LG Goes Wide with 21:9 Cinematic EA93 Monitor

Paul Lilly

We don't know if it's something in Germany's water supply or what, but ultra-wide 21:9 cinematic displays seem to be a popular thing to showcase in recent days. To wit, Toshiba's been showing off its stretched out Satellite U845W at IFA in Berlin, which is getting a Windows 8 makeover in October, and LG unveiled a pair of monitors, one of which also employs a 21:9 aspect ratio.

LG's EA93 is a 29-inch monitor with an IPS panel. It has a 2560x1080 resolution, same as a typical movie theater screen, and a variety of connectivity options, including Dual DVI-I, HDMI, and DisplayPort. The EA93 also has a built-in USB 3.0 hub.

"Through continuous innovation of our IPS monitors, we are raising the user experience to a whole new level for home entertainment and graphic professional use," said J.J. Lee , Executive Vice President and Head of the IT Business Unit at the LG Home Entertainment Company. "The EA93’s immersive 21:9 cinematic screen and the EA83’s advantages when it comes to advanced graphics applications make these newest monitors compelling additions to our premium IPS monitor line-up."

We don't read too much into display quality ratings, but if you're curious, the monitor has a 5ms (GTG) response time, 300 nits brightness, and is purportedly able to display 99 percent of the Adobe RGB color space (contrast ratio isn't listed).

No word on when this will ship or for how much.

Image Credit: LG

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