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LG's new nearly square monitor might help reduce your neck pain

Why hasn't this kind of monitor design appeared before now?

Published onDecember 22, 2021

lg square monitor
  • The LG DualUp Monitor has been announced with a unique nearly square 16:18 display ratio.
  • It allows PC users to have two programs running on top of each other, which could result in reduced neck strain.
  • Pricing and specific release dates have not been announced.

LG has announced some new PC work monitors ahead of CES 2022. One of them, the LG DualUp Monitor, has what might be one of the more unique designs we have seen, and it could be practical for workers who multitask on their monitors.

The LGDualUp monitor has a 2,560 x 2,880 resolution. More importantly, the display’s aspect ratio is nearly square, at 16:18. LG says this allows the monitor to run two programs stacked on top of each other as if they were running on two 21.5-inch monitors in typical landscape mode.

Read more: How to set up dual monitors on your PC

While many people use more than one monitor at home or in the office for work or play, the LG DualUp Monitor will allow them to use two programs without the need to move their neck to switch looking at screens, which in theory could cause neck pain.

Workers could run an editing program on the bottom of this monitor while seeing the results on the top. Gamers could, in theory, play their favorite battle royale title on top and check out their Discord chat with their teammates on the bottom half of the screen.

The LG DualUp monitor also comes with the LG Ergo stand, which clamps down to most desks and tables to save desktop space. It also comes with stereo speakers, two HDMI ports, a DisplayPort, a USB upstream port, and two USB downstream ports.

lg ultrafine monitor

The company also announced the LG UltraFine Display. The 31.5-inch, 16:9 monitor has a resolution of 3,840 x 2,160. This is the first LG monitor with an IPS Black panel, which has deeper and more realistic black tones for a better overall display. It supports a detachable auto self-calibration sensor to control the display’s colors and supports AMD FreeSync for a better gaming experience. The monitor can be shifted from the typical landscape look to a large vertical portrait configuration.

The company has not yet announced pricing or a specific release date for the LG DualUp or LG UltraFine monitors. Hopefully, we will get more info on these work monitors in the near future.

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