LG has revealed a couple of monitors it’s debuting at its virtual CES event, and one of them is apparently a completely new format in the market. The company’s new DualUp Monitor has an unusual 16:18 aspect ratio. It’s a vertical display with a 2,560 x 2,880-pixel resolution that LG is calling “Square Double QHD.” When you use its vertical split view function, the DualUp looks like you put two 21.5—inch monitors on top of each other.
It could be a better form factor than the typical monitor if you’re constantly having to look at information on multiple windows or screens for work or for any other reason. In its announcement, LG says the model will help reduce side-to-side head movements that cause neck pain. DualUp was also meant to save space and will ship with the LG Ergo stand that clamps to most desks and tables. The Nano IPS monitor’s other features include a brightness of 300 nits, a 1000:1 contrast ratio and HDR10 support.
In addition to DualUp, LG has also introduced the UltraFine, a 32-inch 4K UHD monitor. It has a more conventional aspect ratio, but it is the first to use LG’s Nano IPS Black panel technology, which enables a contrast ratio of 2,000:1. The company will reveal more about both premium monitors at its virtual press event on January 4th. It’s unknown at this point whether LG will still push through with a physical experience at CES 2022, assuming the event will still take place despite the threat posed by the Omicron variant. It was planning on showcasing a list of new items during the conference aside from these monitors, though, including a soundbar with a center up-firing speaker, a wireless TV on wheels and an OLED TV with a motorized cover.