The LG 32-inch UHD 4K 32UK950 Nano IPS PC monitor

In what has now become an annual tradition, LG Electronics began early announcements this week of new products it plans to present in Las Vegas during CES 2018 January 9-12th.

In this latest news release for the show, the South Korean company revealed the introduction of three new high-resolution PC monitors that will use the company’s Nano IPS technology, offering wide viewing angles and a wider range of accurate colors.

Pricing and availability on each model will be announced later.

LG said the monitors will conform to the newly announced DisplayHDR 600 performance criteria developed and administered under VESA’s High-Performance Monitor and Display Compliance Test Specification.

Among other things, DisplayHDR 600 labeling means that the PC monitor must achieve a peak brightness level of at least 600 nits, offer 10-bit processing and present a color gamut exceeding the Rec. 709 standard used for standard dynamic range (SDR) displays.

The monitors also offer new connectivity options with full Thunderbolt 3 compatibility.

Read more about LG’s new high-resolution PC monitors after the jump:

The latest additions to the LG monitor lineup include the LG 32-inch UHD 4K 32UK950. The monitor will use Nano IPS technology involving nanometer-sized particles applied to the LED backlights to absorb excess light wavelengths.

LG said the approach “greatly enhances the intensity and purity of on-screen colors for a more accurate and life-like viewing experience.” It’s similar to the Nano Cell technology LG introduced last year for its lines of Super UHD 4K UHD LED-LCD TVs.

LG said the 32UK950  can display 98 percent of the DCI-P3 color spectrum, comparable to monitors used to master Hollywood movies.

LG called the monitor the first to use the new Thunderbolt 3 docking display to support 4K daisy chaining and a set-up of dual 4K monitors. The connector will enable linking the monitor via Thunderbolt 3 to supporting notebooks like the Macbook Pro via a single active Thunderbolt 3 tether, without the need of a charging adapter or USB cables.

That way, a single Thunderbolt 3 cable will carry 4K video and sound signals in addition to supplying enough power to charge a 60 Watt notebook, reducing cable clutter.

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The monitor features an Edge-ArcLine Stand and 4-Side Edge Borderless Design, that LG said makes pictures appear to drop off the edge.

LG also announced its 34-inch UltraWide monitor, model 34WK95U, bringing a broad range of colors and wide viewing angles with up to 5K resolution (5120 x 2160 pixels). The monitor is LG’s first to sport a 21:9 aspect ratio 5K UltraWide monitor.

LG said it will target the 34WK95U at multitasking professionals, including video editors, photographers and software and app developers.

Like the 32UK950, the LG 34WK95U uses Nano IPS technology, and conforms to the DisplayHDR 600 certification criteria.

Other features in the 34WK95U include a Thunderbolt 3 port supporting the larger 5K resolution images at 60 Hz while with a single cable. The Thunderbolt 3 interface is ideal for power laptop users who desire fast video, audio and data transfers without the need for a separate AC adapter. The monitor features a four-side borderless edge design and matching slim Edge-ArcLine Stand.

LG will also present a new 34-inch QHD gaming monitor, model 34GK950G, featuring Nano IPS technology, high-speed G-Synch technology and premium-level picture quality.


By Greg Tarr

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