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CES 2021: LG Unveils First OLED UltraFine Monitor and 39.7" UltraWide 5K2K Monitor

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LG has today announced the UltraFine Display OLED Pro with HDR individual pixel dimming, a 31.5-inch display, and over 8 million pixels, as well a new 39.7-inch UltraWide 5K2K monitor.



The newest addition to LG's popular series of high-end UltraFine monitors features an OLED display that covers 99 percent of the DCI-P3 color space and 99 percent of the Adobe RGB color space. The display offers Pixel Dimming HDR technology that is made possible by OLED and is targeted at professionals such as video editors or photographers.

Very few OLED monitors have come to market in recent years, with the majority of models coming from Dell. The UltraFine OLED Pro is the first OLED monitor offering from LG.



The display includes three standard USB ports, two DisplayPort inputs, a HDMI 2.0 port, a USB Type-B upstream port, a 90W USB Type-C port, a KVM switch, and a headphone jack.

LG also announced the UltraWide 5K monitor, featuring a 39.7-inch curved Nano IPS display panel, a 5K2K resolution, a wide color gamut, and integrated stereo speakers.



The monitor appears to be positioned as a direct rival to Dell's newly-announced UltraSharp 40 Curved WUHD, which shares the same panel and similar specifications.

The monitor espouses a Thunderbolt 4 connection, but there are also connectivity options for DisplayPort, HDMI, and USB, but there is little other information available about the product at this time.



Full specifications, availability, and pricing information for the UltraFine Display OLED Pro and UltraWide 5K monitor have not yet been announced.

Article Link: CES 2021: LG Unveils First OLED UltraFine Monitor and 39.7" UltraWide 5K2K Monitor
 
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joecomo

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I have the feeling since I got my LG 5K Thunderbolt Display in 2016 - not a lot has happened. No visible progress on the market. The 32 inch is just 4K and the 5K2K has even less pixels than the 5K UltraFine display from 2016.

A thunderbolt 6K 32 inch display (OLED or not) for a reasonable price - that would be progress.
 
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...and hopefully not as expensive as Apple's XDR monitor.
Likely more expensive. OLED monitors on the market are targeted to creative professionals and priced accordingly. UHD monitors took a similar path however, starting at a 32 inch panel (derived from TVs likely), and eventually went to other sizes. They'll probably be more prevalent (and affordable) in 3-5 years.
 
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Michael Scrip

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Hmm, static content on a Oled display...

I do have a LG 55" Oled, I don't worry for burn in on a OLED TV, a display though...

Exactly.

The original LG 5K had some issues... and Mac users have been begging for a new display.

So what does LG do? They make an excellent new monitor... and make it OLED. Seems like they went too far. I'm not convinced that OLED is great for a desktop computer.

At least their new ultrawide is still IPS LCD. Oh but it's curved. :(

Damn LG.

EDIT: upon further inspection... I see that these aren't Thunderbolt monitors. They have USB-C ports though. Will these be good Mac monitors? Or is this just a general product announcement because of CES?
 
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adamjackson

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well, looks like I found my next monitor. don't need to upgrade for a couple of years but glad we have some more choice now. Once Apple gives me a Mac mini Pro w/ a proper GPU, this will get attached to it.
 
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SSDGUY

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A 34" ultrawide would be pretty sweet for Logic Pro or Final Cut … lotsa tracks, long timelines—all seamless. I'd dig it. Anything bigger gets a little tough to manage with a typical desk environment.
 
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tevion5

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Why are monitor manufacturers so allergic to 200+ PPI? Make a pretty panel with high pixel density and high end Apple users will buy it. You could charge a lot for this. Is Apple sending hired goons around LG and Dell to stop them doing this or something? A baffling gap in the market for a few years now.

There's essentially nothing like a 6K 32" display available that isn't the crazy expensive Apple XDR. Make a regular one for $2000, it would sell like crazy. I'd buy it!

The LG displays Apple sells which are basically the great iMac panels in an LG shell look hideous in my opinion. Not sure why something like this can't exist in an Apple Cinema Display form factor.
 
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Ron21

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finally, some innovation in the monitor market. I can't wait to get this, hopefully is not outrageously expensive since it has 'Pro' in the name...
 
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SSDGUY

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Exactly.

The original LG 5K had some issues... and Mac users have been begging for a new display.

So what does LG do? They make an excellent new monitor... and make it OLED. Seems like they went too far..

At least the new ultrawide is still IPS LCD. Oh but it's curved. :(

Damn LG.

EDIT: upon further inspection... I see that these aren't Thunderbolt monitors. They have USB-C ports though. Will these be good Mac monitors?
I have no experience w/ a curved display but looks like the curve is pretty subtle. I wonder of one's eye will correct for any curvature of horizontal content on the top and bottom areas? In my experience the left and right edges of a really big display appear far away and everything looks smaller—can be hard to focus. A bit of curve could help this?
 
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nutmac

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Hmm, static content on a Oled display...

I do have a LG 55" Oled, I don't worry for burn in on a OLED TV, a display though...
As such, these monitors should be used primarily by gamers or as secondary screen that is used for dynamic contents. Games tend to have much less static contents (not all games obviously).
 
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mazz0

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The display includes three standard USB ports ... a USB Type-B upstream port,
Whaaaaaaat? USB Type B, as in
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? Or does calling it an upstream port imply something else?

Also what's a "standard USB port"? Is that A or C?

Edit: I found pictures. It is indeed some As and a B. In 2021. W. T. F.
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Or people could just wait and buy the 42” OLED TV that LG just announced for 2021. Or the eventual 20-30” OLED panels that were also announced.

High PPI OLED panels are coming, they just need a little while longer to bake.
 
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