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CES: LG announces Windows 8 optimised monitors

Designed for graphics professionals
Mon Jan 07 2013, 17:31
LG Ultrawide model for Windows 8

LAS VEGAS: KOREAN HARDWARE FIRM LG announced three monitors on Monday optimised for Microsoft's Windows 8 operating system, which it claims are ideal for graphics professionals.

These three models are the Ultrawide Monitor, Touch 10 Monitor and and Colourprime Monitor, all of which use in-plane switching technology for great viewing angles and vibrant colours.

"LG has focused on blending highly specialized functions with stellar IPS technology. These three monitors will push boundaries and reshape people's expectations," said LG Electronics SVP Il Geun Kwon at today's CES press conference in Las Vegas.

The Ultrawide model, as its name suggests, is pretty wide. It's a 29in screen with a 21:9 aspect ratio, which LG claimed makes this an ideal model for watching movies. Still, it's a great monitor for design professionals, LG added, and it's been designed with productivity in mind thanks to its unique four-screen split technology.

The Touch 10 Monitor is the most exciting from LG's new lineup, thanks to its ten-point touch capability, which lets you use 10 fingers on the screen at once if you so wish. LG said that this screen delivers an optimal Windows 8 experience, with its 23in real estate great for showcasing the operating system.

Finally, the Colourprime model. This has been designed with graphics professionals, photographers and filmmakers in mind, LG said, thanks to its impressive Wide Quad High Definition (WQHD) 2560x1440 resolution.

"It also accurately reproduces a wide color palette that represents 100 percent of sRGB and 99 percent of the Adobe RGB," LG said. "Simply put, the EA83 ColorPrime monitor is a graphics powerhouse."

LG said that the new monitors will be released later this year, although there's no word on pricing or availbility yet. µ

 

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