a DisplayPort connector as well as a USB Type C connector. The 24MP88 is a 23.8″ FullHD monitor with 99% of sRGB, and dual 5W speakers. Inputs include dual HDMI and VGA, but the stand out feature of the monitor is the “Infinity Display” “borderless” design concept.

The LG Gram 14 was launched a couple of months ago in the US, but there was a 15″ version at the show, the 15Z960 LG Gram 15 and we were impressed when we and lifted it. It weighs just 980 grams (2.1lbs) and has a FullHD IPS display. SRP is $1,499 and the unit feels very light for a Core i7 processor-based system. LG has not been active in the competitive US market, but is trying to exploit its market opportunity. (LG Enters US Laptop Market) Both the Gram systems support USB-C for charging.

The company also had a 15.6″ UltraHD notebook, the 15U560 which features Nvidia 940M graphics with 2GB of graphics memory.

We saw a press release that said that LG would show a video wall made up of four monitors with an image to image gap of 0.9mm, but we didn’t spot it on the booth. We expect it to be highlighted at ISE next month.