LG to launch its first 31-inch ultra-widescreen 4K monitor next month

By on December 17, 2013, 3:30 PM

LG is set to launch its first 4K display in January, but like its 29-inch ultra-widescreen offering, the new 31-inch Ultra-HD display will come with a much wider panel than its competitors along with some pretty interesting Thunderbolt integration.

The 31-inch 31MU95 will feature a Real 4K resolution of 4096 x 2160 with a 19:10 ratio. Standard Ultra HDTVs and 4K displays usually run at 3840 x 2160 pixels with a 16:9 aspect ratio, by comparison.

Another interesting feature is that along with its 20Gbps Thunderbolt 2 port, the display will fully support the 4K format the RED Scarlet and Epic cameras use. LG says that this will allow you to monitor footage while capturing and archiving, something that sounds like it could come in handy for those in the film and post-production businesses.

LG will also have two other models available, a 34-inch and a 29-inch with a 3,440 x 1,440 resolution and 21:9 aspect ratio. Both of which will come with LG's color calibration software.

LG is yet to divulge any specific pricing on these 4K displays, but based on similar offerings from competitors, most believe the 31-inch model could land north of the $3000 price point. With CES just around the corner now, it shouldn't be long before we get solid details on LG's new display options.

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MrAnderson said:

Awesome to see technology moving along at this pace, but to rich for my blood. I'll have to wait for these screens to come down to slightly more common prices.

Blue Falcon said:

Wake me up in 3-4 years when 32 inch 4K monitor is $999.

Joshw Joshw said:

How come there are 4k 40" tvs for $500 but 4k 30" monitors are $3,000?

cliffordcooley cliffordcooley, TechSpot Paladin, said:

For the same reason someone would sell an XBox One for 10K.

Skidmarksdeluxe Skidmarksdeluxe said:

For the same reason someone would sell an XBox One for 10K.

That someone was Harrods.

Skidmarksdeluxe Skidmarksdeluxe said:

Pricing aside, I'd rather invest in something like this rather than a multi monitor setup. It may or may not take off, who knows.


How come there are 4k 40" tvs for $500 but 4k 30" monitors are $3,000?

I think it has to do with manufacturing complexities. The same thing happens to 1080p displays. You used to see computer monitors in 24 - 30 inch sizes were often more expensive than a 40" or larger 1080p TV. The smaller the screen, but with the same amount of pixels, means the pixels have to be smaller which I believe costs more to produce. At least that was my understanding.

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