LG DualUp Monitor with 27.6in 16:18 display unveiled

The almost square 2560 x 2880 monitor is said to be a "multitasking powerhouse."

LG DualUp Monitor

LG has unveiled some more tech treats that it has lined up for launching at CES 2022, early next year. Two new professional monitors are being readied for the show, says LG, the LG UltraFine Display (model 32UQ85R) and LG DualUp Monitor (model 28MQ780). The former is a 32in 4K UHD model with contrast and colour-accurate Nano IPS black display. However, we will be concentrating on the headlining LG DualUp Monitor, as it appears to be something quite new for 2022.

The new LG DualUp Monitor (model 28MQ780) is built around what LG calls an “innovative Square Double QHD” (2560×2880) screen. It is described by LG as offering the same working screen area as “two 21.5in displays, and has a vertical split view function that lets users see more in one glance.” This is why it is called a 16:18 display – it is a doubled up 16:9 display.

Having access to a Square Double QHD 27in diagonal screen will be a boon to content creation and coding, reckons LG. The split-view function will help people transition and make good use of the new space. It is good to see LG has thought carefully about ergonomics with this content creator targeted screen. As standard, the LG 28MQ780 comes with “the ultra-adjustable LG Ergo stand, which saves space as it clamps securely to most desks and tables.” LG adds that the unique combination of size and aspect ratio helps reduce side to side neck movements, which can trigger neck pain.

You can see the full specs of the LG DualUp Monitor (28MQ780) on the LG newsroom post. To summarise, its Nano IPS screen offers max 300 nits brightness and 1000:1 contrast with a colour gamut of DCI-P3 98 per cent. The colour-calibrated screen is capable of HDR10 reproduction, says LG, and it has a response time of 5ms. A decent selection of standard (HDMI/DP) ports is available, as well as USB-C, and a USB hub. For convenient modest audio playback, the design incorporates on board stereo 7W speakers.

For pricing and availability information we will have to wait until CES 2022.

On Monday, LG launched its first Ultragear gaming laptop. A 17in powerhouse sharing the LG gram DNA but pairing the twin delights of an 11th Gen Intel Tiger Lake H processor and Nvidia GeForce RTX 3080 Max-Q graphics card, as well as dual channel memory, fast storage and a fast and responsive screen. The LG gaming laptop reveal was mentioned in The Roundup yesterday.