The “stacked” dual monitor setup is designed to minimize the screen real estate taken up by your work. It has a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160 and supports 19 million colors for insanely sharp visuals. The screen also tilts all the way down to -4 degrees so you can always see what’s on top.
LG may not be the most well-known name in PC displays these days, but it’s freshening things up with the release of what might be the world’s first professional-grade 16:18 aspect ratio panel. The DualUp Monitor, as its name suggests, is designed for productivity jobs that need more vertical area.
The First Commercial 16:18 Monitor in the World
The LG 28MQ780 DualUp monitor will have a 27.6-inch screen with a 2560×2880 resolution and a 16:18 aspect ratio. As a result, it will effectively be two QHD displays placed on top of one other with no bezel between them (officially dubbed as, SDQHD). That’s the type of thing ultrawides are usually promoted for. Unlike standard 4:3 aspect ratio displays, 16:18 will not seem as square as it should, despite the fact that the unit comparison is significantly closer.
As previously said, this monitor is not designed for gamers or multimedia aficionados. You may certainly make advantage of the available screen area for such purposes. However, the intended application is, for the most part, as shown in the promotional photographs. This would be particularly beneficial to programmers, who could always use more vertical space. However, depending on the price, it may or may not be competitive with larger but less expensive panels that can already give sufficient vertical area.
LG has revealed that it will offer 300 nits of brightness, 1000:1 contrast ratio, 5ms gray-to-gray response time, and a “average” refresh rate as far as fundamental specifications go (most likely 75Hz). Nano IPS display technology, 98 percent DCI-P3 color gamut (enough for real-world picture editing), and, interestingly enough, HDR10 capability. Given that comparable displays with similar levels of brightness don’t precisely demonstrate any true HDR characteristics other than a label sticker for commercial appeal, we’re not sure how genuine this HDR capability is.
Ports are quite standard. It features a single USB-C connection, one DisplayPort, two HDMI, a hub for two USB ports, and one DisplayPort. It will also come with speakers created in collaboration with MaxxAudio.
The ergo stand is perhaps the most fascinating feature of the bundle, apart from the aspect ratio, of course. It’s essentially an unique clamp-based monitor stand that can “magically” change your DualUp Monitor into a 28802560 display.
Is This the Beginning of a New Trend? Is it Overpriced Garbage or Overpriced Garbage?
We’re not sure whether the DualUp Monitor’s release will result in a surge in demand for 16:18 screens, but it will be fascinating to watch how it evolves for more… “passionate” applications. We’ve already seen a slew of non-standard tech goods from various vendors aimed at the same “productivity sector.” In reality, we already have huge 32:9 ultrawides (Neo G9 master race anyone?) that go way beyond merely practical usefulness in the area of screens.
Price, on the other hand, is always a major influence in driving increased demand for a new product. Although it is a tiny IPS display, we hope that it becomes more widely accessible for the general user to enjoy.
During its press conference at CES 2022 on January 4, 2022, LG is expected to provide even more details about the impending monitor (together with the equally new 32UQ85R display).
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is it better to stack monitors?
A: In general, a lot of people say that it is better to stack monitors. There are some limitations however as stacking multiple computers can lead to more issues such as overheating or disconnections.
Are ultrawide monitors good for productivity?
A: Highly recommended. Ultrawide monitors give you a lot of screen real estate in which to work on large documents, spreadsheets, and other works that require space for multiple windows.
What is the best monitor size for productivity?
The best monitor size for productivity is 24 inches.