All the hype in the TV industry has centred around curved panels for the last few years. Isn't it about time that the immersive screen tech trickled-down to monitors? LG thinks so, and as a result, it will be bringing a curved monitor to this year's IFA tech conference in Berlin.
That's right, LG is making monitors bendy with a new, curved, 34-inch monitor with a 21:9 aspect ratio. LG says it's designed for "professional users and home entertainment enthusiasts". Ok then.
The new curved monitor will pack in a don't-call-it-4K qHD resolution of 3440x1440, and will also support Thunderbolt 2 for data transfer speeds that will make you weep. It's also carrying a 7W stereo speaker system just in case you need that sort of thing.
But wait, there's more.
LG will also be debuting its new gaming monitor at the annual European tech conference.
The new LG 24GM77 gaming monitor will feature a fast 144Hz refresh rate for a smoother visual experience in fast-paced games, and a gaming mode that LG dubs Dynamic Action Sync. Dynamic Action Sync promises to cut input lag enabling a smoother experience in fast-paced scenes.
It's interesting that LG has decided to invent its own smoothing mode and not go with NVIDIA's G-Sync technology designed to eliminate screen tearing for gamers. Mind you, G-Sync is good for smoothing out 60Hz-100Hz monitors. LG's new monitor supports a 144Hz refresh rate, which means that tearing and jagged graphics aren't going to be a massive issue. We'll have to see what the new Dynamic Action Sync is like when we go eyes-on in September.
The new gaming monitor will also include a "Black Stabilizer" for a consistent black level across different game modes, as well as other customised presets tied to a monitor-bound hotkey.
We'll bring you all the action around new monitor tech and more when we visit Berlin for IFA next month!