LG announces new 4K and QHD monitors with AMD FreeSync, Thunderbolt 2 and USB Type-C in lead-up to CES 2016

by on December 16, 2015

Stephan Jukic – December 16, 2015

The Consumer Electronics Show, or CES 2016, is not even a month away and quite a few manufacturers are already building up some excitement about their newest products in the lead-up. LG is no exception and the major manufacturer of assorted display devices and 4K UHD TVs has already revealed a number of cool new products which will be on display at CES 2016.

These include the “LG Gram”, an ultra-light notebook with a 15.6 inch display and the physical footprint of a laptop of just 14 inches. The Gram has so far been dubbed as the lightest laptop in the world with a total weight of less than 2 lbs, yet it manages to kick in some serious processing power with the inclusion of sixth-generation Intel CPUs and Windows 10, along with some other powerful specs.

However, even more important as far as this website is concerned, are the new LG 4K and QHD PC monitor additions that will be hitting the LG booth displays at CES 2016. These are the company’s new 34 inch 21:9 curved QHD (not 4K but still Ultra HD) “UltraWide” monitors, which will come with AMD’s PC gamer-friendly FreeSync technology and also include the powerful new technology of Thunderbolt 2 connectivity. In addition to these, LG will be releasing two new 27 inch 4K UHD monitors with some “proprietary color-enhancing IPS panel display technology and the latest version of USB, Type-C.

The QHD monitors will offer screen resolutions of 3440 x 1440 pixels and larger than normal screen aspect ratios and total display sizes to make them optimally friendly for ultra HD PC gaming. The inclusion of FreeSync, which synchronizes the frame rate refresh rate of a PC GPU with the monitor for maximal smoothness of graphics rendering during gaming will only serve to make these particular new displays into a truly enticing new technology for gamers who love better than HD resolutions.

some of the new LG QHD and 4K monitors for gamers and design pros at CES 2016

some of the new LG QHD and 4K monitors for gamers and design pros at CES 2016

As for the first of the two 4K UHD monitors, it goes by the model name 27UD68 and it will also include FreeSync GPU synchronization technology for removing artifacts, choppiness and broken frames, along with other gaming-oriented technologies for color enhancement.

Next, there is the 27UD88, which the second of the two 4K UHD monitors. This particular model is aimed more at creative professionals instead of gamers and will come with USB Type-C port technology for USB 3.0 which can charge a laptop as quickly as a regular power cord and at the same time transfer data at full USB 3.0 speeds. Of course, the 27UD88 also features some superb 4K display resolution and color enhancement presets which include color specs for the advanced Rec. 709 and SMPTE-C broadcasting standards. Thus, users will be able to adjust picture and color quickly and easily depending on the content this 4K monitor is displaying.

Basically, LG is giving the world of tech watchers and 4K UHD display fans plenty to look forward to at this next year’s CES event. And we still have the company’s potential new 4K UHD TV technologies to look forward to!

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