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

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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 native WQHD resolution of 2560 x 1080, making it an ideal choice for viewing Blu-ray flicks or gaming without the distraction of screen bezels in a multi-monitor setup.

LG's framing the EA93 as a solid choice for photographers, multimedia pros and other multi-taskers as well, with a screen-splitting feature that that breaks the display up into four segments and allows several custom options. The Dual Link-up function allows two devices to connect to the monitor simultaneously.

The LG EA93 has a response time of 5ms and 178-degree viewing angles both horizontally and vertically. In terms of connectivity it has one DVI-D Dual port, two HDMI ports, four USB 3.0 ports, one DisplayPort, PC audio in and headphone out. There’s also support for Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL), which allows you to mirror the contents of your smartphone or tablet while charging it at the same time.

LG hasn’t announced exactly when the EA93 will go on sale or how much it will cost. The company also announced the EA83, a 27-inch IPS monitor with a 2560 x 1440 resolution that will sell for around €800. The latter has a 16:9 aspect ration and features a host of ports, including one DVI-D Dual, HDMI, and USB 3.0.

Image credit: The Verge

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