LG announces first 16:18 'Square Double' display; lets you see more, move less

Lg Dualup Monitor
Lg Dualup Monitor (Image credit: LG)

What you need to know

  • LG is announcing two new monitors as part of its CES 2022 lineup.
  • The first is the 32-inch, 4K LG UltraFine Display, and the second is the LG DualUp monitor that introduces the 16:18 format to the monitor market.
  • More details about these monitors will be revealed at LG's CES 2022 press conference on January 4, 2022, at 8 a.m. PST.

LG has new screens coming to consumers, and we now have our first sneak peek of what the offerings will look like. We know about two monitors that are set to appear at the company's CES 2022 lineup: The LG UltraFine Display and DualUp monitor.

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The LG UltraFine Display contains a lot of what you'd expect from a high-end screen. It provides 32 inches of action at 4K UHD (3,840 x 2,160) resolution on a Nano IPS Black panel with a 2,000:1 contrast ratio. It also supports AMD FreeSync and features a variety of ports including USB-C, DisplayPort, and two HDMI slots.

Meanwhile, the LG DualUp monitor is shaking things up by moving past the ye-olde constructs of 16:9 and 16:10. Instead, it's going all-out with a 28-inch 16:18 "Square Double" QHD (2,560 x 2,880) display. It sports a brightness cap of 300 nits compared to the UltraFine Display's 400, and a 1,000:1 contrast ratio compared to the UltraFine's 2,000:1. Also, the DualUp doesn't play ball with AMD FreeSync. But in exchange for drawbacks on the specs, you're getting a brand-new screen format.

What's super interesting is the DualUp "elevates user comfort with the ultra-adjustable LG Ergo stand which saves space as it clamps securely to most desks and tables." So, no traditional stand, but a clamp instead.

LG notes that the DualUp's unique design "helps reduce side-to-side head movements, the main cause of neck pain." Indeed, the monitor looks great for video editors who can have the content on top and editing tools on the bottom in one large window. It also opens the door for more creative setups, including side-by-side DualUp screens.

All we know is it's cool, different, and we're excited to try one out ourselves.

Lg Ultrafine Monitor

Source: LG (Image credit: Source: LG)

The DualUp has the same port selection as the UltraFine. Both monitors have 5ms response times and the DualUp supports auto-brightness.

More details about both machines will be revealed at CES 2022 during LG's virtual conference on January 4, 8 a.m. PST, so tune in then for additional information including pricing.

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