We certainly hope that the strange 21:9 screen format doesn’t gain too much popularity, as this would be another 4:3 to 16:10 to 16:9 purely marketing move, trying to trick customers into accepting to pay more for screens with less display area touting the “same” diagonal sizes.
Korean electronics giant LG has just announced two new interesting monitors on its official website
The new devices feature superior quality IPS panels and come with surprising capabilities.
The first one is the strange and hardly useful EA93 monitor that features an UltraWideScreen panel fitting in the weird 21:9 format.
The new addition touts a 29” diagonal size, but we must caution our readers that in this format the display is roughly the same as it is with an usual 16:9 27” monitor.
We don’t really understand why display makers keep testing the waters with this strange 21:9 format.
It could be useful when working with panoramic photography, but other than that, we can’t see what other clear usage modes could be identified.
The touted resolution is 2560 by 1080 and the manufacturer is proud to say that EA93 can handle 4-way split screen. We would like you to comment on this if you think this is really useful.
The second monitor
announced is the EA83. This is a pleasant 27” model that comes with a Wide Quad High-Definition (WQHD) resolution of 2560 by 1440 pixels.
We’re really glad to see that WQHD is gaining popularity and we’ve already reported on several monitors sporting such high resolution here
There is no word on pricing, but the availability is slated for November this year.