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LG shows off extra-wide 29-inch, 21:9 monitor at IFA

By Jos
Aug 30, 2012
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  1. LG unveiled an unusual-looking computer monitor ahead of the IFA 2012 conference this week designed with multi-taskers and cinema buffs in mind. The 29-inch EA93 boasts a 21:9 aspect ratio (the same ratio used in actual movie theaters) with a...

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  2. H3llion

    H3llion TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,245   +219

    God Almighty! That is pretty badass screen I must say, not for me due to this being rather for specific usage(s) but of course if I had money to throw out id buy it (being rich basically, proper minted that is).
     
  3. Will it BEND ?
     
  4. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,244   +97

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  5. Neojt

    Neojt TS Booster Posts: 165   +22

    OMG I want one!!

    well I would like it to BEND has in \__/ insstead of --- kinda thing
     
  6. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 803   +88

    Would be so cool if it curved a little like an IMAX
     
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  7. 3DCGMODELER

    3DCGMODELER TS Enthusiast Posts: 307   +18

    I take that back I want 6 of them...
    :)
     
  8. oomjcv

    oomjcv TS Rookie

    How can it have a 21:9 aspect ratio and a 2560x1440 resolution (16:9 aspect ratio)?
     
  9. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,256

    You can't. 21:9 -more often refered to as 2.39:1 or 2.4:1 scales out to 2560x1080

    Or it could be a reference to the widescreen monitors that are curved
    [​IMG]
     
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  10. So what I want to know is can I plug my AMD 6870 into it like I was using three screens.
     
  11. Trillionsin

    Trillionsin TS Evangelist Posts: 1,244   +97

    Yes.... it will blend in a \_T_/ (blender) if it was big enough.
     
  12. soldier1969

    soldier1969 TS Booster Posts: 244   +43

    Let me know when you manufacturers make a 2560 x 1600 led thin 120hz 16:10 version I'll buy but not until then.
     
  13. I wonder if my Video Card will support 3 of these bad boys in an Eyefinity setup????
     
  14. Tekkaraiden

    Tekkaraiden TS Evangelist Posts: 985   +86

    Didn't Philips already try this with television and give up on the idea? Whatever happened to the one alienware was developing?
     
  15. Resolution is 2560x1080, not 1440. 2560x1440 is standard 16:9.
     
  16. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TS Evangelist Posts: 803   +88

    I'll take one of these, too. I have a 30" dell version but at 60hz and lcd. It's still the best monitor I've ever used, but those 1080 led 120hz TVs make me hot. lol
     
  17. likedamaster

    likedamaster TS Enthusiast Posts: 86   +12

    It's like a 30" monitor available now but cut in half horizontally. lol.
     
  18. Clearly some people just skimmed the article if they missed that there were TWO models announced with a 21:9 ratio (EA93, 2560x1080) and one with a 16:9 ratio (EA83, 2560x1440).
     
  19. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TS Guardian Fighter Posts: 8,430   +2,820

    No one skimmed the article, the comments had me confused until I went back and noticed the error in the article (which has since been corrected).
     
  20. Bah, Gordon Gekko had one of these years ago.
     
  21. I still don't know what USB ports on a monitor are for..
     
  22. Leeky

    Leeky TS Evangelist Posts: 3,797   +116

    Now that would be ideal, and avoids dealing with several bezels from multiple displays. I'd definitely purchase one when it becomes available.

    It gives you additional USB ports to connect additional USB accessories and behaves in the same way external USB hubs do.
     
  23. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,201   +422

    Now let's see if they cut the price in half from a typical 30".
     
  24. ikesmasher

    ikesmasher TS Evangelist Posts: 2,497   +812

    6 of those in eyefinity....sigh...
     
  25. Does it come in 3D?
     

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