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LG reveals a cinematic 21:9 ultra-wide All-in-One PC

by Mark Tyson on 30 August 2013, 10:41

Tags: LG Display, LG Electronics (066570.KS), PC

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Today LG has revealed an ultra-wide All-in-One (AiO) PC design. The new Windows 8 powered machine features an IPS display in the 21:9 ratio and is called the Model V960. A year ago, at IFA2012, LG unveiled its first 21:9 computer monitor. This year another three ultra-wide monitors have been added to its lineup; the 29EA73, 29EB73 and 29MA73.

LG hasn't revealed the full specification of the Model V960 but has sketched out the basic spec. This AiO PC has a 29-inch IPS display with 2560 x 1080 pixels resolution while an Nvidia GeForce GT 640M graphics chip pushes those pixels around. There is a built-in TV tuner which you can enjoy with the picture-in-picture (PIP) functionality. Windows 8 is installed and LG provide a matching keyboard and mouse. LG management has high hopes for the new ultra-wide AiO "The IPS 21:9 UltraWide All-In-One PC will further solidify LG’s reputation as a leader in this relatively new but growing UltraWide segment," said Hyoung-sei Park, head of the IT business division at LG Electronics.

The new ultra-wide lineup from LG which includes this new AiO PC and three monitors are said to facilitate better multitasking and allow users to see lots of content and information on one screen. The displays offer 4-screen split and dual link-up features. The monitor range, LG 29EA73, 29EB73 and 29MA73, are Mac compatible and support the following connections; Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL), HDMI and DisplayPort.

LG reminds us that these ultra-wide screens aren't just notable for their dimensions, LG IPS monitors have "garnered numerous product certifications and industry accolades" and users will experience vivid yet lifelike colour reproduction and exceptionally wide viewing angles.

Further details and specifications of these LG devices will be revealed at the IFA 2013 global innovations show in Berlin from 6th to 11th September.



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That's a really nice machine in theory, but I'm baffled by that choice of gfx chip. It's the bare minimum of what you'd want for a screen of that resolution, and it'll be absolutely fine for desktop apps, web/video entertainment and so on, but the 640M would be near-useless for games at 1920x1080. At this panoramic resolution, it'll be obsolete (in games terms) very quickly indeed.

That said, of course not everyone wants games. Also, you can build your own housing for a better gfx card and plug it in, as people have done with laptops, but that would fly in the face of the all-in-one concept.
Very odd looking screen. And Windows 8 clearly doesn't know what to do with it either.

The best way to think of it is two 1280x1080 monitors with no bevel in the middle. In addition, 1280x1080 is better vertically than 1280x960 or 1280x1024 too :-) whereas we all know that 1920x1080 is annoying because we want 1920x1200!

Soooo, LG, how about making it 2800x1200 or 3840x1440 in resolution?
sykobee
Soooo, LG, how about making it 2800x1200 or 3840x1440 in resolution?

Totally with you here, and on the 16:10 vs 16:9, I can't stand using a 1080 now, which I never would have deemed an issue until I'd used the 16:10. I would also be happy with a single panel @ 3840x1200 since it'd be the same res as my 24"s without the bezel breaking the join.
sykobee
The best way to think of it is two 1280x1080 monitors with no bevel in the middle. In addition, 1280x1080 is better vertically than 1280x960 or 1280x1024 too :-) whereas we all know that 1920x1080 is annoying because we want 1920x1200!
You've piqued my curiosity - why is 1200 vertical res less annoying than 1080? Only reason I can think of is to allow you to use those 120 "extra" pixels for a menu or controls bar, but still be able to see a film in full 1080p at the same time.
crossy
You've piqued my curiosity - why is 1200 vertical res less annoying than 1080? Only reason I can think of is to allow you to use those 120 "extra" pixels for a menu or controls bar, but still be able to see a film in full 1080p at the same time.

Well I use a computer for more than watching movies, for which I use a TV. And PC applications are often better with more vertical resolution.

Now 21:9 I can understand for TVs (especially for movies), and even gaming, as the extra FoV would be useful.