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LG announce new 29-inch monitor, although don't tell us when to expect it

Hands-on reports suggest image quality is pretty out of this world, though

Electronics giant LG has this week (November 8th) announced the launch of a new jumbo-sized monitor, the EA93 UltraWide - the first monitor in the world that boasts a pretty-much-unnecessary 21:9 aspect ratio.

According to an LG statement, the UltraWide's 29-inch screen also boasts a four-screen split feature, a 100 per cent sRGB colour space and a whole load of monitor real estate to aid multitasking and multimedia experiences among those who favour dual-screen set ups. The screen is ideal for those who work in creative environments with its vibrant and precise display, but LG hopes to target businesses looking to increase their workers' productivity with the screen, too.

"LG is always working to expand the definition of what technology is and how it can contribute to productivity and convenience," said LG Home Entertainment's JJ Lee. "Whether it's for work, watching movies, playing games or anything else in between, the UltraWide Monitor enhances the multitasking and multimedia experience."

And LG points out that the UltraWide could well become the future of monitors at home with its multimedia capabilities, as the screen is perfect for those with Netflix accounts streaming movies or TV shows while working or gaming elsewhere on the screen.

"The cinematic proportions, diverse colour range and all-round functionality of the UltraWide Monitor clearly demonstrate an ongoing commitment to innovation," Lee continued.

However, as TechRadar reports, the 2560 x 1080 resolution screen has no confirmed release date, with the movie quality imagery expected to become available in Korea in the coming weeks followed by a global released date "in the weeks following". Which is sort of sinisterly vague.

TechRadar have had a hands-on with the monitor, and found that the cinematic quality is maintained between watching films as well as multitasking - tinkering with the display ratio doesn't seem to effect image quality, meaning graphic designers and creative professionals will about love the EA93. And when it comes to the next generation of gaming, the screen looks to be ideal, too, especially with its USB 3.0 and HDMI hook-ups. It's just… nobody really knows when it will be released.ADNFCR-1220-ID-801485206-ADNFCR