I've been a proponent of multi-monitor setups for years. Having multiple displays at your disposal can increase productivity exponentially thanks to the added screen resolution, especially if you work behind a keyboard day in and day out. Not to mention the fact that it just looks pretty cool as well - well that is, until I saw LG's new EA93 ultra widescreen monitor.
The unit recently sprang up on LG's Korean website boasting some pretty impressive specifications. The 29-inch IPS panel features a cinema-inspired 21:9 aspect ratio and a resolution of 2,560 x 1,080. LG has included dual 7-watt speakers while maintaining an ultra-slim bezel.
Connectivity options include a DVI-D dual port, two HDMI ports, three USB 3.0 ports, a Display Port and audio in / headphone out jacks. One of the HDMI ports is MHL compatible meaning you can connect to supported mobile devices like smartphones and tablets.
Integrated software is capable of splitting the screen into four separate quadrants should you choose to do so. Something like that would be great for a video surveillance system although I'm not so sure how practical it would be in a real-world computing environment.
LG points out that the IPS panel is great for entertainment and multimedia as it includes 100 percent sRGB color expression. We're also told that the monitor draws about 25 percent less power when the Super Energy Savings feature is enabled.
The LG EA92 is available now in Korea for 690,000 won, or about $633, and should be shipping to other parts of the world later this year.