LG Electronics Unveils NEW 4K and 2K Quad HD Monitors

by on August 18, 2014

by Stephan Jukic – August 18th, 2014

Major electronics manufacturer LG Electronics, which is one of the Big Three for 4K display technologies in the industry (after Sony and Samsung), has announced the creation of two new additions to its lineup of Ultra HD monitors.

One of these is a curved 21:9 ratio Quad HD (2K) monitor and the other is a true 4K display screen for digital cinema and PCs.

The Quad HD screen, while lacking 4K resolution, is still better than conventional 1080p Full HD by giving viewers access to UHD level pixels of display at an aspect ratio of 21:9. Its model name is the 34UC97 Ultra Wide Monitor, offering a very nice 34 inch diagonal screen size to buyers.

As for the new LG 4K PC Digital Cinema monitor, as LG has dubbed it, it offers a true 4096 x 2,160 pixel resolution that’s a cut above the average for 4K at 3,840 horizontal pixels and has a 31 inch screen, measured diagonally.

According to LG’s Hyoung-sei Park, head of the IT Business Division at LG Electronics’ Home Entertainment Company, “Many people spend more time in front of computer monitors than they do in front of TV sets and yet the industry’s biggest monitor manufacturers don’t seem to innovate at the same pace as TV manufacturers.” He also said that “At LG, innovation in display technologies isn’t just limited to our market-leading TV products but are actively being implemented in our advanced PC monitors”  

For this reason, according to Hyoung-sei, LG is putting effort into introducing these new monitors at the upcoming IFA Electronics show in Berlin, Germany and has designed the UltraWide Quad HD screen in particular to be as immersive as it can with the world’s first 21:9 aspect ratio, a curved screen design and an accompanying 178 degree viewing angle that fills viewer perception better at the close range from which PC screens are normally used.

The 34UC97, in addition to the features described above, also shows a Quad UHD resolution of 3440 x 1440 pixels that comes damn close to offering full 4K screen clarity. The model also includes Thunderbolt 2 support and MAXX AUDIO speaker technology with an integrated and very respectable 7W stereo system.

As for LG’s new 4K Digital Cinema Monitor, the 31MU97, it will give users a 31 inch screen width (measured diagonally) and a full true 4K resolution of 4096 x 2,160 pixels that meets the Digital Cinema Initiative’s standard for real 4K (According to them, the much more common 3,840 x 2,160 pixels don’t qualify).

This 4K monitor will also be hardware calibration-ready and include an IPS panel along with support for 99% of the Adobe RGB color spectrum.

While pricing for both display monitors is not yet available publicly, they will be featured by LG at the upcoming IFA Electronics show that’s being held in Berlin between September the 5th and 10th.


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