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LG will show off curved, 21:9 and 4K monitors at CES

Billy Steele
December 30, 2014
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As you've probably read by now, LG's keen on tipping its hand ahead of our arrival in Las Vegas for CES. This year is no different, and with today's news the company focuses on monitors. First up, LG has a 21:9 display with AMD's FreeSync tech in order to keep things smooth during intense gaming sessions. In fact, the company says it's the first to do so on an ultra wide option. The added feature "guarantees the smoothest and most seamless gaming experience, generating fluid motion without any loss of frame rate," for those looking to upgrade any current setup. The 34UM67 (pictured above) also has a Black Stabilizer to illuminate dark scenery and a Dynamic Active Sync mode that keeps input lag to a minimum. Of course, you'll need to be sure your favorite title supports 21:9 resolution, but games like Battlefield 4 and World of Warcraft already do. For folks not looking for a gaming-specific display, there will be a couple more 21:9 options shown off in the desert.

LG has two curved 21:9 displays on tap for CES as well, with one measuring 34 inches. That model, the 34UC97, packs a Quad HD resolution of 3,440 x 1,440 and 178-degree viewing angle, taking aim at professional designers, photographers and video pros needing more screen space and Thunderbolt 2 chops. The other curved UltraWide display (34UC87M, pictured below) is meant for more general use, but the company didn't reveal any details beyond that. Here's to hoping its price tag is a bit more affordable, too.

Finally, a Digital Cinema 4K monitor (31MU97) will be at LG's booth with a resolution of 4,096 x 2,160 -- up from the standard Ultra HD tally of 3,840 x 2,160. While it doesn't offer the wide view of the 21:9 displays, the 4K option does handle 99.5 percent of Adobe's Color Space, which should translate to highly accurate color reproduction. For now, LG isn't spilling any info on pricing or arrival dates, but you can rest assured we'll be inquiring when we lay our peepers on these in a matter of days.

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