This 21:9 Monitor Is A Multitasker's Wet Dream

LG's EA93 monitor is claims to be the first 21:9 aspect ratio monitor the world has ever seen, which makes it a multitasker's wet dream. The monitor runs at a whopping resolution of 2560x1080, which multitasking fans can split four ways to have four things from four separate sources all on the go at once. Four videos.

The implications for watching adult material are immense. You also get audio powers inside this one for minimising desk clutter, with LG sticking in two 7W speakers.

Elsewhere, the EA93 uses IPS tech for better-viewing angels, features a DVI-D port and two HDMI connectors, alongside three USB 3.0 ports and a Display Port. That's lots of ports.

LG seems to be pitching this at the dual-screen professional market, suggesting that instead of cluttering their desks up with multiple monitors, those that need lots of virtual workspace might prefer to use one massive super-wide monitor, doing away with the fuss of managing two. [LG]


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    This looks great. I was considering buying Toshiba's 21:9 ultrabook the other day - this aspect ratio would be perfect for Windows 8 screen splits and for things like Rainmeter.

    Last edited 09/11/12 6:02 am

    I want 2 thanks!

      3 please on Windows 8 new extended desktop function. completely surrounded. Brilliant, now for a card that can power it.

        Three of those and a GTX 690...since we are selling our kidnys, souls, wives, and children for it, why not make that into two.

    Price?

      Let's just hope it isn't a case of "if you have to ask, you can't afford it"

      Engadget says it's going for about US$633 in Korea.

    There is a problem with really large monitors: the side(s) furthest from your face look as though they curve away from you! Here's hoping a concave-curved version of this comes out within 5 years.

    Prob just ignorance on my part, but is there any technical non-marketing reason why the ratio is referred to as 21:9 and not 7:3? 4:3 never got called 12:9... obviously 16:9 can't be reduced, but 16:10 could just as easily be 8:5.

    Is it just to both link it and differentiate it from the almost ubiquitous 16:9, ie, marketing?

      I'd say it's for ease of comparison yeah. I had a 16:10 monitor for ages and always referred to it as such - It's much easier to comprehend that it has a bit more vertical real estate than 16:9, whereas comparing 16:9 to 8:5 you have to do a little mental arithmetic to compare them, and that likely means converting it to 16:10 anyway.

    I have been multitasking heaven for a year now with my 27inch iMac with a 27inch thunderbolt display, both have 2560x1440 res.

    Running windows 7 I have bound WIN+Left and WIN+right to my mouse 4 and 5, Snap Snap Snap.

    The problem with that monitor is that it defeats one of the main reasons i have 2x 24" screens. I work with full screen/maximised apps, so i have one full screen on the left and multiple secondary apps 2nd full screen app on the right.

    Until windows lets you virtually segment a single monitor so it can behave as 2 in every way ill stick with separate screens, they got close with metro docking hopefully by win9 they will let you dock multiple (and same functionality for non metro apps, which i've been hankering for ever since first using ICQ 15+ years ago).

      +1 for the ICQ reference

      On single monitor, snap a desktop app left, snap a desktop app right.

      Do you even use Win7? Let alone 8?

        FULL SCREEN, not maximised to half the screen, taking the whole thing, all of the monitor, the full amount of the screen, ┬┐comprende?

          Actually, now I do. Use the multiple inputs the article mentioned? Assuming you have the outputs etc.

            I doubt the monitor would support 2 inputs being used at the same time, its mainly used KVM switch style (same as current monitors have VGA, HDMI and DVI) it would be neat if you could designate some USB ports to get switched as well so if you alternate source for the display the keyboard and mouse could switch as well, a fully integrated KVM if you will.

            Translating the korean, it appears as though it has software for doing a 4way split screen, hopefully its better than the other crud available, i've tried numerous kinds and they all suck.

        Nice to see your keeping with your name troll.

        Yes i've been using Win8 RTM since it was available to MSDN subscribers over a month ago (and love it), and using Win7 since it was released.

        Snap is a bit of a wank really, sure its useful sometimes, but you only have very limited control, and you cannot have the layout in the image with snap (and you cant even tile windows anymore, only stacked or side by side), i generally only use snap (win left/right) as a quick way to move a window to another monitor (win right right up). Sure maybe with a 21:9 ratio the width might make it more useful to have two windows side by side like that for regular work, but my preference would still most likely be Visual Studio taking up a larger swath of space than other windows, so with snap your required to resize both windows accordingly.

    Of no interest at all with that crappy resolution. 1080 sucks. If it were 3360*1440 then it would be welcome, but it's got less real estate than a 27" 2560 x 1440 monitor so why would you bother. Just a gimmick.

    I'm still waiting for a square monitor.

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