LG launches EA93, world's first 21:9 ultrawide monitor

LG Electronics recently announced the launch of its EA93 ultrawide monitor. As per an official statement by the company, it is the world's first monitor to boast of a 21:9 aspect ratio. LG states that the 29-inch screen offers ample screen real estate, a four-screen split feature, and 100 percent sRGB colour space expression that can help in multitasking and multimedia capabilities. The monitor uses an IPS display.

"LG is always working to expand the definition of what technology is and how it can contribute to productivity and convenience. Whether its for work, watching movies, playing games or anything else in between, the UltraWide monitor enhances the multitasking and multimedia experience," said J J Lee, executive vice president and head of the IT Business Unit at the LG Home Entertainment Company. "The cinematic proportions, diverse color range and all-around functionality of the UltraWide monitor clearly demonstrate an ongoing commitment to innovation."

A monitor with an UltraWide aspect ratio

A monitor with an UltraWide aspect ratio


The monitor's 29-inch screen provides space for multiple documents and windows to be viewed at one time. The display also allows more spreadsheet columns to be viewed at once or a two-page document to be read side-by-side.

The ultrawide monitor is also an option for graphics professionals. Transforming the monitor into the ultimate multitasking tool, the four-screen split feature can divide the screen into four segments or less, each of which can be customised.

LG claims that graphic designers generally utilise a dual-monitor configuration, allowing them to compare and contrast the material they are editing. However, dual-monitors can cause colour inconsistencies between screens. The EA93 can connect the monitor to two external devices via dual link-up, providing constant colour across the entire screen, eliminating the bezels that typically divide the view in dual-monitor set-ups. The monitor also offers 100 percent of the sRGB colour space and is hardware-colour-calibration ready.

In the announcement, LG states that the EA93's 21:9 aspect ratio is very close to the dimensions of movie theatre screens. The monitor also uses IPS display technology; so viewers can enjoy lifelike picture quality movies at almost any angle. The combination of the 21:9 aspect ratio, image quality, colour expression, and LG's Cinema Screen design makes the ultrawide monitor well suited for watching movies and playing video games. Gamers can also play games and videos from their smartphones on the monitor via the included MHL connection. The addition of two 7W stereo speakers adds to the entertainment experience.

LG's ultrawide monitor is selling in Korea this month for 690,000 won, which would roughly translate to Rs 34,365. It will be rolled out globally in the subsequent weeks. As of now, there is no word on the pricing or availability in India.

Specifications of the LG EA93 UltraWide monitor

  • Screen size: 29W
  • Format: 21:9
  • Resolution: 2560x1080
  • Colour gamut: sRGB 100 percent
  • Panel: IPS
  • Brightness (Typical): 300nits
  • Contrast patio (Typical): Mega
  • Viewing Angle (Vertical/ Horizontal): 178/178
  • Response time: 5ms GTG
  • Interface: DVI-D Dual x1, HMDI x2 (MHL x1), USB 3.0 (1 up, 3 down), Display Port x1, PC Audio In, Headphone Out
  • Speaker: 7W x 2
  • Stand: Tilt
  • Features: MHL, 4-Screen Split, Dual Link-up, Super Energy Saving, PIP (Picture-In-Picture), PBP (Picture-By-Picture), Auto Ratio, Control, Wall Mount (100x100)
  • Colour Calibration: H/W Calibration, True Color Finder (S/W)

Published Date: Nov 09, 2012 11:50 AM | Updated Date: Nov 09, 2012 11:50 AM