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Here Comes a Stunning New 4K HDR10 PC Monitor From LG for CES 2017

by on December 14, 2016

Stephan Jukic – December 14, 2016

In the run-up to the gigantic CES 2017 event in Las Vegas in January, LG has decided to pull an early unveiling of its latest and possibly most impressive yet 4K PC monitor.

The new display is called the 32UD99 and it sports a very roomy 32 inch screen while also offering support for full HDR10 high dynamic range specifications of the type normally only found in the latest 4K HDR TVs. This means full native 10-bit color for over 1 billion colors and wide color gamut coverage of a whopping 95% of the DCI-P3 color space standard. In addition to these specs, the UD99 also offers the wider contrast levels and richer blacks of HDR10 standards while coming with assorted professional color calibration settings that many pro users will love. LG is promising “professional-grade picture quality” in the UD99 and the company beefs their promotion of the new monitor further still by also claiming a level of color reproduction accuracy that is “unmatched in the industry”.

In other words, if the hype is to be believed (and based on the published specs for the UD99 it should be to at least a major extent), the 32UD99 is going to be one excellent PC monitor choice for graphic designers and video editors who work with 4K HDR content in particular.

LG 32UD99 4K HDR monitor

The UD99 is also geared heavily to support for Apple MacBook Pro devices since it can support 4K HDR video feeds through a single USB-C port of the kind that connects to Apple’s own USB-C ports on the new 2016 MacBook Pro machines. LG hasn’t yet clarified but we also believe that the UD99 includes a conventional USB port hub along with HDMI 2.0 and DisplayPort connectivity for gamers. LG does however claim that the 32UD99 is designed to be highly compatible with the latest 4K HDR consoles like the Xbox One S and the new Sonny PlayStation 4 Pro device.

On the other hand, the 32UD99 is aimed more at the pro video and graphics editor market than at the gamer’s market. For gaming, LG is also releasing another impressive piece of 4K PC display technology in the form of the 34UC99, which lacks some of the color calibration and HDR features of the 32UD99 but which does feature powerful AMD FreeSync technology and a rapid-fire 1ms response time on its TN display. This latter model will also feature dynamic action sync for further reductions in judder and tearing during gaming.


Both of these new PC monitor models will be getting a detailed reveal in January during CES and we’ll probably have pricing details for them at that point as well.

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