Tuesday May 02, 2017

LG Is Launching a 42.5-Inch 4K IPS with FreeSync

I wish this guy was a VA panel, but LG has a new monitor coming out with a slew of ports that will allow you to display images from up to four devices simultaneously. Featuring a contrast ratio of up to 1000:1, the 43UD79-B will come color calibrated from the factory and include a bunch of gaming-oriented features such as "Black Stabilizer" and "Dynamic Action Sync (DAS) Mode," though I don’t see many gamers jumping at this only-60 Hz display. The monitor is expected to ship next week for $697.

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The connectivity front is where this monitor really shines. There are two HDMI 2.0 inputs (4K @ 60Hz), two HDMI 1.4 inputs (4K @ 30Hz), one USB 3.1 Type-C port that can operate in DP Alt Mode and thus carry a DisplayPort signal, and one DisplayPort 1.2a input (4K @ 60Hz) that supports the aforementioned FreeSync feature. The reason for all these inputs is that this monitor can display images from up to 4 devices at once. You can either split the screen into four 21.5-inch 1080P sections, two horizontal or vertical sections, or even three sections of varying sizes. There is also support for basic Picture-in-Picture (PIP) if you don't wish to subdivide the screen real estate.