Running two monitors is now the norm for many desktop PC users
. But is there an even better option? LG
seems to think so. In the last couple of months, there have been numerous new monitors unveiled by various manufacturers, including LG and Samsung.
However, LG’s new DualUp 16:18 monitor is another story. Essentially granting users the real estate of two monitors stacked one on top of the other, the display is quite unlike anything else currently on the market. While it may not appeal to those requiring a side-by-side dual monitor setup, there’s no doubting its potential for countless other users.
Designed for Multitaskers
LG’s DualUp 16:18 monitor, which measures a fraction over 27.5 inches from corner to corner, essentially rethinks the best aspect ratio for getting things done. In doing so, it goes almost entirely against modern tradition. Yet, there’s a definite method in what may look like borderline madness to some.
It’s been a long time since monitors were anything like square-shaped
, but that’s almost exactly what the LG DualUp is. Accordingly, what’s on offer is a 2,560 x 2,880 resolution display that LG has christened Square Double QHD. The result? A split-view single monitor that ultimately resembles two 21.5-inch examples atop one another.
Though it may take some getting used to for those of us who’ve long employed two side-by-side monitors, it’ll save on desk space, if nothing else. LG also points out that the layout of its latest monitor will, of course, reduce the need for buyers to move their heads from left to right.
While more up-and-down movement will obviously be required, LG claims this is better for users’ health. Looking up and down, they say, is less likely to lead to neck pain, particularly over extended periods.
LG DualUp Features
Further leaning into the space-saving aspect of the LG DualUp’s design
, the all-new monitor also comes with an ergonomic stand
that clamps to the edge of a desk. Other features include support for HDR10, a 5ms response time, a 1,000:1 contrast ratio, and up to 300 nits of brightness.
Equipped with a pair of HDMI ports, one upstream USB-C, and two downstream USB-C ports, the DualUp also promises to cover an impressive 98 percent of the DCI-P3 color gamut.
Moreover, the new monitor will have various other pieces of award-winning LG display technology. However, LG hasn’t announced pricing for the LG DualUp.
New LG UltraFine Monitor
Alongside the DualUp, LG has also unveiled the 4K UltraFine
, another all-new monitor, albeit one with a more conventional aspect ratio. Despite being outwardly more conventional, though, the ultra-high-definition 32-inch LG UltraFine 4K is the brand’s first to employ its pioneering Nano IPS Black panel display technology.
Nano IPS from LG combines nanometer-sized particles with existing IPS technology. This technology sees nanoparticles applied to a screen’s LED. These particles then absorb unnecessary or excess light wavelengths, resulting in richer color expression at virtually any viewing angle.
LG’s Nano IPS Black in the 32-inch 4K UltraFine promises a contrast ratio of 2,000:1. However, LG hasn’t confirmed further information surrounding pricing and availability.
LG at CES 2022
Both the LG DualUp and 4K UltraFine debuted at the recently wrapped up CES 2022 event in Las Vegas. At CES, we also saw Samsung’s 55-inch Odyssey Ark curved monitor.
Meanwhile, LG also granted a first official look at an all-new battery-powered television
set on wheels. The manufacturer suggests that users can easily transport it around the home.
The company also introduced CES attendees to a cleverly reimagined soundbar with an upward-firing center channel.
LG DualUp and 4K UltraFine Warranties
Upsie offers warranties for both the LG Dual up and the 4K Ultrafine. Upsie’s range of laptop and PC warranty solution
s includes coverage designed to be straightforward, comprehensive, and affordable.
Upsie’s computer and accessory warranties offer safeguards against manufacturer defects, mechanical faults, hardware failures, and more. Accidental damage protection is also included, further providing insurance against drops, cracks, liquid spills, and any number of other unfortunate eventualities. To find out more about Upsie’s premium warranties, visit Upsie’s How It Works