LG Electronics released some huge and stylish high-end monitors designed to fit the needs of photographers, video and graphic design professionals of all levels. The new models include a 31-inch 4K monitor, 34-inch curved and flat ultra wide monitors, and a 24-inch gaming monitor.
Digital Cinema 4K Monitor (31MU97) photo above
The 31MU97 meets the Digital Cinemas Initiatives’ (DCI) standard for 4K resolution displays for rich detail and clarity with 4096 x 2160 pixels in a 31-inch class (31.0-inch diagonal) screen. This 16:9 monitor is capable of displaying over 99.5 percent of the Adobe RGB standard (and meets DCI-PE 97 percent). It is designed to deliver a richer and wider color range thanks to its 10-bit color depth that supports more than 1 billion colors for more accurate, detailed and natural-looking images, allowing photographers and video and graphic design professionals to work with images in more detail. The Digital Cinema 4K Monitor is hardware-calibration-ready and also features Dual Color Space, LG’s exclusive True Color Pro calibration software. The 31MU97 employs LG’s IPS panel, which provides accurate color without washout at wide viewing angles. With two HDMI ports, DisplayPort and MiniDP as well as three USB 3.0 ports, it has all the connectivity a professional requires.
Curved UltraWide Monitor (34UC97)
Available since earlier this month, LG’s flagship 34-inch class (34.0 inch diagonal) IPS 21:9 Curved UltraWide Monitor is a complete monitor solution, equally suited to the needs of photographers and video and graphic design professionals. The extra screen real estate helps users accomplish more in less time and, by adding a gentle curve to a 21:9 aspect ratio monitor, LG has created a unique display that delivers a more immersive experience. This Quad HD resolution display (with 3440 x 1440 pixels) provides creative and design professionals with the level of detail and accuracy their work demands. Compatible with both PCs and Macs, the LG 34UC97 monitor handles heavy graphics and videos with ease on either system and supports Thunderbolt 2 for high-speed data transfers – up to four times faster than USB 3.0 – and allows multiple devices to be daisy chained together. The monitor also features MAXX AUDIO and 7W stereo speaker system guaranteed to deliver peak audio performance across all frequencies.
Flat UltraWide Monitor (34UM95)
LG’s 34-inch class (33.7-inch diagonal) flat UltraWide “WQHD” monitor features multitasking and multimedia capabilities that suit the needs of photographers and graphic design professionals. The monitor boasts a 3440 x 1440 screen resolution, providing an eye-popping level of visual detail and a 21:9 aspect ratio that expands overall screen real estate. LG’s 4-Screen Split feature allows users to divide the screen into four sections at eight different screen ratios. Adding even more versatility, LG’s Dual-Link Up allows the monitor to connect to two source devices and display each on a single screen simultaneously. It also comes with True Color Finder – a color calibration software, which ensures color accuracy for source material – a must for photographers and graphic designer professionals. The 34UM95 is compatible with both Mac and PCs, and possesses two HDMI ports, DisplayPort and two ThunderBolt 2 connections.
LG Gaming Monitor (24GM77)
Available for the first time in the United States, the 24-inch class (23.6-inch diagonal) Full HD 1080p monitor is specifically designed to handle the fast-paced action of the latest first person shooter (FPS) games. A 144Hz refresh rate ensures that even the most intense action appears smoother and virtually flicker-free, while LG’s Dynamic Action Sync (DAS) mode drastically cuts input lag, enabling the player to respond faster to what’s happening on the screen.
Price and Availability (available now)
- 31-inch (31MU97) Digital Cinema 4K Monitor $1,399
- 34-inch (34UC97) Curved UltraWide Monitor $1,299
- 34-inch (34UM95) UltraWide WQHD Monitor $999
- 24-inch (24GM77) Gaming Monitor $349