CES 2017 - Monitors

iBrooker

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Please post news about any new monitors in this thread :D



Here's my post from another thread about LG's new monitors...


Will be shown at CES in a few weeks - I might just get this instead. Primary reason is I will be consuming a lot more 4K content than I will be editing, so I do not want my 4K content scaled on the 5K UF (or see it just a small proportion of the 27" size). I have always preferred 32" (scaled) too :D







SEOUL, Dec. 14, 2016 — Already an industry leader renowned for integrating cutting-edge technology into its premium, high-resolution monitors, LG Electronics (LG) is pushing the industry to the next level with plans to introduce a HDR-compatible 32-inch UHD 4K monitor at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas next month.

The availability of HDR content continues to expand, covering a wide range of fields from movie to games. The enhanced picture quality offered by HDR technology is instantly recognizable to even the most casual user and manufacturers are already pushing this promising technology to its fullest potential. With professional-grade picture quality and exceptionally vibrant colors, HDR compatible monitors will appeal to creative professionals, gamers, and anyone else that takes image quality seriously.

To stay one step ahead of the rapid proliferation of HDR content, LG’s 32-inch UHD 4K monitor (model 32UD99) with 3840 x 2160 pixels supports the HDR10 standard, which delivers enhanced brightness levels and a wide color gamut image. Compatibility with the HDR10 standard increases the monitor’s peak brightness, enabling users to edit movies and photographs much more comfortably.

In addition, the 32UD99 is equipped with an IPS panel and displays over 95 percent of the DCI-P3 color space, making it ideal for media content creators of all expertise who will appreciate features such as True Color Pro for color reproduction accuracy unmatched in the industry. With the recent introduction of a new generation of HDR capable game consoles, the 32UD99 is well-equipped to meet the increasing demands of players world over as HDR gaming becomes the new standard in home entertainment.

Along with its elegant, stunning profile, the 32UD99 turns heads even when powered off. The monitor’s USB Type-C port minimizes the number of unsightly cables while its borderless edges and slim ArcLine stand complete its refined image. Requiring only a single cable to stream images to a 4K display, charge a connected laptop and execute data transfers simultaneously, the 32UD99 is able to reduce cable clutter, which adds to its streamlined appearance. And the monitor’s built-in speakers pack a punch with LG’s Rich Bass technology for a full-bodied audio experience.


More here:

http://techreport.com/news/31117/lg-32ud99-4k-display-with-hdr10-support-gears-up-for-ces


What about a new 27"?

Reading through the press release, doesn't look like there will be a replacement to the 27UD88, and this 32" will be joining it in the line up. I just hope it has HDMI, headphone out and USB 3.1 (or usb-c) ports on the back...
 

j.quintana

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The press conference is over and I still don't know if the 32UD99 offers a VESA mount and a USB hub. Both would be crucial for me.
 

iBrooker

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I guess they will.

Unfortunately I missed the live-stream, did they say much?
 

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j.quintana

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I never used a VESA Mount, so I am not familiar with how it should look like.

Does the square shaped part around the mount look like it could be removed for wall mounting?
 

hollandog

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nice alternative. but what scaling mode for a 32"? native 4k?
it's good for people who wants multiple input for windows and PS4, etc.

I'll stick with the LG 5K as it covers 95% of my needs.
 

iBrooker

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No Thunderbolt 3 for charging?
60W I believe - so will charged slower than the 5K UF's 85w.

nice alternative. but what scaling mode for a 32"? native 4k?
it's good for people who wants multiple input for windows and PS4, etc.

I'll stick with the LG 5K as it covers 95% of my needs.
I posted a thread in the MBP section, asking which scaled resolutions are offered... as long as it's near 1920 x 1200 I will be fine as that's what I used to run on a 32" monitor (my preferred res and at my preferred distance).
 
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hollandog

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I find 27" is the sweet spot for monitors. and 1440p is the perfect resolution for 27" IMO.
 

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I find 27" is the sweet spot for monitors. and 1440p is the perfect resolution for 27" IMO.
I find the text too small at 1440p. I prefer to have my displays pushed back as far as possible so prefer larger text - it's more comfortable to read and better for your eyes.

A good way to look at it is to compare to hand written text - text at 1440p on a 27" screen is almost half the size of our natural hand-writing. If tiny text was optimal for the human eye we would have been writing at that size.

But maybe I am just used to text on a monitor closer to handwriting and need to give 1440p a try for a day or so...
 

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Depends on ones handwriting. Mine is no bigger than what I'm seeing on my 1440p display (it's actually 2880p because it is a 5k 27" display but that's just small details :)); I write rather small.
 

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Well... I have been running at the default (1440p) setting for a few hours now and have to say I quite like all that extra real estate :D

5K on a 32" monitor would be perfect at this res. I'll see how long I can stick it out for with this - so far, it's not bothering me...
 

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nice .. I can't wait to get a 32 or two 32s for my 15" mbp even though it can't do HDR lol
I'm getting quite hyped about this monitor now! @andy9l just upload a pic showing different resolutions:

https://forums.macrumors.com/threads/lg-27ud88-w-27-4k-monitor.2023825/page-2#post-24165337

and I think 1440p with the monitor pushed right at the back of my desk will be perfect for me.

It all depends on price and availability now - I hope it's cheaper than the 5K UF and out soon.
 
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